For more than two decades, San Diego rockers P.O.D. have topped the charts with their unique mix of metal, hip-hop, reggae, punk, and a positive Christian message.
∙ The Fundamental Elements of Southtown, P.O.D.’s major-label debut, generated hit singles “Southtown” and “Rock the Party (Off the Hook),” a No. 1 song on MTV’s Total Request Live.
∙ The band topped Billboard’s Christian Albums chart with the energetic, hybrid sound of The Fundamental Elements of Southtown—a feat they’d repeat with their next five LPs.
∙ Blending raw emotion with unbridled optimism, 2001’s soaring Satellite, the group’s signature album, peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 and went triple-Platinum.
∙ Three different songs from Satellite earned Grammy nominations—two for Best Hard Rock Performance (“Alive,” “Youth of the Nation”) and one for Best Metal Performance (“Portrait”).
∙ Rock legend Carlos Santana recruited P.O.D. to appear on his collaborative 2002 LP, Shaman, which also featured such guests as Seal, Macy Gray, and Dido.
∙ “Goodbye for Now,” a track from 2006’s Testify, includes an uncredited vocal turn from the then-unknown Katy Perry, who also appeared in the song’s TRL-topping music video.
ORIGINSan Diego, CA