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Evanescence With Amy Lee

Updated on March 6, 2008


Amy Lee and Ben Moody (the band's first and former guitarist) founded Evanescence in 1998, but unfortunately, the only surviving member of the initial band is Amy Lee.

Throughout the years, the band has lost Ben Moody (guitarist) in 2003, Will Boyd (bass) in 2006, Rocky Gray (drums) in 2007, as well as 4 other band members.

They have had a tough time with keeping band members, but that hasn't hurt the band's music or sales, by any means. I find that the latest CD that the band has released is much better than the second, and definitely has a different appeal than the first.

Currently, the band consists of Amy Lee (vocals, piano and keyboard), Kerry Balsamo (guitar), and Tim McCord (bass).

Fun Fact: You may not know this, but when the band was promoting their fist CD, it was promoted in Christian stores. But since Ben Moody has left the band, Amy Lee is trying to get the band's image away from Christian rock, but they still rank top with Christian listeners.

Call Me When You're Sober - Evanescence

Evanescence CD

Evanescence Discography

Below is a quick summary of the three CD titles that Evanescence has produced since the start of the band.

The band released their first CD, Fallen, in 2003 by Wind- Up Records. The CD was top on the Top Billboards List for weeks even months. The CD stayed on the top 10 list for 43 weeks, the top 200 for 104 weeks, and the top 50 for well over a year.

The album is a six- time platinum CD, and is probably the most famous and listend to CDs of Evanescence. I mean, over 10 million copies were sold worldwide, with well over 6 million of those copies being sold in the United States alone.

The most famous titles on the Fallen CD include the singles Bring Me to Life and My Immortal. Going Under and Everybody's Fool were second of the CD's top singles.

Anywhere But Home was released by the band in 2004. The CD was an enhanced CD so it features footage from their concert in Paris and behind the scene excerpts, but even still it was nowhere near the hit as Fallen was.

Some of the top songs, not singles, from this CD included Breathe No More and Farther Away. The song, Missing, actually became an international single in Spain, but as far as I know, nowhere else.

The Open Door was released in 2006. This third CD released by the band was by far much bigger than the second CD. The Open Door sold nearly 450,000 in the United States in the first week alone, not the mention CD sales from Paris, Canada, Australia, England, and Spain.

The Open Door CD seemed to be a little different than the others, as Amy Lee wanted to get a little creative with the music and lyrics. This certainly didn't hurt the CD or the band's sales.

The band certainly gained their popularity back and have gone on several tours in regards to this CD. In 2007, the band toured with Stone Sour, Shihad, and Chevelle. They, also sang alongside great artists as a part of the Argentinan Festival Quilmes Rock in 2007.

I'd say by far the most popular single that arose from this last, most current CD has been Call Me When Your Sober, which was written for Amy Lee's Seether boyfriend, or ex- boyfriend (I forget if they were together when she wrote and released the song).

Evanescence- You (Amy Lee solo)

Amy Lee Solo CD

Amy Lee Goes a Little Solo

Amy Lee is an American singer/ songwriter and pianist. She was the co- founder of Evanescence, which has proved to be a Grammy Award winning band. Without Amy Lee, there would be no band. (Personal opinion that is.)

But, that doesn't mean that she's not spread her wings a bit.

I mean, Amy Lee has produced two of her own solo CDs. She produced Inside The Outside in 1999 and Use Me in 2004.

Not only that, but she has also sang along side Seether, when they produced Broken in 2004.

Amy Lee has also done a few solo guest appearances and events.

I think that Amy Lee will always be remembered for her voice and beauty with the Evanescence band, but that doesn't mean that she can't work on a few of her own projects here and there.

Broken - Seether and Amy Lee


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      Maria Janta-Cooper 5 years ago from UK

      Hi Whitney05, I didn't know Evanescence. Thank you for writing about them. Nice voice, good music. Do you know if they still exist or what Amy Lee is doing now? It would maybe interesting to write something about it :-)

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      A fan 6 years ago

      That Amy lee solo CD is not Amy lee from Evanescence! She is jazz singer i was noticed it when i surfed in Youtube.. Evanescence will debut new album, self titled, oct 11 !

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      guest 7 years ago

      gosh, the solo bands are from the saxohone-player amy lee, not from the amy lee of evanescence!

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      Skull Gal 7 years ago

      I totally love Evanescence I cannot Get enough of her. I do not own any of her CDs. Yet. I found her on youtube and now I cannot get enough of Her. YOU ROCK EVANESCENCE!!!

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      edierydn 8 years ago from Vancouver, WA

      It's very apparent that you just looked everything up very quickly and kind of just threw it all together. Where you talk about Amy producing 2 solo CD's, that is a completely different Amy Lee. You'd know that if you actually listened to the music in question. Also you state that Kerry Balsamo is the guitarist. It's TERRY Balsamo. You're obviously not a fan.

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      SEMAJ MERRILL 8 years ago

      i was never a fan of this kind of music until i heard EVANESCENCE you ROCK!!! I wish you a successful career and keep on!! your the best and i would love to meet you

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      metaphysician 8 years ago

      It's a norm for band to change band member. Anyhow, Amy is truly a passionate musician.

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      Lady Ghost 8 years ago from Northern Alabama

      Great stuff , Amy Lee is a great role model for someone like me.

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      puppascott 8 years ago from Michigan (As far as you know...)

      Godd stuff. I can't get enough of her voice. She's is, by far, the best thing to ever come out of Arkansas.

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      dark angel 9 years ago

      i love amy lee so much i wish her all the best in the world i just love her eyes her smile her skin hope you prosper in everything you do love you sooooooooo much

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      Shawn 9 years ago

      For anyone reading this, know that the solo cds are NOT amy lee of evanescence, but rather a jazz composer who happens to have the same name.

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      Whitney 9 years ago from Georgia

      Amy Lee is a beautiful woman. I don't blame him. The band's not so bad either. ;-)

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      Angela Harris 9 years ago from Around the USA

      My husband loves Evanescence, especially Amy Lee.