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Jon Bon Jovi

Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi in 2009
Personal information
Birth nameJohn Francis Bongiovi, Jr.
Also known asJon Bon Jovi
BornMarch 2, 1962(age 54)
Sayreville, New Jersey, USA
GenresRock, hard rock, heavy metal, country rock
OccupationMusician, songwriter, actor, philanthropist
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, piano, harmonica, percussion, trumpet, horn, trombone
Years active1980 present
LabelsIsland, Mercury
Associated actsBon Jovi

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Jon Bon Jovi (born John Francis Bongiovi, Jr.; March 2, 1962) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as the founder, occasional rhythm guitarist, and lead singer of rock band Bon Jovi, which was named after him. Throughout his career, he has released two solo albums and eleven studio albums with his band, which to date have sold over 120 million albums worldwide. Тhe band was declared the second richest band for 2011, behind U2, earning an approximate $125 million income. In addition, Jon Bon Jovi is one of the majority-owners of the Philadelphia Soul, a team playing in the Arena Football League. In 2010, President Barack Obama named Jon Bon Jovi to the White House Council for Community Solutions.

As a solo artist, Bon Jovi has received numerous awards for his work, including a Golden Globe and an Academy Award nomination for his solo hit, "Blaze of Glory". He was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Monmouth University in 2001. He campaigned for Al Gore in the 2000 Presidential election, John Kerry in the 2004 Presidential election, and Barack Obama in the 2008 Presidential election.

He was ranked 31st in the Hit Parader's top Metal vocalists of All Time.

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