Jon Bon Jovi is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and actor. He is best known as the founder and frontman of the rock band Bon Jovi, which he formed in 1983. He has released 15 studio albums with the band and two solo albums. In 2009, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Bon Jovi is also a philanthropist, having donated to charities and foundations across the world.
He has written many hit songs for the band, including the iconic “Livin’ on a Prayer,” which reached number one in the U.S. and many other countries around the world. He has also had a successful acting career, appearing in several films and television shows, such as Moonlight and Valentino and The Leading Man.
Bon Jovi has been a consistent money maker throughout his career, with over 30 million records sold worldwide. He has also earned numerous awards and accolades, including multiple Grammy nominations and a Golden Globe Award. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, and in 2010, he was named one of the Top 100 Greatest Artists of All Time by Billboard magazine.
While Bon Jovi is best known for their stomping glammy hair metal, the band has also excelled in emotional power ballads. Few do it better than this tasty number from their 1992 album Keep the Faith, which features a gorgeous melding of pounding piano and twanging riffs. Jon really lets his voice soar on this track, and Richie Sambora’s backing vocals are a perfect compliment.
The first single from the band’s sixth album, These Days, was another massive hit in both the US and Europe. It was the first time Bon Jovi had charted a song in both of those countries, and it helped propel the album to number one in the US, becoming their second biggest selling record. It was also a hit in Japan, Australia, Germany, and many other countries.
In the 1990s, Bon Jovi had a brief stint as a movie star, starring in a number of movies, including Young Guns II and The Leading Man. He has also done some acting on TV, appearing in Sex and the City, 30 Rock, and Ally McBeal. He has also written and produced a few film projects.
In 2003, Bon Jovi released an acoustic album called This Left Feels Right, which featured songs from their previous studio albums in a different light. They wrote, re-recorded and reinvented 12 of their biggest hits to create this unique album. It was a huge success, and it remains their best-selling acoustic album to date. Jon Bon Jovi has a deep love for music, and he continues to write and perform with the band in addition to releasing his own material. Jon is also an active philanthropist, having founded the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation in 2006 to combat issues that force families and individuals into economic despair. He has a reputation for being a good-hearted person and is a beloved figure in pop culture.