Paul David Hewson known by his stage name Bono, he is an Irish singer-songwriter, activist, and philanthropist. He is the lead vocalist and primary lyricist of the rock band U2.
Bono was born and raised in Dublin, he attended Mount Temple Comprehensive School.
Bono Career began in the late 70’s, where he joined a band called “feedback” Before changing to the “the hype” and finally to U2 band. In 2006, Bono had to take piano lessons from his children’s piano teacher as a means to improve his songwriting skills.
On 13 July 1985, U2 performed at the Live Aid benefit concert at Wembley Stadium before a crowd of 72,000 fans and a worldwide television audience of 1.5 billion people.
Bono attempts to interact with the crowd as often as possible. He is known for pulling audience members onto the stage or moving himself down to the physical level of the audience. At the Live Aid concert in 1985, Bono leapt off the stage and pulled a woman from the crowd to dance with her as the band played “Bad”.
Bono was an executive producer of the 2000 film The Million Dollar Hotel, which was developed from a story by him and Nicholas Klein. In the 2007 musical film Across the Universe, Bono made a cameo during a psychedelic sequence, portraying the character “Dr. Robert” and singing the Beatles’ “I Am the Walrus”.
Bono has won 22 Grammy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards for Best Original Song. In 2005, Bono was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of U2, Bono received the Legion of Honour from the French government, and the following year he was awarded the Pablo Neruda International Presidential Medal of honour.
Bono is married to activist and businesswoman Alison Hewson in 1982.