Jon B.

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Opened Jul 26, 2010
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Jon B.'s debut album, 1995's platinum-certified "Bonafide", was particularly notable for the song "Someone To Love," a duet with Babyface. The single was a 5 hit on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay charts. Looking back, Jon ventures: "That first album was really experimental. It was a fun project, and it helped me figure out what type of artist I wanted to be. But it was on my second album that I think I really hit it. I had focus, and I was growing as an artist." ... Platinum -certified Cool Relax album shot to the Top 5 of R&B charts upon its release in 1998, fueled by the success of "They Don't Know," a platinum-certified single and a 1 R&B hit. A highly melodic offering with an ultra-romantic vibe, "They Don't Know" cemented Jon's reputation as a balladeer with real heart. "Are You Still Down," the B-side to "They Don't Know," peaked at 2 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles and Tracks. He continued his mission with Pleasures U Like, which rose to 3 on the R&B charts in 2001. The first single, the hit love-at-first-club-sighting anthem "Don't Talk" single-handedly pushed the album past 470,000 units sold and now yet another certified Gold album... His fourth album "Stronger Everyday" reaffirmed this fine tradition. Although the album was never promoted correctly and very limited funds backing the album, Stronger Everyday still managed to sell over 120,000 units. "It's a shame that Sanctuary did not push the album the way they should have, the label had financial problems and stopped spending money on their artists. I was one of the unfortunate ones who got caught up in the Sanctuary nightmare, but I still give thanks to Matthew Knowles for giving me another album for my fans. I sold 120,000 albums based on fan base alone, no video play, limited radio play, no advertising, no publicity…we basically were able to sell that many CD's on website newsletters and live shows"...

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