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Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
is an American rock band from Sayreville, New Jersey. Formed in 1983, Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
consists of lead singer and namesake Jon Bon Jovi, pianist and keyboardist David Bryan, drummer Tico Torres, lead guitarist Phil X, and bassist Hugh McDonald.[1] The band's lineup has remained mostly static during its history, with the only exceptions being the 1994 dismissal of bass player Alec John Such, who was unofficially replaced by Hugh McDonald, and the departure of longtime guitarist and co-songwriter Richie Sambora
Richie Sambora
in 2013. Phil X
Phil X
and McDonald both became official members in 2016.[2] In 1986, Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
achieved widespread global recognition with their third album, Slippery When Wet.[3] The band's fourth album, New Jersey was equally successful in 1988. After touring and recording non-stop during the late 1980s, the band went on hiatus following the New Jersey Tour in 1990, during which time Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi
and Richie Sambora both released successful solo albums. In 1992, the band returned with the album Keep the Faith. Their 2000 single "It's My Life", which followed a second hiatus, successfully introduced the band to a younger audience. Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
have been known to use different styles in their music, which has included country for their 2007 album Lost Highway.[4] Thus far, Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
has released 13 studio albums, plus six compilations and three live albums. The band has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling American rock bands of all-time.[5][6] and performed more than 2,700 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 34 million fans.[7][8] Bon Jovi was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2006.[9] The band was also honored with the Award of Merit at the American Music Awards in 2004,[10] and as songwriters and collaborators, Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi
and Richie Sambora
Richie Sambora
were inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame
Songwriters Hall of Fame
in 2009.[11][12] On December 13, 2017, it was announced that Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
in 2018,[13] after winning the 2017 fan ballot with over 1.1 million votes.[14] Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi
has invited Sambora and Such to appear with the band at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.[15] In later February 2018, it was confirmed that Such and Sambora will perform with the band at the 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
induction ceremony.[16]

Contents

1 History

1.1 Formation (1978–1983) 1.2 Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
and 7800° Fahrenheit
7800° Fahrenheit
(1984–1985) 1.3 Slippery When Wet
Slippery When Wet
(1986–1987) 1.4 New Jersey
New Jersey
and hiatus (1988–1991) 1.5 Keep the Faith
Keep the Faith
and Cross Road (1992–1995) 1.6 These Days and second hiatus (1995–1998) 1.7 Crush, Bounce and This Left Feels Right
This Left Feels Right
(1999–2004) 1.8 Have a Nice Day and Lost Highway (2005–2008) 1.9 The Circle and Greatest Hits (2009–2011) 1.10 Inside Out, What About Now and Sambora's departure (2012–2014) 1.11 Burning Bridges and This House Is Not for Sale
This House Is Not for Sale
(2015–present)

2 Solo projects 3 Musical style 4 Band members

4.1 Timeline

5 Awards and nominations 6 Discography 7 Tours 8 See also 9 References 10 External links

History Formation (1978–1983) Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi
began his music career in 1975, at the age of 13, playing piano and guitar with his first band 'Raze'. At 16, Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
met David Bryan and formed a band called "Atlantic City Expressway". Still in his teens, Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
played in the band "John Bongiovi and the Wild Ones," playing local clubs like "The Fast Lane," and opening for known acts in the area. By 1980, he formed another band, "The Rest", and opened up for New Jersey
New Jersey
acts such as Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes.[17][18] By mid-1982, out of school and working part-time at a women's shoe store, Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi
took a job at the Power Station Studios, a Manhattan
Manhattan
recording facility where his cousin Tony Bongiovi was co-owner. Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
made several demos—including one produced by Billy Squier—and sent them to record companies, though failing to make an impact. His first professional recording was as lead vocals in "R2-D2 We Wish You a Merry Christmas," which was part of the Christmas in the Stars album which his cousin co-produced.[17] In 1983, a then-unknown Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
visited a local radio station WAPP 103.5FM "The Apple" in Lake Success, New York
Lake Success, New York
to write and sing the jingles for the station. He spoke with DJ Chip Hobart and to the promotion director, John Lassman, who suggested Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
let WAPP include the song "Runaway" on the station's compilation album of local homegrown talent. Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
was reluctant, but eventually gave them the song, which he had re-recorded in 1982 (following a rough early recording in 1981) with local studio musicians whom he designated "The All Star Review"-- guitarist Tim Pierce, keyboardist Roy Bittan, drummer Frankie LaRocka, and bassist Hugh McDonald.[19]

Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi
and Richie Sambora
Richie Sambora
on stage

