(born April 10, 1959), known professionally as Babyface, is an American singer, songwriter and record producer.
He also performed in the group Manchild (which had a 1977 hit "Especially for You" with band member Daryl Simmons) as a guitarist.
He played keyboards in the light-funk and R&B group the Deele (which also included drummer Antonio "L.
His album Playlist consists of eight cover songs and two original works. It was the first album on the newly re-launched Mercury Records label.
In the late 1980s, he contributed to the creation of new jack swing, writing and producing music for the likes of Bobby Brown, Karyn White, Pebbles, Paula Abdul, Michael Jackson and Sheena Easton.
It’ll be interesting to see how this alleged relationship turns out.
Back when James dated Khloe Kardashian he said he didn’t enjoy the “fame” that came with it and that’s why he “eliminated” the relationship.
The tune was on Midnight Star's 1983 double-platinum No Parking on the Dance Floor album, and while it never was a single, it received massive radio airplay and the song is still played on quiet storm radio stations.
Babyface remained in the Deele until 1988, when both he and Reid left the group.
“I’m Your Baby Tonight” (1990), produced for Whitney Houston, was his first No. 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. 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. 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. Additionally, Edmonds has produced and written music for many artists including Carole King, Patti La Belle, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Faith Evans, Al Green, Beyoncé, Diana Ross, Sheena Easton, Toni Braxton, Michael Jackson, Michael Bolton, Paula Abdul, Eric Clapton, Pebbles, Tevin Campbell, Bobby Brown, Whitney Houston, Brandy, Mary J.
In 1989, Edmonds co-founded La Face Records with Reid.