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Jon B.

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Songwriter, producer, vocalist, and instrumentalist Jon B. brought a distinctive focus on smooth melodies to contemporary R&B. Born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island and raised in Pasadena, California, Jon B. (short for Jonathan Buck) was the son of a professor of music and a concert pianist. Influenced by music found in his grandparents' record store, he began combining the spirit of '70s soul with hip-hop-inspired productions on his 1995 debut album, Bonafide. It peaked on Billboard's R&B Albums chart at number 24, led by the Top Ten R&B single "Someone to Love," a duet with prime influence Babyface, and went gold. His second album, 1997's Cool Relax, continued the emphasis on hip-hop soul and featured two of his biggest singles in "They Don't Know" and the 2Pac-assisted "Are U Still Down." As a result, the set sold over a million copies, thus earning it platinum certification. During the following decade, Jon B. released three more albums -- Pleasures U Like (2001), Stronger Everyday (2004), and Helpless Romantic (2008) -- that, at worst, narrowly missed the R&B Top Ten. In 2011, the singer returned with Comfortable Swagg; an appearance from DJ Quik was payback for several contributions to Quik's The Book of David, released earlier in the year. Also an accomplished songwriter for other artists, he penned material for the likes of Maxi Priest, For Real, After 7, Spice Girls, Az Yet, and Toni Braxton. ~ Kim Summers & Andy Kellman
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Albums by
Jon B.

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    14 songs

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    Helpless Romantic

    10 songs

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    Holiday Wishes: From Me to You

    16 songs

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    Stronger Everyday

    20 songs

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    Pleasures U Like

    15 songs

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    Cool Relax

    13 songs

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    Bonafide

    17 songs

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    Stronger Everyday

    4 songs

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    Ooh So Sexy

    1 song

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    Hold You Down

    5 songs

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    Now I'm with You

    16 songs

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    Greatest Hits

    2 songs

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    Someone to Love

    11 songs

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    Bonafide

    16 songs

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    Cool Relax

    5 songs

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    Lately [UK CD #1]

    3 songs

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    Don't Talk [Holland CD]

    16 songs

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    Stronger Everyday


Top Songs by
Jon B.

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    Popularity
  2.   They Don't Know
  3.   Someone to Love
  4.   Are U Still Down?
  5.   Don't Talk
  6.   I Do (Whatcha Say Boo)
  7.   Part 2
  8.   Keep It Real
  9.   Now That I'm With You
  10.   Are You Still Down?
  11.   Pretty Girl
  12.   Don't Say
  13.   Tell Me
  14.   What I Like About You by Babyface
  15.   R U Still Down
  16.   Part Of U
  17.   Away in a Manger
  18.   Overjoyed
  19.   Through the Fire
  20.   On And On
  21.   Ooh So Sexy
  22.   Do It All Again
  23.   Cool Relax
  24.   Over Our Head's by Jonny B
  25.   What in the World
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Jon B.

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    2Pac: DNA

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    Old School R&B

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    R&B Deep Dive

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    Adult R&B

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    Smooth Jazz

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    Chicano Old School


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