The song began to get airplay in the New York area, then other sister stations in major markets picked up the song. In March 1983, Bon Jovi called David Bryan, who in turn called bassist Alec John Such
Alec John Such
and an experienced drummer named Tico Torres, both formerly of the band Phantom's Opera. Tapped to play lead guitar was Bon Jovi's neighbor, Dave Sabo
Dave Sabo
("The Snake"), though he never officially joined the band. He and Jon promised each other that whoever made it first, would help out the other. Sabo later went on to form the group Skid Row. Jon saw and was impressed with hometown guitarist Richie Sambora
Richie Sambora
who was recommended by fellow bassist Alec John Such
Alec John Such
and drummer Tico Torres. Sambora had toured with Joe Cocker, played with a group called Mercy and had been called up to audition for Kiss. He also played on the album Lessons (originally intended for release in 1982;[20] re-released on CD through Long Island Records
Island Records
in 1995) with the band Message, for which Alec John Such
Alec John Such
was the bassist. Message was originally signed to Led Zeppelin's Swan Song Records label, although the album was never officially released at the time.[17] Meanwhile, WAPP, the station that had first played "Runaway" worked with WOR-TV (now WWOR-TV) in nearby Secaucus, NJ on a music video show, Rock 9 Videos, for a short time in 1984.[21] Tico Torres
Tico Torres
was also an experienced musician, having recorded and played live with Phantom's Opera, The Marvelettes, and Chuck Berry. He appeared on 26 records and had recently recorded with Franke and the Knockouts, a Jersey band with hit singles during the early 1980s. David Bryan
David Bryan
had quit the band that he and Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
had founded in order to study medicine. While in college, he realized that he wanted to pursue music full-time, and was accepted to Juilliard School, a New York music school. When Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
called his friend and said that he was putting together a band, and a record deal looked likely, Bryan followed Bon Jovi's lead and gave up his studies. Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
and 7800° Fahrenheit
7800° Fahrenheit
(1984–1985) Once the band began playing showcases and opening for local talent, they caught the attention of record executive Derek Shulman, who signed them to Mercury Records
Mercury Records
and who was part of the PolyGram company. Because Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi
wanted a group name, Pamela Maher, a friend of Richard Fischer and an employee of Doc McGhee, suggested they call themselves Bon Jovi, following the example of the other famous two-word bands such as Van Halen. This name was chosen instead of the original idea of Johnny Electric. Pamela's suggestion of the name was met with little enthusiasm, but two years later they hit the charts under that name. With the help of their new manager Doc McGhee they recorded the band's debut album, Bon Jovi, which was released on January 21, 1984. The album included the band's first hit single, "Runaway", reaching top forty on the Billboard Hot 100. The album peaked at number forty-three on the Billboard 200
Billboard 200
album chart. The group soon found itself opening for Scorpions in U.S. and for Kiss in Europe. In 1985, Bon Jovi's second album 7800° Fahrenheit
7800° Fahrenheit
was released. The band released three singles "Only Lonely", "In and Out of Love" and the ballad "Silent Night".[22] The album peaked at number thirty seven on Billboard 200
Billboard 200
and certified Gold by RIAA.[17] While the album did not do as well as they'd hoped in terms of sales, it allowed Bon Jovi to get out on the road touring again. In May 1985, Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
headlined venues in Japan and Europe. At the end of the European tour, the band began a six-month run of U.S. tour dates supporting Ratt. In the midst of that tour they managed to make appearances at the Texas Jam and Castle Donington's Monsters of Rock
Monsters of Rock
concerts in England. The band also performed at the very first Farm Aid
Farm Aid
in 1985.[23] Slippery When Wet
Slippery When Wet
(1986–1987) After two moderately successful albums, the group changed their approach and hired professional songwriter Desmond Child as a collaborator. Bruce Fairbairn was chosen to produce and, in early 1986, Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
moved to Vancouver, Canada to spend six months recording a third album. They named it Slippery When Wet
Slippery When Wet
after visiting a strip club in Vancouver.[24] "We were getting a lot of hassle from everyone around us to make the perfect third album," Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi
recalled. "We kept being told that it had to sell, or the band's career would stall."[25] On August 16, 1986, Slippery When Wet
Slippery When Wet
was released. It spent eight weeks atop the Billboard 200.[26][27] The first two singles from the album, "You Give Love a Bad Name" and "Livin' on a Prayer", both hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100.[28] Slippery… was named 1987's top-selling album by Billboard[29] "Livin' On A Prayer" won an MTV Video Music Award
MTV Video Music Award
for Best Stage Performance.[30] The band won an award for Favorite Pop/Rock Band at the American Music Awards[31] and an award for Favorite Rock Group at the People's Choice Awards.[32] When Slippery When Wet
Slippery When Wet
was released in August 1986, Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
was the support act for 38 Special. By the end of 1986, Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
were well into six months of headline dates in arenas across America. In August 1987, they headlined England's Monsters of Rock
Monsters of Rock
festival. During their set, Dee Snider, Bruce Dickinson
Bruce Dickinson
and Paul Stanley guested to perform "We're an American Band". The band ended the year having headlined 130 shows in the "Tour Without End", grossing $28,400,000. Asked what this breakthrough to worldwide fame meant, Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi
said, "Everything is bigger, and it moves twice as fast. You're recognized twice as often. This is bigger, the whole world gets bigger. You have to sell more records, be huger. You get smarter and you understand the business a little more, so it's more responsibility. You understand it now, and you want to make sure everything goes right". New Jersey
New Jersey
and hiatus (1988–1991) Determined to prove that the success of Slippery When Wet
Slippery When Wet
was not a fluke, Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
released their fourth effort New Jersey
New Jersey
in September 1988. New Jersey
New Jersey
peaked at number one in the U.S., Canada, UK, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia. The album produced five Top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, giving Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
the record for the most Top 10 singles spawned by a hard rock album.[33] Two of the hits, "Bad Medicine" and "I'll Be There for You", managed to reach number one.[34] The album's three other singles "Born to Be My Baby", "Lay Your Hands on Me", and "Living in Sin" reached the top ten. Bon Jovi even made the news when the video for "Living In Sin" was banned by MTV for featuring some too racy romance/sex scenes. After that it was re-edited and MTV put it in heavy rotation.[17]

"I'll Be There for You" (1988)

