BIOGRAPHY

BIOGRAPHY

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 with 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. The following year, KIM B. graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.

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. On September 30, 2016, KIM B. released her third project Phase 3 (EP) and her fan inspired merchandise line called “Kim B.’s Clique”. She also performed at the Illinois Solo Artist Awards and opened for R&B artist Carl Thomas (Verve Music Group). In September of 2016, she spent time working as a production and wardrobe assistant on the video shoot of "Hips Sing", the hit song by DJ Sultan featuring Elephant Man. Later that year, KIM B. began working with Phoenix Melody (Australia X Factor), providing live background vocals during her rehearsals & performances. 

In 2017, KIM B.  took a break from the spotlight and stayed productive behind the scenes. She wrote Iveliss Rivera (Chicago Teen Singer/Actress) first single “Star Power” as well as collaborated with heavyweight producers DaBeatFreakz (Usher) and UK Artist Krishane in songwriting sessions.

Recently, KIM B. has added another skill to her repertoire: DJ-ing! Handpicked and trained by MDM Entertainment, she has been gigging all around the Chicagoland area. KIM B. continues to set the bar for both independent artists and the Contemporary R&B genre alike. While maintaining a full time day job, KIM B. achieves all her success having never had a manager, publicist, or record deal. She hopes to one day be a full time musician/DJ, but in the meantime plans to continue her path as a recording artist and disc jockey, 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. 

Awards/Honors

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

Notable Performances

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)

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