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Kenneth Brian "Babyface" Edmonds was born on April 10, 1958 in Indianapolis , Indiana. He is the "knee-baby" out of six boys. He is also the younger brother of two members of the successful R&B group After 7, Kevon and Melvin Edmonds. In 1964, when Babyface was only eight years old, his father lost his battle with lung cancer. After the death of his father, his mother struggled to raise six boys alone, and this is when Babyface decided that he wanted to pursue a music career to help support his family.


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"Babyface"


"I'll pay your rent, I'll buy your clothes, I make your dinner too, as soon as I get home from work." Known as a phenomenal R&B singer/songwriter, record and film producer, Babyface, has continued to give the world something to love to, with his falsetto voice, sex appeal and old school vibe.


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Kenneth Brian "Babyface" Edmonds was born on April 10, 1958 in Indianapolis , Indiana. He is the "knee-baby" out of six boys. He is also the younger brother of two members of the successful R&B group After 7, Kevon and Melvin Edmonds. In 1964, when Babyface was only eight years old, his father lost his battle with lung cancer. After the death of his father, his mother struggled to raise six boys alone, and this is when Babyface decided that he wanted to pursue a music career to help support his family.


While in high school in North Central Indianapolis, Babyface learned to play the guitar and the piano and began writing his own songs. He later landed a gig playing the keyboards for Bootsy Collins, who then gave him his nickname, Babyface. In 1977, he was a member of Manchild, that produced the hit, "Especially for You." He later was a member of the R&B funk group The Deele, where he met his long time partner and friend, L.A. Reid, who was the drummer. In 1983, wrote the double platinum hit, "Slow Jam," for Midnight Star. After being with The Deele for little more than five years, Babyface left the group to focus on his solo career. During the 80's he worked with Paula Abdul, Bobby Brown, Sheena Easton and Peebles.


Music Career


With his former band mate, L. A. Reid, Babyface started their own production and recording label called LaFace Records. Toni Braxton was one of the first artists signed to their record label and her debut album won a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1994, and sold more than 8 million copies worldwide. T.L.C., trio of young ladies from Atlanta also signed to LaFace, sold more than 15 million records and their album, Crazy, Sexy, Cool won a Grammy in 1996, for Best R&B Album of the year.


Since then he has co-written and co-produced tracks for Whitney Houston's," I'm Your Baby Tonight," which reach #1 on the Top 40 charts, as well as, co-writing the majority of the songs for the soundtrack for Waiting to Exhale. Babyface also collaborated with Madonna for "Take a Bow," and Eric Clapton for "Change the World." In 1996, he co-produced, "The Power of the Dream," a song performed by Celine Dion for the 1996 Summer Olympics. Most recently, he has worked with Lil Wayne, Monica, Ashanti and Kanye West. On top of his many collaborations, Babyface released nine solo albums from 1986 to 2005, and had over 15 number one singles.


Film & Television Career


After appearing In an episode of Beverly Hills 90210, Babyface dediced to take his talents to the next level, and In 1997, Babyface and his now ex-wife, Tracy Edmonds, co-founder Edmonds Entertainment Group and produced Soul Food and later produced Josie and the Pussycats, which hit the theatres in 2001. Babyface also is the executive producer of the BET reality show, College Hill and partnered with Fox for Celebrity Duets, a reality show.


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