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Jon Bon Jovi

Jon Bon Jovi has set the bar for nearly three decades as the lead singer of one the world’s most successful rock bands, Bon Jovi.  Globally, the Grammy Award winning band has sold over 130 million albums; consistently delivered #1 albums and Top Ten hits while performing for more than 2,800 concerts in over 52 countries for upwards of 35 million fans.  Bon Jovi’s 2013 album release WHAT ABOUT NOW charted at #1 and their BECAUSE WE CAN – THE TOUR is currently the #1 tour in the world, filling stadiums and arenas worldwide.

In 1990, Jon Bon Jovi wrote and performed a collection of songs for the motion picture Young Guns II.  The Soundtrack was released as Blaze of Glory, and the #1 title track garnered both a Grammy and Oscar nomination, and won a Golden Globe for Best Original Song from a Motion Picture.

Jon Bon Jovi is also Chairman of The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation. Since 2006, the Foundation has addressed issues that force families and individuals into economic despair and has built 330 units of affordable housing. The Foundation expanded in October 2011 with the opening of the JBJ Soul Kitchen, which serves nutritious, culinary dishes in a restaurant atmosphere to diners who contribute either volunteer hours or a minimum donation for their meals. The Soul Kitchen is housed in a renovated 1,100 square foot former auto-body shop in Red Bank, NJ.

From December 2010 to June 2012, Jon Bon Jovi served on the White House Council for Community Solutions, tasked with advising the President on ways to assist vulnerable youth in finding pathways to success.

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