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 Bon Jovi From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation , search Bon Jovi Bon Jovi in Montreal, November 2007 Background information Origin Sayreville , New Jersey , United States Genre(s) Hard rock , Rock , Country rock (recent material) Years active 1983–Present Label(s) Island , Mercury Website BonJovi.com Members Jon Bon Jovi Richie Sambora David Bryan
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Tico Torres Former members Alec John Such Bon Jovi is a hard rock band from Sayreville, New Jersey . Fronted by lead singer and namesake Jon Bon Jovi , the group originally achieved large-scale success in the 1980s. Over the past 25 years, Bon Jovi has sold over 120 million albums worldwide, [1] including 34 million in the United States alone. [2] Bon Jovi formed in 1983 with lead singer Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Richie Sambora , keyboardist David Bryan , bassist Alec John Such , and drummer Tico Torres . Other than the departure of Alec John Such in 1994 (which pared the lineup down to a quartet), the lineup has remained the same for the past 25 years. After two moderately successful albums in 1984 and 1985, the band scored big with Slippery When Wet (1986) and New Jersey (1988), which sold a combined 19 million copies in the U.S. alone, charted eight Top Ten hits (including four number one hits), and launched the band into global super stardom. After non-stop touring , the band went on hiatus after 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 double platinum Keep the Faith and has since created a string of platinum albums throughout the 1990s and 2000s. In 2006, the band won a Grammy for best Country Collaboration for " Who Says You Can't Go Home " with Jennifer Nettles from Sugarland and also became the first rock band to reach #1 on the Hot Country Songs chart with the same song. The band has also received multiple Grammy nominations for music from the albums Crush , Bounce , and Lost Highway . Throughout their career, the band has released ten studio albums , of which nine have gone platinum. In addition, the band has charted 19 singles to the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 , four of which reached #1 (" You Give Love a Bad Name ", " Livin' on a Prayer ", " Bad Medicine ", and " I'll Be There for You "). The band also holds the record for the most weeks for a hard rock album at #1 on the Billboard 200 with Slippery When Wet , as well as the most Top 10 singles from a hard rock album, with New Jersey , which charted five such singles.
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Contents 1 History 1 . 1 F o r m a t i o n 1 . 2 1 9 8 0 s 1 . 3 1 9 9 0 s 1 . 4 2 0 0 0 s 2 Band membe rs 2
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[ edit ] History It has been suggested that Jon Bon Jovi#Biography be merged into this article or section. ( Discuss
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