They are one of the most influential American rock bands in history and continue to build a lasting legacy today. Find out why millions of people around the world can’t get enough of Bon Jovi.
Bon Jovi frontman Jon Bon Jovi knew from an early age he wanted to be a performer and as a teenager had formed his first band. Together with Richie Sambora, David Bryan, Tico Torres and Alec John Such, they formed Bon Jovi and scored a life-changing record deal in 1983. They released their eponymous debut album in 1984, which put them onto the map with lead single “Runaway,” which became their first Top 40 hit.
They followed up their initial success with sophomore album 7800 Fahrenheit, which achieved Platinum sales certification. Bon Jovi dominated radio waves throughout the remainder of the 80s thanks to subsequent albums Slippery When Wet and New Jersey. Both topped music charts around the world and sent their popularity soaring with singles “Wanted Dead or Alive,” “You Give Love a Bad Name,” “Bad Medicine,” and mega-hit “Livin’ On a Prayer.”
They have since undergone brief periods of hiatus and seen lineup changes, but Bon Jovi continue to rock audiences and release new music today. They have performed in some of the biggest venues in the world and among their many accolades are a Grammy, Billboard Music Award, Brit Award, American Music Award and World Music Award. They have been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and U.K.’s Music Hall of Fame, while Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame for their work with the band.
Bon Jovi’s collection of hit songs is extensive, however, they are best known for bangers like “You Give Love a Bad Name,” “Livin’ On a Prayer,” “Bad Medicine,” “It’s My Life,” “Have a Nice Day” and “Wanted Dead or Alive.” They also saw chart success for their collaborations with country singers LeAnn Rimes (“Till We Ain’t Strangers Anymore”) and Jennifer Nettles (“Who Says You Can’t Go Home”).
Their Lost Highway and Have a Nice Day tours are among the top 20 highest-grossing tours of the 2000s. Fellow rockers U2 and Bruce Springsteen are the only other artists to have multiple tours make the list for that decade.
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