Bon Jovi has been one of the most successful modern rock bands of all time. Their fusion of hard rock and confessional adult contemporary music has earned them over 130 million records worldwide. In fact, they have sold more than 34 million albums in the U.S. alone, making them the top-selling band of all time in the country. In fact, Bon Jovi was named one of the “50 Most Beautiful People in the World” by People Magazine in 1996. In addition to the music industry, Bon Jovi has worked in television and film. They also founded the nonprofit Bon Jovi Soul Foundation to address homelessness in America. The group has performed over 2,700 concerts across 50 countries.
During the 1980s, Bon Jovi became famous for its power ballads. They were influenced by country and rhythm and blues, yet still kept a heavy emphasis on melody. The band changed their sound and style in order to fit the times, but they did not abandon the genres that made them popular in the first place. Their popularity has continued in the 21st century. They continue to tour and have recently released a new album. The new record reached #1 in Austria, Holland, and Australia.
Bon Jovi’s most notable singles include “You Give Love a Bad Name,” “Livin’ on a Prayer,” and “Livin’ on a Prayer.” The band’s best-selling album, Slippery When Wet, was the first pop-metal album to reach the top of the charts, and the band was included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007. They also received an Award for Merit at the 2004 American Music Awards.
Jon Bon Jovi was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. He graduated from Sayreville War Memorial High School. Before he formed his band, he played in several local bands with David Bryan. The two wrote a number of songs together. The band’s first single was Runaway. The band toured extensively during the late 80s, and recorded a series of albums.
When Bon Jovi began recording their next album, they replaced their bassist, Alec John Such, with Richie Sambora. The pair also wrote two of the album’s biggest hits in Richie’s parent’s basement. But Sambora left Bon Jovi in 2013, for personal reasons. After his departure, Phil X joined the band as Sambora’s unofficial replacement.
During the 1990s, Bon Jovi branched out to act and produce music for films. They made a number of appearances on television, including Ally McBeal and The West Wing. They also produced a series of public service announcements for the Red Cross. In addition, they launched a nonprofit organization to combat hunger and homelessness in America. In 2001, they were awarded an honorary doctorate from Monmouth University.
During the 21st century, the band continues to tour, and they have released three live albums. Their most recent album, What About Now, hit number one in Australia and Canada. In addition, Bon Jovi has been a member of the White House Council on Community Solutions, addressing issues of economic despair in the U.S. and working on behalf of President Barack Obama. They have also toured to raise funds for the Monmouth County Alliance of Neighbors.