Happy Birthday Nikki Sixx: His 11 Greatest Career Milestones

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The multi-talented Nikki Sixx turns 60 today!

One of the greatest American musicians, songwriters, radio hosts and photographers of our time, many of you may be familiar with Nikki Sixx as the co-founder, bassist, and primary songwriter of Mötley Crüe

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…However, Sixx has worked with countless artists and bands, co-writing and/or producing songs. Though he has a long list of impressive contributions to countless artists’ albums and singles, we compiled his most impressive milestones:

  • Mötley Crüe’s debut album Too Fast For Love (1981) becoming certified Platinum by the RIAA
  • Mötley Crüe’s second album Shout at the Devil (1983) becoming certified 4x Platinum by the RIAA, 3x Platinum by the CRIA and Gold by the ARIA.
  • Mötley Crüe’s third album Theatre of Pain (1985) becoming certified 4x Platinum by the RIAA and 3x Platinum by the CRIA
  • Mötley Crüe’s fourth album Girls, Girls, Girls (1987), with Mötley Crüe, becoming 4x Platinum by the RIAA, 2x Platinum by the CRIA and Silver by BPI.


  • Mötley Crüe‘s Dr. Feelgood (1989) not only peaked at No.1 on the Billboard 200, but becoming certified 6x Platinum by the RIAA, 3x Platinum by the CRIA, Gold by both BPI and IFPI
  • His contribution to Alice Cooper‘s certified Platinum, Gold and Silver album Hey Stoopid (1990), co-writing “Die for You
  • Mötley Crüe album (1994) becoming certified Gold by the RIAA
  • Mötley Crüe‘s seventh studio album, Generation Swine (1997) certified Gold by the RIAA
  • Mötley Crüe‘s eighth studio album, New Tattoo (2000) reaching No.19 on the Billboard Top Internet Albums
  • His contribution to Saliva‘s Back into Your System (2002), which reached No. 19 on the Billboard 200
  • His contribution to Meat Loaf‘s Canadian and US certified Gold album Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose (2006), co-writing “The Monster Is Loose
  • His contribution to James Otto‘s “Sunset Man” (2008), co-writing “Ain’t Gonna Stop,” which peaked on the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums at No.2 and Billboard 200 at No.3

What a resume! Happy birthday Nikki!

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