Jon B (Jonathan David Buck) is an American R&B singer, songwriter, and record producer. Jon B’s early influences as a musician include: Duran Duran, INXS, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Babyface, Prince, and Sade. He spent the summer after high school writing, producing and recording 40 songs and began making his rounds to all major record labels. 1994–97: Bonafide and Cool Relax Jon B., before his rise to fame, used to be a songwriter and wrote songs for After 7, Toni Braxton, Michael Jackson, Color Me Badd, the Spice Girls and others. Jon B.’s popularity began in the mid-1990s, he released his debut studio album in 1995 titled Bonafide; the album spawned the popular hit and Grammy-nominated single “Someone to Love”, which featured the Grammy Award-winning artist Babyface. The album was a commercial success as it went platinum, selling over 1 million copies.