Pearl Jam releases Yield
Yield is the fifth studio album by the American alternative rock band Pearl Jam, released on February 3, 1998.
Following a short tour for its previous album, No Code (1996), Pearl Jam went into the studio in 1997 to record its follow-up. The album was proclaimed as a return to the band's early, straightforward rock sound.
Yield debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, but like No Code, soon began dropping down the charts. However, the album was well-received critically, and eventually outsold No Code. The band did more promotion for the album, including a return to full-scale touring and the release of a music video. The album has been certified platinum by the RIAA in the United States.