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Jon Bon Jovi Biography

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Birth Name: John Francis Bongiovi, Jr.
Born: 1962/03/02
Birth Place: Sayreville, New Jersey
Years Active: 1978-Present
Genres: Hard Rock, Glam Metal, Heavy Metal

Jon Bon Jovi (born John Francis Bongiovi, Jr.; March 2, 1962) is an American musician, songwriter and actor, best known as the lead singer and founder of band Bon Jovi. He is also the owner of the Philadelphia Soul who are expected to return for the 2011 Arena Football League season. Throughout his career, he has released two solo albums and eleven studio albums with his band which have sold over 120 million albums worldwide.

As a solo artist, he has numerous awards for his work, including a Golden Globe and an Academy Award nomination for his solo hit: Blaze of Glory. He was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Monmouth University in 2001. He campaigned for Al Gore in the 2000 Presidential election, John Kerry in the 2004 Presidential election, and Barack Obama in the 2008 Presidential election.