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From the west side of Chicago, Illinois, R&B songwriter KIM B. is turning heads across the midwest. Fans describe her as a “flawless performer” and describes her songs as “what REAL R&B sounds like”. In a sea of overtly vulgar and sexually explicit Contemporary R&B, KIM B. stands out, not only with her ability to keep her music clean yet edgy, but also her well-known stage presence and fluid dance moves.
Her debut self released EP I’m Kim B. featured vocal production from Joshua Welton (Prince) and landed her as a guest on TrueStar Radio - Power 92 and as a performer at the Chicago Music Awards 2008.
Kim B. Continued (Mixtape) was released in 2013. It was a creative combination of original songs and cover-remixes, showcasing for the first time, her ability to twist pop songs and make them her own.
2016 has been a very successful year for KIM B. As she has released her New EP - Phase 3 and her fan inspired merchandise line called “Kim B.’s Clique”. She has also performed at the Illinois Solo Artist Awards and opened for R&B artist Carl Thomas (Verve Music Group).
KIM B. sets the bar for both independent artists and the Contemporary R&B genre alike. She hopes to go on a world tour one day, but in the meantime plans to continue her path as a recording artist and songwriter, as well as help other artists achieve success in the independent music arena.
PHILOSOPHY: I believe Excellence is as close to Perfection as we can be. So be Excellent, for Excellence IS Perfection.
2011: PHENOMENAL WOMAN AWARD presented by Boys II Men (Aurora’s Non-Profit Boys Mentoring Organization)
2010: Columbia College Chicago Graduate
2009: TRUESTAR MAGAZINE “UNDER THE RADAR” ARTIST – Fall Issue (Chicago, IL)
2007: CHICAGO IDOL 1st RUNNER UP
2007: AURORA IDOL FINALIST
2017: Culture Stock Present "On the Wall" (Aurora, IL)
2016: Carl Thomas City of Lights Unity Concert (Aurora, IL)
2016: Illinois Solo Artist Awards
2015: Aurora's Got Talent Judge (Aurora, IL)
2014: Independence Day Parade (Aurora, IL)
2014: Waubonsie Community College Black Studen Alliance Open Mic (Aurora, IL)
2014: 42nd Annual Aurora Puertorican Festival (Aurora, IL)
2013: Independence Day Parade (Aurora, IL)
2013: Simplee Destinee FundRaiser (Aurora, IL)
2013: 42nd Annual Aurora Puertorican Festival (Aurora, IL)
2013: Dieterich Elementary School (Aurora, IL)
2012: LaQuinta (Aurora, IL)
2012: JB's (Elgin, IL)
2011: Europa NightClub (Addison, IL)
2010: Power 92/TrueStar Radio Guest (Hammond, IN)
2010: Opening Act Nue Breed (Gospel Rapper) Concrt (Aurora, IL)
2009: Columbia College Chicago's "Next 2 Blow" Showcase (Chicago, IL)
2009: SHOWTIME IN CHICAGO TALENT COMPETITION
2008: JOKES & NOTES COMEDY/JAZZ CLUB (Chicago, IL)
2008: 16TH AFRICAN/CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF LIFE (Chicago,IL)
2008: CHICAGO MUSIC AWARDS
2008: STYLE OF SUCCESS FASHION SHOW & AWARD CEREMONY hosted by Fonzworth Bentley (Aurora, IL)
2007: B2M-BLACK & WHITE PARTY (Aurora, IL)