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Brief Biography
Kenneth Brian "Babyface" Edmonds dons many hats, that of R&B and pop singer, songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist, record  and film producer, and entrepreneur.
As a teen Edmonds wrote songs to express himself and soon he was playing with the groups Manchild and The Deele, remaining with the latter until 1988. Edmonds was first noticed for the tune "Slow Jam" he co-wrote for the R&B band Midnight Star in 1983. Edmonds then quickly moved to writing music for artists like Diana Ross,Toni Braxton, Michael Jackson, Paula Abdul, Pebbles, Bobby Brown, Whitney Houston, Brandy, Mary J.Blige, Tamia, Janet Jackson, Shola Ama, 3T, Sisqo, Dru Hill, Céline Dion, Katharine McPhee, Mariah Carey, Vanessa L. Williams, En Vogue, Eric Clapton, Madonna, Aretha Franklin, Japanese singer Ken Hirai, Pink, Sheena Easton, Marc Nelson and Phil Collins. Some of the biggest hits he has written and produced are Boyz II Men's "End of the Road", "I'll Make Love To You", Madonna's "Take a Bow", and Whitney Houston’s "Exhale (Shoop Shoop) In 1989 he co-founded LaFace Records, which promoted artists like Toni Braxton and TLC, and in the 1990’s he along with wife, Tracey Edmonds, set up "Edmonds Production Company" producing films such as Soul Food (1997) and Josie and the Pussycats (2001). Babyface recently signed with Island Records to release his new album, Playlist, in September 2007

Debut Year
1986

Discography

1986: Lovers
1989: Tender Lover
1991: A Closer Look
1993: For the Cool in You
1996: The Day
1998: Christmas with Babyface
2001: Face2Face
2005: Grown & Sexy
2007: Playlist
Awards

1990 BMI Award Songwriter of the year
1991 BMI Award for Songwriter of the Year
1993 Grammy Awards for Best R&B Song (awarded to the songwriter) ("End Of The Road" with L.A. Reid and Daryl Simmons) and Producer of the Year (with L.A. Reid).

1994
BMI Award for Songwriter of the Year
Grammy Awards for Album of the Year (producer of The Bodyguard soundtrack) and Producer of the Year (non-classical),

1995
American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist.
Grammy Awards for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance ("When Can I See You") and Best R&B Song (awarded to the songwriter) ("I'll Make Love To You")
BMI Award for Songwriter of the Year.

1996
Grammy Award for Producer of the Year (Non-Classical)
BMI Award for Songwriter of the Year

1997
Grammy Awards for Best R&B Song (awarded to the songwriter) ("Exhale (Shoop Shoop)"), Producer of the Year (non-classical), and Record of the Year (producer of "Change The World")
BMI Award for Songwriter of the Year

1998
American Music Awards for Favorite Rock/Pop Male Artist and Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist.
Grammy Award for Producer of the Year (non-classical)
Billboard Music Award for Hot R&B Songwriter,
BMI Award for Songwriter of the Year
NAACP Image Awards for Entertainer of the Year, Outstanding Album (Soul Food soundtrack), Outstanding Male Recording Artist, and Outstanding Motion Picture as producer of Soul Food.

Trivia

Funk megastar Bootsy Collins tagged Kenneth “Babyface” as a teen.

Babyface helped form the popular late-90s R&B group, Az Yet.

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

In October 2005, Edmonds and his wife, Tracey, announced that they were ending their marriage of thirteen years. They have two sons, Brandon and Dylan Michael.