Babyface

Babyface

Real Name:
Kenneth Brian Edmonds
Profile:
R'n'B singer - songwriter - producer - label executive (Note: when appearing with L.A. Reid, please use L.A. & Babyface)
Born on 10th April 1959, Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A.
Brother of Kevon Edmonds and Melvin Edmonds, ex-husband to Tracey E. Edmonds (1992 - 2005) He has written and/or produced over 26 No.1 R&B hits and has won 11 Grammy Awards. Bootsy Collins tagged him Babyface because of his cute face while he was still a teen. He was guitarist with Manchild (9) in the late 70's and keyboardist with Deele till the late 80's, a group that included his later partner L.A. Reid with whom he would build one of the most succesfull writing and producing duos of r'n'b L.A. & Babyface. In 1986 he started his solo career and up to 2014 he has released 10 albums. He was one of the basic figures that created the new jack swing sound, producing Bobby Brown, Karyn White, Pebbles, Paula Abdul and Sheena Easton co-founding LaFace Records in 1989, with the label's early artists TLC, Usher, Toni Braxton becoming huge stars. He helped forming Az Yet and in the 90's he produced Madonna, Whitney Houston, Boyz II Men, Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton and a long series of others and in the next decades he produced Lil Wayne, Ariana Grande, even Barbra Streisand. in 1988 he duetted with Karyn White for "Love Saw It" that was included in "Karyn White" album, in 1992 he duetted with Toni Braxton for "Give U My Heart" that was included in the soundtrack of "Boomerang". In 1994 he duetted with Jon B for the single "Someone To Love" that was included in the soundtrack "Bad Boys" and in the same year he duetted with Lisa Stansfield for "Dream Away" that was included in the soundtrack of "Pagemaster", the same year he duetted with El DeBarge for the single " Where Is My Love?" that was included in the album "Heart, Mind & Soul". In 1995 he was guest of Quincy Jones along with Barry White, Portrait and Tamia for the single "Slow Jams" that was included in "Q's Jook Joint", in 1996 he had Shalamar and LL Cool J as his guests in his single "This Is For The Lover In You". In 1997 he duetted with Jay-Z and Foxy Brown for the single "Sunshine", in 1998 he duetted with Des'ree for the cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Fire" that was included in the soundtrack "Hav Plenty" and in 2000 he duetted with Gwyneth Paltrow for a cover of Temptations's "Just My Imagination" that was included in the soundtrack "Duets". In 2001 he had Snoop Dogg as guest for "Baby's Mama" that was included in his solo album "Face To Face", in 2005 he contributed to the Luther Vandross tribute album "So Amazing", covering Brenda Russell (2)'s "If Only For One Night" (a hit for Luther Vandross in 1995). In 2007 he released the cover album "Playlist" paying tribute to some of his favourite classics (written by Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, James Taylor (2), Dan Fogelberg, Jim Croce, Dave Loggins and David Gates). In 2009 he duetted with Michael Jackson for "You Are My Life" that was included in the album "Invincible". In 2014 he released a whole duet album with Toni Braxton and in the same year he recorded a cover of "Evergreen" as a duet with Barbra Streisand for her album "Partners"
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Babyface Discography

Albums

481382 2 Babyface Lovers (Album) Solar 481382 2 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
YR008R The Temptations, Greg And Steve, Babyface, Julie Weissman, Cat Miller The Temptations, Greg And Steve, Babyface, Julie Weissman, Cat Miller - Kids In Motion(LP) Youngheart Records YR008R US 1987 Sell This Version
SOLP 509 Babyface Tender Lover (Album) Epic SOLP 509 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
ZT 75329 Babyface A Closer Look (Album) Solar, Epic ZT 75329 US 1991 Sell This Version
E 53558 Babyface For The Cool In You (Album) Epic E 53558 US 1993 Sell This Version
485368 2 Babyface The Day (Album) Epic, Epic 485368 2 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
SRCS 8533 Babyface MTV Unplugged NYC 1997 (Album) Epic SRCS 8533 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
4925432 Babyface Christmas With Babyface (Album) Epic 4925432 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
07822-14667-2 Babyface Face2Face (Album) Arista 07822-14667-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
A 52547 Babyface Spirit Of Christmas(CD, Album) Sony Music Special Products A 52547 US 2001 Sell This Version
82876 75416 2 Babyface Grown & Sexy (Album) Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Arista 82876 75416 2 Russia 2005 Sell This Version
60251750137 Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds* Playlist (Album) Mercury 60251750137 Indonesia 2007 Sell This Version
602537734726 Toni Braxton & Babyface Toni Braxton & Babyface - Love Marriage & Divorce (Album) Motown, Motown 602537734726 Poland 2014 Sell This Version
B0023939-02 Babyface Return Of The Tender Lover(CD, Album) Def Jam Recordings B0023939-02 US 2015 Sell This Version
B0024421-01 Babyface Return Of The Tender Lover(LP, Album) Def Jam Recordings B0024421-01 US 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

INT 126.007 Babyface I Love You Babe (Single, Maxi) Solar INT 126.007 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
P-B-70002 Babyface You Make Me Feel Brand New(7", Promo) Solar P-B-70002 US 1986 Sell This Version
B-70004 Babyface Lovers(7", Single) Solar B-70004 US 1986 Sell This Version
ZAS 4273 Babyface Mary Mack (Single) Solar ZAS 4273 US 1986 Sell This Version
312089 Babyface I Love You Babe(12", Maxi) Vogue 312089 France 1987 Sell This Version
SPRO-79291 Babyface If We Try (Single) Solar SPRO-79291 US 1988 Sell This Version
ZST 74007 Babyface Whip Appeal (Single, Maxi) Solar ZST 74007 US 1989 Sell This Version
SOLD 127984 Babyface It's No Crime (Single, Maxi) Solar SOLD 127984 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
WMCAT 1389 Babyface Tender Lover (Maxi, Single) Solar WMCAT 1389 UK 1989 Sell This Version
ZAS 1934 Babyface Tender Lover (Dub)(12", Promo) Solar ZAS 1934 US 1989 Sell This Version