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Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
mounted another huge worldwide tour that continued throughout 1989 and 1990. They visited more than 22 countries and performed more than 232 shows. The personal highpoint for the band was their June 11, 1989 sell-out homecoming at Giants Stadium
Giants Stadium
in New Jersey. In August 1989, the band headed to the Soviet Union for the Moscow Music Peace Festival. Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
were the first band officially sanctioned by the Soviet government to perform in the Soviet Union and New Jersey
New Jersey
became the first U.S. album released legally in the U.S.S.R..[35][36] In September 1989, Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi
and Sambora performed 'Livin' On A Prayer' and 'Wanted Dead Or Alive' with only acoustic guitars on the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards. The performance has been acknowledged as the inspiration for the MTV Unplugged
MTV Unplugged
series and a catalyst for the subsequent popularity of the unplugged movement in pop music.[37] The exhaustion of recording Slippery When Wet
Slippery When Wet
and New Jersey
New Jersey
back to back with highly paced world tours took its toll. By the end of the New Jersey
New Jersey
tour, Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
had 16 months of concerts under their belt and were exhausted physically, mentally and emotionally. Following the final tour date in Mexico, without any clear plans for their future, the members just went home.[38]. The band has since stated that there were few if any goodbyes between them . During the time they took off from the scene, the band retreated to their own projects and showed no desire for making another album.[17] "At the end of the tour I read that my drummer had quit the band," noted Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi
in 2007. "It was bullshit. Next I read that Richie had quit. It was bullshit again. But it caused a hell of a lot of tension. All big bands go through that: everyone falling out with each other. It's what did for Guns N' Roses. Except we got over it."[39] Disillusioned with the music business, despite all his success, and unhappy with the status quo, in 1991 Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi
fired his management, business advisers, and agents, including long-time manager, Doc McGhee. Jon took on the quarterbacking responsibilities himself by closing ranks and creating Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
Management. In October 1991 the band went to a Caribbean island
Caribbean island
of St. Thomas to discuss plans for the future. They managed to resolve their differences by allowing each member to speak about his feelings without interruption from each other.[citation needed] Upon resolving their issues, they headed back into the Vancouver Little Mountain studios with Bob Rock to work on the band's fifth album in January 1992. Keep the Faith
Keep the Faith
and Cross Road (1992–1995) Bon Jovi's fifth studio album Keep the Faith
Keep the Faith
was released in November 1992, representing "the beginning of a new chapter in the history of Bon Jovi" and marking a change in the band's sound and image. The album turned away from heavy drums and wild guitar solos, but instead introduced a more mature sound of Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
and contained more serious lyrics. The media focused considerable attention on Jon Bon Jovi’s hair. When Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi
cut his hair he made headlines on CNN. To promote Keep The Faith they returned to their roots playing a few dates at the small New Jersey
New Jersey
clubs where they had started their career. The band appeared on MTV Unplugged
MTV Unplugged
but that was different from the other episodes of MTV Unplugged
MTV Unplugged
series. The performance captures Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
in an intimate, "in the round" experience, performing acoustic and electric renditions of classic hits ( Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
and non-Bon Jovi tracks) and new material from Keep the Faith. The concert was released commercially in 1993 as Keep the Faith: An Evening with Bon Jovi. The album managed to reach Double Platinum status by the RIAA [40] and produced the Top 10 hit "Bed of Roses" while the title track hit number one on the Mainstream Rock Tracks.[28] Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
embarked on an extensive international world tour for the album, visiting countries the band had never seen before and headlining stadiums in the South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. They visited 37 countries, performed 177 shows and seen them play to 2.5 million fans on the Keep the Faith Tour/I'll Sleep When I'm Dead Tour. In October 1994, Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
released a greatest hits album titled Cross Road, with two new tracks: "Always" and "Someday I'll Be Saturday Night". The first single from the album "Always" became Bon Jovi's highest selling single and stayed on top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 for six months. In the UK, Cross Road became the best-selling album of 1994. That year Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
won an award for Best Selling Rock Band at the World Music Awards.[41] That same year, bassist Alec John Such
Alec John Such
was fired from the band, the first lineup change since Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
began. Hugh McDonald who was the bassist on "Runaway," unofficially replaced Such as bassist. Jon Bon Jovi said, regarding the departure of Such: "Of course it hurts. But I learned to accept and respect it. The fact that I'm a workaholic, studio in, studio out, stage on, stage off, want to be dealing with music day and night, doesn't mean everyone else has to adjust to that pace. Alec wanted to quit for a while now, so it didn't come as a complete surprise." It was followed by a hugely successful worldwide tour. In June 1995, Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
sold out three-nights at London's historical Wembley Stadium. The concerts were documented for Bon Jovi: Live From London. These Days and second hiatus (1995–1998)

"This Ain't a Love Song" (1995)

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Bon Jovi's sixth studio album, These Days, was released in June 1995, during which time the band on European tour. The album debuted at number one in UK and spent four consecutive weeks at the top position. The album also reached number one in Ireland, Germany, Australia, Japan and many other countries. The album's first single was the rhythm and blues influenced ballad "This Ain't a Love Song". With an exotic video filmed in Thailand, "This Ain't a Love Song" reached top twenty on the Billboard Hot 100, and was the only significant U.S. hit from the album, however, the album produced four UK top ten hits ("This Aint A Love Song", "Something for the Pain", "Lie to Me" and "These Days"). That year the band earned a BRIT Award
BRIT Award
for best international band and also won a MTV Europe Music Award
MTV Europe Music Award
for Best Rock. It was followed by These Days Tour. In June 1995, Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
sold out three-nights at London's historical Wembley Stadium. The concerts were documented for Bon Jovi: Live From London. Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
visited 43 countries and performed 126 shows on These Days Tour. Following the overwhelming success of the These Days Tour, the members of Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
went their separate ways. But unlike the period following the New Jersey
New Jersey
tour, tainted with uncertainty, this hiatus was a conscious group decision. The members of Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
agreed to a self-imposed two-year sabbatical from the band. Crush, Bounce and This Left Feels Right
This Left Feels Right
(1999–2004) Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
reunited in 1999 to record the song "Real Life" for the movie EdTV. David Bryan
David Bryan
was recovering from an accident in which he nearly severed his finger. After a nearly four-year hiatus, during which several band members worked on independent projects, Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
regrouped in 1999 to begin work on their next studio album. In June 2000, Crush was released as the band's seventh studio album and constituted something of a comeback. The first single "It's My Life" was noted as one of the group’s most successful releases in a decade and most importantly, becoming a symbol of the band's longevity as they prevailed through many different changes in the mainstream rock scene with admirable success. It's My Life helped introduce them to a new, younger fan base. The band received two Grammy
Grammy
nominations for Best Rock Album Crush and Best Rock Performance by Duo/Group "It's My Life". The video for "It's My Life" won the My VH1 Music Awards for "My Favorite Video". Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
played two sold-out concerts at London's historic Wembley Stadium in August 19, 20, 2000, becoming the last ever concerts held at the legendary venue before its demolition. That year the band played to 1.1 million fans in 40 arena and stadium venues across North America, Europe and Japan. While on tour, Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
released a collection of live performances from throughout their career in an album entitled One Wild Night
One Wild Night
Live 1985–2001. This was Bon Jovi's first-ever live album. The songs were culled from archives of recorded material the band had been collecting from their earliest days on the road right through the current tour. The band sold out two homecoming concerts at New Jersey's Giants Stadium
Giants Stadium
in July 27, 28, 2001. The broadcast broke ratings records for the VH-1 network. At the end of the year Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
awarded for "Hottest Live Show" at the 2001 My VH1 Music Awards. The members of the band had anticipated a brief vacation before work would begin on the band's 8th studio album. But on September 11, the world changed. Within days of the terrorist attacks, Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi
and Richie Sambora
Richie Sambora
had filmed Public Service Announcements for the Red Cross, recorded " America
America
The Beautiful" for the NFL
NFL
and performed as part of the historic America: A Tribute to Heroes live telethon. One month later, the band participated at two Monmouth County Alliance of Neighbors concerts in Red Bank, NJ to raise funds for the families close the band's hometowns, which were affected by the World Trade Center disaster. And on October 21, 2001, Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
performed at the monumental Concert For New York at Madison Square Garden, raising relief funds and honoring those who worked to save lives during the attack. In spring 2002, the group entered the studio to begin recording their eighth studio album. Bounce was influenced by the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, released on October 8, 2002. The album debuted at number two in both the U.S. and UK. The band went on the Bounce Tour for the album, during which they made history as the last band to play Veterans Stadium
Veterans Stadium
in Philadelphia
Philadelphia
before it was torn down. Following the end of the Bounce Tour in August 2003, Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
embarked on a side project; originally intending to produce an album consisting of live acoustic performances, the band ended up rewriting, re-recording and reinventing 12 of their biggest hits in a new and much different light. Bon Jovi's compilation album This Left Feels Right was released in November 2003. The following year, the band released a box set entitled 100,000,000 Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
Fans Can't Be Wrong, the title being a homage to Elvis Presley's 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong. The set consisted of four CDs packed with 38 unreleased and 12 rare tracks, as well as a DVD. The box set marked the sales of 100 million Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
albums and also commemorated the 20th anniversary of the release of the band's first record in 1984. In November 2004, Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
was honored with the Award for Merit at the American Music Awards. Have a Nice Day and Lost Highway (2005–2008) The band's ninth studio album, Have a Nice Day, was released in September 2005. The album debuted at number two in both the U.S. and UK, reaching number one in fifteen countries.[42] The title track was an international hit, reaching the top ten in the UK, Europe, Australia and Canada. The second single, "Who Says You Can't Go Home", was released in early 2006. The song reached top forty on the Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
in the U.S. A duet version of "Who Says You Can't Go Home" with country singer Jennifer Nettles
Jennifer Nettles
of the band Sugarland, peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs and Bon Jovi became the first rock band to have a number one single on Billboard's Country Chart. On February 11, 2007, Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
and Jennifer Nettles
Jennifer Nettles
won the Grammy
Grammy
Award, for "Best Country Collaboration with Vocals" for "Who Says You Can't Go Home". The band also won an award for Favorite Rock Song at the People's Choice Awards
People's Choice Awards
with "Who Says You Can't Go Home".[43] Soon after the release of Have A Nice Day, the band started gearing up for the new 2005–2006 worldwide Have A Nice Day Tour. This tour, took the band to numerous stages and stadiums throughout the world. The tour was a significant commercial success, as the group played to 2,002,000 fans, and the tour grossed a total $191 million. The tour was the third-highest-grossing tour of 2006 taking in just over $131 million, just behind The Rolling Stones' A Bigger Bang World Tour
A Bigger Bang World Tour
and Madonna's Confessions Tour. On November 14, 2006, Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame alongside James Brown
James Brown
and Led Zeppelin.

Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
in Montreal in 2007 during the Lost Highway Tour

In June 2007, Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
released their tenth studio album, Lost Highway. The album influences the band's rock sound with that of country music following the success of a country version of the band's 2006 single "Who Says You Can't Go Home", a duet with Jennifer Nettles. To promote the new album, Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
made several television appearances, including the 6th annual CMT Awards in Nashville, American Idol, and MTV Unplugged, as well as playing at the Live Earth concert at Giants Stadium.[44] They also performed ten promotional gigs in the U.S., Canada, the UK, and Japan. As part of the 'tour', Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
were the first group to perform at London's new O2 Arena (formerly the Millennium Dome) when it opened to the public on June 24, 2007. The 23,000-seater stadium sold out within 30 minutes of tickets being released.[45] The album, described by Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi
as a " Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
album influenced by Nashville", topped the charts in U.S., Canada, Europe, and Japan. The album's third single "Till We Ain't Strangers Anymore" features LeAnn Rimes
LeAnn Rimes
and won the CMT Music Award for the Collaborative Video of the Year in 2008.[46][47] The song was also nominated for the Academy of Country Music Award for Vocal Event of the Year.[48] In October 2007 the band announced the Lost Highway Tour. Starting with the 10 shows to open the brand new, Newark, New Jersey
Newark, New Jersey
Prudential Center, the band toured Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, the U.S. and then Europe, finishing in the summer of 2008. The tour was the highest grossing tour of 2008 in Billboard's rankings, with ticket sales of $210.6 million, reported from November 14, 2007 through Nov.11, 2008.[49] In all, 2,157,675 tickets were sold during 2008.[49] Combined with $16.4 million in 2007 from the Newark shows, making a combined gross of $227 million in ticket sales. In Pollstar's calculus for North America, the Lost Highway Tour
Lost Highway Tour
had the highest gross for 2008 at $70.4 million.[50] The Circle and Greatest Hits (2009–2011)

Richie Sambora
Richie Sambora
and Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi
at 2009 Tribeca Film Festival

