Bon Jovi is one of the best-known rock bands of all time. The band’s popularity and success in the industry has continued through the 21st century. They have won a number of awards, including the Grammy Award, the World Music Award, and the Brit Award for Best International Group. Their hits include “It’s My Life,” “Livin’ on a Prayer,” and “Living in Sin.”
Bon Jovi has toured more than 2,700 times throughout the world. In fact, the band has sold more than 130 million records worldwide. It’s been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as well as the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Jon Bon Jovi has been an American rock star since the 1980s. He started playing in various bands at an early age, and he later became lead singer of Bon Jovi. He has written and recorded a number of songs, including the singles “Livin’ on a Prayer” and “Love Lies.”
Bon Jovi first formed in Sayreville, New Jersey in 1983, and signed with Mercury Records. The group released their debut album, Runaway, in 1984. This was their first album to achieve national success, and two of the singles on the record, “Runaway” and “Livin’ on a Prayer,” reached the top of the charts. Although the group had a short break between albums, they were back on the road in 1992 and later that year, they released their fifth studio album, Keep the Faith. A few years later, they released another album, Bad Medicine, which reached number one in the UK.
During the 1990s, the group changed their musical direction. They began to incorporate elements of country and soft rock into their music. They also began to write stronger melodies and lessen their reliance on the hard rock guitars of their previous era. One of the highlights of their musical style was the song “I’ll Be There for You,” which hit the number-one spot in the United States. Another hit from the 1990s, the Jennifer Nettles-penned “Breakout,” was nominated for a Grammy Award.
After a brief sabbatical, the group reunited in the late 1990s and recorded a number of albums. The band released its eighth studio album, Bounce, in fall 2002. Following the release, Bon Jovi embarked on an international tour. On April 14, 2018, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame.
Since then, the group has released more than 13 studio albums. In addition to their records, the band has acted in a variety of films and television shows. Among the band’s notable accomplishments is the formation of their own philanthropic organization, the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation. Several of the Bon Jovi members have pursued solo projects in the 2010s. Some of the more recent musicians to join the group include David Bryan, Richie Sambora, and Hugh McDonald.
While Hugh John McDonald hasn’t been officially a member of the group, he has been a bona fide bassist in the band for a number of years. However, he didn’t become a full-time member until 2016. As of October 2018, he had a net worth of $5 million.