"Ultimately what any musician or songwriter does is try to make people feel good.” 

  • "Born Kenneth Brian Edmonds on April 10, 1959 in Indianapolis, Indiana
     
  • Kenneth Edmonds found his greatest success when he teamed with his friend and musical collaborator Antonio "L.A." Reid to form LaFace Records in 1989. Babyface's songwriting and production skills helped achieve breakthrough success for three of the label's first signings: TLC, Usher and Toni Braxton. As a solo artist, Babyface has had success with such albums as Tender Lover (1989) and The Day (1996), and as a producer and/or writer he has scored hits for artists such as MadonnaBeyoncéMichael Jackson, and Boyz II Men, among others. 
     
  • Babyface won his first two GRAMMYs at the 35th GRAMMY Awards for Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical, alongside Reid, and Best Rhythm & Blues Song for Boyz II Men's "End Of The Road." He performed his solo hit "When Can I See You Again" at the 37th GRAMMY Awards in 1995.
     
  • Did you know? Edmonds was given the nickname Babyface by legendary funk bassist Bootsy Collins.
     
  • Babyface performed at the MusiCares MAP Fund tribute to Smokey Robinson in 2016, an event that raises funds to provide financial and supportive assistance for music people in need of addiction recovery services.
     
  • Babyface actively supports the Carousel of Hope, which benefits the Children’s Diabetes Foundation, as well as the Keep Memory Alive organization, which supports patients and families facing the challenges of brain disorders.

 

Babyface

"Ultimately what any musician or songwriter does is try to make people feel good.” 

  • "Born Kenneth Brian Edmonds on April 10, 1959 in Indianapolis, Indiana
     
  • Kenneth Edmonds found his greatest success when he teamed with his friend and musical collaborator Antonio "L.A." Reid to form LaFace Records in 1989. Babyface's songwriting and production skills helped achieve breakthrough success for three of the label's first signings: TLC, Usher and Toni Braxton. As a solo artist, Babyface has had success with such albums as Tender Lover (1989) and The Day (1996), and as a producer and/or writer he has scored hits for artists such as MadonnaBeyoncéMichael Jackson, and Boyz II Men, among others. 
     
  • Babyface won his first two GRAMMYs at the 35th GRAMMY Awards for Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical, alongside Reid, and Best Rhythm & Blues Song for Boyz II Men's "End Of The Road." He performed his solo hit "When Can I See You Again" at the 37th GRAMMY Awards in 1995.
     
  • Did you know? Edmonds was given the nickname Babyface by legendary funk bassist Bootsy Collins.
     
  • Babyface performed at the MusiCares MAP Fund tribute to Smokey Robinson in 2016, an event that raises funds to provide financial and supportive assistance for music people in need of addiction recovery services.
     
  • Babyface actively supports the Carousel of Hope, which benefits the Children’s Diabetes Foundation, as well as the Keep Memory Alive organization, which supports patients and families facing the challenges of brain disorders.

 

GRAMMY Award Results for Babyface

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Wins
Best R&B Album
Love, Marriage & Divorce
 
Nominations
Best R&B Song
Pray For Me
 
Nominations
Album Of The Year
Tha Carter III
 
Nominations
Album Of The Year
Fanmail (Album)
Best Song Written For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media.
The Prince Of Egypt (When You Believe) (From The Prince Of Egypt) (Track)
 
Nominations
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
How Come, How Long (Track)
 
Wins
Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
Nominations
Album Of The Year
The Day (Album)
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Every Time I Close My Eyes (Track)
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
How Come, How Long (Track)
Best R&B Album
The Day (Album)
Best Song Written Specifically For A Motion Picture Or For Television
A Song For Mama (From Soul Food) (Track)
Best Short Form Music Video
How Come, How Long (Video)
Best Short Form Music Video
I Care 'Bout You (Video)
 
Wins
Record Of The Year
Change The World
Best Rhythm & Blues Song
Exhale (Shoop Shoop)
Producer Of The Year
Nominations
Album Of The Year
Waiting To Exhale - Soundtrack (Album)
Song Of The Year
Exhale (Shoop Shoop) (Track)
Best Pop Album
Secrets (Album)
Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Slow Jams (Track)
Best Rhythm & Blues Song
Sittin' Up In My Room (Track)
Best Rhythm & Blues Song
You're Makin' Me High (Track)
Best Song Written Specifically For A Motion Picture Or For Television
Count On Me (From The Motion Picture "Waiting To Exhale") (Single)
Best Song Written Specifically For A Motion Picture Or For Television
Exhale (Shoop Shoop) ( From The Motion Picture "Waiting To Exhale") (Single)
Best Song Written Specifically For A Motion Picture Or For Television
It Hurts Like Hell (From The Motion Picture "Waiting To Exhale") (Single)
 
Wins
Producer Of The Year
Nominations
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
Someone To Love (Single)
Best Rhythm & Blues Song
Red Light Special (Single)
Best Rhythm & Blues Song
You Can't Run (Single)
Best Song Written Specifically For A Motion Picture Or For Television
Someone To Love (From Bad Boys)
 
Wins
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
When Can I See You
Best Rhythm & Blues Song
I'll Make Love To You
Nominations
Record Of The Year
I'll Make Love To You (Single)
Best Rhythm & Blues Song
When Can I See You (Single)
Best Rhythm & Blues Song
You Mean The World To Me (Single)
 
Wins
Album Of The Year
The Bodyguard - Original Soundtrack Album
Nominations
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male
For The Cool In You (Single)
Best Rhythm & Blues Song
Can We Talk (Single)
 
Wins
Best Rhythm & Blues Song
End Of The Road
Producer Of The Year (Non-Classical)
 
Nominations
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male
Whip Appeal (Single)
Best Rhythm & Blues Song
My, My, My (Single)
 
Nominations
Best R&B Instrumental Performance
It's No Crime (Instrumental) (Single)
Best Rhythm & Blues Song
Every Little Step (Single)
Best Rhythm & Blues Song
Superwoman (Single)
Producer Of The Year (Non-Classical)
Producer Of The Year
 
Nominations
Best Rhythm & Blues Song
Don't Be Cruel (Single)
Producer Of The Year (Non-Classical)
Producer Of The Year (Non-Classical)

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