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 tunesmith, prolific hitmaker/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.
- 11-time Grammy Award winner planning to release a new solo album in 2018
- 2017 Songwriter’s Hall of Fame Inductee
- Has more than 200 top-10 R&B and over 50 top-10 pop hits
(including 16 #1’s)
- Produced and written/co-written hits for artists including Bruno Mars, Beyonce, Kanye West, Ariana Grande, Boyz II Men, New Edition, Barbara Streisand, Celine Dion, and Zendaya
- Recently made Broadway debut in After Midnight and performed first-ever symphony show in 2018 at the Kennedy Center in DC to rave reviews
Just a few of the vocalists from which his music can be heard: Whitey Houston, Boyz II Men, Mariah Carey, Madonna, Eric Clapton, Mary J. Blige, Michael Jackson, TLC, Toni Braxton, Celine Dion, John Mellencamp, Brandy, Aretha Franklin, Fall Out Boy, Pink.
He is the recipient of numerous awards, including Soul Train Music Awards, BMI Awards, NAACP Image Awards, and American Music Awards. Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds was the recipient of the third BET Walk of Fame Award (previous honorees were Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston), and was named BET’s “Entertainer of the Year” at the First Annual BET Awards Ceremony. He will receive a star on Hollywood’s legendary Walk of Fame in 2009.
Edmonds’ charitable work is as impressive as his professional accomplishments. His caring and generosity have garnered him several awards, including the Essence Award for Excellence, The City of Hope Award, and Variety Magazine’s “Top of the Town” Honoree Award. He was National Spokesman for Boarder Babies, and personally helped raise over $500,000 for a transitional home, The Little Blue House, located in Washington D.C. Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds has also personally donated over $100,000 to the VH-1 Save the Music program. He continues to contribute to a host of other worthwhile organizations, including the United Negro College Fund (UNCF).
Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds is available for corporate events, private shows, milestone celebrations (birthday, anniversary), fundraisers, festivals, and more.