In April 2009, Phil Griffin's documentary on the band, "When We Were Beautiful", debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival, chronicling Bon Jovi's ups and downs over 25 years and following the band on their latest Lost Highway tour. In June 2009, Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi
and Richie Sambora
Richie Sambora
were inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame. That month they also recorded a cover of the song "Stand By Me" with Iranian singer Andy Madadian, to show solidarity for those affected by political unrest in Iran. Parts of the song were sung in Persian. On November 10, 2009, the band released their eleventh studio album, entitled The Circle. The Circle is a return to rock n' roll after their Nashville influenced album, Lost Highway. The album debuted at number one in the U.S., Canada, Germany and Japan. Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
headed out on the road once again on February 19, 2010, embarking on The Circle Tour.[51] Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
kicked off the stadium leg of the Circle Tour by making history. They played the first ever show at the brand new New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The three sold out shows on May 26, 27 and 29, 2010 were a huge success. Bon Jovi's 12 night run at London's O2 Arena grossed $18,178,036 and seen them play to 187,696 fans. The Circle Tour
The Circle Tour
was the highest-grossing concert tour of 2010 according to Billboard's annual Top 25 concert tours. So far the tour has played to 1,909,234 fans and has grossed $201.1 million from more than 80 venues reported to Pollstar.[52] For the second time in three years, Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
ranked as Billboard's & Pollstar's Top Touring Act of the Year. Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
was also ranked second on Forbes magazine's list of the world's highest paid musicians, earning an approximate $125 million income that year.[53] Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
released a greatest hits album with four new songs in October 2010. The album debuted at number one in Canada, Ireland, Europe, Australia and made the top five in twenty countries. At the 2010 MTV Europe Music Awards, Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
received the Global Icon Award. In October 2010, Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
released the concert film, "The Circle Tour Live From Jersey" in U.S. theaters. At the same time, the band announced their upcoming tour. At the conclusion of 2011, the tour placed second on Billboard's annual, "Top 25 Tour", earning over £790 million dollars.[54] Inside Out, What About Now and Sambora's departure (2012–2014) In January 2012, Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi
stated that they were working on a twelfth studio album,[55] and in a live show in August 2012, Jon Bon Jovi played an acoustic version of a song that was announced to be on the upcoming album.[56] In October 2012, Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
announced Because We Can, a new world tour for 2013, in support of their new album, What About Now, which was released on March 12, 2013. The tour started in February 2013 and visited North America, Europe, Africa, the Far East, Australia and Latin America.[57] On November 27, 2012, Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
released a new live video album, called Inside Out, made up of content from shows at the O2 Arena, MetLife Stadium, and Madison Square Garden.[58] The album was first shown at movie theaters, with screenings preceded by a question-and-answer session with Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, David Bryan
David Bryan
and Tico Torres streamed live from a theater in New York, and was subsequently made available for purchase on iTunes.[58] On March 14, 2013, Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
appeared on the results show of American Idol and played one song, "Because We Can", from their new album What About Now.[59] From April 2 forward, Richie Sambora
Richie Sambora
departed the band's ongoing tour for unspecified "personal reasons"; Phil X
Phil X
once again replaced him, this time for the remainder of the tour, amidst rumours that Sambora had been fired.[60] Both Sambora and Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi
later denied the claim.[61] Tico Torres
Tico Torres
was also sidelined briefly due to emergency gallbladder surgery; he was replaced by Rich Scannella from Bon Jovi's solo band, the Kings of Suburbia, from September 20 to October 6.[62] 2014 marked the 30th anniversary since the band's first album, Bon Jovi, was released. In celebration of this, the band's album New Jersey was reissued along with an additional CD with the Sons of Beaches demos on it. In November 2014, Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi
told a reporter that Richie Sambora
Richie Sambora
had officially left the band, saying "He's quit. He's gone. No hard feelings."[2] That November, he also revealed that he was finishing writing songs for the band's next studio album, their first without Sambora, who was unofficially replaced by touring guitarist Phil X. Sambora has since stated that "There's no bad blood with me any more. I love Jon, and I still see the possibility of a return."[63] Burning Bridges and This House Is Not for Sale
This House Is Not for Sale
(2015–present) On July 31 2015, Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
released twin lead singles "We Don't Run" and "Saturday Night Gave Me Sunday Morning" for the compilation album Burning Bridges. "Saturday Night Gave Me Sunday Morning" had its premiere at the Austrian Radio Ö3 Hitradio on July 17, 2015 and "We Don't Run" premiered at the Brazilian radio Radio Rock on July 20, 2015. Burning Bridges was released August 21, 2015. According to Jon Bon Jovi, the album serves as a "fan record" to tie in with an accompanying international tour: "It’s songs that weren’t finished, that were finished, a couple of new ones like the one we released as a single "We Don't Run".[64] A Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
consultant confirmed that a new studio album is still planned to be released in 2016 followed by a world tour. On September 30, 2015, Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi
announced during a press conference that the title of their upcoming album will be This House Is Not for Sale. In the article, he said the following "The record is about our integrity. Integrity matters and we're at a place in our career where we don't have anything left to prove." The album's lead single, "This House Is Not for Sale" featuring a music video was released August 12, 2016, which also featured the promotion of unofficial members Hugh McDonald and Phil X
Phil X
to full-time band members.[65] On November 4, 2016, the band officially released their thirteenth studio album, This House Is Not for Sale, which was followed by their third live album, This House Is Not for Sale
This House Is Not for Sale
– Live from the London Palladium, that was released on December 16, 2016. In November 2016, Island Records
Island Records
and Universal Music Enterprises released Bon Jovi's studio albums in remastered versions on vinyl, spanning their thirty two-year career from Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
(1984) up until What About Now (2013). On February 10, 2017 a 25-LP box set titled Bon Jovi: The Albums was released. It consists of Bon Jovi's thirteen studio albums, the compilation Burning Bridges (2015), the two Jon Bon Jovi solo albums (Blaze of Glory and Destination Anywhere), and an exclusive Extras album featuring "international rarities".[66][67] Solo projects During the band's first sabbatical between 1990–1991 Jon Bon Jovi recorded a solo album, Blaze of Glory, a soundtrack to the movie Young Guns II. Released in 1990, the title track, "Blaze of Glory" peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. In 1991 "Blaze of Glory" won an award for Favorite Pop/Rock Single at the American Music Awards[68] and awarded a Golden Globe, as well. The song also earned Jon Bon Jovi an Academy Award
Academy Award
nomination and a Grammy
Grammy
nomination. Richie Sambora, with the help of Tico Torres
Tico Torres
and David Bryan, released a solo album entitled Stranger In This Town, in 1991. The album featured Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
on the song "Mr. Bluesman". David Bryan
David Bryan
recorded a soundtrack for the horror movie The Netherworld, which was the brighter part of that year after he was hospitalized with an illness caused by a South American parasite. Alec John Such
Alec John Such
took a fall off of his motorcycle which injured his bass-playing hand, forcing him to develop a whole new way to hold and play his instrument. In 1997, Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi
landed lead roles in several movies. While he was free between filming different movies, Jon wrote what would become his second solo album, 1997's Destination Anywhere. A short movie of the same name was recorded around the record's release, based entirely on the songs from the record and starring Jon Bon Jovi, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon
Kevin Bacon
and Whoopi Goldberg. Tico Torres
Tico Torres
used the opportunity to further pursue his painting while David Bryan
David Bryan
started writing and composing various musicals. In 1998, Richie Sambora
Richie Sambora
released his second solo outing titled Undiscovered Soul. In 2012, the band members embarked on solo projects once again, meanwhile recording their What About Now. Returning to film composing for the first time since Blaze of Glory, Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi
wrote and recorded two songs for the Al Pacino
Al Pacino
film Stand Up Guys,[69] while Richie Sambora
Richie Sambora
recorded and released his third studio album, Aftermath of the Lowdown, and supported it with a short world tour in October 2012.[70] As regards Tico Torres
Tico Torres
he focused on playing golf, by taking part in several tournaments and being captured by many different cameras while David Bryan
David Bryan
made a short performance at Fantiscritti, Carrara
Carrara
in May 26, 2012. Musical style Bon Jovi's musical style has generally been characterized as hard rock,[71][72][73] glam metal,[74][75][76] arena rock[71][77][78] and pop rock.[71][79] The band's first four albums blended the glam metal and hard rock genres. Their first two albums used a heavier mixture of glam metal and hard rock while their follow up which were Slippery When Wet
Slippery When Wet
and New Jersey
New Jersey
featured a more mainstream commercialized mixture of glam metal and hard rock. They had shed the glam metal sound by their fifth studio album, Keep the Faith, and their sixth, These Days, utilizing a more mature hard rock sound. Crush was characterized as "far enough into pop/rock to actually stand a chance of getting airplay", while Bounce was described as "heavy, serious rock". Have a Nice Day was also characterized as being heavier than Crush.[80] The band altered their sound dramatically in their next release, Lost Highway, blending influences from country music and country rock, a sound Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi
described as "a Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
album influenced by Nashville". Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
returned to a more typical rock sound on The Circle, which was described by Allmusic as "conjured by echoed, delayed guitars, shimmering keyboards, and spacious rhythms."[81] Some of the band's influences are Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Van Halen, The Beatles, Tom Petty
Tom Petty
and The Animals. Band members

