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The band ending a concert in Mantua, Italy, on March 31, 2009. From left to right: Marco Hietala (bass, vocals), Tuomas Holopainen (keyboards), Anette Olzon (vocals), Troy Donockley (Flutes), Jukka Nevalainen (drums) and Emppu Vuorinen (guitar)
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The discography of the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish consists of eight studio albums, one extended play, four live albums, seven compilations, thirteen music videos and twenty one singles. The band was formed in 1996 by songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, and former vocalist Tarja Turunen; Nightwish's current line-up has six members although Turunen has been replaced by Anette Olzon, and the original bassist, Sami Vänskä, has been replaced by Marco Hietala, who also took over the male vocalist part.[1] Anette Olzon left the band 2012 and was replaced by Floor Jansen.

Although Nightwish has been popular in Finland since 1997 when they released their debut album, Angels Fall First,[2] they did not achieve worldwide fame until the release of the albums Oceanborn, Wishmaster and Century Child, which were released in 1998, 2000 and 2002, respectively.[3][4][5] The 2004 album, Once, had sold more than one million copies by the end of 2005 and allowed the band to host the Once Upon a Tour, concluded in Finland on October 21, 2005, when they played their last concert with Turunen on vocals and also when the End of an Era DVD was recorded. In May 2007, former Alyson Avenue frontwoman Anette Olzon was revealed as Turunen's replacement,[6] and the album Dark Passion Play was released on September 26 after the singles "Eva" in May and "Amaranth" in August.[1]

The next Nightwish single, "Storytime", was released on November 9, 2011, and the seventh studio album, Imaginaerum, was released on November 30 of the same year. It accompanied a movie of the same name, directed by Stobe Harju, who previously directed Nightwish's "The Islander" music video.[7] The band started the Imaginaerum World Tour in the USA city of Los Angeles on January 21, 2012, at the Gibson Amphitheatre.[8]

Studio albums

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
FIN
[9]
AUT
[10]
FRA
[11]
GER
[12]
GRE
[13]
HUN
[14]
NLD
[15]
NOR
[16]
SWE
[17]
SWI
[18]
Angels Fall First
  • Released: November 1, 1997 (FIN)
  • Label: Spinefarm
  • Format: CD
31
Oceanborn
  • Released: December 7, 1998 (FIN)
  • Label: Spinefarm
  • Format: CD, LP
5 74
  • IFPI FIN: 2× Platinum[19]
Wishmaster
  • Released: May 19, 2000 (FIN)
  • Label: Spinefarm
  • Format: CD, LP
1 66 21
  • IFPI FIN: 2× Platinum[19]
Century Child
  • Released: May 24, 2002 (FIN)
  • Label: Spinefarm
  • Format: CD, LP
1 15 32 5 41 19 39 50
  • IFPI FIN: 3× Platinum[19]
Once
  • Released: June 7, 2004 (FIN)
  • Label: Spinefarm, Nuclear Blast
  • Format: CD, LP
1 4 9 1 1 5 11 1 3 4
Dark Passion Play
  • Released: September 26, 2007 (FIN)
  • Label: Spinefarm, Nuclear Blast, Roadrunner
  • Format: CD, LP, DD
1 5 6 1 5 1 5 7 4 1
Imaginaerum
  • Released: November 30, 2011 (FIN)
  • Label: Scene Nation/Sony Music, Nuclear Blast, Roadrunner
  • Format: CD, LP, DD
1 9 41 6 21 24 17 3 3
Endless Forms Most Beautiful
  • Released: March 27, 2015 (EU)
  • Label: Oily Empire/Sony Music, Nuclear Blast
  • Format: CD, LP, DD
1 4 12 2 4 2 3 3 4 2
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Live albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
FIN
[29]
AUT
[10]
BEL
[30]
GER
[12]
GRE
[13]
NLD
[15]
SWE
[17]
SWI
[18]
From Wishes to Eternity
  • Released: April 2001
  • Recorded: December 29, 2000
  • Format: CD
7 1
End of an Era
  • Released: June 1, 2006
  • Recorded: October 21, 2005
  • Format: CD
7 41 40 3 3 35 18
Made in Hong Kong
  • Released: March 1, 2009
  • Recorded: 2006–2008
  • Format: CD+DVD
2 26 41 15 4 20 54 38
Showtime, Storytime
  • Released: November 29, 2013
  • Recorded: August 3, 2013
  • Format: CD
34 158 6 52
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or was not released.

