Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr. (born November 15, 1988), better known by hisstage name B.o.B, is an American recording artist and music producer fromDecatur, Georgia. In 2006, B.o.B was discovered by Brian Richardson, who then introduced him to TJ Chapman, who subsequently brought him to American record producer Jim Jonsin. After hearing his music, Jonsin signed B.o.B to his Rebel Rock Entertainment imprint. Two years later, Jonsin and B.o.B signed a joint venture deal, with Atlantic Records and American rapperT.I.'s Grand Hustle Records.