Jon B.


Jon B. (given birth to Jonathan David Buck on November 11, 1974) can be an American vocalist, songwriter and record maker. He released Bonafide, Awesome Relax, Pleasures U Like, More powerful Everyday, Holiday Desires: From Me for you, Helpless Passionate, and Comfy Swagg.

Early life

Delivered in Rhode Isle and elevated in Pasadena, California, Buck originates from a music family; along with his dad David, a teacher of music, his mom Linda, a concert pianist and his siblings Deborah, a violinist and his sibling Kevin, a cellist. In 1992, Jon B. was purchasing demos about when he caught the interest of Tracey Edmonds, after that Leader and CEO of Yab-Yum Information.


Jon B is a consummate designer, an accomplished musician and noted songwriter and maker with several platinum and platinum information under his belt. His is usually a richly textured body of music, a testament to 1 man’s like for everything soul.... His starting was seasoned by early affects including Duran Duran, Inxs, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Babyface, Prince and Sade, he spent the summertime after senior high school composing, producing and saving 40 incredible tracks and began producing his rounds to all or any major record brands.

1995–1997: Bonafide and Cool Relax

Jon B., ahead of his rise to popularity, used to be always a songwriter and composed music for After 7, Toni Braxton, Michael Jackson, Color Me Badd, the Spice Young ladies among others. Jon B.'s reputation started in the mid-1990s, he released his debut studio room record in 1995 entitled Bonafide; the record spawned the favorite strike and Grammy-nominated one "You to definitely Appreciate", which highlighted the Grammy Award-winning musician Babyface. The record was a industrial success since it went platinum, offering over 1 million copies.He released his second studio room album Cool Rest in 1997, the recording spawned the very best 10 solitary "THEY DON'T REALLY Find out" and two additional best 20 hits, 1 featuring Tupac Shakur. Great Relax received generally reviews that are positive from music critics which is his most effective album commercially, it's been accredited as Two times Platinum from the RIAA.While on tour promoting Awesome Rest, he formed an organization with two of his back-up performers, Dominiquinn and Silky Deluxe, named Jack Herrera collectively. A complete album, titled Vintage Futuristo, was come up with, but under no circumstances officially released. Nevertheless, two tracks through the project did discover release. "Absolve to Believe" made an appearance within the soundtrack towards the film Light It Up and "Large Off You" made an appearance on Red Celebrity Seems, Vol. 1: Spirit Searching.Within a couple of months, he’d met Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and his wife, Tracy Edmonds, who have been thinking about signing Jon with their label imprint, Edmonds Record Group (formerly Yab Yum). The partnership between Jon and Edmonds Record Group instantly bore fruits. His debut recording “Bonafide” proceeded to go platinum and he was nominated from the Grammys for Greatest Pop Cooperation with Vocals for the solitary, “Somebody to Like.” His sophomore work “Awesome Relax” also proceeded to go platinum and earned him multiple Billboard Music Honor nominations including Best R&B Musician, Best Hot R&B One for “They Don’t Find out/ Are U Still Straight down,” Best Hot R&B Singles Musician and a Spirit Train Music Prize nomination for Best Man Solitary. "Are U Still Down" offering the famous Tupac Shakur collaborating with Jon in the studio room, before his death in 96. .Jon also solidified his creation sound having a cooperation with Jay Z and Coko (from SWV) featured within the "Hav A lot sound track. Carrying on to create his third recording "Pleasures U like" offering a few of R&B and Hip Hop's large weights, Trust Evan's, Nas, Az, and Cuban Hyperlink, as well seeing that the successful one "Don't Chat" which Jon wrote and produced himself. His understanding for the music as well as the lifestyle allowed him to possess innovative idea's and exhibit his influence in lots of genre's of musical designs, R&B, HIPHOP, Rock and roll, Reggae/Dance Hall, and Jazz... following flexible styling's of his prior album's.Jon later continued to create and produce information for Luther Vandross ( "Grown Thangs"), Toni Braxton ( "In the later of evening" ), also music for Gina Thompson, Color Me personally Badd, Az However, as well seeing that remixing Michael Jackson's "YOU AREN'T By itself". "More powerful Everyday" Jon's 4th discharge was another jewel of an record filled with amazing track's and collaboration's with HIPHOP legend's like Scarface , Aged Dirty Bastard, and Bennie Man. Jon have scored a high ten video over the U.K. MTV/ TRL TOP with the melody "Everytime (remix offering Beenie Guy) Jon co created with Simply Blaze.In 2008 he released "Helpless Passionate" Keeping the tradition alive from the traditional R&B audio that captivates. This recording was more personal included with few collaborations but atmospheric, passionate songwriting. This recording was Jon obtaining back again to the basic's of composing, producing, and performing. The task was widely overlooked because of the insufficient promo/video or tour. Impressively plenty of Jon's faithful fan's backed the solitary "Ooh therefore Sexy"feat Paul Wall structure to #11 for the R&R graphs 2012 Comfortable Swagg was the 1st launch on Jon B's label Vibezelect Inc with Singles ONLY 1 and Comfortable Swagg becoming found by Centric and VH-1 Spirit, MTV European countries,Urban sites stateside and UK. Jan 2013 Jon B produces B-Sides Collection debuting #5 on iTunes Spirit Album Graphs B-Sides Collection features 23 unreleased paths from 2001-2012."With every recording 40 to 50 tracks are cut and below are a few that didn't make the cut but possess remained classics Personally i think the fans should have to truly have a glance into all of the B-Sides that finish Jon B ."2017 Jon B is Back again with a fresh project, an bout of Unsung and humble center for the loyal supporters who continue steadily to support 20 as well as years and keeping track of.