Soundtrack

Title Album details Peak chart positions
FIN
[9]
BEL
[30]
Imaginaerum: The Score
  • Released: November 9, 2012
  • Format: CD
12 101

EPs

Title EP details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
FIN
[9]
AUT
[10]
FRA
[11]
GER
[12]
SWI
[18]
Over the Hills and Far Away
  • Released: June 25, 2001
  • Label: Spinefarm, Century Media, Drakkar
  • Format: MCD
1 54 139 85 79
  • FIN: 2×Platinum[32]

Compilation albums

Title Compilation details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
FIN
[9]
AUT
[10]
GER
[12]
GRE
[13]
NOR
[16]
NLD
[15]
SWE
[17]
SWI
[18]
Wishmastour 2000
  • Released: December 11, 2000
  • Label: XIII Bis Records
  • Format: CD
Tales from the Elvenpath
  • Released: October 17, 2004
  • Label: Drakkar Records
  • Format: CD
1 19 7 12
Bestwishes
  • Released: March 22, 2005
  • Label: Toy's Factory
  • Format: CD
Highest Hopes: The Best of Nightwish
  • Released: September 17, 2005
  • Label: Spinefarm Record
  • Format: CD, DVD
1 13 17 1 5 41 14 10
The Sound of Nightwish Reborn
  • Released: September 2, 2008
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • Format: Digital download
Walking in the Air: The Greatest Ballads
  • Released: 27 May 2011
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Format: CD
45 65 32 35
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or was not released.

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
FIN
[9]
AUT
[10]
FRA
[11]
GER
[33]
HUN
[14]
NLD
[15]
SPA
[34]
SWE
[17]
SWI
[18]
"The Carpenter"
1997
3 Angels Fall First
"Sacrament of Wilderness"
1998
1 Oceanborn
"Walking in the Air"
1999
1
"Sleeping Sun
(Four Ballads of the Eclipse)
"
2
"Deep Silent Complete"
2000
3 Wishmaster
"Ever Dream"
2002
1 Century Child
"Bless the Child" 1 63 55
"Nemo"
2004
1 12 64 6 1 64 12 14 Once
"Wish I Had an Angel" 1 47 36 3 65 20 11 40
"Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan" 1 3
"The Siren"
2005
3 51 1 30 59
"Sleeping Sun" 1 47 34 Highest Hopes
"Eva"
2007
14 Dark Passion Play
"Amaranth" 1 30 62 16 1 47 1 13 14
"Erämaan Viimeinen" 1
"Bye Bye Beautiful"
2008
5 54 35 4 4
"The Islander" 1 91 5
"Storytime"
2011
1 57 19 39 2 2 31 Imaginaerum
"The Crow, the Owl and the Dove"
2012
1 82 5
"Élan"
2015
3 53 200 33 5 33 Endless Forms Most Beautiful
"Endless Forms Most Beautiful"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or was not released.

Promotional singles

Single Year Album
"Passion and the Opera" 1998 Oceanborn
"The Kinslayer" 2000 Wishmaster
"Ghost Love Score (Live)" 2013 Showtime, Storytime
"Storytime (Live)"
"Shudder Before the Beautiful" 2015 Endless Forms Most Beautiful

Video albums

Year Video details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
FIN
[35]
GER
[12]
SWE
[36]
AUT
[37]
SWI
[38]
BEL
[39]
NLD
[40]
From Wishes to Eternity
  • Released: April 2001
  • Label: Spinefarm Records
  • Format: VHS, DVD
13
End of Innocence
  • Released: October 6, 2003
  • Label: Spinefarm Records
  • Format: DVD
4 62 13
End of an Era
  • Released: June 1, 2006
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
  • Format: DVD
1 1 2 3
Made in Hong Kong
  • Released: March 1, 2009
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
  • Format: CD+DVD
3 2 4 16
Showtime, Storytime
  • Released: November 29, 2013
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
  • Format: DVD, Blu-ray
1 2 9 3 6 11
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or was not released.

Music videos

Song Year Director
"The Carpenter" 1998 Sami Käyhkö [42]
"Sacrament of Wilderness" n/a
"Sleeping Sun (Four Ballads of Eclipse)" Sami Käyhkö
"Over the Hills and Far Away" 2001 Pasi Takula
"Bless the Child" 2002
"End of All Hope"
"Nemo" 2004 Antti Jokinen[43]
"Wish I Had an Angel" Uwe Boll[44]
"The Siren" 2005 Silver Style Entertainment
"Sleeping Sun" Joern Heitmann[45]
"While Your Lips Are Still Red" 2007 Markku Pölönen[46]
"Amaranth" Antti Jokinen[47]
"Bye Bye Beautiful"
"The Islander" 2008 Stobe Harju[48]
"Storytime" 2011
"Élan" 2015 Ville Lipiäinen[49]

See also

References

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