On this Day in History: September 21

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On this Day in History: September 21

Camilo D'Lopez

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September 21st, 2004. On this day in history, American rock band Green Day, published their new album “American Idiot” to be released worldwide for millions to hear. In many ways, that album of theirs was a godsend to the band. Green Day started gaining popularity since around the 1990’s. But after delivering a few successful hits, the sales of their sixth album didn’t fare well and was majorly disappointing. Following in the line of their dwindling successes, the seventh studio album of theirs to be later released would be the key answer that would rejuvenate the career and mainstream popularity of the band.

With the album having listed many of their top hits as “American Idiot”, “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”, “Wake Me Up When September Ends”, and many others, it has charted in a total amount of 27 countries worldwide, being listed as the number one in the song charts in 19 countries and selling about 16 million copies of the album worldwide.

Eventually, “American Idiot” was widely well-received by critics and fans alike. The album was later nominated and won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album in 2005. Even years following its initial release 14 years ago, there has been nothing but nostalgia and praise for all those who decide to listen to it now. The songs will certainly hold up for decades to come.

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