Babyface is a well-known singer from America who is also a record producer and songwriter. In his career, Babyface has won many awards. He has produced and written more than 26 No. 1 hits in his career. He released his debut album entitled ‘Lovers’ in 1986. Following that, he went on to release several other albums. He has also released 3 compilation albums, 2 remix albums, and several singles. Here is a quick summary of Babyface’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Babyface Early Life
Kenneth Brian Edmonds, better known as “Babyface” was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on April 10, 1959, to his parents Barbara Edmonds and Marvin Edmonds.
He went to North Central High School and decided to have a career in music when he was in the eighth grade. He was given the nickname of “Babyface” by Bootsy Collins because he had a youthful look.
Babyface was first married to Denise in his adult years. In 1992, he got married to Tracey Edmonds. The couple has two sons named Dylan and Brandon. The couple divorced in 2005. In May 2014, he got married to Nicole “Nikki” Pantenburg after dating each other for a long time. Their daughter Peyton Nicole Edmonds was born in 2008.
He donated money to the presidential campaign of Marco Rubio in 2015. In his honor, a highway was named as Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds Highway in Indianapolis.
Babyface used to play with the funk performer Bootsy Collins. He has also performed for Manchild. Later, he used to play keyboards for the group ‘the Deele.’ In 1983, he wrote the song “Slow Jam” for Midnight Star.
In 1986, he released his debut solo album called ‘Lovers.’ This was followed by ‘Tender Lover’ in 1989. This became a multi-platinum album and peaked at No. 1 on the US R&B charts. In 1993, he released the album ‘For the Cool in You.’
His fourth studio album called ‘The Day’ was released in 1996. Two years later, he released the album ‘Christmas with Babyface’. It was followed by ‘Face 2 Face’ in 2001. His other albums include ‘Grown & Sexy,’ ‘Playlist,’ and ‘Love, Marriage, & Divorce.’ His last studio album ‘Return of the Tender Lover’ was available from December 2015.
He has also released a platinum-certified live album and has released many singles. Some of his popular singles include “Love Saw It,” “Tender Lover,” “It’s No Crime,” “Love Makes Things Happen,” “Fire,” “There She Goes,” and “Hurt You.”
Awards & Achievements
In 1998, Babyface won the Billboard Music Award for Hot R&B Songwriter. He has won three American Music Awards out of four nominations. He is also the winner of the 2000 ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards. He has won 8 BMI Awards and has won 6 BMI Film & TV Awards. In 2000, he was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards and was nominated for the Emmy Awards in 2001. Babyface is the winner of 11 Grammy Awards out of 50 nominations.
Net Worth of Babyface
Babyface has an estimated net worth of more than $170 million. This fortune comes from the sale of his albums. He is the co-founder of LaFace Records and has also worked with numerous artists including NSYNC, Kelly Clarkson, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Lil Wayne, and Eric Clapton. He has produced many films under his own banner Edmonds Entertainment Group. In 2009, he became the founder of Soda Pop Records.
Babyface is considered one of the most popular singers in the world. His popularity made him appear on many television shows and was a contestant in Dancing with the Stars in 2016. He has produced the films ‘Josie and the Pussycats’ and ‘Soul Food.’ He has also written and produced music for various popular artists like Michael Jackson, Paula Abdul, Bobby Brown, and Pebbles.