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Being a singer, manufacturer, and songwriter, Babyface was an inescapable existence in just about any major element of pop music through the ’90s. His very own recordings helped refresh the R&B custom of the soft, sensitive, metropolitan crooner and produced him a staple of metropolitan contemporary radio. However their considerable achievement was eclipsed by his songwriting and creation work with other performers, which connected him with a number of the biggest superstars and strike singles from the 10 years (and not simply in the world of R&B). You would be hard-pressed to mention a ’90s hitmaker using a track record even more consistently effective and flexible than Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds. Kenneth Edmonds was created Apr 10, 1959, in Indianapolis and started playing in regional R&B rings as an adolescent. He offered a stint in Bootsy Collins’ support device (where he gained his nickname) and consequently became a member of the funk clothing Manchild, who authorized a record offer in 1977 and released three albums. After their separation, Babyface and partner Antonio “L.A.” Reid created an metropolitan funk group known as the Deele in the first ’80s, who obtained several sizable hits around the R&B graphs. Babyface and Reid started producing and composing for other performers privately, landing strikes in Pebbles’ “Partner” as well as the Whispers’ “Rock and roll Steady”; following Deele’s third record in 1988, the duo still left to keep their outside actions full-time, co-founding the LaFace label in 1989. Further strikes implemented in Bobby Brown’s “Every Small Stage,” Sheena Easton’s “The Fan in Me,” and Karyn White’s “HOW YOU Like Me” and “Superwoman,” which performed well on both pop and R&B graphs. Babyface had in fact documented a little-noticed single record in 1986, entitled Lovers, but along with his newfound achievement having proclaimed him as you to view, his solo profession now started in earnest. Released in 1989, Sensitive Lover caught fireplace, rotating off four singles on the following season, like the R&B graph smashes “It’s No Criminal offense” (number 1) and “Whip Charm” (number 2; both also reached the pop TOP); the record also went twin platinum. Now tightly established being a powerhouse, Babyface continued to co-write strikes for Johnny Gill (“My, My, My,” nominated to discover the best R&B Tune Grammy), Whitney Houston (“I’m YOUR CHILD Tonight”), and Madonna (“Have a Bow”); his biggest achievement, however, was included with Boyz II Guys, whose documenting of “End of the street” became among the longest-running amount types in pop background (the Babyface-penned follow-up “I’ll HAVE SEX for you” was also fairly successful in its correct). He was co-nominated for an Recording of the entire year Grammy for his creation around the Bodyguard soundtrack and continued to utilize performers like Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin, En Vogue, and Mary J. Blige. As though that weren’t plenty of, LaFace had turn into a extremely successful and profitable imprint, breaking performers like Toni Braxton, TLC, OutKast, and Usher (frequently with insight from Reid and Babyface). It’s no question Babyface finished up going for a break from his personal career like a singer through the early ’90s, liberating just a remix recording, A Closer Appear, in 1991. The correct follow-up to Sensitive Lover didn’t show up until 1993; however, For the Great in You was a straight bigger strike than its forerunner, heading triple platinum and generating Babyface’s first Best Five pop strike, the change-of-pace classical guitar ballad “When MAY I Observe You Once again” (which earned him his first Grammy being a performer for Greatest Man R&B Vocal). In 1995, he have scored another major achievement with the Waiting around to Exhale soundtrack, not merely creating it but credit scoring the film itself and composing almost all of its tracks, like the Whitney Houston smash “Exhale (Shoop, Shoop).” Exactly the same season, he earned the to begin three consecutive Grammys as Manufacturer of the entire year. Successes just held to arrive 1996; the guest-laden record YOUR DAY spawned another TOP pop/R&B strike in “EACH TIME I Close My Eye,” and he solidified his crossover qualifications forever by earning a Grammy for Record of the entire year as manufacturer of Eric Clapton’s “Modification the Globe.” Encouraged with the achievement of Waiting around to Exhale, Babyface and his wife, Tracey Edmonds, shaped their very own film creation organization, which debuted in 1997 using the acclaimed metropolitan family humor/episode Soul Meals. Babyface, normally, masterminded the soundtrack. Another 12 months, he added lyrics towards the cartoon musical The Prince of Egypt, which proceeded to go uncredited around the soundtrack recording. With the films taking up even more of his period, his following musical releases had been quick one-offs: an MTV Unplugged recording in 1997 as well as the seasonal Xmas with Babyface another 12 months. His creation and songwriting actions continuing, though he continued to be silent like a performer for a couple years. In 2000, Epic released the best-of compilation A Assortment of His Greatest Strikes, marking the finish of his tenure using the label; he previously elected to go to Arista, where L.A. Reid have been a high-ranking professional. In 2001, Babyface released a fresh record, Face2Face, and in addition created the punk-pop soundtrack for the film Josie & the Pussycats. The back-to-basics Grown & Sexy emerged in July 2005, also the entire year he and Tracey Edmonds announced their divorce. Sept 2007 brought the covers-oriented Playlist for Mercury. Through the following many years, he caused famous brands Lil Wayne, Vanessa Williams, Whitney Houston, Kristinia DeBarge, and Boyz II Guys, in addition to Anthony Hamilton, whose “Pray for me personally” was nominated to get a 2013 Grammy within the category of Greatest R&B Tune. He co-wrote and co-produced many tunes on Ariana Grande’s Yours Truly, lots one recording within the U.S. Like, Relationship & Divorce, an recording of duets with Braxton, premiered on Motown in Feb 2014. It debuted at number 4 and gained a Grammy for Greatest R&B Album. Close to the end of the next season, Babyface released Come back of the Sensitive Lover (entitled in mention of his second single record), inspired with the “feel great” performing strategy of touring companions Charlie Wilson and Maze.

