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Biography

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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  2.   They Don't Know
  3.   Are U Still Down?
  4.   Someone to Love
  5.   Don't Talk
  6.   I Do (Whatcha Say Boo)
  7.   Finer Things
  8.   Part 2
  9.   Pretty Girl
  10.   Are You Still Down?
  11.   Don't Say
  12.   Let Me Know
  13.   Cool Relax
  14.   In Too Deep
  15.   Inside
  16.   Let's Go (Interlude)
  17.   Pride & Joy
  18.   Anything for Your Love
  19.   R U Still Down
  20.   On And On
  21.   Get What You Want
  22.   Az U
  23.   Stronger Everyday
  24.   Patience
  25.   Hands on U
  26.   True Love
  27.   Now I'm With You
  28.   Tell Me
  29.   Love Hurts
  30.   I Ain't Going Out
  31.   Can We Get Down
  32.   Multiple
  33.   Before It's Gone
  34.   Shine
  35.   Through the Fire
  36.   Say Yeah
  37.   Part Of U
  38.   The Ride Of Our Lives
  39.   Paradise In U
  40.   It's U
  41.   Ooh So Sexy
  42.   Santa's on His Way by Jonny B
  43.   Lately
  44.   Everytime
  45.   What I Like About You
  46.   Lay It Down
  47.   I'm Right Here
  48.   All I Can Do
  49.   Do It All Again
  50.   My Seed With You
  51.   Layaway
  52.   All I Want Is You by Cuban Link
  53.   Cocoa Brown
  54.   Lonely Girl
  55.   Boy Is Not a Man
  56.   Vibezelect Cafe
  57.   Waiting in Vain
  58.   Glad That We Loved
  59.   Love Don't Do
  60.   Bad Girl
  61.   Can't Help It
  62.   Tu Amor
  63.   Bonafide
  64.   Simple Melody
  65.   Love Is Candi
  66.   Mystery 4 Two
  67.   Time After Time
  68.   Overflow
  69.   Pants Off
  70.   Isn't It Scary
  71.   Drops Of Rain
  72.   Joy to the World
  73.   Burning 4 You
  74.   Everybody Here Wants You
  75.   Need It Badd
  76.   Helpless Romantic Interlude
  77.   Hold You Down by Jonny B
  78.   Over Our Head's by Jonny B
  79.   Peace on Earth by Jonny B
  80.   Away in a Manger
  81.   What in the World
  82.   Thru the Fire
  83.   Calling on You
  84.   Gone Before Light
  85.   Interlude
  86.   Sof'n Sweet
  87.   Overjoyed
  88.   Helpless Romantic
  89.   Celebrate Christmas
  90.   One More Dance
  91.   Mery Christmas by Jonny B
  92.   What Up Boogotti
  93.   Havana Moon
  94.   Been Played
  95.   Pleasures U Like
  96.   Now That I'm With You
  97.   This Christmas
  98.   O' Holy Night
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