Babyface (musician)

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For the guitarist and Beard of Wales, see Thee Faction. Babyface (musician)_sentence_0

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BornBabyface (musician)_header_cell_0_1_0 Kenneth Brian Edmonds
(1959-04-10) April 10, 1959 (age 61)

Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.Babyface (musician)_cell_0_1_1

Other namesBabyface (musician)_header_cell_0_2_0 Babyface (musician)_cell_0_2_1
OccupationBabyface (musician)_header_cell_0_3_0 Babyface (musician)_cell_0_3_1
Years activeBabyface (musician)_header_cell_0_4_0 1974–presentBabyface (musician)_cell_0_4_1
TelevisionBabyface (musician)_header_cell_0_5_0 College HillBabyface (musician)_cell_0_5_1
Spouse(s)Babyface (musician)_header_cell_0_6_0 Tracey Edmonds

​ ​(m. 1992; div. 2005)​

Nicole Pantenburg ​(m. 2014)​Babyface (musician)_cell_0_6_1

ChildrenBabyface (musician)_header_cell_0_7_0 3Babyface (musician)_cell_0_7_1
RelativesBabyface (musician)_header_cell_0_8_0 Kevon Edmonds (brother)Babyface (musician)_cell_0_8_1
AwardsBabyface (musician)_header_cell_0_9_0 List of awards and nominationsBabyface (musician)_cell_0_9_1
GenresBabyface (musician)_header_cell_0_10_0 Babyface (musician)_cell_0_10_1
InstrumentsBabyface (musician)_header_cell_0_11_0 Babyface (musician)_cell_0_11_1
LabelsBabyface (musician)_header_cell_0_12_0 Babyface (musician)_cell_0_12_1
Associated actsBabyface (musician)_header_cell_0_13_0 Babyface (musician)_cell_0_13_1
WebsiteBabyface (musician)_header_cell_0_14_0 Babyface (musician)_cell_0_14_1

Kenneth Brian Edmonds (born April 10, 1959), better known by his stage name Babyface (and also sometimes credited as Kenny Edmonds), is an American singer, songwriter and record producer. Babyface (musician)_sentence_1

He has written and produced over 26 number-one R&B hits throughout his career, and has won 11 Grammy Awards. Babyface (musician)_sentence_2

He was ranked number 20 on NME's 50 of The Greatest Producers Ever list. Babyface (musician)_sentence_3

Early life Babyface (musician)_section_0

Edmonds was born on April 10, 1959, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Marvin and Barbara Edmonds. Babyface (musician)_sentence_4

Barbara was a production operator at a pharmaceutical plant. Babyface (musician)_sentence_5

Edmonds, who is the fifth of six brothers (including future After 7 band members Melvin and Kevon Edmonds, the latter of whom went on to have a modestly successful solo career), attended North Central High School in Indianapolis, and as a shy youth, wrote songs to express his emotions. Babyface (musician)_sentence_6

When he was in eighth grade, Edmonds' father died of lung cancer, leaving his mother to raise her sons alone. Babyface (musician)_sentence_7

At this stage, Edmonds became determined to have a career in music. Babyface (musician)_sentence_8

Music career Babyface (musician)_section_1

Edmonds later played with funk performer Bootsy Collins, who tagged him "Babyface" because of his youthful look. Babyface (musician)_sentence_9

He also performed in the group Manchild (which had a 1977 hit "Especially for You" with band member Daryl Simmons) as a guitarist. Babyface (musician)_sentence_10

In 1982 Edmonds played with funk band Redd Hott produced by Geoge Kerr. Babyface (musician)_sentence_11

He played keyboards in the light-funk and R&B group the Deele (which also included drummer Antonio "L.A." Reid, with whom he would later form a successful writing and producing partnership). Babyface (musician)_sentence_12

One of his first major credits as a songwriter for outside artists came when he wrote the tune "Slow Jam" for the R&B band Midnight Star in 1983. Babyface (musician)_sentence_13

The tune was on Midnight Star's 1983 double-platinum No Parking on the Dance Floor album. Babyface (musician)_sentence_14

Babyface remained in the Deele until 1988, when both he and Reid left the group. Babyface (musician)_sentence_15

His album Playlist consists of eight cover songs and two original works. Babyface (musician)_sentence_16

It was released on September 18, 2007. Babyface (musician)_sentence_17

It was the first album on the newly re-launched Mercury Records label. Babyface (musician)_sentence_18

On February 4, 2014, he released a Grammy Award-winning duet album with Toni Braxton titled Love, Marriage & Divorce on Motown Records. Babyface (musician)_sentence_19

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Impact Babyface (musician)_section_4

In 1999, a 25-mile (40 km) stretch of Interstate 65 that runs through Indianapolis was renamed the Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds Highway. Babyface (musician)_sentence_20

Babyface was placed at number 20 on NME's "50 of the Greatest Producers Ever" list. Babyface (musician)_sentence_21

NME wrote of his impact: Babyface (musician)_sentence_22

Discography Babyface (musician)_section_5

Main article: Babyface discography Babyface (musician)_sentence_23

Studio albums Babyface (musician)_section_6

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Collaboration albums Babyface (musician)_section_7

