Bono Fast Facts

(CNN)Here is a look at the life of Bono, Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter of the band U2. Father:Brendan Robert Hewson, post office worker Mother: Iris Elizabeth (Rankin) Hewson Marriage: Ali (Stewart) Hewson (August 21, 1982-present) Children: John Abraham, Elijah Bob Patricius Guggi Q, Memphis Eve and Jordan Other Facts:His nickname “Bono Vox” means “good voice.” Has won 22 Grammy Awards and been nominated 48 times. Nominated for two Academy Awards. Is co-founder of ONE and (RED), global charitable organizations fighting extreme poverty and AIDS. Timeline:1976 – Joins a band in high school that later becomes U2. March 1979 – CBS Ireland signs the band and releases a three-song EP entitled “U2-3.” March 1980 – Island Records signs U2 and …