Aerosmith is a rock band, which was formed in 1970 in Boston, Massachusetts. The current lineup includes Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, and Brad Whitford. The band won numerous awards, including 10 MTV Video Music Awards, 4 Grammies, and 4 Billboard Music Awards. Aerosmith is mostly famous for such hits as “Crying”, “Amazing”, and “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”.
The fans often call this American band “The Bad Boys From Boston”, even though none of the original members were born there. Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, and Tim Hamilton first met in New Hampshire, where Tom was from, in the late 1960’s. Tyler came from New York while Joe arrived from Massachusetts. In 1970, the three musicians decided to form a band and to start working in Boston. They asked Brad Whitford and Joey Kramer to join them.
In 1983, Aerosmith recorded their first album Aerosmith. It reached the 21st spot on Billboard 200 and 58th spot on Canadian Albums Chart. Over the years, this album sold over 2 million copies in the US only and went platinum in USA and Canada.
Once their career took off, the five musicians released several very successful albums, gave many concerts and gained immense popularity. In the end of 1970’s they had to deal with drug and alcohol addiction, which almost ruined the group. During the tough period from 1979 to 1984, Perry and Whitford left the band. But thanks to the promotor’s Tim Collins’ efforts, the original lineup was restored. Since then the band became even more successful than in the early years.
Aerosmith sold 150 million albums worldwide and 66.5 million in the USA. This is a record for hard rock bands in the USA and the second best record in the world after AC/DC. The number of golden, platinum and multiplatinum albums is impressive. 21 of their songs made it into the top-40. Nine singles topped the mainstream charts. The band influenced many different artists and music genres, including hard rock, heavy metal, and blues. In 2011, they were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The band continues to write new music and performs live all over the world.