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Accolades Babyface (musician)_section_8

On August 30, 2006, Babyface was honored as a BMI Icon at the 6th annual BMI Urban Awards. Babyface (musician)_sentence_24

Throughout his career, Babyface has won the BMI Pop Songwriter of the Year trophy seven times and a total of 51 BMI Awards, which includes Song of the Year for his Toni Braxton hit, "Breathe Again", in 1994. Babyface (musician)_sentence_25

Babyface was honored with the 2,508th star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 10, 2013. Babyface (musician)_sentence_26

The star is located at 6270 Hollywood Boulevard. Babyface (musician)_sentence_27

On October 18, 2018, he was conferred with an honorary doctorate degree from Indiana University Bloomington in recognition of his illustrious career in music. Babyface (musician)_sentence_28

Grammy Awards Babyface (musician)_section_9

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YearBabyface (musician)_header_cell_1_0_0 Nominated workBabyface (musician)_header_cell_1_0_1 CategoryBabyface (musician)_header_cell_1_0_2 ResultBabyface (musician)_header_cell_1_0_3
1989Babyface (musician)_cell_1_1_0 Babyface (musician)_cell_1_1_1 Producer of the Year (Non-Classical)Babyface (musician)_cell_1_1_2 NominatedBabyface (musician)_cell_1_1_3
"Don't Be Cruel"Babyface (musician)_cell_1_2_0 Best Rhythm & Blues SongBabyface (musician)_cell_1_2_1 NominatedBabyface (musician)_cell_1_2_2
1990Babyface (musician)_cell_1_3_0 "Every Little Step"Babyface (musician)_cell_1_3_1 NominatedBabyface (musician)_cell_1_3_2
"Superwoman"Babyface (musician)_cell_1_4_0 NominatedBabyface (musician)_cell_1_4_1
"It's No Crime"Babyface (musician)_cell_1_5_0 Best R&B Instrumental PerformanceBabyface (musician)_cell_1_5_1 NominatedBabyface (musician)_cell_1_5_2
HimselfBabyface (musician)_cell_1_6_0 Producer of the Year (Non-Classical)Babyface (musician)_cell_1_6_1 NominatedBabyface (musician)_cell_1_6_2
1991Babyface (musician)_cell_1_7_0 "Whip Appeal"Babyface (musician)_cell_1_7_1 Best R&B Vocal Performance, MaleBabyface (musician)_cell_1_7_2 NominatedBabyface (musician)_cell_1_7_3
"My, My, My"Babyface (musician)_cell_1_8_0 Best Rhythm & Blues SongBabyface (musician)_cell_1_8_1 NominatedBabyface (musician)_cell_1_8_2
1993Babyface (musician)_cell_1_9_0 "End of the Road"Babyface (musician)_cell_1_9_1 WonBabyface (musician)_cell_1_9_2
HimselfBabyface (musician)_cell_1_10_0 Producer of the Year (Non-Classical)Babyface (musician)_cell_1_10_1 WonBabyface (musician)_cell_1_10_2
1994Babyface (musician)_cell_1_11_0 The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album (as a Producer)Babyface (musician)_cell_1_11_1 Album of the YearBabyface (musician)_cell_1_11_2 WonBabyface (musician)_cell_1_11_3
"For the Cool in You"Babyface (musician)_cell_1_12_0 Best R&B Vocal Performance, MaleBabyface (musician)_cell_1_12_1 NominatedBabyface (musician)_cell_1_12_2
"Can We Talk"Babyface (musician)_cell_1_13_0 Best Rhythm & Blues SongBabyface (musician)_cell_1_13_1 NominatedBabyface (musician)_cell_1_13_2
1995Babyface (musician)_cell_1_14_0 "When Can I See You"Babyface (musician)_cell_1_14_1 Best Male R&B Vocal PerformanceBabyface (musician)_cell_1_14_2 WonBabyface (musician)_cell_1_14_3
Best Rhythm & Blues SongBabyface (musician)_cell_1_15_0 NominatedBabyface (musician)_cell_1_15_1
"You Mean the World to Me"Babyface (musician)_cell_1_16_0 NominatedBabyface (musician)_cell_1_16_1
"I'll Make Love to You"Babyface (musician)_cell_1_17_0 WonBabyface (musician)_cell_1_17_1
Record of the YearBabyface (musician)_cell_1_18_0 NominatedBabyface (musician)_cell_1_18_1
1996Babyface (musician)_cell_1_19_0 HimselfBabyface (musician)_cell_1_19_1 Producer of the YearBabyface (musician)_cell_1_19_2 WonBabyface (musician)_cell_1_19_3
"Someone to Love" (with Jon B.)Babyface (musician)_cell_1_20_0 Best Pop Collaboration with VocalsBabyface (musician)_cell_1_20_1 NominatedBabyface (musician)_cell_1_20_2
"Someone to Love"Babyface (musician)_cell_1_21_0 Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for TelevisionBabyface (musician)_cell_1_21_1 NominatedBabyface (musician)_cell_1_21_2
