Jonathan David Buck, known professionally as Jon B, is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer.One of the things that differentiate an R&B singer from singers of other genre is not just the amazing voice but their cute looks as well.
Jon B: Biography
He was born on 11th of November,1974, in Providence, Rhode Island. He is the second youngest of three siblings whose names are Deborah, his older sister and Kelvin, his younger brother. Incidentally, his siblings are both into music. His father David Buck, is a professor of music at Cal State while his mom Linda Buck, is a concert pianist. His demographic is Caucasian but he was raised in the African-American community in Pasadena, California and he visited a black church while growing up.
Jon B: Career
Having a musical background, his music career was inspired by some music albums he found in his grandparents’ record box. Among his best artists at that time were Babyface, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Duran Duran, Prince and Sade, among others. He started writing his own songs mostly during summer and after his high school year.He was able to produce and record about 40 marvelous songs including his debut album, Bonafide which became a huge hit at the time. Bonafide which was released on the Epic Records subsidiary 550 Music, was also the first recording released on Tracey Edmonds’ record label Yab Yum Record.
Jon B: Family
Many people have always thought Jon B is gay but he is straight. He is also married to his African-American wife, Danette Buck since 2007. Although he is white, he has been in relationships with black women.His first married to singer Musiic K. Galloway who was there in his debut album Bonafide. The two separated a year while later before he met his beautiful black wife Danette and proposed to her personally in private before making it public during a Valentine’s Day concert in Las Vegas.
Jon B: Net worth
He has a net worth of about 3 million dollar thanks to his successful career in the music industry. His debut album Bonafide was accomplished Platinum in the US while his second Cool Relax performed better being certified 2x Platinum and rated #5 on the US R&B chart. His other albums such as Pleasures U Like (released, in 2001), Stronger Everyday (released in 2004), Holiday Wishes: From Me to You (released in 2006), Helpless Romantic (released in 2008), and Comfortable Swagg (released in 2012), all did well in the international market.