Arts & Entertainment | Perth Amboy | Sayreville (1962)
This New Jersey native is a rock musician superstar who has won scores of awards for music and for humanitarian work. With his band and as a solo artist, Bon Jovi has sold more than 150 million albums worldwide. His 1988 album, New Jersey, was a commercial smash and became the first hard rock album to spawn five Top Ten singles. Bon Jovi has worked on behalf of the Special Olympics, the American Red Cross, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Project Home, The Philadelphia Soul Charitable Foundation and other groups. He is the owner of the Philadelphia Soul in the Arena Football league and has numerable film and television credits, including appearances in the movie, U-571 and the TV series Sex and the City. One of New Jersey’s best known representatives, Bon Jovi recently donated the use of his “Who Says You Can’t Go Home” for a new tourism campaign. We are proud to induct him into the New Jersey Hall of Fame.