Current members

Jon Bon Jovi – lead vocals, acoustic and rhythm guitars, maracas (1983–present) David Bryan – keyboards, piano, pedal steel guitar, backing and occasional lead vocals (1983–present) Tico Torres – drums, percussion, backing and occasional lead vocals (1983–present) Hugh McDonald – bass guitar, backing vocals (unofficial 1994–2016; 2016–present) Phil X – lead, rhythm and acoustic guitars, talkbox, backing and occasional lead vocals (substitute 2011, 2013; touring 2013–2016; 2016–present)

Former members

Richie Sambora – lead, rhythm and acoustic guitars, talkbox, backing and occasional lead vocals (1983–2013) Alec John Such – bass guitar, backing vocals (1983–1994; one-off show in 2001) Dave Sabo – lead guitar, backing vocals (1983)

Current touring musicians

Everett Bradley – percussion, backing vocals (2003–2004; 2016–present) John Shanks – rhythm and lead guitars, backing vocals (2015–present)

Former touring musicians

Bobby Bandiera – rhythm and lead guitar, backing vocals (2005–2015) Lorenza Ponce – violin, viola, cello, backing vocals (2005–2009, 2015) Jeff Kazee – Hammond organ, keyboards, backing vocals (2005–2006; one-off show in 2010) Kurt Johnston – pedal steel guitar, banjo, mandolin, Dobro, backing vocals (2006–2008) Rich Scanella – drums, backing vocals (2013) Matt O'Ree – rhythm and acoustic guitars, backing vocals (2015)

Timeline

Awards and nominations Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Bon Jovi Discography Main articles: Bon Jovi discography
Bon Jovi discography
and List of songs recorded by Bon Jovi

Studio albums

Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
(1984) 7800° Fahrenheit
7800° Fahrenheit
(1985) Slippery When Wet
Slippery When Wet
(1986) New Jersey
New Jersey
(1988) Keep the Faith
Keep the Faith
(1992) These Days (1995) Crush (2000) Bounce (2002) Have a Nice Day (2005) Lost Highway (2007) The Circle (2009) What About Now (2013) This House Is Not for Sale
This House Is Not for Sale
(2016)

Tours

Runaway Tour (1983-1984) 7800 Fahrenheit Tour (1985) Slippery When Wet
Slippery When Wet
Tour (1986–87) New Jersey Syndicate Tour
New Jersey Syndicate Tour
(1988–90) Keep the Faith
Keep the Faith
Tour (1993) I'll Sleep When I'm Dead Tour (1993) Crossroad Promo Tour (1994) These Days Tour (1995–96) Crush Tour (2000) One Wild Night Tour (2001) Bounce Tour (2002–03) Have a Nice Day Tour
Have a Nice Day Tour
(2005–06) Lost Highway Tour
Lost Highway Tour
(2007–08) The Circle Tour
The Circle Tour
(2010) Bon Jovi Live
Bon Jovi Live
(2011) Because We Can: The Tour (2013) Bon Jovi Live! (2015) This House Is Not for Sale
This House Is Not for Sale
Tour (2017–18)

See also

List of best-selling music artists List of glam metal bands and artists List of highest-grossing concert tours

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Compilation albums

Cross Road This Left Feels Right Greatest Hits Burning Bridges 100,000,000 Bon Jovi
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Fans Can't Be Wrong

Live albums

One Wild Night
One Wild Night
Live 1985–2001 Inside Out This House Is Not for Sale
This House Is Not for Sale
– Live from the London Palladium

Singles

"Runaway" "She Don't Know Me" "Burning for Love" (Japan only) "Only Lonely" "In and Out of Love" "The Hardest Part Is the Night" "Silent Night" "You Give Love a Bad Name" "Livin' on a Prayer" "Wanted Dead or Alive" "Never Say Goodbye" "Bad Medicine" "Born to Be My Baby" "I'll Be There for You" "Lay Your Hands on Me" "Living in Sin" "Keep the Faith" "Bed of Roses" "In These Arms" "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead" "I Believe" "Dry County" "Please Come Home for Christmas" "Always" "Someday I'll Be Saturday Night" "This Ain't a Love Song" "Something for the Pain" "Lie to Me" "These Days" "Hey God" "Real Life" "It's My Life" "Say It Isn't So" "Thank You For Loving Me" "One Wild Night" "Wanted Dead or Alive" (Live) "Everyday" "Misunderstood" "All About Lovin' You" "Bounce" (promo single) "The Distance" (Japan only) "It's My Life (2003)" "Wanted Dead or Alive (2003)" (promo single) "Have a Nice Day" "Who Says You Can't Go Home" (with Jennifer Nettles) "Welcome to Wherever You Are" "(You Want To) Make a Memory" "Lost Highway" "Till We Ain't Strangers Anymore" (with LeAnn Rimes) "Summertime" (Canada only) "Whole Lot of Leavin'" "We Weren't Born to Follow" "Superman Tonight" "When We Were Beautiful" "What Do You Got?" "No Apologies" "This Is Our House" (promo single) "Because We Can" "What About Now" "This House Is Not for Sale"

