Mudvayne rose to fame in 2000 with their debut album L.D.50, which peaked at number 85 on the Billboard 200, and has since been certified gold by the RIAA. The lead single from the album, "Dig", won the MTV2 Award at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2001. This was also the first time the award was ever presented to a metal band. In 2006 Mudvayne was nominated for Best Metal Performance at the Grammy Awards for the single "Determined" from the band's 2005 studio album Lost and Found. Mudvayne has five gold certifications by the RIAA, and has sold nearly three million albums in the United States.
Mudvayne initially formed in 1996 as a rap-metal group with Chad Gray, Greg Tribbet, Matthew McDonough, and Shawn Barclay. Eventually, they adopted more melodic lines and released their demo, Kill, I Oughta. In 1998, then bassist Shawn Barclay was replaced by current bassist Ryan Martinie
Critical Turning Point (1998)
A critical turning point for the band occurred in April of 1998 when local promoter Steve Soderstrom hosted Soda Pop Production's "Original Hard Rock Music Showcase" at the now defunct Hub Ballroom in Edelstein, Illinois. Mudvayne...