Studio albums

Year Album Graph positions Qualification U.S. 200 U.S. R&B 1995 Bonafide 79 24 US: Platinum 1997 Great Relax 33 5 US: 2x Platinum 2001 Pleasures U Like 6 3 US: Platinum 2004 Stronger Everyday 140 17 - 2006 Vacation Desires: From Me personally for you - - - 2008 Helpless Intimate 109 11 - 2012 Comfortable Swagg - - - 2018 TBA - - -


1999: Like Hurts 2002: Are U Still Down: Greatest Hits 2013: B-Sides Collection


2013: Digital Dynasty R&B 3


Year Track U.S. Warm 100 U.S. R&B UK Singles Graph Recording 1995 "You to definitely Like" (featuring Babyface) 10 7 112 Bonafide "Pretty Lady" 25 21 78 1996 "Isn't It all Scary" — — — 1997 "Don't State" 68 34 — Great Relax 1998 "Are U Still Straight down" (featuring Tupac Shakur) — 2 — "THEY DON'T REALLY Find out" 7 2 32 "I REALLY DO (Whatcha State Boo)" 117 18 — "Great Relax" — — — 2001 "Don't Chat" 58 21 29 Pleasures U Like 2004 "Recently" — — 68 Stronger Everyday "Everytime" — — 193 2008 "Ooh Thus Sexy" (featuring Paul Wall structure) — — — Helpless Intimate "Helpless Intimate" — 25 — 2012 "ONLY 1" — — — Comfortable Swagg "Comfortable Swagg" — — —

Awards and nominations

Year Prize 1995 Grammy Prize nomination for Best Pop Cooperation with Vocals for "You to definitely Like" 1998 Billboard Music Prize nomination for top level R&B Artist 1998 Billboard Music Award nomination for top level R&B Performers - Man 1998 Billboard Music Prize nomination for top level Hot R&B One for "THEY DON'T REALLY Find out/Are U Still Straight down" 1998 Billboard Music Prize nomination for top level Hot R&B Singles Performers 1998 Billboard Music Prize nomination for top level Hot R&B Singles Performers - Man 1998 Billboard Music Prize nomination for top level Hot R&B Singles Product sales for "THEY DON'T REALLY Find out/Are U Still Straight down" 1998 Spirit Train Music Prize nomination for Best Man One for "THEY DON'T REALLY Find out/Are U Still Straight down"


^ "Are U Still Down" was released like a promotional single; in addition, it peaked at #18 within the Billboard Rhythmic Best 40 chart.