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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9 25637-4, W0169-9 Babyface - Karyn White album art Karyn White Love Saw It Karyn White - Karyn White(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records, PT. Aquarius Musikindo 9 25637-4, W0169-9 Indonesia 1988 Sell This Version
MCACS-53973 Pebbles Featuring Babyface Pebbles Featuring Babyface - Love Makes Things Happen (Cass, S/Sided, Single) MCA Records MCACS-53973 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
Babyface - You Said album art Jermaine Jackson Treat You Right Jermaine Jackson - You Said (Album) LaFace Records, Arista UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
74321 16350 4 Babyface - Another Sad Love Song album art Toni Braxton Toni Braxton - Another Sad Love Song(Cass, Single) LaFace Records, Arista, BMG Eurodisc Ltd. 74321 16350 4 UK 1993 Sell This Version
PRO-A-6960 Babyface - Slide album art El DeBarge Where Is My Love? El DeBarge - Slide(12", Promo) Reprise Records PRO-A-6960 US 1994 Sell This Version
Babyface - Where Is My Love? album art El DeBarge Featuring Babyface Where Is My Love? El DeBarge Featuring Babyface - Where Is My Love? (Single) Reprise Records US 1994 Sell This Version
Babyface - Bonafide album art Jon B Someone To Love Jon B - Bonafide (Album) Epic, Yab Yum Records, 550 Music Europe 1995 Sell This Version
Babyface - Pretty Girl album art Jon B Someone To Love (Insatiable Remix Extended Version) Jon B - Pretty Girl (Single, Maxi) Epic US 1995 Sell This Version
Babyface - Q's Jook Joint album art Quincy Jones Slow Jams Quincy Jones - Q's Jook Joint (Album) Qwest Records, Qwest Records US 1995 Sell This Version
07822 18935 4 Babyface - The Moment album art Kenny G (2) Everytime I Close My Eyes Kenny G (2) - The Moment(Cass, Album) Arista 07822 18935 4 Italy 1995 Sell This Version
Various Someone To Love Various - Bad Boys - Music From The Motion Picture (Comp) Sony Records Japan 1995 Sell This Version
36 77813 Babyface - Pretty Girl / Someone To Love album art Jon B Someone To Love Jon B - Pretty Girl / Someone To Love(7", Single) Epic 36 77813 US 1995 Sell This Version
Babyface - Someone To Love album art Jon B Featuring Babyface Someone To Love (Insatiable Extended Mix) and 1 more… Jon B Featuring Babyface - Someone To Love (Single) 550 Music, Yab Yum Records, Epic, 550 Music Europe 1996 Sell This Version
none Babyface - Classic CD Hits On Vinyl Vol. 22,23, and 24 album art Various Slow Jams (Remix) Various - Classic CD Hits On Vinyl Vol. 22,23, and 24(3xLP, Album, Unofficial) Intersection Records (2) none 1996 Sell This Version
SAMPCD3532 Babyface - Bring It On - The Finest In R & B album art Various Someone To Love Various - Bring It On - The Finest In R & B(CD, Comp, Promo) Epic, Columbia SAMPCD3532 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
Babyface - Just The Best Vol. 14 album art Various Sunshine Various - Just The Best Vol. 14 (Comp) Polystar (3) Germany 1997 Sell This Version
Babyface - How Could An Angel Break My Heart album art Toni Braxton How Could An Angel Break My Heart (Remix Version) Toni Braxton - How Could An Angel Break My Heart (Maxi, Single) Arista, LaFace Records Europe 1997 Sell This Version
Babyface - Sara Smile album art After 7 Sara Smile (Padapella Mix) and 1 more… After 7 - Sara Smile (Single) Virgin Records America, Inc., Virgin Records America, Inc. UK 1997 Sell This Version
Babyface - The Dome Vol. 4 album art Various Sunshine Various - The Dome Vol. 4 (Comp) Ariola, BMG Germany 1997 Sell This Version
Babyface - In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 album art Jay-Z (Always Be My) Sunshine Jay-Z - In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 (Album) Roc-A-Fella Records Japan 1997 Sell This Version
NWSCD 25 Babyface - In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 album art Jay-Z Sunshine Jay-Z - In My Lifetime, Vol. 1(CD, Promo, Smplr) Northwestside Records NWSCD 25 UK 1997 Sell This Version
Babyface - Sunshine album art Jaÿ-Z* Featuring Babyface & Foxy Brown Jaÿ-Z* Featuring Babyface & Foxy Brown - Sunshine (Single, Maxi) Northwestside Records, Roc-A-Fella Records, BMG Europe 1997 Sell This Version
none Babyface - #5 The Sweetest Tape album art DJ Tal (2) Sunshine DJ Tal (2) - #5 The Sweetest Tape(Cass, Mixed, Mixtape) Not On Label none France 1997 Sell This Version
PCD 526 Various Sunshine (Radio Edit) Various - Focus - November 1997(CD, Comp, Promo) Mercury, Polydor, PolyGram PCD 526 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
26 Babyface - What's The Flavor? 26 album art DJ Poska Sunshine DJ Poska - What's The Flavor? 26(Cass, Mixed) Funky Maestro Entertainment 26 France 1997 Sell This Version