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MEMBERS: Serj Tankian, Daron Malakian, Shavo Odadjian, John Dolmayan
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BIGGEST LP: Toxicity (2001)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 1

 
TIMELINE

System Of A Downbutton.gif (123 bytes) System Of A Down is made up of Serj Tankian on lead vocals and keyboards, Daron Malakian on vocals and guitar, Shavo Odadjian on bass, and John Dolmayan on drums and formed in 1994 in California. The band began with Malakian and Tankian forming a band called 'Soil' with drummer Domingo Laranio and bassist Dave Hakopyan. Soon, Laranio and Hakopyan left the band. After not getting anywhere as 'Soil', the band reformed as System Of A Down with Odadjian joining as the bassist (after working with Malakian and Tankian as their manager and promoter). After hiring Dolmayan as their drummer and impressing producer Rick Rubin, System Of A Down was eventually signed to Columbia Records. System Of A Down were summed up by a Rolling Stone reviewer as "...an absurdist blast of political rage, silly theater and shattered math metal."

1998...

June
System Of A Down - 'System Of A Down'button.gif (123 bytes) System Of A Down released their debut LP System Of A Down (available for download at iTunes). The tracks "Sugar" and "Spiders" hit the Mainstream Rock and Modern Rock charts.

2000...

February
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System Of A Down was certified gold.
button.gif (123 bytes) The track "Spiders" from the group's first LP appeared on the
Scream 3 soundtrack.

June
System Of A Down - "Spiders" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) System Of A Down could be heard on the compilation Nativity In Black, Vol. 2: A Tribute To Black Sabbath on the track "Snowblind."

2001...

September
System Of A Down - 'Toxicity'button.gif (123 bytes) System Of A Down released Toxicity (available for download at iTunes and Amazon-mp3). The LP was critically praised and consider the best LP of the year by Spin magazine. The tracks "Chop Suey," "Toxicity," and "Aerials" hit the Mainstream Rock and Modern Rock charts.
button.gif (123 bytes) System Of A Down topped the Billboard 200 LP chart for a week with
Toxicity.
button.gif (123 bytes) System Of A Down topped the Canadian LP charts with
Toxicity. The LP also hit the Top 10 in Australia and New Zealand, and the Top 20 in the UK.

October
System Of A Down - "Chop Suey" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Toxicity was certified platinum.

2002...

February
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Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance ("Chop Suey").
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System Of A Down was certified platinum.

March
System Of A Down - "Toxicity" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Toxicity was certified 2x platinum.

June
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The Osbourne Family Album compilation with "Snowblind."

August
button.gif (123 bytes) The video for "Chop Suey" was nominated for 2
MTV Video Music Awards including Best Rock Video and Best Editing.

September
System Of A Down - "Aerials" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) System Of A Down topped the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for a week with "Aerials."

October
button.gif (123 bytes) System Of A Down topped the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart for 3 weeks with "Aerials."

November
System Of A Down - 'Steal This Album!'button.gif (123 bytes) System Of A Down released Steal This Album! (available for download at iTunes and Amazon-mp3). The LP consisted mostly of tracks that were leaked onto the Internet after the success of Toxicity. The track "Innervision" hit the Mainstream Rock and Modern Rock charts. A video for the track "Boom!" was directed by Michael Moore to protest George Bush's war in Iraq.
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Toxicity was certified 3x platinum.

December
System Of A Down - "Innervision" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Billboard Year-End Charts

2003...

January
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Steal This Album! was certified gold.
button.gif (123 bytes) System Of A Down were nominated for an
American Music Award for Favorite Alternative Artist.

February
System Of A Down - "B.Y.O.B." (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) System Of A Down were nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance ("Aerials").

2004...

June
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Steal This Album! was certified platinum.

2005...

May
System Of A Down - 'Mezmerize'button.gif (123 bytes) System Of A Down released Mezmerize (available for download at iTunes and Amazon-mp3). The tracks "B.Y.O.B." and "Question!" hit the Mainstream Rock and Modern Rock charts.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) System Of A Down topped the Billboard 200 LP chart for a week with
Mezmerize. System Of A Down became only the 5th act to have 2 studio LPs debut at #1 within the same year.
button.gif (123 bytes) System Of A Down topped the LP charts in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand with
Mezmerize - and #2 in the UK.

August
System Of A Down - 'Hypnotize'button.gif (123 bytes) Mezmerize was certified platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) The video for "B.Y.O.B." was nominated for a
MTV Video Music Award for Best Art Direction.

November
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Hypnotize (available for download at iTunes and Amazon-mp3). The tracks "Hypnotize," "Lonely Day," and "Kill Rock 'N Roll" hit the Mainstream Rock and Modern Rock charts.
button.gif (123 bytes) System Of A Down were nominated for an
American Music Award for Favorite Alternative Artist.

December
System Of A Down - "Question!" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) System Of A Down topped the Billboard 200 LP chart with Hypnotize. The LP sold over 320,000 copies its first week of released in the US.
button.gif (123 bytes) System Of A Down topped the LP charts in Canada and New Zealand and hit the Top 3 in Australia, and Top 20 in the UK with
Hypnotize.
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Hypnotize was certified platinum.

2006..

January
System Of A Down - "Hypnotize" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) System Of A Down topped the Billboard Modern Rock Track chart for a week with "Hypnotize."

February
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Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance ("B.Y.O.B.").

May
System Of A Down - "Lonely Day" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) It was announced that System Of A Down would be going on hiatus for at least 3 years.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) After extensive touring since the release of their debut LP, System Of A Down's last performance together before their hiatus occurred in Florida mid-month.

2007..

