Bon Jovi is an American rock band from Sayreville, New Jersey. Its name comes from that of the leader and lead singer, Jon Bon Jovi (born John Francis Bongiovi, Jr.).
Formed in 1983, the group enjoyed great success in the 1980s, and remains the flagship glam metal of the late 1980s, being one of the largest record sellers of the time and one of the groups completing the world's largest tours, including the number of dates. It shows a greater longevity than the other groups of this period called "hair metal" by mixing elements of hard, metal, roots, blues, folk, pop and country, enriching its music on the artistic level and sound, and thus making a commercial success that lasts until today. Bon Jovi is one of the few groups to survive the grunge and alternative wave of the early 1990s, making a triumph in Europe as important as the representatives of the alternative and Britpop movement of the time.
Bon Jovi has more than 35 million albums sold in the United States and more than 130 million worldwide. According to several press reports, the number of concerts given by the group amounts to 2,700, particularly in the main cities of Asia, Europe, Australia, Canada and South America. more than a very large number of shows in the United States. The album Slippery When Wet (1986) remains one of the best-selling discs in rock history with a total of 30 million copies sold around the world today. As for the New Jersey Tour 88-90 , this is one of the biggest world tours in the history of hard rock with 240 dates in 17 months in 22 countries, including the Soviet Union.
Lead singer Jon Bon Jovi begins playing the piano and guitar at the age of 13, playing Elton John songs. At the same age, he formed his first group, Raze. At age 16, Bon Jovi meets David Bryan at Sayreville High School Memorial War School, and they together form a group of RnBs, named Atlantic City Expressway. They play in different clubs in New Jersey. Still a teenager, Jon Bon Jovi played in the band John Bongiovi and the Wild Ones, touring New Jersey clubs and performing the first part of the region's best-known artists.