Born Apr 10, 1959

Kenneth Brian "Babyface" Edmonds is an American R&B singer-songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist, record producer, film producer, and entrepreneur.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Babyface.


1959 Birth Born on April 10, 1959.


1983 24 Years Old One of his first major credits as a songwriter for outside artists came when he wrote the tune "Slow Jam" for the R&B band Midnight Star in 1983. … Read More
1988 29 Years Old Babyface remained in the Deele until 1988, when both he and Reid left the group. … Read More


1992 33 Years Old …  He also wrote and produced Boyz II Men's 1992 "End of the Road" and 1994 "I'll Make Love to You", both of which established records for the longest stay at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
1994 35 Years Old He co-wrote, co-produced, and provided backing vocals on Madonna's 1994 Bedtime Stories, which featured the seven-week No. 1 hit "Take a Bow", and shared billing with Eric Clapton on the chart-topping Grammy winner "Change the World" from the Phenomenon soundtrack.
1995 36 Years Old 1 More Event
He also wrote and produced the No. 1 hit "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)" for Whitney Houston as well as the rest of the critically acclaimed 10 million-selling Waiting to Exhale soundtrack in 1995, which spawned additional hits for Houston, Brandy and Mary J. Blige. … Read More


2005 46 Years Old In October 2005, Babyface and Tracey announced that they were ending their marriage of thirteen years.
2007 48 Years Old In 2007, Babyface began dating his backup dancer Nicole "Nikki" Pantenburg (former backup dancer for and personal friend of Janet Jackson).
2008 49 Years Old In 2008, Babyface and Nicole welcomed a daughter. The pair married on May 17, 2014.


In 2013, Babyface served as producer for Ariana Grande's debut album Yours Truly, producing the majority of her songs, including her second single, "Baby I".
2014 55 Years Old 1 More Event
On February 4, 2014, he released a Grammy Award-winning duet album with Toni Braxton titled Love, Marriage & Divorce on Motown Records. … Read More
2015 56 Years Old 1 More Event
He was portrayed by Wesley Jonathan in the 2015 Lifetime biopic Whitney and is portrayed by actor Gavin Houston in the Lifetime biopic based on Toni Braxton entitled Un-Break My Heart, which premiered on the network in early 2016.
2016 57 Years Old 1 More Event
In July 2016, Babyface along with Bruce Roberts and Carole Bayer Sager helped write the song, "Stronger Together" sung by Jessica Sanchez. … Read More
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