February
System Of A Down - "Kill Rock 'N Roll" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) System Of A Down were nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance ("Lonely Day").

2008...

June
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Entertainment Weekly: 100 Best Albums of the Last 25 Years included Toxicity at # 90.

June
Scars On Broadway - 'Scars On Broadway'button.gif (123 bytes) While on hiatus, Malakian formed Scars On Broadway (along with Dolmayan) and released Scars On Broadway.

2009...

December
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Rolling Stone: '100 Best Albums of the Decade (2000-2009)' included Toxicity at # 44.

2012...

June
Serj Tankian - 'Harakiri'button.gif (123 bytes) Tankian released the solo LP Harakiri.





LP DISCOGRAPHY
System Of A Down - 'System Of A Down'
Available for download at iTunes
System Of A Down
Released: June, 1998
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 124
Tracks: "Suite-Pee" - "Know" - "Sugar" - "Suggestions" - "Spiders" - "DDevil" - "Soil" - "War?" - "Mind" - "Peephole" - "CUBErt" - "Darts" - "P.L.U.C.K." -- Limited Edition Bonus CD also includes: "Sugar" (live) - "War?" (live) - "Suite-Pee" (live) - "Know" (live) -- Import Edition alse includes: "Marmalade" - "Storaged"
System Of A Down - 'Toxicity'
Available for download at iTunes
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Toxicity
Released: September, 2001
US: 3x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 1 (for 1 week)
Rolling Stone: 3 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone- Entertainment Weekly: B-
Tracks: "Prison Song" - "Needles" - "Deer Dance" - "Jet Pilot" - "X" - "Chop Suey" - "Bounce" - "Forest" - "ATWA" - "Science" - "Shimmy" - "Toxicity" - "Psycho" - "Aerials" - "Arto" -- Special Edition bonus CD includes: "Johnny" - "Sugar" (live) - "War?" (live) - "Suite-Pee" (live) - "Know" (live)
System Of A Down - 'Steal This Album!'
Available for download at iTunes
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Steal This Album!
Released: November, 2002
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 15
Rolling Stone: 3 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B+
Tracks: "Chic 'n' Stu" - "Innervision" - "Bubbles" - "Boom!" - "Nuguns" - "A.D.D. (American Dream Denial)" - "Mr. Jack" - "I-E-A-I-A-I-O" - "36" - "Pictures" - "Highway Song" - "F*** The System" - "Ego Brain" - "Thetawaves" - "Roulette" - "Streamline"
System Of A Down - 'Mezmerize'
Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
Mezmerize
Released: May, 2005
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 1 (for 1 week)
Rolling Stone: 3 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone- Entertainment Weekly: A-
Tracks: "Soldier Side Intro" - "B.Y.O.B." - "Revenga" - "Cigaro" - "Radio/Video" - "This Cocaine Makes Me Feel Like I'm On This Song" - "Violent Pornography" - "Question!" - "Sad Statue" - "Old School Hollywood" - "Lost In Hollywood"
System Of A Down - 'Hypnotize'
Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
Hypnotize
Released: November, 2005
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 1 (for 1 week)
Rolling Stone: 3 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B+
Tracks: "Attack" - "Dreaming" - "Kill Rock 'N Roll" - "Hypnotize" - "Stealing Society" - "Tentative" - "U-Fig" - "Holy Mountains" - "Vicinity Of Obscenity" - "She's Like Heroin" - "Lonely Day" - "Soldier Side"
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POP SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY
[based on The ARC Weekly Top 40 (listing explanation)]
  Sugar

from the LP
System Of A Down
** ** System Of A Down - "Sugar" (Single) 1998 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Spiders

from the LP
System Of A Down
** ** System Of A Down - "Spiders" (Single) 2000 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
[
VIDEO ]

Available for download at iTunes
  Chop Suey

from the LP
Toxicity
RIAA Certification: Gold
Grammy Nominee:
Best Metal Performance
MTV VMA Nominee:
Best Rock Video, Best Editing
** ** System Of A Down - "Chop Suey" (Single) 2001 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
[
VIDEO ]

Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
  Toxicity

from the LP
Toxicity
** ** System Of A Down - "Toxicity" (Single) 2002 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
[
VIDEO ]

Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
  Aerials

from the LP
Toxicity
Grammy Nominee:
Best Hard Rock Performance
Billboard # 1: Mainstream Rock Tracks, Modern Rock Tracks
** ** System Of A Down - "Aerials" (Single) 2002 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
[
VIDEO ]

Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
  Innervision

from the LP
Steal This Album!
** ** System Of A Down - "Innervision" (Single) 2002 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
  B.Y.O.B.

from the LP
Mezmerize
RIAA Certification: Platinum
Grammy Winner:
Best Hard Rock Performance
MTV VMA Nominee:
Best Art Direction
** ** System Of A Down - "B.Y.O.B." (Single) 2005 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
[
VIDEO ]

Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
  Question!

from the LP
Mezmerize
** ** System Of A Down - "Question!" (Single) 2005 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
[
VIDEO ]

Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
  Cigaro

from the LP
Mezmerize
** **   2005 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
  Hypnotize

from the LP
Hypnotize
RIAA Certification: Gold
Billboard # 1: Modern Rock Tracks
** ** System Of A Down - "Hypnotize" (Single) 2006 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
[
VIDEO ]

Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
  Lonely Day

from the LP
Hypnotize
Grammy Nominee:
Best Hard Rock Performance
** ** System Of A Down - "Lonely Day" (Single) 2006 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
[
VIDEO ]

Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
  Kill Rock 'N Roll

from the LP
Hypnotize
** ** System Of A Down - "Kill Rock 'N Roll" (Single) 2006 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
 
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