Babyface

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Singer • Songwriter • Record Producer

Birth Date: April 10, 1958

Age: 66 years old

Birth Place: Indianapolis, Indiana

Nicknamed 'Babyface' by funk superstar Bootsy Collins (Parlaiments, Funkadelics) while still a teen, Kenneth Edmonds has written songs for such recording artists as Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Toni Braxton, Aretha Franklin and Bobby Brown, among others. He wrote and produced Boyz II Men's "End of the Road" and produced Whitney Houston's version of "I Will Always Love You," both of which established records for the longest stay at Number 1 on the BILLBOARD charts. Although primarily known as the man behind the enormous success of others, Babyface is a solo artist who pushed his performing star a notch higher dueting with Madonna on her 1995 Top 10 hit "Take a Bow." He copped his first feature credit for "Ghostbusters II" (1989) and contributed to "Boomerang," "The Bodyguard" (both 1992) and "Poetic Justice" (1993) prior to his tour-de-force effort on "Waiting to Exhale" (1995), writing or co-writing all but one track of the enormously popular soundtrack and producing it in its entirety. Babyface formed the film production company Edmonds Entertainment with his wife Tracey, making his debut as executive producer of the surprise hit "Soul Food" (1997) while his producer wife handled the day-to-day action on the Chicago set.

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A Capitol Fourth

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2023

The Jennifer Hudson Show

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2022

Access Daily With Mario & Kit

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2022

Biography: Bobby Brown

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2022

We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert

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2021

Back To 1990

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2021

The Amber Ruffin ShowStream

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2020

Back to 1990

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2020

Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America

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2019

Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America

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2019

The Kelly Clarkson ShowStream

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2019

Tamron HallStream

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2019

Today With Hoda & Jenna

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2019

Tiffany Young Feat. Babyface, Chloe Flower: Runaway (Remix)

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2019

Vibe: R&B Essentials Vol.II

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2019

Today 3rd Hour

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2018

WhitneyStream

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2018
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Music Talks: Babyface

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2017

LopezStream

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2016

Ty Dolla $ign Feat. Babyface: Solid

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2016

Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart

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2016

Mariah Carey's Merriest Christmas

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2015

Babyface: Exceptional

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2015

UNCF: An Evening of Stars

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2015

Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life -- An All-Star Grammy Salute

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2015

Kenneth Babyface Edmonds: We've Got Love

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2015

Babyface: We've Got Love

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2015

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonStream

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2014

Babyface & Toni Braxton: Roller Coaster

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2014

Toni Braxton & Babyface: Hurt You

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2014

Nathan East: For the Record

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2014

Babyface & Toni Braxton: Where Did We Go Wrong?

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2013

The Arsenio Hall Show

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2013

Bethenny

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2013

The Real

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2013

The National Christmas Tree Lighting 2012

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2012

Live! With Kelly and Michael

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2012

CBS This Morning

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2012

The VoiceStream

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2011

ConanStream

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2010

Access Hollywood Live

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2010

The Brian McKnight Show

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2009

Watch What Happens Live With Andy CohenStream

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2009

The Wendy Williams Show

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2008

Babyface: Not Going Nowhere

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2007

Dancing With the StarsStream

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2005

Dancing With the StarsStream

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2005

Babyface: Sorry for the Stupid Things (Live)

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2005

Tavis Smiley

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2004

Babyface: And Our Feelings

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2004

Babyface: My Kinda Girl

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2004

Babyface: Reason for Breathing

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2004

Babyface: Rock Bottom

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2004

Babyface: This Is for the Lover in You

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2004

Babyface: You Were There

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2004

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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2003

Babyface: What If

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2001

Babyface: There She Goes

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2001

Josie and the PussycatsStream

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2001
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Soul Food

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2000

Soul Food

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2000

Punks

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2000

Babyface: Tender Lover

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1999

Light It UpStream

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1999
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The View

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1997

The View

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1997

Soul FoodStream

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1997
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Hav Plenty

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1997

Babyface: For the Cool in You

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1996

Babyface: Whip Appeal

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1996

Babyface: When Can I See You

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1996

Babyface: Never Keeping Secrets

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1996

Babyface: Every Time I Close My Eyes

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1996

Babyface: How Come, How Long

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1996

Kenneth Babyface Edmonds: Every Time I Close My Eyes

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1996

Babyface: Talk to Me

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1996

Get on the BusStream

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1996
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Bad BoysStream

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1995
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Waiting to ExhaleStream

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1995
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Kenneth Babyface Edmonds: For the Cool in You

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1993

Kenneth Babyface Edmonds: Never Keeping Secrets

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1993

MartinStream

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1992

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno

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1992

Pebbles Feat. Babyface: Love Makes Things Happen

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1990

Babyface: It's No Crime

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1989

Kenneth Babyface Edmonds: It's No Crime

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1989

Kenneth Babyface Edmonds: Whip Appeal

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1989

Entertainment Tonight

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1981

Good Morning America

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1975

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