Quick Facts


Full Name Babyface
Height 1.75 m
Profession Actor, Music Producer, Entrepreneur, Film producer, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Keyboard Player
Education North Central High School
Nationality American
Spouse Nicole Pantenburg, Tracey Edmonds
Children Peyton Nicole Edmonds, Brandon Edmonds, Dylan Michael Edmonds
Parents Marvin Edmonds, Barbara Edmonds
Siblings Kevon Edmonds, Melvin Edmonds
Awards Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Best R&B Song, Grammy Award for Best R&B Album, Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical, Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, Soul Train Music Legend Award, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Album, American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Song, Soul Train Music Award for Sammy Davis Jr. – Entertainer of the Year, NAACP Image Award for Entertainer of the Year, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Male Artist, American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist, Soul Train Music Award for Stevie Wonder Award – Outstanding Achievement in Songwriting, Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Album – Male, BMI Film & TV Award for Most Performed Song from a Film, AMI Award for Best United States Song
Music Groups The Deele
Music Songs Every Time I Close My Eyes, Whip Appeal, When Can I See You, Never Keeping Secrets, How Come How Long, For the Cool in You, This Is for the Lover in You, Hurt You, It's No Crime, And Our Feelings, Soon as I Get Home, Tender Lover, Where Will You Go, Where Did We Go Wrong?, My Kinda Girl, I Love You Babe, Two Occasions, Love Saw It, There She Goes, Sorry for the Stupid Things, What If, We've Got Love, I Care About You, I'll Make Love to You, Exceptional, Reason for Breathing, Given a Chance, The Loneliness, I Said I Love You, Roller Coaster, Love Makes Things Happen, I Hope That You're Okay
Albums Love, Marriage & Divorce, The Day, Return of the Tender Lover, Tender Lover, Grown & Sexy, Face2Face, Christmas with Babyface, MTV Unplugged NYC 1997, Lovers, Playlist, For the Cool in You, A Love Story, Babyface - A Collection Of His Greatest Hits, The Other Side of Cool, A Closer Look, The Essential Babyface, Love Songs, Playlist: The Very Best Of Babyface
Nominations Grammy Award for Song of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Music Video, Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media, Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, Soul Train Music Award for Best Collaboration, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Music Video, World Music Award for World’s Best Album, MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video, MTV Video Music Award for Best R&B Video, American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B New Artist, Billboard Music Award for Top R&B Artist, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Duo or Group, Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Single – Male, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Male, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics, Brit Award for International Male Solo Artist, World Music Award for World’s Best Live Act, World Music Award for World’s Best Male Artist, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music, Satellite Award for Best Original Song


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#Fact
1 Co-founder of LaFace records with producer L.A. Reid (L.A. Reid). The label forms an amalgam of both partner names - LA(Reid)+(Baby)Face.
2 Daughter Peyton Nicole Edmonds born Sept. 9, 2008 at 6:55pm weighing 5lbs. 7oz. - mother is Nicole Patenburg.
3 Brother of Kevon Edmonds, and Melvin Edmonds.
4 In fall of 2004 he participated in the Vote for Change concert tour organized to encourage the defeat of George W. Bush in the U.S. presidential election.
