|Net Worth:||$200 million|
|Real Name:||Kenneth Brian Edmonds (Kenny Edmonds)|
|Born:||April 10, 1959|
|Country of Origin:||United States of America|
|Source of Wealth:||Professional Record Producer/Singer/Songwriter|
Kenneth Brian Edmonds was popularly known by his stage name “Babyface” is an American record producer, singer, and songwriter. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Marvin and Barbara Edmonds.
How does Babyface make his money
Babyface’s career started in the 1970s. He played with funk performer Bootsy Collins, who gave him the nickname “Babyface” due to his youthful looks. He later joined the funk outfit group, “Manchild”, who signed a record deal in 1977 and released three albums. They had a hit song “Especially for You” in 1977.
After leaving “Manchild”, Babyface formed an urban funk group called “The Deele” with partner Antonio “L.A.” Reid. He played keyboards in the light-funk. He later went on to form a successful writing and producing career with Antonio “L.A.” Reid.
In 1983, he wrote his first major successful hit as a songwriter for the R&B band Midnight Star. The tune was titled: “Slow Jam”. After “The Deele” had scored a few sizeable hits on the R&B chart, he and his partner, Antonio “L.A.” Reid left the group in 1988 and founded “LaFace Records” in 1989. Some of the earliest artists were TLC, Usher, and Toni Braxton. These artists have released successful hits. Under the “LaFace Records” direction, TLC sold more than 60 million albums worldwide and a combined total of 75 million records.
LaFace Records also formed the popular late 1990s R&B group, “Az Yet”.
Babyface has worked with over 65 artists in the industry. Some of his work include:
- “Roni” by Bobby Brown.
- “Love Saw It” by Karyn White.
- “Girlfriend”, “Mercedes Boy” by Pebbles.
- “Rock Steady” by The Whispers.
- “Ready or Not” by After 7.
- “I’m Your Baby Tonight” by Whitney Houston.
- “End of the Road” and “I’ll Make Love to You” by Boyz II Men.
Babyface has written and produced over 26 “number one” R&B hits throughout his career and has won 11 Grammy Awards. He was ranked number 20 on New NME’s 50 of The Greatest Producers Ever list.
Babyface Albums And Songs Highlights
Currently, Babyface has released eight solo studio albums:
- Lovers (1986)
- Tender Lover (1989)
- For the Cool in You (1993)
- The Day (1996)
- Face2Face (2001)
- Grown & Sexy (2005)
- Playlist (2007)
- Return of the Tender Lover (2015).
Babyface’s Net Worth
As of 2020, Babyface’s net worth is roughly 200 million dollars. According to estimates from Celebrity Net Worth, this income comes from the sale of his albums and also as the co-founder of LaFace Records.