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Kenneth Brian Edmonds

(1959-04-10) April 10, 1959 (age 64)
Other names
  • Face
  • Y Corp
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • record executive
  • film producer
Years active 1974–present
Television College Hill
(m. 1992; div. 2005)

Nicole Pantenburg
(m. 2014)
Children 3
Relatives Kevon Edmonds (brother)
Awards List of awards and nominations
Musical career
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • keyboards
  • mandolin
Associated acts

Kenneth Brian Edmonds (born April 10, 1959), better known by his stage name Babyface (and also sometimes credited as Kenny Edmonds), is an American singer, songwriter and record producer. He 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 NME's 50 of The Greatest Producers Ever list.

Personal life

Babyface married his first wife, Denise during his young adult years. In 1990, Babyface met Tracey Edmonds when she auditioned for the music video for his song "Whip Appeal". They married on September 5, 1992, and have two sons, Brandon and Dylan. In October 2005, Babyface and Tracey announced that they were ending their marriage of thirteen years.

In 2007, Babyface began dating his backup dancer Nicole "Niko" Pantenburg (former backup dancer for and personal friend of Janet Jackson). Babyface and Pantenburg have a daughter born in 2008. The pair married on May 17, 2014.


In 1999, a 25-mile (40 km) stretch of Interstate 65 that runs through Indianapolis was renamed the Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds Highway.

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