5 Has two sons, Brandon and Dylan Michael, with ex-wife Tracey E. Edmonds.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 48th Annual Grammy Awards 2006 TV Special writer: "We Belong Together / Fly Like a Bird"
Australian Idol 2003-2005 TV Series writer - 6 episodes
The 40-Year-Old Virgin 2005 writer: "Red Light Special" - as Kenneth Edmonds
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne 2004-2005 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Singapore Idol 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2004 Video Game writer: "Don't Be Cruel" - as Kenneth B. Edmonds
Idol 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Malaysian Idol 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Canadian Idol 2003-2004 TV Series writer - 6 episodes
Karaoke Revolution Volume 2 2004 Video Game "I'll Make Love To You"
Hrvatski Idol 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
New Zealand Idol 2004 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Idols 2003 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Deutschland sucht den Superstar 2002-2003 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Ídolos 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pop Idol 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Boston Public 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol 2002 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
A Time for Dancing 2002 writer: "Baby Come to Me"
Showtime 2002 performer: "Showtime" 2002 - as Babyface / producer: "Showtime" 2002 - as Babyface / writer: "Showtime" 2002 - as K. Edmonds
My Own Private Oshawa 2002 TV Movie writer: "Queen of the Night" - as Kenny Edmonds
How High 2001 writer: "How High Pt. II" - as Kenneth Edmonds
The Princess Diaries 2001 writer: "Split Personality" - as Kenneth B. Edmonds
Josie and the Pussycats 2001 producer: "3 Small Words", "Pretend To Be Nice", "Spin Around", "You Don't See Me", "You're A Star" - as Babyface / writer: "You Don't See Me", "Come On" - as Babyface
Duets 2000 performer: "Just My Imagination Running Away With Me" - as Babyface / producer: "Just My Imagination Running Away With Me"
Whitney Houston: The Greatest Hits 2000 Video documentary writer: "I'm Your Baby Tonight", "Queen of the Night"
Anna and the King 1999 music: "How Can I Not Love You" / producer: "How Can I Not Love You"
HBO First Look TV Series documentary lyrics - 1 episode, 1999 music - 1 episode, 1999 producer - 1 episode, 1999
Madonna: The Video Collection 93:99 1999 Video writer: "Take a Bow" - as Babyface
Light It Up 1999 writer: "If Only in Heaven's Eyes" - as "Babyface"
Fight Club 1999 writer: "Splended & 4M15"
The Prince of Egypt 1998 music: "When You Believe" - as Babyface / producer: "When You Believe" - as Babyface
Simon Birch 1998 performer: "You Were There" / writer: "You Were There"
Soul Music Festival: Part IV 1998 TV Movie writer: "In The Mood", "Rock Steady" - uncredited
Can't Hardly Wait 1998 writer: "I'll Make Love To You" - as Babyface
Soul Food 1997 performer: "I Said I Love You" / producer: "A Song for Mama", "I Care 'Bout You", "We're Not Makin' Love No More", "You Are the Man", "Boys and Girls", "Baby I" - as Babyface / writer: "A Song for Mama", "I Care 'Bout You", "We're Not Makin' Love No More", "You Are the Man", "Slow Jam", "Boys and Girls", "Baby I", "I Said I Love You", "Young Girl", "Have I Never"
Booty Call 1997 performer: "Everytime I Close My Eyes" - as Babyface / producer: "Everytime I Close My Eyes" - as Babyface / writer: "Everytime I Close My Eyes" - as Babyface
Sister, Sister 1997 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Preacher's Wife 1996 writer: "My Heart Is Calling"
Get on the Bus 1996 writer: "On The Line" - as Babayface
Waiting to Exhale 1995 producer: "Exhale Shoop Shoop", "Why Does It Hurt So Bad?", "Count On Me", "Wey U", "All Night Long", "Love Will Be Waiting At Home", "Sittin' Up In My Room", "And I Gave My Love To You", "My Love, Sweet Love", "Not Gon' Cry", "My Funny Valentine", "How Could You Call Her Baby?", "Let It Flow", "Kissing You", "It Hurts Like Hell", "This Is How It Works", "Somewhere There Is a Love", "That Shit Turns Me On" - as Babyface / writer: "Exhale Shoop Shoop", "Why Does It Hurt So Bad?", "Count On Me", "
Top of the Pops 1994-1995 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Friends 1995 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Magic of David Copperfield XVI: Unexplained Forces 1995 TV Movie producer: "My Name Is Not Susan"
Bad Boys 1995 performer: "Someone to Love" - as Babyface / producer: "Someone to Love" - as Babyface / writer: "Someone to Love" - as Babyface
Losing Isaiah 1995 writer: "Baby-Baby-Baby" - as Babyface
The Pagemaster 1994 performer: "Dream Away" - as Babyface
Saturday Night Live 1994 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ghost in the Machine 1993 writer: "Girls Gonna Getcha" - as Babyface
Poetic Justice 1993 performer: "Well Alright" - as Babyface / producer: "Well Alright" - as Babyface / writer: "Well Alright" - as Babyface
