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Aerosmith is an American rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1970. The group consists of Steven Tyler (vocals), Joe Perry (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass guitar), Joey Kramer (drums), and Brad Whitford (guitar). Their style, which is rooted in blues-based hard rock, has come to also incorporate elements of pop rock, heavy metal, and rhythm and blues, and has inspired many subsequent rock artists. They are sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band".

Perry and Hamilton, originally in a band together called the Jam Band, met up with Tyler, Kramer, and guitarist Ray Tabano, and formed Aerosmith. In 1971, Tabano was replaced by Whitford, and the band began developing a following in Boston. They were signed to Columbia Records in 1972, and released a string of gold and platinum albums, beginning with their 1973 eponymous debut album, followed by Get Your Wings in 1974. In 1975, the band broke into the mainstream with the album Toys in the Attic, and their 1976 follow-up Rocks cemented their status as hard rock superstars. Draw the Line and Night in the Ruts followed in 1977 and 1979 respectively. Their first five albums have since attained multi-platinum status. Throughout the 1970s, the band toured extensively and charted a dozen Billboard Hot 100 singles, including their first Top 40 hit "Sweet Emotion" and the Top 10 hits "Dream On" and "Walk This Way". By the end of the decade, they were among the most popular hard rock bands in the world and developed a following of fans, often referred to as the "Blue Army". However, drug addiction and internal conflict took their toll on the band, which led to the departures of Perry and Whitford in 1979 and 1981, respectively; they were replaced by Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay. The band did not fare well between 1980 and 1984, releasing the album Rock in a Hard Place, which was certified gold but failed to match their previous successes.

Perry and Whitford returned to Aerosmith in 1984 and the band signed a new deal with Geffen Records. After a comeback tour, the band recorded Done with Mirrors (1985), which won some critical praise but failed to match commercial expectations. It was not until the band's collaboration with rap group Run–D.M.C. in 1986, and the 1987 multi-platinum release, Permanent Vacation, that they regained the level of popularity they had experienced in the 1970s. In the late 1980s and 1990s, the band scored several Top 40 hits and won numerous awards for music from the multi-platinum albums Pump (1989), Get a Grip (1993), and Nine Lives (1997), while they embarked on their most extensive concert tours to date. Their biggest hit singles (all of which reached the Top 20) during this time included "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)", "Angel", "Rag Doll", "Love in an Elevator", "Janie's Got a Gun", "What it Takes", "Livin' on the Edge", "Cryin'", and "Crazy". The band also became a pop culture phenomenon with popular music videos and notable appearances in television, film, and video games. In 1998, they achieved their first number-one hit with "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" from the Armageddon soundtrack and the following year, their own roller coaster attraction opened at Walt Disney World. Their comeback has been described as one of the most remarkable and spectacular in rock history. Additional albums Just Push Play (which included the Top 10 hit "Jaded"), Honkin' on Bobo (a collection of blues covers), and Music from Another Dimension! followed in 2001, 2004, and 2012 respectively, and in 2008, they released Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, which is considered to be the best-selling band-centric video game. After 49 years of performing, the band continues to tour and record music, but is embarking on a farewell tour that will likely last several years. The band will be performing at a residency in Las Vegas in 2019.

Aerosmith is the best-selling American hard rock band of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide, including over 70 million records in the United States alone. With 25 gold albums, 18 platinum albums, and 12 multi-platinum albums, they hold the record for the most total certifications by an American band and are tied for the most multi-platinum albums by an American band. The band has scored twenty-one Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, nine number-one Mainstream Rock hits, four Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, and ten MTV Video Music Awards. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, and were included among both Rolling Stone's and VH1's lists of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time at number 57 and number 30 respectively. In 2013, the band's principal songwriters, Tyler and Perry, were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and in 2019, the band will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1973 Aerosmith 4.35 15
1974 Get Your Wings 3.65 10
1975 Toys in the Attic 4.7 22
1976 Rocks 4.5 14
1977 Draw the Line 3.5 12
1979 Night in the Ruts 5 8
1982 Rock in a Hard Place 4 10
1985 Done With Mirrors 4.5 12
1987 Permanent Vacation 4.45 15
1989 Pump 4.2 23
1993 Get a Grip 3.85 14
1997 Nine Lives 3.25 12
2001 Just Push Play 4 11
2004 Honkin’ on Bobo 4.5 4
2012 Music From Another Dimension! 5 11

