Jon Bon Jovi Announced as MusiCares 2024 Person of the Year
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Jon Bon Jovi is set to be honored as the2024 MusiCares Person of the Year on Feb. 2, the organization announced today.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Grammy Award winner and 11-time Grammy Award nominee ,will be honored for his philanthropic contributions-including the JBJ Soul Foundation and JBJ Soul Kitchens–at a ceremony held during Grammy Awards Week at the 33rd annual Person of the Year benefit gala, held at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
“Philanthropic work has been a cornerstone of my life and has always run in tandem to my music career and achievements. Nearly two decades ago when I formed the JBJ Soul Foundation and JBJ Soul Kitchens, I saw firsthand and continue to see today the impact of charitable community-based work. I know this for sure: helping one’s community is helping one’s self,” Bon Jovi said in a statement.
Bon Jovi, 61, is the youngest solo honoree since Don Henley received the honor at age 59 in 2007.
Jon Bon Jovi is the second New Jersey musician to receive the honor, following Bruce Springsteen, who was honored in 2013.
Proceeds from the event will benefit MusiCares, the leading non-profit of the music industry.
Money raised from the MusiCares gala aids health and human services programs that assist the music community with physical and mental health, addiction recovery, preventive clinics, unforeseen personal emergencies and disaster relief.
“MusiCares is thrilled to honor Jon Bon Jovi at the 2024 Person of the Year Gala,” Laura Segura, executive director of MusiCares, said in a statement. “His remarkable contributions to rock and roll have not only left an indelible mark on the music industry, but also in the hearts of countless fans around the world. Furthermore, his long-standing commitment to serving food-insecure and unhoused individuals inspires us all. We’re looking forward to celebrating him and the many ways he has made a difference in this world.”