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Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds (born April 10, 1958 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an R&B and pop singer, songwriter, keyboardist, record producer, film producer, and entreprenuer. Having performed as both a member of R&B group The Deele and as a solo artist, Edmonds is also known as a prominent producer in the music industry and as the co-founder of successful R&B/hip hop label LaFace Records with Antonio "L.A." Reid. Edmonds has produced and written music for many artists, including Boyz II Men, TLC, CĂ©line Dion, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Eric Clapton, Madonna, Toni Braxton, Aretha Franklin, Japanese singer Ken Hirai, among others, and has received an amazing three consecutive Grammy Awards for Producer of the Year, in 1995-1997. April 10 is the 100th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (101st in leap years). ... 1958 was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Circle City, Indy, Naptown Location in Marion County, Indiana Founded  -Incorporated 1821 {{{incorporated}}}  County Marion County Mayor Bart Peterson Area  - Total  - Water 966. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... This article mainly describes pop as used in its more recent sense, as a subgenre of popular music. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who uses his or her voice as an instrument to make music. ... A songwriter is someone who writes, in part or in full, the lyrics to songs, the musical composition to songs, or both. ... A keyboardist is a musician who plays keyboard instruments. ... In the music industry, a record producer is responsible for completing a master recording so that it is fit for release. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Hip hop music is a style of popular music. ... LaFace Records - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Antonio L.A. Reid is the co-founder of LaFace Records. ... Boyz II Men is a Motown vocal group from Philadelphia, founded in 1988. ... TLC, as pictured on the cover of their third album, FanMail. ... Céline Dion Céline Marie Claudette Dion OC, OQ (born March 30, 1968) is a French-Canadian popular vocalist from Quebec, Canada. ... Mary J. Blige performs on the National Mall in Washington, DC Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971) is a popular African-American R&B and soul singer, songwriter and producer. ... Mariah Carey on the cover of The Emancipation of Mimi (2005). ... Eric Clapton at the Tsunami Relief concert in Cardiffs Millennium Stadium, January 22nd 2005 Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born March 30, 1945) is a British guitarist and composer, nicknamed slowhand. ... Madonna at the Live 8 concert. ... Toni on the cover of the single Hit The Freeway Toni Michelle Braxton (born October 7, 1968 in Severn, Maryland) is an African American R&B singer. ... Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an iconic American gospel, soul and R&B singer born in Memphis, Tennessee, but raised in Detroit, Michigan. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who uses his or her voice as an instrument to make music. ... Ken Hirai (平井堅, ひらいけん, Hirai Ken, January 17, 1972), a Japanese R&B singer, was born in Osaka prefecture, and grew up in Nabari, Mie Prefecture. ... The Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical has been awarded since 1975. ...


Edmonds worked with David Foster to compose "The Power of the Dream", the official song of the 1996 Summer Olympics. Linda Thompson provided the lyrics. David Foster, OC, OBC , LL.D. born 1950 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, is a multi Grammy Award winning musician, producer, and composer. ... The 1996 Summer Olympics, formally known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and informally known as the Centennial Olympics, were held in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. ... This article is about the American actress and songwriter. ...


In the mid-1990s, Edmonds and his wife, Tracy Edmonds, expanded into the business of motion pictures, setting up Edmonds Production Company and producing films such as Soul Food (1997) and Josie and the Pussycats (2001). // Events and trends The 1990s are generally classified as having moved slightly away from the more conservative 1980s, but otherwise retaining the same mindset. ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as part of... Soul food is an ethnic cuisine, food traditionally eaten by African Americans of the Southern United States. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about Universals 2001 Josie and the Pussycats movie. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey 2001 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


A native of Indianapolis, IN, where he attended North Central High School, in 1999, a 25-mile (40-km) stretch of Interstate 65 that runs through Indianapolis was renamed Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds Highway. North Central High School of Indianapolis. ... Interstate 65 is an Interstate Highway in the United States. ... The Indianapolis skyline Indianapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Indiana. ...


Discography

  • 1986: Lovers
  • 1989: Tender Lover
  • 1991: A Closer Look
  • 1993: For the Cool in You
  • 1996: The Day
  • 1997: Babyface MTV Unplugged NYC (live)
  • 1998: Christmas with Babyface
  • 2001: Face2Face
  • 2003: Cool in Love
  • 2004: A Love Story
  • 2005: Grown and Sexy #10 US

External links

  • http://www.babyfaceonline.com
  • BABYFACE lyrics page
  • All "Babyface" Lyrics here

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Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (482 words)
Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds (born April 10, 1958 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is a successful African American RandB and pop singer, songwriter, keyboardist, record producer, film producer, and entreprenuer.
Edmonds, who was the youngest of six brothers, attended North Central High School and as a shy youth, wrote songs to express his emotions.
Edmonds later played with funk superstar Bootsy Collins, who tagged him "Babyface" while he was still a teen, and the nickname has stuck with him throughout his life.
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