Beavis and Butt-Head 1993 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ma saison préférée 1993 writer: "Humpin' Around" - as K. Edmonds
The Bodyguard 1992 producer: "Queen of the Night" - as Babyface / writer: "Queen of the Night" - as Babyface
Boomerang 1992 as Babyface, "Tonight Is Right", "End of the Road", "Reversal of a Dog", "Don't Wanna Love You", "Love Shoulda Brought You Home", "There You Go", "Give U My Heart" / performer: "Give U My Heart" - as Babyface / producer: "Tonight Is Right", "End of the Road", "Reversal of a Dog", "Don't Wanna Love You", "Love Shoulda Brought You Home", "There You Go", "Give U My Heart" - as Babyface
The Magic of David Copperfield XIII: Mystery on the Orient Express 1991 TV Movie producer: "My Name Is Not Susan"
Tango & Cash 1989 performer: "It's No Crime" - as Babyface
The Wizard 1989 writer: "Don't Be Cruel"
Ghostbusters II 1989 producer: "On Our Own" - as Babyface / writer: "On Our Own" - as Babyface
Soul Train 1988 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Out of Bounds 1986 producer: "SO MANY THANGZ" - as Babyface / writer: "SO MANY THANGZ" - as Babyface
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2016 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Lip Sync Battle Philippines 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ferdinando Show 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Lip Sync Battle 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Todd's Pop Song Reviews 2012-2015 TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Whitney 2015 TV Movie writer: "I'm Your Baby Tonight", "Every Little Step"
The Wedding Ringer 2015 writer: "I'll Make Love To You" - as Kenneth Edmonds
Dancing with the Stars TV Series 1 episode, 2012 writer - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2014
So You Think You Can Dance 2012-2014 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Voice Kids 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Step Up All In 2014 writer: "Every Little Step" - as Kenneth Edmonds
Blended 2014 writer: "I'll Make Love to You" - as Kenneth Edmonds
2014 Billboard Music Awards 2014 TV Special writer: "Slave to the Rhythm"
Muppets Most Wanted 2014 writer: "End Of The Road" - as Kenneth Edmonds
American Music Awards 2013 2013 TV Special producer: "Tattooed Heart" / writer: "Tattooed Heart"
Pink: The Truth About Love Tour - Live from Melbourne 2013 Documentary writer: "Most Girls" - uncredited
Grand Theft Auto V 2013 Video Game writer: "On Our Own" - as Kenneth Edmonds
The Voice of the Philippines 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
New Girl 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pitch Perfect 2012 writer: "I'll Make Love to You" - as Kenneth Edmonds / writer: "Riff Off: medley" - uncredited
Sarah G Live 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Reunion 2012 writer: "I'll Make Love To You" - as Kenneth Edmonds
Think Like a Man 2012 writer: "Woo"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011-2012 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
American Idol 2003-2011 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Chikara JoshiMania Night II 2011 Video producer: "On Our Own" - as Babyface / writer: "On Our Own" - as Babyface
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The X Factor 2004-2010 TV Series writer - 7 episodes
Dancing with the Stars 2010 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
20 to 1 2010 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Our Family Wedding 2010 performer: "Soon As I Get Home" - as Babyface / writer: "Soon As I Get Home" - as Kenneth Edmonds
Live from Studio Five 2009 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
So You Think You Can Dance Canada 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Madonna: Celebration - The Video Collection 2009 Video writer: "Take a Bow"
The Bob Zula 2009 Short writer: "We Belong Together"
Precious 2009/II writer: "Humpin' Around" - as Kenneth M. Edmonds
It Takes Two TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2008 music - 1 episode, 2008
Idols! 2004-2008 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Idols 2002-2007 TV Series writer - 8 episodes
Patinando por un sueño 2007 TV Series producer - 2 episodes
Idols 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Happy Feet 2006 writer: "I'll Make Love to You" - as Kenneth Edmonds

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Soul Food TV Series composer - 73 episodes, 2000 - 2004 singer - 18 episodes, 2000 - 2001
Josie and the Pussycats 2001 music producer
Whitney Houston: The Greatest Hits 2000 Video documentary music producer
Soul Food 1997 executive music producer
Waiting to Exhale 1995 executive producer: soundtrack album - as Babyface
Babyface: The Making of The Day 1995 Documentary short musician

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Holly Robinson-Peete and R.J. Peete: Come Into My World 2010 Video short producer
Stage Black 2007 TV Series executive producer
College Hill 2004-2005 TV Series executive producer - 2 episodes
Soul Food 2000-2003 TV Series executive producer - 4 episodes