Other songs

"Edge of a Broken Heart"

Video albums

Breakout: Video Singles Slippery When Wet: The Videos New Jersey: The Videos Access All Areas: A Rock & Roll Odyssey Keep the Faith: An Evening with Bon Jovi Keep the Faith: The Videos Cross Road Live from London The Crush Tour This Left Feels Right
This Left Feels Right
Live Lost Highway: The Concert When We Were Beautiful Live at Madison Square Garden Greatest Hits: The Ultimate Video Collection

Concert tours

Runaway Tour Slippery When Wet
Slippery When Wet
Tour Jersey Syndicate Tour Keep the Faith
Keep the Faith
Tour I'll Sleep When I'm Dead Tour These Days Tour Crush Tour One Wild Night
One Wild Night
Tour Bounce Tour Have a Nice Day Tour Lost Highway Tour The Circle Tour Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
Live Because We Can Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
Live! This House Is Not for Sale
This House Is Not for Sale
Tour

Solo albums

Blaze of Glory (Jon Bon Jovi) Stranger in This Town
Stranger in This Town
(Sambora) On a Full Moon
On a Full Moon
(Bryan) Destination Anywhere
Destination Anywhere
(Jon Bon Jovi) Undiscovered Soul
Undiscovered Soul
(Sambora) Lunar Eclipse (Bryan) The Power Station Years: The Unreleased Recordings (Jon Bon Jovi) Aftermath of the Lowdown
Aftermath of the Lowdown
(Sambora)

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Compilation albums

Cross Road This Left Feels Right Greatest Hits Burning Bridges 100,000,000 Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
Fans Can't Be Wrong

Live albums

One Wild Night
One Wild Night
Live 1985–2001 Inside Out This House Is Not for Sale
This House Is Not for Sale
– Live from the London Palladium

Singles

"Runaway" "She Don't Know Me" "Burning for Love" (Japan only) "Only Lonely" "In and Out of Love" "The Hardest Part Is the Night" "Silent Night" "You Give Love a Bad Name" "Livin' on a Prayer" "Wanted Dead or Alive" "Never Say Goodbye" "Bad Medicine" "Born to Be My Baby" "I'll Be There for You" "Lay Your Hands on Me" "Living in Sin" "Keep the Faith" "Bed of Roses" "In These Arms" "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead" "I Believe" "Dry County" "Please Come Home for Christmas" "Always" "Someday I'll Be Saturday Night" "This Ain't a Love Song" "Something for the Pain" "Lie to Me" "These Days" "Hey God" "Real Life" "It's My Life" "Say It Isn't So" "Thank You For Loving Me" "One Wild Night" "Wanted Dead or Alive" (Live) "Everyday" "Misunderstood" "All About Lovin' You" "Bounce" (promo single) "The Distance" (Japan only) "It's My Life (2003)" "Wanted Dead or Alive (2003)" (promo single) "Have a Nice Day" "Who Says You Can't Go Home" (with Jennifer Nettles) "Welcome to Wherever You Are" "(You Want To) Make a Memory" "Lost Highway" "Till We Ain't Strangers Anymore" (with LeAnn Rimes) "Summertime" (Canada only) "Whole Lot of Leavin'" "We Weren't Born to Follow" "Superman Tonight" "When We Were Beautiful" "What Do You Got?" "No Apologies" "This Is Our House" (promo single) "Because We Can" "What About Now" "This House Is Not for Sale"

Other songs

"Edge of a Broken Heart"

Video albums

Breakout: Video Singles Slippery When Wet: The Videos New Jersey: The Videos Access All Areas: A Rock & Roll Odyssey Keep the Faith: An Evening with Bon Jovi Keep the Faith: The Videos Cross Road Live from London The Crush Tour This Left Feels Right
This Left Feels Right
Live Lost Highway: The Concert When We Were Beautiful Live at Madison Square Garden Greatest Hits: The Ultimate Video Collection

Concert tours

Runaway Tour Slippery When Wet
Slippery When Wet
Tour Jersey Syndicate Tour Keep the Faith
Keep the Faith
Tour I'll Sleep When I'm Dead Tour These Days Tour Crush Tour One Wild Night
One Wild Night
Tour Bounce Tour Have a Nice Day Tour Lost Highway Tour The Circle Tour Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
Live Because We Can Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
Live! This House Is Not for Sale
This House Is Not for Sale
Tour

Solo albums

Blaze of Glory (Jon Bon Jovi) Stranger in This Town
Stranger in This Town
(Sambora) On a Full Moon
On a Full Moon
(Bryan) Destination Anywhere
Destination Anywhere
(Jon Bon Jovi) Undiscovered Soul
Undiscovered Soul
(Sambora) Lunar Eclipse (Bryan) The Power Station Years: The Unreleased Recordings (Jon Bon Jovi) Aftermath of the Lowdown
Aftermath of the Lowdown
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1956–1975

1956: Calypso – Harry Belafonte 1957: Music from My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady
– Original Cast 1958: Music from My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady
– Original Cast 1959: The Music from Peter Gunn
The Music from Peter Gunn
– Henry Mancini 1960: Music from The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music
– Original Cast 1961: Camelot – Original Cast 1962: West Side Story – Soundtrack 1963: West Side Story – Soundtrack 1964: Music from Hello, Dolly! – Original Cast 1965: Music from Mary Poppins – Soundtrack 1966: Whipped Cream & Other Delights – Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
& the Tijuana Brass 1967: More of the Monkees
More of the Monkees
– The Monkees 1968: Are You Experienced
Are You Experienced
– The Jimi Hendrix Experience 1969: In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida – Iron Butterfly 1970: Bridge over Troubled Water
Bridge over Troubled Water
– Simon & Garfunkel 1971: Jesus Christ Superstar – Soundtrack 1972: Harvest – Neil Young 1973: The World Is a Ghetto
The World Is a Ghetto
– War 1974: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
– Elton John 1975: Greatest Hits – Elton John

