Bono Gets BIG Award For Being Bono!

Posted on Jul 17 2013 - 10:25pm by Danity Donnaly


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!

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Danity Donnaly is a Midwestern mama with class, sass and a love for celebrity gossip. D is a former disc jockey and is a fierce dancer who looks forward to that morning cup of coffee. When she’s not delivering the dish, Danity can be found on Twitter talking smack or shaking her bon bon to any jam by Justin Timberlake or attempting to sing one of her favorite Mariah Carey songs without breaking a window. Yep, she’s THAT good!

9 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. jody July 17, 2013 at 11:02 pm - Reply

    tax dodging jerk – talentless creep – get thee gone

  2. Robyn Good July 18, 2013 at 12:55 am - Reply

    Ah come on he really does a lot of good…. bravo for him!

  3. Allie July 18, 2013 at 2:10 am - Reply

    Nice guy, good deed… can’t handle his music

  4. Pamela July 18, 2013 at 7:25 am - Reply

    Bono always seems to be doing something for charity.

  5. busybee July 19, 2013 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    Love him. Love his music. Congratulations to him

  6. Ali July 30, 2013 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    He deserves the honor- he’s a good guy.

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