Born with the name, Kenneth Brian Edmonds, Babyface was a native of Indianapolis, Indiana. He is most famous for his work as a singer and songwriter, but has also served as a record producer. In addition, he has worked as an entrepreneur, guitarist, film producer and keyboardist. While he was in his teenage years, he earned his nickname from another performer. His initial start in entertainment began when he started LaFace Records in 1989. This company signed on artists like Toni Braxton and quickly achieved commercial success. Although he has made his own music, Babyface is better known for his work as a producer and the songs that he has written.
He has won ten Grammys for his songs. Altogether, he has a total net worth of $170 million. Throughout his career as a producer, he has made more than 26 number one hits. In his personal life, Babyface married Tracey Edmonds in 1992. They originally met when she was auditioning for a music video in 1990. The couple had two children together, but filed for divorce in 2005. This divorce reportedly cost Babyface half of his entire net worth. By 2007, Babyface had started to date a dancer, Nicole Pantenburgh. Together, they had a daughter in 2008. His philanthropic work includes volunteer hours with Toys for Tots.
In honor of his entrepreneurial and music contributions, a 25 mile section of Interstate 65 was renamed after him. As a musician, he performed with the band, Manchild and the R&B band, The Deele. Following 1988, he left the Deele and focused more completely on his other projects. His most recent albums are Playlist in 2007 and Love. Marriage & Divorce in 2014. The last album was released by Motown Records. As an actor, he appeared in Beverly Hills 90210. He produced the reality television show, College Hill and created the theme song or the 1996 Olympics.