In a ceremony held before to the 66th Grammy Awards in February, the rock icon will be recognized for his charitable activities. For his work in both music and philanthropy, Jon Bon Jovi is being honored! The 61-year-old founder of Bon Jovi was named the 2024 MusiCares Person of the Year on Thursday. The rock star will be recognized by the Recording Academy’s charitable foundation during their event on February 2, which will take place two days before the 66th Grammy Awards. The group, which assists in providing health and human services to members of the music business, will honor the humanitarian work of the music legend with a ceremony and tribute show. In a news release regarding the award, the “Livin’ on a Prayer” singer, who established the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation to combat poverty and homelessness, released a message. “I’m genuinely honored to get the MusiCares Award this year.
In order to develop much-needed support and wellness initiatives that foster a healthier and more vibrant community for all of us, MusiCares’ work with the music industry is crucial. “Philanthropic work has been a cornerstone of my life and has always run concurrently with my music career and accomplishments,” he concluded. I started the JBJ Soul Foundation and JBJ Soul Kitchens almost 20 years ago after witnessing firsthand the effects of charity, community-based activities. I’m confident that helping one’s community also helps oneself. Berry Gordy, the creator of Motown Records, and Smokey Robinson were named MusiCares’ Persons of the Year for 2023. Jon joins the duo and a distinguished group of previous recipients, which also includes Aerosmith, Dolly Parton, Fleetwood Mac, and Joni Mitchell. The singer/guitarist’s most recent award from the Recording Academy is Person of the Year. He has previously been nominated for 11 Grammys in total. The song “Who Says You Can’t Go Home,” which the celebrity and his band wrote with Jennifer Nettles, won the 2007 award for outstanding country collaboration with vocals.
MusiCares’ Laura Segura, Executive Director, also released a statement in which she expressed the organization’s eagerness to recognize Jon in 2024. “His remarkable contributions to rock and roll have left an indelible mark not only on the music industry, but also in the hearts of countless fans around the world,” Segura claims. “In addition, his lifelong dedication to helping those who lack housing and food encourages us all. We’re excited to honor him and the various contributions he has made to society. Never miss a story again; subscribe to PEOPLE’s free daily newsletter to receive the best of the magazine’s content, including juicy celebrity news and gripping human interest tales. Prior to the award presentation on February 4, the 2024 MusiCares Persons of the Year gala will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 2. A cocktail reception, dinner, ceremony, and benefit performance featuring to-be-announced performers paying tribute to the rocker will all be included in the event. The services offered by MusiCares will be supported entirely by event profits. There are tables and tickets for sale here.