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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SOLS7848, 7848 Babyface - Can U-Dance album art The Deele Dry Your Eyes The Deele - Can U-Dance(7") Solar, Solar SOLS7848, 7848 Belgium 1987 Sell This Version
Babyface - Power album art Lakeside Still Feeling Good Lakeside - Power (Album) Solar Japan 1987 Sell This Version
YR008R Babyface - Kids In Motion album art Various Body Talk Various - Kids In Motion(LP) Youngheart Records YR008R US 1987 Sell This Version
B-70017 Babyface - In The Mood (Remix) album art The Whispers In The Mood (The Other Mix) and 1 more… The Whispers - In The Mood (Remix)(7", Single) Solar B-70017 US 1987 Sell This Version
01 2700 22, 012700.22 Babyface - Top Hits '87 album art Various Rock Steady Various - Top Hits '87(2xLP, Comp) Arcade, Arcade 01 2700 22, 012700.22 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
V-71159 Babyface - Mary Mack album art Babyface Babyface - Mary Mack(12") Solar V-71159 US 1987 Sell This Version
Babyface - Still Feeling Good album art Lakeside Lakeside - Still Feeling Good Solar US 1987 Sell This Version
Babyface - Circumstantial Evidence album art Shalamar Playthang Shalamar - Circumstantial Evidence (Album) Solar US 1987 Sell This Version
Babyface - I Love You Babe album art BabyFace I Love You Babe and 1 more… BabyFace - I Love You Babe (Single) Solar Germany 1987 Sell This Version
DAMA 1 Babyface - Dance Mania Volume 1 album art Various Rock Steady (Extended Dance Mix) Various - Dance Mania Volume 1(LP, Comp) Needle Records DAMA 1 UK 1987 Sell This Version
Babyface - Rock Steady album art The Whispers Rock Steady and 1 more… The Whispers - Rock Steady (Single, Maxi) Solar Germany 1987 Sell This Version
Babyface - Eyes Of A Stranger album art The Deele So Many Thangz and 1 more… The Deele - Eyes Of A Stranger (Album) Solar France 1987 Sell This Version
Babyface - Two Occasions album art The Deele The Deele - Two Occasions (Single) Solar Belgium 1987 Sell This Version
Babyface - Pebbles album art Pebbles Girlfriend Pebbles - Pebbles (Album) MCA Records US 1987 Sell This Version
Babyface - Just Gets Better With Time album art The Whispers Rock Steady and 1 more… The Whispers - Just Gets Better With Time (Album) Solar, Solar US 1987 Sell This Version
LWG-1292 Babyface - Rock Steady / Jet Airliner (Fasten-Seat-Belt-Mix) album art Whispers* / Modern Talking Rock Steady Whispers* / Modern Talking - Rock Steady / Jet Airliner (Fasten-Seat-Belt-Mix)(12", Promo) Victor LWG-1292 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
Babyface - In The Mood album art Gerald Albright Gerald Albright - In The Mood (Single) Atlantic US 1988 Sell This Version
DDEAL 1 Babyface - Sunset Sound Of L.A. album art Various Various - Sunset Sound Of L.A.(CD, Comp) MCA Records DDEAL 1 UK 1988 Sell This Version
Babyface - Superwoman album art Karyn White Karyn White - Superwoman (Single) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records UK 1988 Sell This Version
Babyface - Knocked Out album art Paula Abdul Paula Abdul - Knocked Out (Single) Siren (3) UK 1988 Sell This Version
Babyface - Bermuda Nights album art Gerald Albright In The Mood Gerald Albright - Bermuda Nights (Album) Atlantic US 1988 Sell This Version
925 689-1, WX 175 Babyface - Kiss Of Life album art Siedah Garrett Refuse To Be Loose Siedah Garrett - Kiss Of Life(LP, Album) Qwest Records, Qwest Records 925 689-1, WX 175 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
Babyface - Dial My Heart album art The Boys The Boys - Dial My Heart (Single) Motown US 1988 Sell This Version
Babyface - The Lover In Me album art Sheena Easton Follow My Rainbow and 4 more… Sheena Easton - The Lover In Me (Album) MCA Records, MCA Records Europe 1988 Sell This Version
Babyface - Karyn White album art Karyn White Secret Rendezvous and 5 more… Karyn White - Karyn White (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records Europe 1988 Sell This Version