Grammy Award-winning R&B musician, singer–songwriter and record producer Kenneth Brian “Babyface” Edmonds knew at an early age he wanted to pursue a career in entertainment industry. Edmonds began his career with funkateer Bootsy Collins, who gave him the nickname “Babyface” because of his cute face while he was still a teen. Babyface also played in the groups Manchild as a guitarist and as a keyboardist in the and R&B group The Deele.
In the late 1980s, he was a contributor to the creation of new jack swing, writing and producing music for the likes of Bobby Brown, Karyn White, Pebbles, Paula Abdul and Sheena Easton. In 1989, Edmonds co-founded LaFace Records with Reid. Three of the label’s early artists include TLC, Usher, and Toni Braxton. He’s worked on the Lil Wayne album Tha Carter III, on the Kanye West-produced “Comfortable,” and also worked with R&B singer Monica for her sixth studio album Still Standing. Babyface has written and produced over 26 #1 R&B hits throughout his career.
2013 was a great year for Babyface, the Duet album “Love, Marriage and Divorce continues to rip the charts. It’s also rumored, he’s working with Aretha Franklin on her upcoming album. Babyface will begin production work for Franklin following his two-week run in Broadway’s “After Midnight” with Toni Braxton.