Korn is a Grammy Award winning nu-metal band from Bakersfield, California. They are often credited with creating and popularizing the nu metal genre. Along with other bands of the time, they have also inspired many nu metal, alternative metal and rap metal bands through the mid-1990s and early 2000s.Since their 1994 self-titled debut album, Korn have sold over 30 million records worldwide, including 16 million in the U.S., making them one of the best-selling metal acts of the last fifteen years. The band's catalogue consists of seven consecutive Multi-Platinum Studio albums. To date Korn has scored 6 Grammy nominations, and won 2 such awards.