Over an illustrious career spanning more than four decades since their formation in 1983, Bon Jovi has earned their place among global rock royalty. The consummate rock and roll band,Bon Jovi has sold more than 135 million albums worldwide to date, produced an extensive catalog of hit albums and songs, racked up 96 No. 1 chart debuts around the globe, and has performed more than 2,900 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 37 million fans.
Beginning with their 1986 breakthrough album Slippery When Wet and back-to-back No. 1 songs "You Give Love A Bad Name" and "Livin' On A Prayer," Bon Jovi's unique blend of straight up rock ‘n' roll and universal, everyman lyrics that speak directly to fans' lives have made the band a mainstay on the charts worldwide. A phenomenon during the mid-to-late-80s, Bon Jovi bucked labels and defied the ever-fickle music industry to not only survive but thrive during the ‘90s, emerging again in 2000 with the massive hit single "It's My Life," which ushered in an era of unprecedented popularity and success in the band's career, including a Grammy Award for their 2005 No. 1 hit single, "Who Says You Can't Go Home."
It all started with Bon Jovi's self-titled album which was issued in the throes of hair metal glory in 1984 yet showcased the auspicious songwriting talent and the hard rock foundations the band would breakout with a few years down the road. Bon Jovi's first taste of commercial success came courtesy of album opener and lead single "Runaway," while glimpses of anthemic arena rock can be heard in tracks "Get Ready," "She Don't Know Me" and "Burning for Love"