Bon Jovi History
Bon Jovi is a hard rock bank from New Jersey formed in 1983 with lead singer Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Richie Sambora, keyboardist David Bryan, bassist Alec John Such and drummer Tico Torres. The lineup has remained the same for last 23 years other than the departure of Alec John Such in 1994.
In 1984 and 1985, Bon Jovi released two albums which were moderately successful. However, they achieved a lot of success and acclaim with their subsequent albums named Slippery When Wet in 1986 and New Jersey in 1988. The success of these two albums launched the band into global stardom.
In 1990, the band went on a hiatus after the New Jersey tour and during this period Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora concentrated on their solo careers, which were quite successful. In 1992, the band had a double platinum with Keep the Faith and has had many platinum albums ever since.
Bon Jovi has broadened its musical horizons by combining rock with pop, adult contemporary and country music. The band won a Grammy in 2006 for the Best Country Collaboration for the song Who Says You Can’t Go Home with Jennifer Nettles from Sugarland. They also became the first rock band to reach number one on the Hot Country Songs chart for the same song. Since then, Bon Jovi has been nominated twice for It’s My Life super hit and two songs from the albums Bounce, Misunderstood and Everyday.
In the last 23 years, Bon Jovi has sold over 120 million albums across the world with 34 million albums in the United States alone.
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