Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds

Grammy Award-winning Singer and Producer, Iconic Musician, Philanthropist

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In a storytelling program that brings together hit music with behind the scenes anecdotes, Babyface takes audiences through his journey as one of R&B & Pop music’s most influential hit-makers. While playing interludes on guitar and piano on stage, he shares the stories behind his biggest Grammy-winning songs and chart-topping collaborations—bringing the songs and stories to life like never before. Edmonds engages and entertains audiences with a rare look into his career as a musician, producer, and philanthropist who has helped to shape popular music for the last 30 years.

About Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds

  • Hear the stories behind the lyrics as Babyface takes you on a musical journey through his catalog
  • Bring the preeminent R&B musician, singer–songwriter and record producer
  • Beyond talking about the lyrics; you’ll have the opportunity to dive into his creative process, in the studio and on the road.

If you were to closely examine the annals of modern pop music history, few creative forces have been more seminal or impacted the contemporary pop/urban genres as much as Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds. In a relatively short time, he has reached icon status as a poignant tune smith, prolific hit maker/producer, superstar recording artist, and revolutionary label owner. He is a statistical juggernaut, who keeps adding milestone after milestone to a legacy that seems to have no threshold or peak in sight.

A 11-time Grammy winner with 12 solo albums of his own, Edmonds’ impeccably crafted explorations of love, romance and relationships and has made an indelible imprint on the evolution of contemporary pop music throughout the world: more than 125 Top-10 R&B and Pop hits, 42 #1 R&B hits, and 51 Top-10 Pop hits (including 16 #1’s), which have produced single and album sales in excess of 500 million units worldwide.

Edmond’s released his latest album, Return of the Tender Lover, in December 2015. But while this album revolves around love, don’t mistake the album as simply a trip down memory lane or an updated sequel. This latest project introduces a freer, less structured Babyface putting his stamp on a contemporary sound he describes as “unapologetic R&B.”

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