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Babyface

As a singer, producer, and songwriter, Babyface was an inescapable presence in virtually every major facet of pop music during the '90s. His own recordings helped rejuvenate the R&B tradition of the smooth, sensitive, urban crooner and made him a staple of urban contemporary radio. Yet their considerable success was eclipsed by his songwriting and production work for other artists, which linked him with some of the biggest stars and hit singles of the decade (and not just in the realm of R&B). You'd be hard-pressed to name a '90s hitmaker with a track record more consistently successful and versatile than Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds.

Kenneth Edmonds was born April 10, 1959, in Indianapolis and began playing in local R&B bands as a teenager. He served a stint in Bootsy Collins' backing unit (where he earned his nickname) and subsequently joined the funk outfit Manchild, who signed a record deal in 1977 and released three albums. After their breakup, Babyface and partner Antonio "L.A." Reid formed an urban funk group called the Deele in the early '80s, who scored a few sizable hits on the R&B charts. Babyface and Reid began producing and writing for other artists on the side, landing hits in Pebbles' "Girlfriend" and the Whispers' "Rock Steady"; following the Deele's third album in 1988, the duo left to continue their outside activities full-time, co-founding the LaFace label in 1989. Further hits followed in Bobby Brown's "Every Little Step," Sheena Easton's "The Lover in Me," and Karyn White's "The Way You Love Me" and "Superwoman," all of which performed well on both the pop and R&B charts.

Babyface had actually recorded a little-noticed solo album in 1986, titled Lovers, but with his newfound success having marked him as one to watch, his solo career now began in earnest. Released in 1989, Tender Lover caught fire, spinning off four singles over the next year, including the R&B chart smashes "It's No Crime" (number one) and "Whip Appeal" (number two; both also reached the pop Top Ten); the album also went double platinum. Now firmly established as a powerhouse, Babyface went on to co-write hits for Johnny Gill ("My, My, My," nominated for the Best R&B Song Grammy), Whitney Houston ("I'm Your Baby Tonight"), and Madonna ("Take a Bow"); his biggest success, however, came with Boyz II Men, whose recording of "End of the Road" became one of the longest-running number ones in pop history (the Babyface-penned follow-up "I'll Make Love to You" was also pretty successful in its own right). He was co-nominated for an Album of the Year Grammy for his production on the Bodyguard soundtrack and went on to work with artists like Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin, En Vogue, and Mary J. Blige. As if that weren't enough, LaFace had become a highly successful and lucrative imprint, breaking artists like Toni Braxton, TLC, OutKast, and Usher (often with input from Reid and Babyface).

It's no wonder Babyface wound up taking a break from his own career as a singer during the early '90s, releasing only a remix album, A Closer Look, in 1991. The proper follow-up to Tender Lover didn't appear until 1993; even so, For the Cool in You was an even bigger hit than its predecessor, going triple platinum and producing Babyface's first Top Five pop hit, the change-of-pace acoustic guitar ballad "When Can I See You Again" (which won him his first Grammy as a performer for Best Male R&B Vocal). In 1995, he scored another major success with the Waiting to Exhale soundtrack, not only producing it but scoring the film itself and writing nearly all of its songs, including the Whitney Houston smash "Exhale (Shoop, Shoop)." The same year, he won the first of three consecutive Grammys as Producer of the Year. Successes just kept coming in 1996; the guest-laden album The Day spawned another Top Ten pop/R&B hit in "Every Time I Close My Eyes," and he solidified his crossover credentials once and for all by winning a Grammy for Record of the Year as producer of Eric Clapton's "Change the World."

Encouraged by the success of Waiting to Exhale, Babyface and his wife, Tracey Edmonds, formed their own film production company, which debuted in 1997 with the acclaimed urban family comedy/drama Soul Food. Babyface, naturally, masterminded the soundtrack. The next year, he contributed lyrics to the animated musical The Prince of Egypt, which went uncredited on the soundtrack album. With the movies taking up more of his time, his next musical releases were quick one-offs: an MTV Unplugged album in 1997 and the seasonal Christmas with Babyface the next year. His production and songwriting activities continued, though he remained silent as a performer for a few years. In 2000, Epic released the best-of compilation A Collection of His Greatest Hits, marking the end of his tenure with the label; he had elected to move to Arista, where L.A. Reid had been a high-ranking executive.

