3 Doors Down – American rock group
3 Doors Down appeared in 1996 in a small city of Escatawpa, Mississippi. Initially, the band’s lineup included a vocalist and drummer Brad Arnold, a guitarist Matt Roberts, and a bass guitar player Todd Harrell. Later, another guitarist Chris Henderson joined the group.
In the first years of its existence, 3 Doors Down weren’t achieving any popularity. However, at the end of the 90’s, they recorded a demo EP with a single “Kryptonite”, which suddenly turned out to be successful and became the group’s calling card. The musicians passed the demo EP to the WCPR-FM radio station where it topped the playlists. After the song appeared on the radio, the group caught the attention of Republic Records.
The musicians signed a contract and started working with the manager Phin Daly. Even though many critics wrote negative reviews about their work, 3 Doors Down started climbing to the peak of popularity.
In 2000, the official version of “Kryptonite” came out. The song topped US Alternative Songs and US Mainstream Rock charts. It reached the 3rd spot of Billboard Hot 100 and was certified platinum by RIAA four times. The single was popular abroad as well. It reached high spots on Australian, Canadian, German, and New Zealand charts. The musicians quickly earned international recognition. Many organizers tried to book 3 Doors Down for their events.