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Soul Train Awards 2023: 'Embracing Romance': 6 Timeless Babyface Love Songs That Defined an Era

Embark on a soulful journey through the veteran’s most notable records.

Very few artists could capture the essence of love and romance quite like Babyface. With a gift for crafting timeless love songs like “When Can I See You Again” and Toni Braxton’s “Breathe Again,” the industry veteran has etched his name into music history as the master of love ballads. Explore the magic behind his craft and check out six songs performed or written by Babyface that defined an era and continue to serve as a soundtrack for countless love stories.

  • “Every Time I Close My Eyes”

    This soulful ballad became an instant hit upon its debut in 1996. The song also features vocals from the talented Mariah Carey.

  • “When Can I See You Again”

    “When Can I See You Again” is a beautiful anthem for separated lovers.

  • “Someone to Love” — Jon B.

    Babyface’s smooth vocals with Jon B.’s soulful style blend beautifully on this 1994 hit single.

  • “Breath Again” — Toni Braxton

    Written for Grammy Award winner and longtime collaborator Toni Braxton, “Breathe Again” captures the vulnerability of falling in love all over again.

  • “My My My” — Johnny Gill

    “My My My” by Johnny Gill showcases Babyface’s knack for creating smooth, soulful melodies that stand the test of time.

  • “Two Occasions” — The Deele

    This tender record is a wedding favorite.

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