Ænima ( AH-ni-mə) is the second studio album by American rock band Tool, released on September 17, 1996 by Zoo Entertainment. Produced by David Bottrill, it was recorded at Ocean Way Recording in Hollywood and The Hook in North Hollywood from September 1995 to March 1996. Ænima debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, selling over 148,000 copies in its first week of sales, and was later certified triple platinum by the RIAA in March 2003. It appeared on lists of the best albums of 1996 by several publications, including Kerrang! and Terrorizer; it was also named the sixth most influential album of all time by the former. The title track won the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance in 1998, and in 2003, Rolling Stone placed the album at number eighteen on its list of "The 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time"..