Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody. After recording private albums, the band released their first full-length album, Fallen, on Wind-up Records in 2003. Fallen sold more than 17 million copies and helped the band win two Grammy Awards. In 2006, the band released their second studio album, The Open Door, which sold more than six million copies. The line-up of the group has changed several times: David Hodges leaving in 2002, co-founder Moody left in 2003 (mid-tour), bassist Will Boyd in 2006, followed by guitarist John LeCompt and drummer Rocky Gray in 2007.
Billboard ranked Evanescence #71 on the Best Artists of the Decade chart. In June 2009, the newest line-up of the band eventually returned with Evanescence, their self-titled third studio album, and it was released on October 11, 2011. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 127,000 copies in sales. The band is currently on tour in promotion for their new record along with The Pretty Reckless and Fair to Midland.
To date, they have released three albums and multiple music videos.