Real Name:
Kenneth Brian Edmonds
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R'n'B singer, songwriter, producer, label executive. (Note: when appearing with L.A. Reid, please use L.A. & Babyface)

Born 10th April 1959 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. 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 won 11 Grammy Awards. Bootsy Collins tagged him ''Babyface'' because of his cute face while he was still a teen.

He was a guitarist with Manchild (9) in the late 1970s and a keyboardist with Deele till the late 1980s, 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 had 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 1990s 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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MS-5253 Babyface - Ebony - Jazzy Night album art Various You Make Me Feel Brand New Various - Ebony - Jazzy Night(Cass, Comp) Musicbox MS-5253 Indonesia 1986 Sell This Version
Babyface - Strong Songs Volume One album art Various I Love You Babe (as Baby Face) Various - Strong Songs Volume One (Comp) Warlock Records US 1988 Sell This Version
Babyface - The Solar System Vol. 2 album art Various I Love You Babe Various - The Solar System Vol. 2 (Maxi, Comp) Solar, Vogue France 1988 Sell This Version
Babyface - The Solar Box Set album art Various Lovers Various - The Solar Box Set (Comp) Street Sounds UK 1988 Sell This Version
WAR-2708 Various I Love You Babe (as Baby Face) Various - Strong Songs Volume One(LP, Comp) Warlock Records WAR-2708 US 1988 Sell This Version
Babyface - Series 8, Issue 9 album art Various It's No Crime Various - Series 8, Issue 9 (Comp) Hot Tracks US 1989 Sell This Version
Babyface - Clubhits '89 album art Various It's No Crime Various - Clubhits '89 (Comp) Arcade, Arcade Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
188.132/1-467924 Babyface - Black Beat album art Various Whip Appeal Various - Black Beat(LP, Comp) Epic 188.132/1-467924 Brazil 1989 Sell This Version
CRSK-002 Babyface - Radio Sampler album art Various Tender Love Various - Radio Sampler(CD, Comp, Promo) CBS CRSK-002 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
AST 1705 Babyface - No Wilburys album art Various It's No Crime Various - No Wilburys(Cass, Comp, Promo) Epic AST 1705 US 1989 Sell This Version
none Babyface - Schwartz Brothers Compact Disk Sampler Volume 3 album art Various It's No Crime (as Baby Face) Various - Schwartz Brothers Compact Disk Sampler Volume 3(CD, Comp, Smplr) Not On Label none US 1989 Sell This Version
EAT 1850 Babyface - Tonnage A Sampler Of Epic Proportions! album art Various It's No Crime Various - Tonnage A Sampler Of Epic Proportions!(Cass, Comp, Promo, Smplr) Epic Dance EAT 1850 US 1989 Sell This Version
INT 892.664 Babyface - Hitaktiv 89 - Juni / July / Aug album art Various It's No Crime Various - Hitaktiv 89 - Juni / July / Aug(CD, Comp, Promo) Intercord INT 892.664 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
Babyface - Pump Up The Hits album art Various Whip Appeal Various - Pump Up The Hits (Comp) PolyTel Canada 1990 Sell This Version
Babyface - Megatop TV album art Various It's No Crime (as Baby Face) Various - Megatop TV (Comp) Diamond (2) Benelux 1990 Sell This Version
Babyface - Silky Soul album art Various Given A Chance Various - Silky Soul (Comp) Arcade Benelux 1990 Sell This Version
Babyface - Summer Love 2 album art Various You Make Me Feel Brand New Various - Summer Love 2 (Comp) CBS Finland 1990 Sell This Version
Babyface - Dancemasters Vol. 1 album art Various My Kinda Girl (LP Version) Various - Dancemasters Vol. 1 (Comp) CBS UK 1990 Sell This Version
Babyface - Hits 12 album art Various Tender Love Various - Hits 12 (Comp) CBS, CBS Norway 1990 Sell This Version
none Various My Kinda Girl Various - Urban July 1990(Umatic, Comp, Promo) Rockamerica none US 1990 Sell This Version
EAT 1982 Babyface - Epic Black Music: The Solution To A Brighter Tomorrow album art Various Whip Appeal Various - Epic Black Music: The Solution To A Brighter Tomorrow(Cass, Comp, Promo, ∆, ) Epic EAT 1982 US 1990 Sell This Version
1.71.1078 Babyface - El Poder De Las Parabolicas album art Various My Kinda Girl Various - El Poder De Las Parabolicas(LP, Comp) CBS 1.71.1078 Venezuela 1990 Sell This Version
XDDP 93046 Various My Kinda Girl Various - CBS/SONY Hot Tracks 1990 Vol.3(CD, Comp, Promo) CBS/Sony XDDP 93046 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
CBS 466726-1 Babyface - Κανάλι 15 Επιλογές album art Various It's No Crime Various - Κανάλι 15 Επιλογές(LP, Comp) CBS CBS 466726-1 Greece 1990 Sell This Version
SAMP 267 Babyface - Club Beat Sampler album art Various Tender Lover Various - Club Beat Sampler(LP, Comp, Promo, Smplr) CBS SAMP 267 Australia 1990 Sell This Version