Happy birthday, Bono ! The singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist is celebrating his 57th birthday today. Bono is best known to the My9music.com for the lead vocalist and primary lyricist of rock band U2.
Paul David Hewson, known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. He is best known as the lead vocalist and primary lyricist of rock band U2.
Born Paul David Hewson, he is the frontman of U2, known for such hits as “Sunday Bloody Sunday” and “Beautiful Day.” The band has earned over 20 Grammy Awards and has sold over 150 million records. He is also a well-known philanthropist who has championed causes in his native Ireland, in Africa, and all over the world.
He spent his childhood singing. Growing up on O’Connell Street in a suburb of Dublin, he earned his nickname “Bono” from the phrase “Bono Vox of O’Connell Street,” which means “good voice of O’Connell Street.”
He was named the Time Person of the Year in 2005, along with Bill and Melinda Gates .
He married Ali Hewson on August 21, 1982 and they raised four children, Eve, Jordan, Elijah and John. He wrote and dedicated the song “The Sweetest Thing” to his wife after missing her birthday.
He is joined in U2 by The Edge , Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen, Jr.
He was born on May 10, 1960 (age 57)
BIRTHPLACE: Dublin, Ireland