Green Day Discography
The discography of Green Day, an American rock band, consists of eleven studio albums, three live albums, eight compilation albums, one soundtrack album, three video albums, twelve extended plays, thirty-nine singles, nine promotional singles and thirty-eight music videos. The band has sold over 65 million albums worldwide, including more than 25 million in the United States alone. Green Day released their first two studio albums, 39/Smooth (1990) and Kerplunk (1992), through the independent label Lookout! Records before signing to major label Reprise Records. Dookie, the band's first album on the label and third studio album overall, was released in February 1994. It was a breakout success, selling over 10 million copies in the United States and 16 million copies worldwide. Dookie spawned five singles, including the international hits "Basket Case" and "When I Come Around". The album placed Green Day at the forefront of the 1990s punk rock revival. Insomniac, the band's fourth studio album, was released in October 1995. While not as successful as Dookie, the album managed to peak at number two on the US Billboard 200 and received a double platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Nimrod followed in October 1997; it peaked at number ten on the Billboard 200. Four singles were released from Nimrod; the most successful of these was "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)", which hit the top ten in countries such as Australia and Canada.
The band's sixth studio album Warning was released in October 2000 to mild commercial success, peaking at number four on the Billboard 200 and earning a platinum certification from the RIAA. Their seventh studio album American Idiot reignited the band's popularity with a younger generation. Becoming the band's first album to top the Billboard 200, American Idiot sold nearly six million copies in the United States and over 14 million copies worldwide. The album spawned five commercially successful singles: "American Idiot", "Boulevard of Broken Dreams", "Holiday", "Wake Me Up When September Ends" and "Jesus of Suburbia". The band's seventh studio album 21st Century Breakdown followed in May 2009, topping the Billboard 200 and being certified platinum by the RIAA. Two singles from the album—"Know Your Enemy" and "21 Guns"—became top 40 hits on the US Billboard Hot 100. A trilogy of studio albums—¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré!—are scheduled for release throughout late 2012. The power pop-influenced ¡Uno! and the garage rock-influenced ¡Dos! peaked at numbers two and nine respectively on the Billboard 200.
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