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P.O.D. is a southern California-based nu-metal rock band that emerged at the turn of the millennium, during the time when rock/rap hybrid bands such as Korn, Linkin Park, and Papa Roach were breaking big. One interesting aspect that separates P.O.D. from these other bands is that they are somtimes considered a Christian Rock band because of the lack of profanity on their songs, as well as their inspirational messages. The members of P.O.D. also attribute much of their success to their faith in God.

P.O.D.'s 1999 debut album, Fundamental Elements Of Southtown, spawned the hits "Southtown," "School Of Hard Knocks," and the TRL favorite "Rock The Party". All three videos enjoyed heavy play on MTV2, and the songs were rock radio hits.

In 2001, just days before the tragic events of the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack, P.O.D. released the music video for their sophomore album, Satellite. The album's first single, "Alive," already a rock radio hit, went on to become one of MTV and MTV2's most played videos of the year. The popular video, as well as the song's positive messages to be grateful for life, not to "take it for granted," and to rise up from adversity, during one of the most troubling time's in American history, helped the song cross over to become a huge pop radio hit.

The album's second single, "Youth Of The Nation," which was inspired by the Santana High School shooting[?], had similarly impacting lyrics and video, and, consequently, a similarly huge response at pop and rock radio during late 2001 and early 2002. The 2002 singles, "Boom" and "Satellite," were not hits on the level that the first two singles were, but were big with rock radio and MTV2 nonetheless.



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