For those who know Bono know that not only is he a talented musician, he has a long history of humanitarian efforts. Because of the latter, Bono has been awarded France’s highest cultural award for his contribution to both!
On Tuesday July 16th, Bono received an award called the Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters by French Culture Minister Aurelie Filippetti.
Filippetti said, “Beyond notes and beyond words, you committed yourself and dedicated your fame and career to wage some of the greatest wars of our time. Not for charity’s sake but in the name of justice.”
When Bono received the award, he dedicated it to his whole band U2. Bono said, “I’ve got the biggest mouth and the loudest voice but the music we make comes from each other.”
Other celebrities who have received this honor in the past include: David Bowie, Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Bob Dylan, Bruce Willis and Shakira.
Congratulations to Bono!