In 1992, Jon B. was shipping demos around when he caught the attention of Tracey Edmonds, then President and CEO of Yab-Yum Records. He was contracted as a songwriter for Edmonds and her husband, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, and wrote songs for After 7, Toni Braxton, Michael Jackson, Color Me Badd and others. In 1995, his debut album, Bonafide, was released by Yab Yum/Sony 550/Epic Records. The album contained the top ten hit "Someone To Love," a duet with Babyface that gained wide exposure on the Bad Boys soundtrack, peaking at #10 on the U.S. charts. The Grammy-nominated track highlighted his dulcet tenor voice and garnered Jon comparisons to Babyface himself. Later in the year, his second single "Pretty Girl" became a top forty hit, peaking at #25.
His Hits Include “"Someone to Love,” "Pretty Girl,” "Don't Say,” "They Don't Know/Are U Still Down,” "I Do (Whatcha Say Boo),” "Cool Relax,” "Don't Talk,” "Now That I'm With You,” "Lately,” "Everytime,” "Ooh So Sexy" (featuring Paul Wall).