Bon Jovi Breaks Japan Record

Bon Jovi made history again in Japan last month. The New Jersey band’s latest album, Lost Highway, debuted at No. 1 on the Oricon album chart on June 25th.

It is the fourth time a Bon Jovi album has debuted at the top, thus breaking the previous record of three No. 1 debuts for a non-Japanese act.

That record was jointly held by The Beatles and The Bay City Rollers. To put it into perspective, all the No. 1 Bay City Rollers albums were released in 1976-77, while the three No. 1 Beatles albums were released after the group had broken up.

Queen and Oasis are runners-up with two No. 1 debuts each.