Babyface (musician)

Kenneth Edmonds ( born April 10, 1959 in Indianapolis ), also known as Babyface, is an American R & B and pop singer, songwriter and producer.

Edmonds attended North Central High School in Indianapolis. Later he played with, among others Bootsy Collins. In the 1970s he was a member of the group Manchild. Beginning of the 1980s, published Edmonds with the group The Deele three albums. In 1986, he signed a solo contract with Solar Records and released his debut album Lovers. He founded in 1989 together with Antonio Reid, the record label LaFace Records.

Edmonds wrote and produced the song End of the Road by Boyz II Men and Exhale ( Shoop Shoop ) by Whitney Houston. He also established the Madonna hit Take a Bow from 1995, who held seven weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard charts. In 1996 he composed together with David Foster The Power of the Dream, the official song for the Olympic Games 1996. Edmonds also worked with TLC, Celine Dion, Mary J. Blige, Jay -Z, Foxy Brown, Mariah Carey, Toni Braxton, az Yet, Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, John Mellencamp ( "Walk Tall" and "Thank You" 2004) and Stevie Wonder together. From 1995 to 1997, he received three consecutive Grammy for "Producer of the Year".

1999 became a part of Interstate 65 that runs through his hometown Indianapolis, renamed Kenneth " Babyface " Edmonds Highway.

Babyface married on September 5, 1992 Tracey Edmonds. From this marriage had two sons, Brandon (1997) and Dylan ( 2001). In October 2005, the couple announced that they will end their marriage after thirteen years. Tracey Edmonds filed in January 2006 for divorce and has custody of the children requested - with visitation rights for her husband. Both want to go part as friends, as they announced in a statement. Since 22 June 2007, are officially divorced. The Edmonds have produced together movies and TV shows and want to work professionally in the future.


Studio albums

Live albums


Remix albums


As a guest musician