Styx’s discography consists of over 5 decades of music. And this incredible body of work contains 17 studio albums, 9 live albums, 16 compilation albums, 39 singles, 3 and 3 EPs. This further includes 16 singles that have hit the top 40 of the US Billboard Hot 100 and 8 that have hit the top 10.
The band’s self-titled debut album was released in August of 1972. The album found a fanbase, especially in Chicago, but the album was only able to reach #207 on the US Billboard 200.
The subsequent album, Styx II released in July of 1973, fared considerably better. It reached a peak placement of #20 on the Billboard 200 and was certified as a Gold album by the RIAA.
Later that year the band released, The Serpent Is Rising on October 1973. Though the album was favorably received, it only made it to a peak placement of #192 on the Billboard 200.
Around this time, the band realized they would need to sign on with a major label in order to break into internaional success. So this led to a recording deal with A&M Records that resulted in December 1975’s Equinox. The album reached #58 on the Billboard 200 chart and was certified as a gold album in the US and a platinum album in Canada.
But one of their most arguably successful albums came in 1981 with the release of Paradise Theatre, which topped the Billboard 200 charts and had top 10 peak placements across multiple territories. The album was also triple platinum certified in the US, Silver certified in the UK and platinum certified in Canada.
The band has continued releasing albums since then which have had universal acclaim by fans and critics. With their latest album, Crash of the Crown, released on June 18, 2021.