In 2001, Babyface released a new album, Face2Face, and also produced the punk-pop soundtrack for the film Josie & the Pussycats. The back-to-basics Grown & Sexy came in July 2005, also the year he and Tracey Edmonds announced their divorce. September 2007 brought the covers-oriented Playlist for Mercury. During the next several years, he worked with the likes of Lil Wayne, Vanessa Williams, Whitney Houston, Kristinia DeBarge, and Boyz II Men, as well as Anthony Hamilton, whose "Pray for Me" was nominated for a 2013 Grammy in the category of Best R&B Song. He co-wrote and co-produced several songs on Ariana Grande's Yours Truly, a number one album in the U.S. Love, Marriage & Divorce, an album of duets with Braxton, was released on Motown in February 2014. ~ Steve Huey, Rovi
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90 rock reminds me of a baby
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catinhat.cd
Definitely got that whip appeal that work for me baby, heartbreakin g just send a dash my way and I'm weak ,woooo your chemistry strong...put it on me....medica t i o n too me.
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Miss the 90's
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❤❤❤❤
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jzjaka
He still has not received the recognition he deserves. Truly talented and his songs highlight my high school and college years.
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90's baby here. I miss this music ♡♡
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Wow I am ashamed to say that I thought this was Switch, HOWEVER DOG GONE IT BABY FACE DID IT ONCE AGAIN WITH THIS AND THEY SOUND BETTER. .NOW THAT I KNOW THE REAL DEAL. . I really wish Baby Face would come out with a tour of his Old School Artist. That would be Awesome. ..!!�������� . Peace
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Never keeping secrets or lies, I only wANT to be with YOU!
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believeinmor e
I love this song still 90
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Still love this song ��
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nanabooismyl i f e 1
This used to be my s.... the lyrics...
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This is real music�������
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Only for the grown & sexy right here...
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Even though the world recognizes Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds he still deserve so much more recognition than what receives!!! He's one of the Best song writers/ producers ever!!! Without him, I don't see how some of our greatest songs ever would've ever made it as big!!!! When some of these artist made it sooooo big, if it were me I'd be thanking God and Babyface in the same sentence!!! He's so underestimat e d but his talent, wow no words can describe him!!!! He plays the piano guitar and God knows w
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Some of us still want and looking for true love as well as real love. I feel sorry for the people, who feel loving them make you a fool, weak, or victim. But I glad I can love. We will be ok
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So touching.... m a k e you think of True Love and who is willing to REALLY give it to you!
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Babyface love your song every day I listed to your song. Wow every time I close my eye I think of you devontae but you broke my heart omg baby
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That joint will bring tears..
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I listen to this while building my business website bol-deals.co m
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Jerry Cool,this SONG make you never want to say goodnight.
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Jerry Cool,this is the kind of SONG that won't let you do anything wrong on your Lady.
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Love me sum babyface.. my teen crush
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I really love all the songs you sings it touches my heart
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an inspirationa l song that led me to the love of my life...still .
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I CAN'T HELP MYSELF WHEN I HEAR THIS SONG. IT REALLY MAKES ME THINK ABOUT THE TIMES IN MY LIFE AND THE ROADS THAT I SHOULD HAVE TAKEN TO BE WITH THAT SPECIAL LOVE OF MY LIFE.
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I was waiting on someone I thought was 100% real....Tha Lord showed me he wasn't
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Very nice and easy!
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Sound's Great. I wish I could meet him in person
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sing it babyface
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And our feelings just aren't feelings anymore. They're just words without emotions....
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Now they wonder why we didn't last?
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This song is a dream come true......th a t s how much i'm loving this song ooh ooh
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Babyface was my teen crush love his music
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Baby face and Keith sweat please come back.... soon as I get home.. faith evans has a song called soon as I get home...
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LOVE his voice....... w o w !
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Yes he's really smooth
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easy listening ,smooth and soulful....t h a t ' s Babyface
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Love his music so smooth and easy listening
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Just saw him in concert at Foxwoods (CT). Great talent. Phenomenal band; top 5 drummer. Great show. Worth admission. But, you have to be a fan to get your $'s worth
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I love babyface music ��������
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moteshita84
When con I see u maa
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Beautiful song.
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Mailk
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I LOVE THIS !!! I pray someone out there feels like this for ME!!!!
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Babyface...I love your music. Always have my Baby face he's one of the best in love song
Whip Appeal
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