His is a richly textured body of music, a testament to one man’s love for all things soul…
Grammy nominated Jon B. is a consummate artist, an accomplished musician and noted songwriter and producer with several gold and platinum records under his belt. Prior to his rise to fame as a solo artist, Jon B. wrote songs for Toni Braxton, Michael Jackson, After 7, Color Me Badd, TLC, the Spice Girls, and more. He released his debut studio album in 1995 entitled, Bonafide, under Tracey Edmonds’ Yab Yum/Sony record label. The album spawned the popular hit and Grammy-nominated single, ”Someone to Love” which featured the Grammy Award-winning artist Babyface. The album went platinum, selling over 1 million copies.
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, including Are U Still Down, featuring Tupac Shakur. Cool Relax was certified Double Platinum by the RIAA.
LIGHT IT UP (soundtrack) is the hit soundtrack to the 1999 drama, Light It Up starring Usher Raymond, Rosario Dawson, and Forest Whittaker. The soundtrack features songs from DMX, Ja Rule, Master P featuring The No Limit All Stars, NSYNC, 112, Jon B., OutKast featuring Slimm Cutta-Calhoun, and more. The soundtrack was a huge success, peaking at #19 on the Billboard 200 and #4 on the Top R&B, Hip Hop Albums.
HAV PLENTY (soundtrack) is the hit soundtrack to the 1998 romantic comedy film Hav Plenty, starring and directed by Christopher Scott Cherot. The soundtrack featured Babyface & Des’ree, Blackstreet, Erykah Badu, Faith Evans, SWV, Jayo Felony, Method Man, DMX, Jon B., and more.
The hit original soundtrack to the live-action, big-screen adaptation of Archie Comics’ Josie and the Pussycats starring Rachel Leigh Cook, Tara Reid, and Rosario Dawson brings together the talents of, among others, Jane Wiedlin of the Go-Go’s, Letters to Cleo’s Kay Hanley, and the production team of Babyface and Tracey Edmonds.
Sunday dinner at Mother Joe’s (Irma P. Hall) is a mouth-watering, 40 year tradition. As seen through the eyes of her grandson Ahmad (Brandon Hammond), love and laughs are always on the menu, despite the usual rivalries simmering between his mom Maxine (Vivica A. Fox) and her sisters Teri (Vanessa Williams) and Bird (Nia Long). But when serious bickering starts to tear the family apart, the good times suddenly stop. Now it’s up to Ahmad to get everyone back together and teach them the true meaning of soul food.