"Red Light Special"Babyface (musician)_cell_1_22_0 Best Rhythm & Blues SongBabyface (musician)_cell_1_22_1 NominatedBabyface (musician)_cell_1_22_2
"You Can't Run"Babyface (musician)_cell_1_23_0 NominatedBabyface (musician)_cell_1_23_1
1997Babyface (musician)_cell_1_24_0 "Sittin' up in My Room"Babyface (musician)_cell_1_24_1 NominatedBabyface (musician)_cell_1_24_2
"You're Makin' Me High"Babyface (musician)_cell_1_25_0 NominatedBabyface (musician)_cell_1_25_1
"Exhale (Shoop Shoop)"Babyface (musician)_cell_1_26_0 WonBabyface (musician)_cell_1_26_1
Song of the YearBabyface (musician)_cell_1_27_0 NominatedBabyface (musician)_cell_1_27_1
Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for TelevisionBabyface (musician)_cell_1_28_0 NominatedBabyface (musician)_cell_1_28_1
"It Hurts Like Hell"Babyface (musician)_cell_1_29_0 NominatedBabyface (musician)_cell_1_29_1
"Count On Me"Babyface (musician)_cell_1_30_0 NominatedBabyface (musician)_cell_1_30_1
"Change The World" (as a Producer)Babyface (musician)_cell_1_31_0 Record of the YearBabyface (musician)_cell_1_31_1 WonBabyface (musician)_cell_1_31_2
"Slow Jams"Babyface (musician)_cell_1_32_0 Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with VocalBabyface (musician)_cell_1_32_1 NominatedBabyface (musician)_cell_1_32_2
HimselfBabyface (musician)_cell_1_33_0 Producer of the YearBabyface (musician)_cell_1_33_1 WonBabyface (musician)_cell_1_33_2
SecretsBabyface (musician)_cell_1_34_0 Best Pop AlbumBabyface (musician)_cell_1_34_1 NominatedBabyface (musician)_cell_1_34_2
Waiting to Exhale: Original Soundtrack AlbumBabyface (musician)_cell_1_35_0 Album of the YearBabyface (musician)_cell_1_35_1 NominatedBabyface (musician)_cell_1_35_2
1998Babyface (musician)_cell_1_36_0 The DayBabyface (musician)_cell_1_36_1 NominatedBabyface (musician)_cell_1_36_2
Best R&B AlbumBabyface (musician)_cell_1_37_0 NominatedBabyface (musician)_cell_1_37_1
"Every Time I Close My Eyes"Babyface (musician)_cell_1_38_0 Best Male Pop Vocal PerformanceBabyface (musician)_cell_1_38_1 NominatedBabyface (musician)_cell_1_38_2
HimselfBabyface (musician)_cell_1_39_0 Producer of the Year, Non-ClassicalBabyface (musician)_cell_1_39_1 WonBabyface (musician)_cell_1_39_2
"A Song for Mama"Babyface (musician)_cell_1_40_0 Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for TelevisionBabyface (musician)_cell_1_40_1 NominatedBabyface (musician)_cell_1_40_2
"I Care 'Bout You"Babyface (musician)_cell_1_41_0 Best Short Form Music VideoBabyface (musician)_cell_1_41_1 NominatedBabyface (musician)_cell_1_41_2
"How Come, How Long" (feat. Stevie Wonder)Babyface (musician)_cell_1_42_0 NominatedBabyface (musician)_cell_1_42_1
Best Pop Collaboration with VocalsBabyface (musician)_cell_1_43_0 NominatedBabyface (musician)_cell_1_43_1
1999Babyface (musician)_cell_1_44_0 "How Come, How Long" (Live) (feat. Stevie Wonder)Babyface (musician)_cell_1_44_1 NominatedBabyface (musician)_cell_1_44_2
2000Babyface (musician)_cell_1_45_0 "When You Believe"Babyface (musician)_cell_1_45_1 Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaBabyface (musician)_cell_1_45_2 NominatedBabyface (musician)_cell_1_45_3
FanMailBabyface (musician)_cell_1_46_0 Album of the YearBabyface (musician)_cell_1_46_1 NominatedBabyface (musician)_cell_1_46_2
2009Babyface (musician)_cell_1_47_0 Tha Carter III (as a Featured artist)Babyface (musician)_cell_1_47_1 NominatedBabyface (musician)_cell_1_47_2
2013Babyface (musician)_cell_1_48_0 "Pray For Me"Babyface (musician)_cell_1_48_1 Best R&B SongBabyface (musician)_cell_1_48_2 NominatedBabyface (musician)_cell_1_48_3
2015Babyface (musician)_cell_1_49_0 "Love, Marriage & Divorce" (with Toni Braxton)Babyface (musician)_cell_1_49_1 Best R&B AlbumBabyface (musician)_cell_1_49_2 WonBabyface (musician)_cell_1_49_3
2016Babyface (musician)_cell_1_50_0 "Let It Burn"Babyface (musician)_cell_1_50_1 Best R&B SongBabyface (musician)_cell_1_50_2 NominatedBabyface (musician)_cell_1_50_3

See also Babyface (musician)_section_10

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