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Bonopseudonym of Paul David Hewson (Dublinmay 10, 1960), is an Irish musician best known as the lead singer of the rock band U2.

In addition, it is known as activist and he works with in different charity projects for Africa.

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[hide]*1 History

History[Edit]Edit

[1][2]The shop in hearing aids to which Bono's nickname is created

In the 1970s got Hewson the nickname "Bono Vox", as a variation on "Bona Vox" that "good voice" means. Reported to have his friendsGavin Friday (Fionan Hanvey) and Guggi (Derek Rowan) to this name inspired by "BonaVox Hearing Aids", a shop in hearing aids which is located on the O'Connell Street in the Irish city of Dublin. Over time he let "Vox" from the name and remained only "Bono" about it.Before these are final nickname was, he had already had Steinvic von Huyseman Huyseman nicknames, if, Houseman, Bon Murray and Bono Vox of O'Connell Street. U2 Bono as a guitarist began within. He turned out not to be very good in this, whereby he became the lead singer of the band.

Bono is married to Alison Stewart and has four children. The family lives in Killiney Hill in South Dublin.

Charities[Edit]Edit

[3][4]Bono in 2000

Bono is involved in campaigns since 1999 for relief of the debt burden of Third World countries, and the fate of Africa. As he does this job, he is also known by the people as a world leader. In 2002 he founded the organization DATA on. This stands for Debt, Aids, Trade in Africa '. The goal of the organization is to publicize the debts of Africa, the rapid spread of aids and the unfair commercial contracts concluded. Bono has during a mission that the emphasis laid on the aids crisis in Africa also talked with president George w. Bush in the White House. Bono has launched in 2006 Product Red , which is a financial means for him to fight aids. He and his wife also give since april2005 the Fair Wear clothing label Edun , which has been set up to the principles of Fair Trade-trade. (Reverse spelling-' Nude ' Edun (nude)-is a non-profit organization and would like to use this business model responsible consumption to the "high fashion" and "catwalk" world catapult. The intention is to start laying the emphasis on "Trade" instead of "Aid".)

Trivia[Edit]Edit

  • In 1985 together with Clannad Bono solo scored the hit In A Lifetime.
  • In 2005 took Bono along with Alicia Keys the number on Don't Give Up (Africa) , originally a hit by Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush was from 1985 . The single was on 1 december 2005, on World Aids Day, made available as a download. The proceeds from the song went to the Aids fund.
  • In 2009 he also appeared in the film Brüno in which he along with BrünoChris MartinStingSlashSnoop Dogg and Elton John record a song for charity.
  • Bono is a big fan of Elvis Presley. He said once: "Elvis is the big bang of rock and roll." He also wrote several poems about Elvis and a he visited only and/or with his band U2 Graceland several times.
  • In 2009 Bono invested 90 million dollars in Facebook shares (2.3% of the total). After the initial public offering in 2012 were these an estimated 1.5 billion worth. As a result, Bono was at that time the richest musician in the world.

Discography[Edit]Edit

Singles[Edit]Edit

Single (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Top 40

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
In a lifetime 1986 01-03-1986 11 7 with Clannad
New day 1999 06-11-1999 23 4 with Wyclef Jean
Single (s) with chart positions

in the Flemish Ultratop 50

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour) 2010 30-01-2010 39 2 with Jay-ZThe Edge and Rihanna

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number (s) with markings

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
In a Lifetime (with Clannad) - 349 259 280 403 430 30 h 30 h 521 454 651 642 563 779 765

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