1976–2000

1976: Frampton Comes Alive!
Frampton Comes Alive!
– Peter Frampton 1977: Rumours – Fleetwood Mac 1978: Saturday Night Fever – Soundtrack 1979: 52nd Street – Billy Joel 1980: The Wall
The Wall
– Pink Floyd 1981: Hi Infidelity
Hi Infidelity
– REO Speedwagon 1982: Asia – Asia 1983: Thriller – Michael Jackson 1984: Thriller – Michael Jackson 1985: Born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.
– Bruce Springsteen 1986: Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
– Whitney Houston 1987: Slippery When Wet
Slippery When Wet
– Bon Jovi 1988: Faith – George Michael 1989: Don't Be Cruel – Bobby Brown 1990: Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814
Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814
– Janet Jackson 1991: Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey
– Mariah Carey 1992: Ropin' the Wind
Ropin' the Wind
– Garth Brooks 1993: The Bodyguard – Soundtrack 1994: The Sign – Ace of Base 1995: Cracked Rear View
Cracked Rear View
– Hootie & the Blowfish 1996: Jagged Little Pill
Jagged Little Pill
– Alanis Morissette 1997: Spice – Spice Girls 1998: Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture – James Horner 1999: Millennium – Backstreet Boys 2000: No Strings Attached – NSYNC

2001–present

2001: 1 – The Beatles 2002: The Eminem Show
The Eminem Show
– Eminem 2003: Get Rich or Die Tryin'
Get Rich or Die Tryin'
– 50 Cent 2004: Confessions – Usher 2005: The Massacre
The Massacre
– 50 Cent 2006: Some Hearts
Some Hearts
– Carrie Underwood 2007: Daughtry – Daughtry 2008: As I Am
As I Am
– Alicia Keys 2009: Fearless – Taylor Swift 2010: I Dreamed a Dream – Susan Boyle 2011: 21 – Adele 2012: 21 – Adele 2013: The 20/20 Experience
The 20/20 Experience
– Justin Timberlake 2014: Frozen – Soundtrack 2015: 1989 – Taylor Swift 2016: 25 – Adele 2017: Damn – Kendrick Lamar

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Recording Industry Association of Japan
Recording Industry Association of Japan
– Gold Disc Award for Artist of the Year

Domestic

Akina Nakamori
Akina Nakamori
(1987) Rebecca (1988) Boøwy
Boøwy
(1989) Southern All Stars (1990) Yumi Matsutoya (1991) Chage and Aska (1992) Chage and Aska (1993) Wands (1994) TRF (1995) TRF (1996) Namie Amuro
Namie Amuro
(1997) Glay (1998) B'z
B'z
(1999) Utada Hikaru
Utada Hikaru
(2000) Ayumi Hamasaki
Ayumi Hamasaki
(2001) Ayumi Hamasaki
Ayumi Hamasaki
(2002) Utada Hikaru
Utada Hikaru
(2003) Ayumi Hamasaki
Ayumi Hamasaki
(2004) Orange Range
Orange Range
(2005) Kumi Koda
Kumi Koda
(2006) Kumi Koda
Kumi Koda
(2007) Exile (2008) Exile (2009) Arashi
Arashi
(2010) Arashi
Arashi
(2011) AKB48
AKB48
(2012) AKB48
AKB48
(2013) AKB48
AKB48
(2014) Arashi
Arashi
(2015) Arashi
Arashi
(2016) Arashi
Arashi
(2017) Namie Amuro
Namie Amuro
(2018)

International

Madonna (1987) The Beatles
The Beatles
(1988) Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
(1989) Madonna (1990) Madonna (1991) Guns N' Roses
Guns N' Roses
(1992) Madonna (1993) The Beatles
The Beatles
(1994) Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey
(1995) Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey
(1996) Me & My (1997) Celine Dion
Celine Dion
(1998) Celine Dion
Celine Dion
(1999) Celine Dion
Celine Dion
(2000) The Beatles
The Beatles
(2001) Backstreet Boys
Backstreet Boys
(2002) Avril Lavigne
Avril Lavigne
(2003) Twelve Girls Band (2004) Queen (2005) O-Zone
O-Zone
(2006) Daniel Powter
Daniel Powter
(2007) Avril Lavigne
Avril Lavigne
(2008) Madonna (2009) The Beatles
The Beatles
(2010) Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga
(2011) Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga
(2012) Che'Nelle (2013) One Direction
One Direction
(2014) One Direction
One Direction
(2015) The Beatles
The Beatles
(2016) Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande
(2017) The Beatles
The Beatles
(2018)

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Class of 2018

Performers

Bon Jovi The Cars Dire Straits The Moody Blues Nina Simone

Early influences

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

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UK best-selling albums (by year) (1990–2009)

1990: ...But Seriously
...But Seriously
(Phil Collins) 1991: Stars (Simply Red) 1992: Stars (Simply Red) 1993: Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell (Meat Loaf) 1994: Cross Road (Bon Jovi) 1995: Robson & Jerome (Robson & Jerome) 1996: Jagged Little Pill
Jagged Little Pill
(Alanis Morissette) 1997: Be Here Now (Oasis) 1998: Talk on Corners
Talk on Corners
(The Corrs) 1999: Come On Over
Come On Over
(Shania Twain) 2000: 1 (The Beatles) 2001: No Angel
No Angel
(Dido) 2002: Escapology (Robbie Williams) 2003: Life for Rent
Life for Rent
(Dido) 2004: Scissor Sisters
Scissor Sisters
(Scissor Sisters) 2005: Back to Bedlam
Back to Bedlam
(James Blunt) 2006: Eyes Open (Snow Patrol) 2007: Back to Black
Back to Black
(Amy Winehouse) 2008: Rockferry
Rockferry
(Duffy) 2009 : I Dreamed a Dream (Susan Boyle)

Authority control

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