GRAMMY Artists Revealed To Feature Bon Jovi
The Recording Academy and MasterCard Worldwide will host the latest installment of GRAMMY Artists Revealed presented by MasterCard, featuring GRAMMY-winning rock band Bon Jovi on Dec. 1 at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles.
The exclusive event is part of a series created by The Recording Academy in partnership with MasterCard Worldwide to celebrate musical excellence and diversity throughout the year. GRAMMY Artists Revealed provides music fans with a unique opportunity to see artists perform in an intimate storytelling format.
Formed in 1983 in New Jersey, Bon Jovi comprise frontman Jon Bon Jovi, keyboardist David Bryan, guitarist Richie Sambora, and drummer Tico Torres. Throughout the '80s, the group recorded several hits, including the No. 1 smashes "You Give Love A Bad Name," "Livin' On A Prayer," "Bad Medicine," and "I'll Be There For You." The former two songs are from 1986's Slippery When Wet, which has sold more than 12 million copies in the United States. Bon Jovi continued their platinum success in the '90s with albums such as Keep The Faith (1992) and These Days (1995). From 2000–2003, the group garnered four GRAMMY nominations, including Best Rock Album for Crush (2000). Bon Jovi earned the first GRAMMY of their career in 2006 for Best Country Collaboration With Vocals for the crossover hit "Who Says You Can't Go Home" with Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles.
A global touring juggernaut, Bon Jovi topped Billboard's top-grossing worldwide tour list in 2008 and 2010. Their most recent studio album, 2009's gold-certified The Circle, debuted at No. 1, their fourth chart-topping album. In 2013 Bon Jovi are set to release a new studio album, What About Now, and kick off their worldwide Because We Can tour in Uncasville, Conn., on Feb. 9.
MasterCard cardholders are invited to sign up for the chance to receive two complimentary tickets to the show on Dec.1, as well as a link to access the live stream of the event.