Bonafide (Jon B. album)

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Studio album by Jon B.
Released May 23, 1995
Recorded 1994–1995
The TracKen Place
Cherokee Studios
Los Angeles, California
The Music Grinder
Hollywood, California
Genre R&B
Length 65:54
Label Yab Yum, 550 Music, Epic
Producer Jon B., Babyface
Jon B. chronology
Cool Relax
Alternative cover
UK-release cover

Bonafide is the first album by Jon B.. It includes the Grammy-nominated single "Someone to Love" featuring Babyface, as well as the singles "Pretty Girl" and "Isn't It Scary". The album was certified gold and platinum.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Jonathan Buck, except as noted.

  1. "Bonafide"
  2. "Simple Melody" (featuring Bootsy Collins) (Jonathan Buck, William Collins)
  3. "Love Is Candi"
  4. "Mystery 4 Two"
  5. "Someone to Love" (featuring Babyface) (Kenneth Edmonds)
  6. "Time After Time"
  7. "Overflow"
  8. "Pretty Girl" (Kenneth Edmonds)
  9. "Pants Off"
  10. "Isn't It Scary"
  11. "Burning 4 You"
  12. "Gone Before Light"
  13. "Love Don't Do"


  • Jon B. - lead and backing vocals, drums, drum programming, piano, keyboards, bass
  • Babyface - backing vocals, drum programming, keyboards, guitar
  • Deon Estus: bass
  • Reggie Hamilton - guitar
  • Musiic K. Galloway - backing vocals
  • Deborah Buck, Donald Buck, Kevin Buck - strings
  • Randy Walker - MIDI programming
  • Tracey Edmonds, Michael McQuarn - executive producer
  • Brad Gilderman, Marty Ogden, Ricky Delena - recording engineer
  • Dave Way, Tom Russo, Jon Gass, Mick Guzauski - mixing
  • Herb Powers, Jr. - mastering
  • George Holz - photography