One of the unlikeliest success stories in rock at the turn of the millennium, Detroit rap-rocker Kid Rock shot to superstardom with his fourth full-length album, 1998's Devil Without a Cause.
As rap-metal acts like Korn, Limp Bizkit, and Rage Against the Machine began to dominate the hard rock landscape, Atlantic Records decided to take a chance on signing Kid Rock. Devil Without a Cause didn't do much upon its initial release but a big promotional push helped make the album's second single and video, "Bawitdaba," a nationwide smash.
The follow-up, Cowboy, achieved similar success, and suddenly, after a decade of trying, Kid Rock was a superstar with a top five, seven-times-platinum album and a gig at Woodstock '99. By the winter of 2001 he had completed work on Cocky and had released "Forever" to success on rock radio. In fall 2003, Kid Rock returned with a self-titled effort. A cover of Bad Company's "Feel Like Makin' Love" marked the first single.
Just a year later the studio record Rock N Roll Jesus came out, landing at #1 and selling 172,000 copies in its first week. They signed with Warner Bros. in 2015, and released an album the same year.