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Creative Idea for Fans Helps Bon Jovi Reach Number One on the Charts

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It’s been fifteen months since Bon Jovi released “This House Is Not for Sale”. The album, which now includes two new songs with its re-release, reached number one on the top Billboard 200 chart after just eight weeks. The band’s previous album “What about Now” also debuted at number one. The number two album on Billboard this week was the soundtrack from the blockbuster movie “Black Panther” after just three weeks on the chart.

The latest album marks the first recording without lead guitarist Richie Sambora. Phil X (Philip Eric Xenidis) is now the lead guitarist and Hugh McDonald moved to the bass guitar spot, and he is now being given official band member entitlements even though he has been with the band since it was formed in 1983.

With 129,000 equivalent units sold and 99 percent being complete album sales, “This House Is Not for Sale” makes it the band’s sixth number-one album in the United States. When asked about the meaning of the album, lead singer Jon Bon Jovi stated, “The [album] is about our integrity. Integrity matters and we’re at a place in our career where we don’t have anything left to prove.” At age 56, Jon Bon Jovi has still remained as the lead singer-songwriter despite his attempts at being a solo artist. He previously released 2 solo albums, and the band has released 12 including the latest album.

Sales from the new album that helped the band reach the top Billboard 200 are the result of a special package deal which allowed fans who purchased concert tickets, for the “This House Is Not for Sale” tour, to also receive a free digital download or actual physical copy. According to ticket sales to date, there were 120,000 purchasers who actually redeemed their free copy. Bon Jovi has sold 375,000 concert tickets.

Why Bon Jovi Belongs in the Hall of Fame

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Bon Jovi Needs a Spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Anyone who knows anything about music, specifically rock or metal, knows about Bon Jovi and how they’ve been around for a long time.

The band being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will certainly take a portion of people by surprise, seeing as how even when they were a dominant force in the 80’s, critics weren’t too in love with them. The band was seen as a “pop-friendly face” in music and was even questioned about the number of cliches that could be squeezed into one song in one interview.

Although critics didn’t have a high opinion of the band during their prime, the fact that they had a younger fanbase and looked very good on camera helped them endure a lot of criticism and bashing at the time. The band always kept to the bottom, as it were, and the number of good-time vibes and arena-rock feel they added to their music ended up creating some of the most well-known music that connected well with audiences during the Eighties and Nineties.

For example their famous hit song “Livin’ On a Prayer” had the feel of Bruce Springsteen but amped up, all during the era of Reaganomics. “Wanted Dead or Alive,” another smash hit, had one of the most memorable vocal turns in music history, coupled with the Western themes with someone on a road tour. The band has also produced some incredibly memorable ballads in their history, such as “Never Say Goodbye,” which is filled with nostalgia and tugs on the heartstrings of listeners at the same time.

In short, Bon Jovi’s induction to the Hall of Fame is because of their history of producing unforgettable sounds as well as maintaining good looks.