1. Bon Jovi Contest Winner Michael Tracy on His Big Chance Opening for the Rock 'Titans'

    February 02, 2017 6:12 PM EST "Bon Jovi is doing this because he wants to give opportunities for bands to get in front of people and play. You don’t get these opportunities this easy in this day and age.” Five years ago, Michael Tracy lived a quiet life working a steady job at an elevator company and raising his…

  2. Watch Bon Jovi Lead New England Patriots Fans in Massive Sing-Along

    January 25, 2017 10:46 AM EST Patriots Nation got an extra dose of adrenaline when football superfan Jon Bon Jovi lead the crowd in a massive sing-along of the Bon Jovi hit, "Livin' on a Prayer" this weekend. Jon Bon Jovi -- who once owned the Arena Football League team Philadelphia Soul and also made a bid…

  3. Bon Jovi Discuss Prepping for Upcoming Tour

    January 20, 2017 5:22 PM EST Bon Jovi is hunkered down in Connecticut rehearsing for its upcoming This House Is Not for Sale Tour, and while the group is planning its usual arena-sized production, it's actually dialing things down a bit this time.  "This one is really concentrating on the music, not so much…

  4. How the NMPA Fights For Music Publishers -- With Help From Sting, Steven Tyler, Bon Jovi and More

    January 20, 2017 1:41 PM EST David Israelite talks the National Music Publishers' Association's 100th anniversary. In 2005, when David Israelite was recruited to leave a key post at the U.S. Department of Justice to run the National Music Publishers’ Association, he was reluctant for a good reason: He had never…

  5. Bon Jovi Debuts Final Two Music Videos; Short Documentary Focused on Camden, NJ

    January 19, 2017 11:58 AM EST Bon Jovi 's video partnership with TIDAL will come to a "meaningful finale" with the premiere of four visual pieces telling the story of optimism, rebuilding and community in Camden, New Jersey, the band says in a Billboard exclusive. For ten years, the central mission…

  6. Bon Jovi Announces Contest to Pick Opening Act

    January 10, 2017 7:45 PM EST Who says you can't open for Bon Jovi ? The New Jersey-based platinum-selling rockers are holding a contest to choose bands or singers to open for their upcoming tour. Artists will upload videos of themselves performing original music, and concert promoters Live Nation will select 10…

  7. Last-Minute Book Gifts For the Music Lover in Your Life

    December 22, 2016 11:30 AM EST Stuck (again) searching for the perfect gift for your music lover beau, bud or extended relative? Not to worry -- 2016 proved a prolific one for music books -- from definitive biographies of legends like The Beatles ' Paul McCartney and Skid Row 's Sebastian Bach , to an insider&…

  8. Intimate Bon Jovi Show to Air on Bon Jovi Radio

    December 01, 2016 5:50 PM EST Band also announces new tour dates. Bon Jovi fans subscribing to the band's SiriusXM channel will be treated to a private show Saturday night set to air live from a secret location in Miami. The special, invitation-only show will air live on Bon Jovi Radio, channel 18. Unlike the group&…

  9. ASCAP Expo Opens Registration & Releases 2016 Details

    November 03, 2015 7:03 PM EST ASCAP announced its 11th annual "I Create Music" Expo for 2016. Registration for the event is now open and provides attendees with the chance to receive exclusive opportunities such as roundtable lunches with successful songwriters. The event will take place April 28-30, 2016, at…

  10. From Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' to Taylor Swift's '1989': Albums with Five Top 10 Hot 100 Hits

    October 30, 2015 3:31 PM EDT With  Taylor Swift 's  1989  recently celebrating its first birthday, the unstoppable album has joined an  exclusive  Billboard  chart club. The set is the latest to send five songs into the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, a testament to its enduring iron grip on popular music. (The…

  11. Jon Bon Jovi Gave Chris Christie Permission to Use His Music in Presidential Bid Announcement

    June 30, 2015 1:00 PM EDT A day after Bon Jovi and his wife Dorothea hosted a fundraiser for Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, the New Jersey native’s music was used to introduce the candidacy of Republican Chris Christie. Tuesday morning (June 30), Christie played a handful of Bon Jovi tracks when he…

  12. This Week in Billboard Chart History: 25 Years Ago, Paula Abdul Led the Hot 100 Again

    February 09, 2015 8:05 AM EST In 1990, 'Opposites Attract' became Abdul's fourth No. 1. Plus, remembering chart feats by Katy Perry, Whitney Houston and Bon Jovi. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history Feb. 9, 2008 The Juno soundtrack…

  13. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1991, Nirvana Brought Grunge to No. 1

    November 17, 2014 8:05 AM EST 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' signaled a historic change in the format's sound. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Madonna, Destiny's Child and Paul Simon. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history Nov.…

  14. Ask Billboard: Baseball Hits, Gwen Stefani's Delay & Demi Lovato's Best-Selling Songs

    October 12, 2014 8:05 AM EDT As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet questions to Gary Trust: @gthot20 HIT RUNS AND ERAS Hi Gary…

  15. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Bon Jovi Spends Valentine's Day, 1987, At No. 1

    February 10, 2014 11:05 AM EST Twenty-seven years ago this week, the band reigned with 'Livin' on a Prayer.' Plus, remembering key chart feats for Paula Abdul, Roxette, Rascal Flatts and Whitney Houston Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart…

  16. Billboard Touring Awards: Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, P!nk and Bon Jovi Among Finalists

    October 22, 2013 12:00 PM EDT The top achievers in the touring world will be honored at the 10th Annual Billboard Touring Awards, hosted by Gary Dell'Abate, aka Baba Booey, executive producer of the Howard Stern Show, and set for Nov. 14 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Billboard Touring Awards Register…

  17. Justin Timberlake's '20/20' Dethrones David Bowie On UK Albums Chart

    March 25, 2013 8:04 AM EDT Justin Timberlake’s three-week reign on the U.K. singles chart with “Mirrors” (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) may be over, but now he’s the king of the album market, after “The 20/20 Experience” debuted at No. 1 yesterday (Sunday) as the fastest-selling title of the year so far. British girl…

  18. Bon Jovi, David Bowie Lead Six Top 10 Debuts on Billboard 200

    March 20, 2013 11:25 AM EDT Mindless Behavior, Eric Clapton, "Sound City" all make notable starts on this week's albums chart The Billboard 200 albums chart welcomes six debuts into its top 10 this week, led by Bon Jovi at No. 1 with its fifth chart-topper: "What About Now." It's the…

  19. Bon Jovi, David Bowie Headed to Nos. 1 and 2 on Billboard 200

    March 16, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Earlier this week we reported that Bon Jovi and David Bowie were vying for the No. 1 slot on next week's Billboard 200 albums chart. However, Bon Jovi has now pulled ahead, and it seems like the band's "What About Now" is a lock for a No. 1 bow on the chart.…

  20. Neil Diamond to Receive 'Legend of Live' Award at Billboard Touring Awards

    October 16, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Billboard announced today that legendary singer/songwriter Neil Diamond will receive its prestigious Legend of Live Award at the 2012 Billboard Touring Awards on Nov. 8 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Additionally, Harlem's legendary Apollo Theater will be the recipient of the…

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