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Posted on Thu, 02/26/2015 - 4:49pm
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Bon Jovi is an American rock band from Sayreville, New Jersey. Formed in 1983, Bon Jovi consists of lead singer and namesake Jon Bon Jovi (born John Francis Bongiovi, Jr.), pianist and keyboard player David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres. The band's lineup has remained mostly static during its history, with the only exceptions being the 1994 dismissal of bass player Alec John Such, who was unofficially replaced by Hugh McDonald, and the departure of longtime guitarist and co-songwriter Richie Sambora in 2013. In 1986, Bon Jovi achieved widespread global recognition with their third album, Slippery When Wet. The band's fourth album, New Jersey was equally successful in 1988. After touring and recording non-stop during the late 1980s, the band went on hiatus following the New Jersey Tour in 1990, during which time Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora both released successful solo albums. In 1992, the band returned with the album Keep the Faith. Their 2000 single "It's My Life", which followed a second hiatus, successfully introduced the band to a younger audience. Bon Jovi have been known to use different styles in their music, which has included country for their 2007 album Lost Highway.

Thus far, Bon Jovi has released 13 studio albums, plus two compilations and two live albums. They are one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, having sold more than 100 million records worldwide and performed more than 2,700 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 34 million fans. Bon Jovi was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2006. The band was also honored with the Award of Merit at the American Music Awards in 2004, and as both songwriters and collaborators, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora were inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2009.

 

Top Rated Albums

New Jersey
Studio Album - 1988

 

Live at Madison Square Garden
Video / Film - 2011

 

Live From the Have a Nice Day Tour
Extended Play (EP) - 2006

 

Bon Jovi – Target EP
Extended Play (EP) - 2003

 

Burning Bridges
Compilation - 2015

 

The Love Songs
Extended Play (EP) - 2001

 

These Days
Studio Album - 1995

 

Lost Highway: The Concert
Video / Film - 2007

 

This House Is Not for Sale
Studio Album - 2016

 

Cross Road
Compilation - 1994

 

The Crush Tour
Video / Film - 2000

 

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United States

Years active

1983–present (hiatuses from 1990–1991 and 1997–1999)
 

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