Bon Jovi Bounces Onto The Charts at #2

New Album Bounce Is the Highest Chart Debut Ever for a Bon Jovi Album

Oct 16, 2002, 01:00 ET from Island Def Jam

    NEW YORK, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- International superstars Bon Jovi add
 another milestone to their multi-platinum career as their latest effort Bounce
 debuts at #2 on the Billboard charts. This marks the highest-ever debut for
 the band who have earned sales in excess of 93 million albums worldwide.
     The new album Bounce is a big rock 'n' roll record that harkens to the
 band's roots with powerful songs and the inspiring, optimistic and hopeful
 lyrics that Bon Jovi is known for.  The New York Times writes, "Bon Jovi has
 become a rock 'n' roll institution" and The Associated Press hailed, "The boys
 from Jersey are back with Bounce, one of the best hard-rock records of the
 year."  Fueled by the hit single "Everyday" the album has already topped the
 European charts with a number one debut.
     Bon Jovi first debuted new material from Bounce at a rousing performance
 in front of more than 500,000 fans in New York's Times Square -- and countless
 more watching on TV -- at a kick-off event for the NFL season.  This feat was
 followed by a performance at Shepherd's Bush Empire in London which was
 simulcast live via satellite to more than 20 cinemas throughout Europe, and
 webcast live to over 63 different countries and seen by more than one million
 music fans.  Bon Jovi also recently appeared on the "Today Show," where
 thousands of the faithful gathered amidst the pouring rain to watch the band's
 outdoor performance, garnering the largest crowd the show has ever had in the
 month of October -- rain or shine.
     Bon Jovi is slated to mount a worldwide tour in support of Bounce
 beginning in December and continuing throughout 2003.
     Bounce is the follow up to the incredibly successful album, Crush which
 sold eight million copies worldwide (certified double platinum in the U.S.),
 spawned the hit singles, "It's My Life" and "Thank You For Loving Me" and
 earned the group their first ever Grammy nominations for "Best Rock Album" and
 "Best Rock Performance by Duo or Group" for "It's My Life."
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