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Bon Jovi

Band
1983 / Present
United States United States

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Band Bon Jovi

Overview

History

Bon Jovi is a hard rock band from Sayreville, New Jersey. Fronted by lead singer and namesake Jon Bon Jovi (born John Francis Bongiovi, Jr.), the group originally achieved large-scale success in the 80s. Over the past 25 years, the band has sold over 120 million albums worldwide, 34 million of those sales being in the U.S. alone, making them one of the most successful modern groups of all time. They continue to have widely popular tours.
Bon Jovi formed in 1983. Lead singer Jon Bon Jovi teamed up with 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 27 years.
The group took influence from contemporary arena-ready hard rock bands such as Aerosmith and Deep Purple among others while also seeking a catchy, pop-oriented vibe focused on slick guitar and keyboard riffs, with Bon Jovi becoming a key part in what was to become 'pop metal' music. After releasing two moderately successful albums in 1984 and 1985, which resulted in the production of some popular singles such as "Runaway" (the band's first Top 40 hit in the U.S.), the band scored big with 'Slippery When Wet' (1986) and 'New Jersey' (1988). Those two albums sold a combined 19 million copies in the U.S. alone, charted eight Top Ten hits, and launched the band into global super-stardom.

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Members

Jon Bon Jovi (lead vocals, guitar)
1982 - Present
David Bryan (keyboard)
1982 - Present
Tico Torres (drums)
1982 - Present
Phil X (guitar)
2015 - Present
Richie Sambora (guitar)
1982 - 2012
Alec John Such (bass guitar)
1982 - 1993
Dave “The Snake” Sabo (guitar)
1982 - 1982

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Discography

Studio Album

1983
Album has 16 releases
1984
Album has 12 releases
1985
Album has 23 releases
1987
Album has 20 releases
1991
Album has 16 releases
1994
Album has 15 releases
1999
Album has 13 releases
2001
Album has 11 releases
2004
Album has 15 releases
2006
Album has 15 releases
2009
Album has 5 releases
2012
Album has 11 releases
2015
Album has 1 releases
2015
Album has 12 releases

Single

1984
Album has 1 releases
1985
Album has 7 releases
1987
Album has 2 releases
1989
Album has 2 releases
1991
Album has 4 releases
1992
Album has 4 releases
1992
Album has 9 releases
1992
Album has 3 releases
1993
Album has 6 releases
1993
Album has 13 releases
1993
Album has 1 releases
1994
Album has 7 releases
1994
Album has 1 releases
1994
Album has 4 releases
1994
Album has 3 releases
1995
Album has 5 releases
1995
Album has 4 releases
1999
Album has 8 releases
1999
Album has 5 releases
2000
Album has 2 releases
2001
Album has 3 releases
2002
Album has 2 releases
2006
Album has 1 releases
2007
Album has 2 releases
2009
Album has 1 releases
2013
Album has 2 releases
2016
Album has 1 releases
2016
Album has 1 releases