Josie and the Pussycats 2001 executive producer - as Kenneth Edmonds
Punks 2000 executive producer
Light It Up 1999 executive producer
Hav Plenty 1997 executive producer
Soul Food 1997 executive producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lopez 2016 TV Series Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds
Soul Food 2001 TV Series Darrell Hart
Josie and the Pussycats 2001 The Chief (uncredited)
Hav Plenty 1997 Lloyd Banks
Soul Food 1997 Band Member #1
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1994 TV Series Musical Guest
Beverly Hills, 90210 1994 TV Series Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds
The Sinbad Show 1994 TV Series Jerry

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Waiting to Exhale 1995

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Wendy Williams Show 2016 TV Series Himself
Access Hollywood Live 2015-2016 TV Series Himself
Good Morning America 2014-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself - Musical Guest
Dancing with the Stars 2016 TV Series Himself - Contestant
Music Talk: Babyface 2015 TV Movie Himself
Mariah Carey's Merriest Christmas 2015 TV Movie Himself
The Real 2015 TV Series Himself
The View 2013-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Guest
2015 Soul Train Awards 2015 TV Movie Himself - Performer
The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2015 TV Movie Himself
Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life an All Star Grammy Salute 2015 TV Movie Himself - Performer
Nathan East: For the Record 2014 Documentary Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2007-2014 TV Series Himself
Tavis Smiley 2007-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Conan 2014 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael 2005-2014 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Guest
Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2013 TV Movie Himself - Performer
A Hollywood Christmas at the Grove 2013 TV Movie Himself
Oprah's Next Chapter 2013 TV Series Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 2013 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Bethenny 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
2013 Soul Train Awards 2013 TV Special Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1994-2013 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Himself
Unsung 2008-2013 TV Series documentary Himself
The Voice 2012 TV Series Himself - Adviser
Life After 2012 TV Series Himself
Don Cornelius: Visionary, Trailblazer & Cultural Icon 2012 TV Movie Himself
Piers Morgan Tonight 2012 TV Series Himself
Keeping Up with the Kardashians 2011 TV Series Himself
The 2011 Billboard Music Awards 2011 TV Special Himself (in pre-taped montage)
The 1st Annual Noble Awards 2009 TV Movie Himself - Recipient
The Brian McKnight Show 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Great Performances 2008 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2008 TV Series Himself
CMT Crossroads 2008 TV Series Himself
TV One on One 2007 TV Series Himself
Frosted Pink 2007 TV Movie Himself
The Tyra Banks Show 2007 TV Series Himself
Park City: Where Music Meets Film 2007 TV Movie Himself - Host
21st Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2007 TV Special Himself
2007 Trumpet Awards 2007 TV Special Himself
2006 St. Lucia Jazz Festival 2007 TV Movie Himself
2006 American Music Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
The Tom Joyner Show 2006 TV Series Himself
The 10th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards 2005 TV Special Himself
The 8th Annual Soul Train Christmas Starfest 2005 TV Movie Himself
2005 American Music Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 2005 World Music Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - Performer (as Babyface)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2005 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
American Idol 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Contender 2005 TV Series Himself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Quincy Jones 2005 TV Movie Himself
The Nick & Jessica Variety Hour 2004 TV Movie Himself
The 18th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2004 TV Special Himself - Host
35th NAACP Image Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
The 46th Annual Grammy Awards 2004 TV Special Himself - Presenter
An Evening of Stars: 25th Anniversary Tribute to Lou Rawls 2004 TV Movie Himself
3rd Annual BET Awards 2003 TV Special documentary Himself
34th NAACP Image Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
Intimate Portrait 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Phil Collins: A Life Less Ordinary 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself - Interviewee (as Babyface)
American Bandstand's 50th Anniversary Celebration 2002 TV Movie Himself - Performer
33rd NAACP Image Awards 2002 TV Special Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
1st Annual BET Awards 2001 TV Special Himself
Babyface: A Collection of Hit Videos 2001 Video Himself (as Babyface)
