Bon Jovi has become one of the best-selling American rock bands of all time. Their music has sold more than 120 million copies worldwide and the band has toured in over 50 countries. They have also been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The American rock band was formed in Sayreville, New Jersey in the 1980s. The lead singer, Jon Bon Jovi, and drummer Tico Torres are the original members of the band. The original bass player, Alec John Such, left the band in 1994. During the late 1980s, the group performed heavily and recorded several albums. This was the period when the band became popular. Its 1986 album, Slippery When Wet, made the band a household name.
Since then, the group has been known for its powerful melodies, soaring guitar riffs, and strong ballads. In addition to their successful albums, they have released five compilations and three live albums. They also have appeared in several films. As of 2018, the band has sold 130 million records in the U.S. and has performed over 2,700 concerts across the world.
The band’s first album was released in 1984, and their second one was released in 1985. Both of these were moderately successful. However, they helped the band achieve a huge breakthrough with their third studio album, Slippery When Wet. With the success of songs such as “You Give Love a Bad Name” and “Wanted Dead or Alive,” Bon Jovi became an international sensation. By the end of 1988, the band had sold a whopping 19 million copies of their debut album in the U.S. and it was also a major hit overseas.
After the release of their third album, Bon Jovi began to change their sound and expand their musical genres. In 1990, they released a soundtrack for the film Young Guns II. Additionally, in 1992, the band released an acoustic album called Keep the Faith. Following these albums, the band’s members pursued solo projects. Throughout the 2010s, Bon Jovi continued to have success on the concert circuit.
Bon Jovi continues to have a devoted fan base in the United States and around the globe. The band has sold 130 million records to date, and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. Over the years, the band has been involved in numerous projects, including the founding of the Philadelphia Soul football team and a charitable foundation.
The band also took part in a major campaign for Barack Obama in 2008. On the other hand, they campaigned for Al Gore in 2000 and for John Kerry in 2004.
Bon Jovi continues to perform and record, and they are currently set to release their upcoming album, 2020, on October 2nd, 2020. For their last album, the band opted for a direct approach. They had previously worked with various producers. Pre-release singles include “Do What You Can”, “American Reckoning”, and “Burning Bridges and This House Is Not for Sale”.
Bon Jovi was the first rock band to have a number one country chart. The band has received numerous Grammy nominations for their work, and has sold over 130 million records to date.