ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 25:  Recording artist Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds attends the ASCAP Rhythm And Soul 3rd Annual Atlanta Legends Dinner Honoring Antonio "L.A." Reid at Mandarin Oriental Hotel on September 25, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Department)



Kenneth Brian Edmonds, known as Babyface, is a critically acclaimed singer-songwriter and record producer. He rose to fame in the '80s with group the Deele before he and L.A. Reid teamed up to become a chart-topping songwriting/production duo. They went on to write hits for the Whispers, Pebbles, Karyn White, Sheena Easton and Bobby Brown through their own label, LaFace Records, established in 1989. In 1986, however, he released his debut album as a solo artist titled Lovers. His singing career went on to become one for the history books, releasing 10 solo projects in total. In 2014, he teamed up with Toni Braxton for their Grammy-winning LP, Love, Marriage & Divorce, and also produced and appeared on another collaborative project with Barbra Streisand called Partners.