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '99 1999 TV Special Himself (as Babyface)
...And So This Is Christmas 1999 TV Movie Himself (as Babyface)
Behind the Music 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
The 26th Annual American Music Awards 1999 TV Special Himself
1998 MTV Movie Awards 1998 TV Special Himself
29th NAACP Image Awards 1998 TV Special Himself
The 25th Annual American Music Awards 1998 TV Special Himself (as Babyface)
The 40th Annual Grammy Awards 1998 TV Special Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997-1998 TV Series Himself
Christmas in Rockefeller Center 1998 TV Special Himself
The 1998 Annual Kid's Choice Awards 1998 TV Special Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1997-1998 TV Series Himself / Themselves / Musical Guest
The Magic Hour 1998 TV Series Himself
Motown 40: The Music Is Forever 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 1998 Soul Train Christmas Starfest 1998 TV Movie Himself (as Babyface)
The 39th Annual Grammy Awards 1997 TV Special Himself
27th NAACP Image Awards 1996 TV Special Himself
Vanessa Williams & Friends: Christmas in New York 1996 TV Movie Himself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 1996 TV Series Himself
The 38th Annual Grammy Awards 1996 TV Special Himself
1995 Billboard Music Awards 1995 TV Special Himself (as Babyface)
Martin 1995 TV Series Himself
Babyface: Japan Tour '94 1995 TV Movie Himself
The 9th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Host
The 22nd Annual American Music Awards 1995 TV Special Himself
The 8th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1994 TV Special Himself - Performer
The Arsenio Hall Show 1990-1994 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
The 21st Annual American Music Awards 1994 TV Special Himself
26th NAACP Image Awards 1994 TV Special Himself
The 7th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1993 TV Special Himself
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1989-1993 TV Series Himself
25th NAACP Image Awards 1993 TV Special Himself
The 1992 Billboard Music Awards 1992 TV Special Himself
The 6th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1992 TV Special Himself - Presenter (as Babyface)
The 4th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1990 TV Special Himself
The 2nd Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1988 TV Special Himself
Soul Train 1987 TV Series documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fahrenheit 9/11 2004 Documentary Himself (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Grammy Grammy Awards Best R&B Album · Toni Braxton
2013 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Recording On October 10, 2013. At 6270 Hollywood Blvd.
2000 ASCAP Award ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Most Performed Songs from Motion Pictures The Prince of Egypt (1998) · Stephen Schwartz
1998 Entertainer of the Year Award Image Awards
1997 Special Recognition BMI Film & TV Awards · John Williams
· Basil Poledouris
· Stephen James Taylor
· Michael Kamen
· David Foster
· Linda Thompson
1996 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Waiting to Exhale (1995)
1996 Most Performed Song from a Film BMI Film & TV Awards Waiting to Exhale (1995)
1993 Most Performed Song from a Film BMI Film & TV Awards Boomerang (1992) · L.A. Reid
· Daryl Simmons
1990 Most Performed Song from a Film BMI Film & TV Awards Ghostbusters II (1989) · L.A. Reid
· Daryl Simmons

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Grammy Grammy Awards Best R&B Song · Jazmine Sullivan (songwriter)
2015 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration · Toni Braxton
2015 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Album · Toni Braxton
2013 Grammy Grammy Awards Best R&B Song · Antonio Dixon (Songwriter)
· Anthony Hamilton (Songwriter)
2002 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Soul Food (2000)
2001 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Main Title Theme Music Soul Food (2000) · Al Green (composer)
2000 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Song - Motion Picture Anna and the King (1999) · George Fenton
· Robert Kraft
2000 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media The Prince of Egypt (1998) · Stephen Schwartz
1998 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television Soul Food (1997)
1998 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Original Song Soul Food (1997)
1997 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Music and Lyrics Centennial Olympic Games: Opening Ceremonies (1996) · David Foster (composer)
· Linda Thompson (lyricist)
1997 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television Waiting to Exhale (1995) · Michael Houston
· Whitney Houston
1997 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television Waiting to Exhale (1995)
1997 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television Waiting to Exhale (1995)
1996 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television Bad Boys (1995)


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