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Babyface CD Playlist B 12032010

2010 Mosaic Music Festival kicked off their opening act with Grammy-winning pop-R&B superstar, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds. I couldn't resist passing out on watching this great music legend whose credentials and the imprint that he has left on the evolution of contemporary pop music and a universal legion of fans is almost unfathomable.

Edmonds is responsible for writing, producing, and/or performing a staggering 119 Top 10 pop hits as a songwriter, which include, 41 ..1 R&B hits and 51 Top-10 pop hits, including 16 ..1 pop hits. Albums and singles he's worked on have amassed sales that exceed 100 million units. Along the way, Edmonds has garnered countless accolades, winning 10 Grammy Awards including Producer of the Year for a history-making three years in a row (1995, '96, '97), which still stands as a Grammy record. He has released 11 solo albums and created contemporary R&B-soul mega-hits for Michael Jackson, Mary J. Blige, TLC, Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Madonna, Eric Clapton, Boyz II Men, Bobby Brown, Whitney Houston and the list goes on...

Kenny Edmonds was a left-handed, teenaged guitarist in funk megastar Bootsy Collins’ backing unit when he was playfully dubbed “Babyface” by Collins. He joined funk outfit Manchild in the 70s but broke away to form urban funk band The Deele with Antonio “L.A.” Reid.

It was with Reid that Babyface began a successful partnership producing and writing songs for other artists and founded the super-successful label LaFace Records. His distinctive way of fusing the rhythms, samples and production techniques of hip-hop with the urban sound of contemporary pop-R&B made the duo the key producers of the genre. The duo became a hit with 80s-90s megastars, their songs flying to the top of the pop charts, some of them – such as End of the Road for Boyz II Men, Take a Bow for Madonna, and Change the World with Eric Clapton – staying there for unprecedented lengths of time.

Having produced that many significant hits during my growing up days, it was only right to catch the MAN live at least once in my lifetime. I got more - a signed autograph CD of his 2007 "Playlist" album and a great picture to keep!

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Babyface, the one-man hit machine on stage at the Esplanade Concert Hall

Babyface - Don't Be Cruel / Every Little Step (Bobby Brown Melody)

After sharing his 'Love' story, Babyface broke out into a 25 min medley of songs he wrote and produced. Audiences were on their feet during the Bobby Brown numbers. It was a crazy trip down memory lane! It totally RAWKED the House!

Babyface Concert Mosaic Music Festival 2010 12032010
There were screams and then hands were in the air as the concert hall sang in sync to Boyz II Men's I'll Make Love To You and End Of The Road

Babyface - I'll Make Love To You / End Of The Road (Boyz II Men Melody)

Babyface - Change The World

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Babyface's encore performance When Can I See You

Babyface - When Can I See You

More Babyface Live @ Mosaic Music Festival Singapore 2010 Pictures

Harry Connick, Jr Live @ Mosaic Music Festival Singapore
Hey Harry!
All Ready for Harry Connick, Jr
Mosaic Music Festival "On Air - In the House"

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