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1980 Aerosmith’s Greatest Hits 4 14
1988 Gems 11
1991 Pandora’s Box 8
1994 Pandora’s Toys 4 4
1994 Big Ones 4 15
1994 Box of Fire 1
1996 Best Ballads 1
1997 Their Hits 1972-1997 1
2001 The Universal Masters Collection: Classic Aerosmith 1
2001 Young Lust: The Aerosmith Anthology 2
2001 Millenium Edition 1
2002 O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits 11
2005 Gold 3
2006 Devil’s Got a New Disguise: The Very Best of Aerosmith 5 6
2007 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Aerosmith 2
2008 Gold Collection 1
2011 Tough Love: Best of the Ballads 3
2011 The Essential Aerosmith 3
Above 1
Aerosmith - The Best OF 1
Gold Ballads 1
Greatest Ballads 1
Hits in the Attic 1
New Best Ballads 1
Pull the Plug 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1978 Live! Bootleg 8
1986 Classics Live! 3
1987 Classics Live! II 4
1994 1994-06-09: Concierto Básico, Studio 40 Principales, Madrid, Spain 1
1998 Classics Live! Complete 1
1998 A Little South of Sanity 4 5
2004 You Gotta Move 1
2005 Rockin’ the Joint 5
2008 Live In Philadelphia 1
2009 Rock This Way 1
2013 Rock for the Rising Sun 1
2014 Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014 2
2015 Rocks Donington 2014 1
2016 The Very Best of Aerosmith - Broadcasting Live, Rare Gems from the Vaults, Vol. 1 1
2016 The Very Best of Aerosmith - Broadcasting Live, Rare Gems from the Vaults, Vol. 2 1
2017 Bad Boys from Boston 1
Back in the Saddle 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1975 Dream On / Sweet Emotion 5 2
1975 Walk This Way 5 1
1976 Draw The Line / Bright, Light, Fright 1
1987 Angel 3
1987 Dude (Looks Like a Lady) 4
1988 Rag Doll 3
1989 Love in an Elevator 3
1989 Janie's Got a Gun 2
1989 The Other Side 4
1991 Sweet Emotion 5 1
1993 Livin’ on the Edge 7
1993 Cryin' 2
1993 Amazing 3
1993 Cryin’ 2
1993 Dream On 2
1993 Eat the Rich 1
1994 Crazy / Blind Man 1
1994 Blind Man 1
1994 Crazy 2
1994 Shut Up and Dance 1
1995 Walk on Water 1
1997 Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees) 4
1997 Hole in My Soul 3
1997 Pink 3
1997 Pink 1
1998 I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing 9
1999 Pink 1
2001 Jaded / Angel's Eye 2
2001 Jaded 3
2001 Fly Away From Here 3
2002 Girls of Summer 2
2012 Legendary Child 1
2012 Lover Alot 1
2012 What Could Have Been Love 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1988 Vacation Club 1
1990 Limited Edition Hits EP 1
1997 Made in America 1

EP + DJ-mix

Year Title RatingReleases
1999 Full Circle 1

Other + Interview

Year Title RatingReleases
1992 Talk This Way 1

Other + Spokenword

Year Title RatingReleases
2002 Maximum Aerosmith: The Unauthorised Biography of Aerosmith 1

Unspecified type

Year Title RatingReleases
2004 You Gotta Move 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1993 Aerosmith’s Greatest Hits - Best of the Best 1
2004 The Collection: Presenting 3 Original Album Classics 1

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