Kid Rock, is an American singer-songwriter, musician and rapper with five Grammy Awards nominations. Kid Rock issued several studio albums that mostly went unnoticed before his 1998 album Devil Without a Cause, put forth with Atlantic Records, sold 11 million units behind the hits, “Bawitdaba”, “Cowboy”, and “Only God Knows Why”. In 2000, he issued The History of Rock which was a compilation of remixed and remastered versions of songs from his previous units as well as the hit single “American Bad Ass”.
Kid Rock released the follow up in 2001, Cocky. After a slow start, his country-flavored hit “Picture” with Sheryl Crow resurrected the record and it went gold as a single and pushed the album’s sales to more than 5 million. It was followed by 2003’s self-titled release, which failed to chart a major hit. In 2006 he released Live Trucker, a live album.
In 2007 Kid Rock issued Rock n Roll Jesus, which produced a hit in “All Summer Long”. It was his first worldwide smash hit, charting #1 in eight countries across Europe and Australia. Rock N Roll Jesus would go on to sell 5 million units worldwide which included being certified triple platinum in the US. He issued Born Free on November 16, 2010.