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Shalamar - This Is For The Lover In You
Album: Three For Love
Late night Valentine’s Day quiet storm music…
For Babyface’s version, click here.
Toni Braxton ft Babyface - Hurt You
Album: Love, Marriage & Divorce
Heard last week that Toni Braxton was gonna do a concert in my hometown sometime in February. That same day 3 years ago Babyface came to concert.
TLC - Let’s Do It Again
Just listening to random 90s songs on my playlist.
On this day in music history: November 25, 1995 - “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)” by Whitney Houston hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 1 week, also spending 8 weeks at #1 on the R&B singles chart on the same date. Written and produced by Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, it is the eleventh and final chart topping pop single and the seventh R&B chart topper for the New Jersey born superstar vocalist. Issued as the lead single from the soundtrack and film to “Waiting To Exhale”, which stars Houston with Angela Bassett, Lela Rochon, and Loretta Devine. First time director, actor Forest Whitaker will meet Babyface backstage after a show (while on tour with Boyz II Men) at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, CA. Whitaker will ask the singer/songwriter/producer if he will score and write songs for the film adaptation of Terry McMillian’s book “Waiting To Exhale”. Edmonds will agree, helping to assemble a top notch group of female R&B vocalists that include Chaka Khan, Toni Braxton, Mary J. Blige, Chante Moore, Brandy, and TLC for the soundtrack album. Face will write the films’ title song especially for Whitney to sing along with “Count On Me” (a duet with gospel singer CeCe Winans). At first, Houston is not fond of “Exhale” particularly the songs’ chorus, but she will eventually warm up to it. Issued as the first single from the soundtrack album on November 7, 1995, “Exhale” will be an instant smash, debuting at #1 on both the pop and R&B singles charts. The single will also win Babyface a Grammy Award for Best R&B Song in 1997. “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)” is certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA.
Babyface ft LL Cool J - This Is For The Lover In You (Honey Lookin’ Laced Extended Mix)
Mariah Carey - Melt Away
As an musician, producer, writer, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds is one of the many few R&B artists who have been in the R&B game for more than 20+ years! He has been one of my favorites!
I was a bit bored last night, so I created this 100 song playlist dedicated to my favorite songs sung/written/co-written/produced by him.
Playlist: The Best of Babyface [listen here]
Complete list of songs he’s written can be found [here].
Babyface & Tracey Edmonds