Bruce Springsteen was New Jersey's first rock star. His album Born
in the USA sold more than 12 million copies. Springsteen
is considered by some to be America's greatest living rock
star. He continues to pack arenas whenever he goes on tour.
Amboy's Jon Bon Jovi is another New Jersey rocker who has enjoyed
great success. His 1987 album Slippery When Wet was
that year's top-selling rock album. Bon Jovi has had continued
success both with his band and as a solo artist.
rap and R&B became part of the popular music scene, New
Jersey played no small part in producing its stars. Lauryn
Hill of South Orange began her musical success story with the
Fugees. Her solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,
won her five Grammies at the 1999 awards show, a record for
a female artist.