Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds

Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds

Highest Rated: 89% Get on the Bus (1996)

Lowest Rated: 36% Hav Plenty (1997)

Birthday: Apr 10, 1958

Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Nicknamed 'Babyface' by funk superstar Bootsy Collins (Parlaiments, Funkadelics) while still a teen, Kenneth Edmonds has written songs for such recording artists as Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Toni Braxton, Aretha Franklin and Bobby Brown, among others. He wrote and produced Boyz II Men's "End of the Road" and produced Whitney Houston's version of "I Will Always Love You," both of which established records for the longest stay at Number 1 on the BILLBOARD charts. Although primarily known as the man behind the enormous success of others, Babyface is a solo artist who pushed his performing star a notch higher dueting with Madonna on her 1995 Top 10 hit "Take a Bow." He copped his first feature credit for "Ghostbusters II" (1989) and contributed to "Boomerang," "The Bodyguard" (both 1992) and "Poetic Justice" (1993) prior to his tour-de-force effort on "Waiting to Exhale" (1995), writing or co-writing all but one track of the enormously popular soundtrack and producing it in its entirety. Babyface formed the film production company Edmonds Entertainment with his wife Tracey, making his debut as executive producer of the surprise hit "Soul Food" (1997) while his producer wife handled the day-to-day action on the Chicago set.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
88% 75% Whitney Self $3M 2018
No Score Yet 56% Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart Producer - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nathan East: For the Record Self - 2014
53% 52% Josie and the Pussycats Executive Producer $14.3M 2001
50% 80% Punks Executive Producer $155.2K 2000
39% 75% Light It Up Executive Producer $5.9M 1999
81% 86% Soul Food Executive Producer $43.5M 1997
36% 84% Hav Plenty Executive Producer $2.3M 1997
89% 71% Get on the Bus Original Music $5.7M 1996
60% 79% Waiting to Exhale Original Music $64.2M 1995
42% 78% Bad Boys Original Music $63.9M 1995

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tamron Hall Music Performer 2021
No Score Yet 48% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Music Performer 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Music Performer,
Guest
2020 2015 2013
100% No Score Yet AMC Visionaries: Rap Yearbook Unknown (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars Music Performer,
Contestant
2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2015-2016
73% 80% Lopez Himself (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Music Performer 2014-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Music Performer 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Music Performer 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Music Performer 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Arsenio Hall Show Music Performer 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bethenny Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Music Performer 2013
No Score Yet 63% The Voice Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Brian McKnight Show Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soul Food Unknown (Guest Star),
Executive Producer
2000-2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Martin Unknown (Guest Star) 1995

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