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Bono News

Bono: 'I'm an insufferable jumped-up Jesus'

The U2 frontman makes the confession at the TED conference in California

  • Feb 28, 2013

'Bono's eyesight is deteriorating,' says John Lennon's son

Julian Lennon says the U2 singer's eye condition is worsening

  • Jan 6, 2013

U2's Bono to present Burmese freedom fighter Aung San Suu Kyi with Amnesty International honour

The activist will be the guest of honour at the Electric Burma concert in Dublin on June 18

  • May 31, 2012

U2's Bono: 'I'm not a billionaire'

The frontman has slammed reports saying Facebook's floatation has made him richer than Paul McCartney

  • May 18, 2012

Bono's Facebook stake to make him richest rock star on the planet

U2 frontman will leap over Paul McCartney after social network floatation

  • Feb 4, 2012

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Bono Music Videos

Fortissimo Play Video

Fortissimo

Laura Bono - Fortissimo (Official Video) Laura Bono torna sulla scena discografica con un omaggio agli anni ’60. La cantautrice vincitrice dell’edizione 2005 di Sanremo Giovani il 15 novembre pubblica una...

Sei Come Me Play Video

Sei Come Me

Watch the official Sei Come Me video by Grido in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Waiting For Bono (Clip) Play Video

Waiting For Bono (Clip)

Oscar Winner waits for Godot... no sorry Bono... How things change....talking with Glen of the Frames

Move on Up (feat Bono & John Legend) Play Video

Move on Up (feat Bono & John Legend)

Watch the official Move on Up (feat Bono & John Legend) video by Angélique Kidjo in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Bono rend hommage à Mandela Play Video

Bono rend hommage à Mandela

Des personnalités du monde entier se sont recueillies mercredi devant la dépouille de Nelson Mandela.

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Bono Biography

Paul David Hewson, KBE (born 10 May 1960), most commonly known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer and musician, best known for being the main vocalist of the Dublin-based rock band U2. Bono was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, and attended Mount Temple Comprehensive School where he met his future wife, Ali Hewson, and the future members of U2. Bono writes almost all U2 lyrics, often using political, social, and religious themes. During their early years, Bono's lyrics contributed to U2's rebellious and spiritual tone. As the band matured, his lyrics became inspired more by personal experiences shared with members of U2. Based on weeks that Bono's compositions have spent on the charts, he is the fifty-fourth most successful songwriter in U.K. singles chart history.

Outside of the band, he has collaborated and recorded with numerous artists, sits on the board of Elevation Partners, and has refurbished and owns The Clarence Hotel in Dublin with The Edge. Bono is also widely known for his activism concerning Africa, for which he co-founded DATA, EDUN, the ONE Campaign and Product Red. He has organized and played in several benefit concerts and has met with influential politicians. Bono has been praised and criticized for his activism and involvement with U2. He has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, was granted an honorary knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, and was named as a Person of the Year by Time, among other awards and nominations.

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