Tuesday, October 28, 2008


I been a JonB fan for a Long Time hes was very Underated plus different labels didnt know how to Market him Here's his Bio for you newborns Sleep on JonB.(Taken from his Website)

There comes a time in every man’s life when he realizes his true purpose and singer/producer/songwriter Jon B. has come to know that the very meaning of his existence is LOVE. It’s his destiny to give it and receive it in return. That love is expressed deeply, emotionally, physically and musically and audiences will have the opportunity to experience that love through his new album Helpless Romantic. His first album since 2004, the multi-platinum artist has a new lease on life that is inspired by his family and his craft. Now an independent artist, Jon B. is excited about what’s on the horizon and anxious to present his new material to fans. He’s still the smooth R&B tenor with a divine falsetto audiences fell in love with in the 90’s, only now he’s “fully grown” and has more experiences to sing about. His mission on his newest album is to continue making great music while reconnecting with people who thought he was gone and connecting with those who may not be familiar with his music.

"I’m inspired by real life situations. I’m not trying to be famous for the sake of being famous. I’m deeper that that. I consider myself a gentleman who brings romance and chivalry to music. That’s the tradition of R&B music. R&B equals love and that’s what I put on my records every time," says the singer/song writer/musician/producer.

But love without actions is void and Jon B. flawlessly demonstrates his passion with each song.

"One thing people can always expect from Jon B is quality...quality lyrics and quality production. I take my time to make my music in an effort to make classics songs that can have an effect on people’s lives," says Jon B. "People who are in relationships need encouragement to maintain those relationships. I like to think of my music as motivation. It’s definitely for grown folks," he adds.

Music has been a part of Jon B. since conception. He was born in Rhode Island to a musically gifted family. His father David is a music professor, his mother Linda, a concert pianist and his siblings Deborah and Kevin both play string instruments. Jon began singing at four and began learning to play music at the tender age of nine. Unlike the rest of his family, Jon side-stepped formal training for self-taught lessons and quickly excelled in several instruments. While in high school, he was befriended by Tracey Edmonds, the President & CEO of Yab Yum Records and wife a mega-producer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds. Jon was later signed to the label and began writing and producing music for various artists that include Michael Jackson, Az Yet, Color Me Badd, and Toni Braxton. In 1995 he stepped from behind the scenes and released his first single, a duet with Babyface entitled, "Someone To Love". The song was featured on the Bad Boys soundtrack and later on Jon's debut album, "Bonafide". The single was a number 5 hit on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay charts, and later earned a GRAMMY nomination. In May of 1995, he released his now platinum-certified album "Bonafide." Jon B. wrote, produced, and arranged all except two of the songs on the album. His second album Cool Relax (1998) later went double platinum and became Jon's most successful work to date. It shot to the Top 5 of R&B charts upon its release, fueled by the number 1 R&B hit single "They Don’t Know." The highly melodic offering with an ultra-romantic vibe, cemented Jon’s reputation as a balladeer with real heart. Another song, “Are You Still Down,” peaked at number 2 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles and Tracks. It was then followed by "I Do (Whatcha Say Boo)" as well as other singles released from the album. He then went on to record his fourth album Pleasures U Like, which rose to number 3 on the R&B charts in 2001. The first single, "Don’t Talk," single-handedly pushed the album past 400,000 units sold and it eventually reached gold status! Jon later parted ways with Yab Yum Records, ending an 11-year relationship with Tracey and Babyface Edmonds. He then started working on new material but personal circumstances proved to provide even greater obstacles as he dealt with his home studio burning down and a painful divorce from his high school sweetheart. These situations helped to inspired music for Jon B.'s fourth album Stronger Everyday (2004). Although critically acclaimed, sub-par promotion led to less than stellar sales and Jon decided to break ties with his new label and take some time for himself. He found solace in those who loved him the most, his family and his fans. Even though he shied away from record releases Jon continued to consistently perform shows across the globe, traveling to major cities and small towns where devoted Jon B fans dwell.

Four years later Jon B. is now stronger and better than ever and poised to once again share himself with the world. His new album, Helpless Romantic, was mainly written and produced by the virtuoso and sticks to the formula he began with.
"I kept it really R&B, really sexy and really catered to the women. In the past I’ve had crazy collaborations with major Hip Hop artists, but on this one I had to go back to my R&B roots where it all started. Get ready because Jon B is back," says the handsome crooner.
Max Gousse and Arsenal Records Inc. has teamed up with www.RushmoreDrive.com to bring Jon B. fans an exclusive advanced listening opportunity in R Listening Lounge, the only place to hear Helpless Romantic first anywhere. Hear more at www.RushmoreDrive.com. For more information on Jon B. visit www.myspace.com/jonboogotti.

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