This Day In Music History: July 22nd, 2003 – Three Days Grace explode with their post-grunge self-titled debut album

On July 22nd, 2003, Canadian hard rock band Three Days Grave emerged with their self-titled debut album. Released as post-grunge was becoming (again) one of the biggest genres in the scene, the record actually wasn’t an instant success for the new band – but led by singles “I Hate Everything About You”, “Just Like You”, and “Home”, the album eventually became a big hit in more than just Canada. In fact, it set the stage for Three Days Grace to become one of the genre’s most popular bands in the USA at that point.

Amazingly, the album proved to be so popular that the next three Three Days Grace albums, including their sophomore album One-X, would peak in the top 5 on the Billboard 200. Judging by the effectiveness of some of the album’s other songs as well (“Burn”, “Wake Up”), it’s not a huge surprise that Adam Gontier and company were able to gain an audience so quickly.

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