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Babyface Net Worth

Babyface Net Worth
Net Worth$170,000,000
Full NameKenneth Brian Edmonds
A.K.AFace, Y Corp
Date of Birth/AgeApril 10, 1959 (age 60)
Source of wealthSinging, Songwriting, Acting
Country of originU.S.
State/City of originIndianapolis, Indiana
Last Updated2019

Net Worth

Babyface’s net worth is 170 million dollars.

– How Much Babyface Make a Year?

Babyface makes about $10 million dollars each year.

– How does Babyface make his money?

Babyface makes most of his money through music. Besides his own albums and songs that he’s released, Babyface has made hundreds of millions of dollars by writing songs and producing music for the hottest artists in the music industry.

He also made tons of money managing clients like Toni Braxton and TLC through his LaFace record label.

– House and Cars

Babyface currently has a 7500-square foot mansion in Los Angeles. The home is somewhat modest considering his net-worth. It has 5 bedrooms and six bathrooms. He recently sold a home in Lake Tahoe, which was 7400-square feet for nearly $3 million.


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Babyface is an iconic American R&B singer who is synonymous with the genre. He has won 11 Grammy awards and nearly 30 of the songs that he wrote and produced made it to number one on the Billboard charts.

He’s even been listed as one of the greatest musical producers of all time by multiple organizations.

If there’s a popular R&B song that you love, you can almost guarantee that Babyface had something to do with it.

He has an ear for a musical production that few others have and has helped many artists achieve superstardom.

Early Life

Babyface’s real name is Kenneth Brian Edmonds. He was born on April 10th, 1959 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Marvin and Barbara Edmonds.

His mom and dad both worked blue-collar jobs. Barbara worked at a pharmaceutical company as a production operator.

Sadly, when Babyface was in eighth grade, his father died of lung cancer and his mother started the tough journey of being a single mom.


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Babyface is the second youngest child in his family. His parents had six boys in total. Every child in the family loved music and it shows, since not only did Babyface get into the music industry, but his brothers Melvin and Kevon both were a part of the band “After 7.”

Babyface went to North Central High School, located in Indianapolis. After his father’s death, Babyface was determined to become a famous musician because he wanted to support his mother and his family.

During his time in high school, he wrote dozens of songs, not only to get practice but also to heal his heart, which was still broken after the death of his father.


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Personal life

Babyface’s first marriage lasted just three and a half years. He married a woman named Denise when he was in his early twenties and sadly the marriage ended in the late 1980s.

Babyface wasn’t alone for too long though. He met his second wife Tracey Edmonds when she auditioned for a role in the music video for his song “Whip Appeal.”

She didn’t end up getting the part, but they ran into each other a few months later and he was able to ask her on a date.

They got married in September of 1992 and had two sons together, named Dylan and Brandon. While he once called her a “calming force” during an interview in the mid-90s, the pair didn’t make it. After thirteen years of marriage, the two filed for divorce in 2005, citing irreconcilable differences.”

Just two years later, Babyface met Nikki Pantenburg. She was a friend and former backup dancer for Janet Jackson who came highly recommended as a backup dancer for Babyface’s new video.

The two had an instant connection and started dating immediately. They had a baby in 2008 and decided to get married in May of 2014.


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At the start of his career, Babyface took every chance that he could to perform with established musical groups like Manchild and Redd Hott.

He played keyboards, sang and even played guitar. One of his first major successes as a songwriter was in 1983 when he wrote the song “Slow Jam,” which was performed by the R&B group Midnight Star.

Around this time, he became a member of the group “Deele” where he met music mogul L.A. Reid.

In the 1980s and early 1990s, Babyface was writing hit song after hit song for major artists like Bobby Brown, Sheena Easton, After 7 and The Boys. During that time, he and friend L.A. Reid formed their own record label, called LaFace Records.

LaFace Records boasted some major talent, like TLC, Usher and Toni Braxton. Each of these artists became bona fide superstars, and up and coming artists were sweating to get signed by LaFace because of that.


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Besides that, Babyface made millions of more dollars, since he wrote or co-wrote most of the songs on these artists’ albums.

In the late 1990’s Babyface also helped the group Az-Yet work on their debut album.
The list of artists that Babyface has worked with is simply astounding.

From helping Whitney Houston with her first foray into the R&B world to writing songs for Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Beyoncé, Patti LaBelle, Michael Jackson, Michael Bolton and more.

In 2007, Babyface released his own album, called “Playlist.” He covered a number of extremely popular songs and also included two original songs of his own. In 2014, he and Toni Braxton released an album of duets which won them both a Grammy.

His work with popular artists continues today, and in the past few years, he’s written or produced albums for Lil Wayne, Ariana Grande and more.


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Interesting Facts

  • Babyface’s brothers Melvin and Kevon were a part of the band “After 7” which was modestly successful.
  • His nickname, “Babyface” came from well-known guitarist Bootsy Collins.
  • In 2015, Babyface reportedly donated to the presidential campaign of Republican candidate Senator Marco Rubio.
  • Babyface’s current wife, Nikki, was formerly a backup dancer for Janet Jackson.
  • Babyface has written plenty of songs about love, but he’s only had one successful marriage after trying with three different women.
  • When you meet him in person, Babyface is very quiet.
  • He wrote his first love letter when he was in the first grade.
  • Babyface met his second wife when she auditioned to be in one of his videos. She didn’t end up getting the part!
  • Babyface has a portion of an Indiana highway named after him. A 25-mile portion of Interstate 65 was renamed Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds highway in 1999.


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  • Babyface won 11 Grammy awards.
  • He has written nearly 30 songs that have made it to number one on the charts.
  • Babyface has been married three times and has three children.
  • He got his start performing with well-known bands and then was a part of his own musical group called “Deele.”
  • Babyface has written and produced hundreds of hit songs, including “Change the World,” sung by Eric Clapton and “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)” made famous by Whitney Houston.
  • He released an album of duet songs with Toni Braxton that won him a Grammy and was critically acclaimed.
  • His LaFace record label signed artists who later went on to be megastars, like Usher, TLC, and Toni Braxton.


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Favorite Quotes from Babyface

“I would say that I’ve been lucky. I’ve just focused on being blessed and not really ever giving up.”

“R&B is the one thing that has influenced every kind of music. Every artist that there is, from those that are sung the most to Adele – you know, she was so influenced by so many R&B artists and soul music – it’s clear in her writing that that’s where it comes from.”

“The Internet is a whole new world opening up.”

“The reality is, some people don’t want you to change or go anywhere different.”

“Lyrics can be important, but ultimately, what pulls people in on a song is melody and the tracks and the way music feels.”

“I could easily not be the person that people know.”


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Tips for success from Babyface

  1. You have to adapt with the times and use new technology to make you better. The internet has opened so many doors. You can now connect with more people than ever and use your knowledge to influence even more people. You can also educate yourself.
  2. Cut people out of your life that is toxic. There are some people who want you to be better, there are some people who would rather see you fail. Don’t give them what they want, and the best way to prevent that is to not allow them to be in your life.
  3. You’ll know that you really love something when it starts to hurt you. If it’s not real love, you don’t think about it constantly and work on it consistently. When you’re pouring all your energy into one person, it is almost inevitable that they will hurt you because they have much more power.