Jon B.

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Jon B.
Birth nameJonathan David Buck
Born(1974-11-11) November 11, 1974 (age 39)
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
OriginPasadena, California, United States[1]
GenresR&B, Soul, Pop
OccupationsSinger-songwriter, Composer,
Multi-instrumentalist, Record producer
InstrumentsVocals, Piano, Keyboard,
Drums, Guitar
Years active1995–present
LabelsYab Yum Records
550 Music
Sanctuary Records
Arsenal Records
Vibezelect
Websitewww.jonbworld.com
reverbnation.com/officialJonB
 
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This article is about the singer. For the nightclub owner known as Jon B., see Jon Bakhshi.
Jon B.
Birth nameJonathan David Buck
Born(1974-11-11) November 11, 1974 (age 39)
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
OriginPasadena, California, United States[1]
GenresR&B, Soul, Pop
OccupationsSinger-songwriter, Composer,
Multi-instrumentalist, Record producer
InstrumentsVocals, Piano, Keyboard,
Drums, Guitar
Years active1995–present
LabelsYab Yum Records
550 Music
Sanctuary Records
Arsenal Records
Vibezelect
Websitewww.jonbworld.com
reverbnation.com/officialJonB

Jon B. (born Jonathan David Buck November 11, 1974) is an American R&B singer and songwriter.

Career[edit]

Beginnings[edit]

Jon B prior to his rise to fame used to be a songwriter and wrote songs for After 7, Toni Braxton, Michael Jackson, Color Me Badd and others. Jon B's popularity began in the 90's, he released his debut studio album in 1995 entitled Bonafide; the album spawned the popular hit and Grammy nominated single Someone To Love, which featured the Grammy Award-winning R&B artist Babyface. The album was a commercial success as it went platinum, selling over 1 million copies.

Late 90's and early 2000's[edit]

Jon's fame began to increase after the release of his first commercially successful debut album Bonafide. He released his second studio album Cool Relax in 1997, the album spawned the top 10 single They Don't Know and two other top 20 hits, one featuring Tupac Shakur. Cool Relax received generally positive reviews from music critics and it is his most successful album commercially, it has been certified as Double Platinum by the RIAA.

Other projects[edit]

While on tour promoting Cool Relax, he formed a group with two of his back-up singers, Dominiquinn and Silky Deluxe, named Jack Herrera collectively.[2] A full album, titled Retro Futuristo, was put together, but never officially released. However, two tracks from the project did see release. "Free To Believe" appeared on the soundtrack to the film Light It Up and "High Off You" appeared on Red Star Sounds, Vol. 1: Soul Searching.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

YearAlbumChart positionsRIAA Certification
U.S. 200U.S. R&B
1995Bonafide7924Platinum
1997Cool Relax335Double Platinum
2001Pleasures U Like63Gold
2004Stronger Everyday14017-
2006Holiday Wishes: From Me to You---
2008Helpless Romantic10911-
2012Comfortable Swagg---

Compilations[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

Singles[edit]

[4][5]

YearSongU.S. Hot 100U.S. R&BUK Singles Chart[6]Album
1995"Someone to Love" (featuring Babyface)107112Bonafide
"Pretty Girl"252178
1996"Simple Melody"[7]---
"Isn't It Scary"[7]---
1997"Don't Say"6834-Cool Relax
"Are U Still Down" (featuring Tupac Shakur)299
1998"They Don't Know"7232
"I Do (Whatcha Say Boo)"11718-
"Cool Relax"---
2001"Don't Talk"582129Pleasures U Like
"Now That I'm With You"
2005"Lately"--68Stronger Everyday
"Everytime"--193
2008"Ooh So Sexy" (featuring Paul Wall)---Helpless Romantic
"Helpless Romantic"-25-
2012"Only One"---Comfortable Swagg
"Comfortable Swagg"--

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAward
1995Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for "Someone to Love"
1998Billboard Music Award nomination for Top R&B Artist
1998Billboard Music Award nomination for Top R&B Artists - Male
1998Billboard Music Award nomination for Top Hot R&B Single for "They Don't Know/Are U Still Down"
1998Billboard Music Award nomination for Top Hot R&B Singles Artists
1998Billboard Music Award nomination for Top Hot R&B Singles Artists - Male
1998Billboard Music Award nomination for Top Hot R&B Singles Sales for "They Don't Know/Are U Still Down"
1998Soul Train Music Award nomination for Best Male Single for "They Don't Know/Are U Still Down"

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.mtv.com/artists/jon-b/biography/
  2. ^ MTV News - Articles - 1430674 - 02101999. MTV.
  3. ^ Digital Dynasty R&B 3
  4. ^ Billboard.com - Artist Chart History - Jon B.. Retrieved November 6, 2007.
  5. ^ allmusic ( Jon B. > Discography > Singles & EPs ). Retrieved November 6, 2007.
  6. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 35. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  7. ^ a b "Jon B Discography at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved June 14, 2014. 

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