Babyface Net Worth
Babyface Net Worth and Salary: Babyface, born Kenneth Brian Edmonds, is an American R&B musician, singer-songwriter and record producer who has a net worth of $200 million. Babyface was born on April 10, 1958 in Indianapolis, Indiana where he attended North Central High School. He was a shy young man who began writing songs to express his emotions. When he was in eighth grade, Edmonds' father died of lung cancer, and at that point Edmonds became determined to have a career in music. He got his nickname when he was still a teenager by funk performer Bootsy Collins, an obvious reference to his youthful looks.
Babyface had minor success with a handful of songs and groups. He released his debut studio album "Lovers' in 1986. His 19189 album "Tender Lover" reached #1 on the US R&B chart. His 1993 album "For the Cool in You" went triple platinum. Babyface released the highly successful album The Day in 1996 as well as the albums Christmas with Babyface in 1998, Face 2 Face in 2001, Grown & Sexy in 2005, Playlist in 2007, and Return of the Tender Lover in 2015. Babyface's album Love, Marriage & Divorce (with Toni Braxton) was released in 2014 and reached #1 on the US R&B chart.
LaFace Records: Babyface's career in the entertainment business really launched when he co-founded LaFace Records in 1989 with L.A. Reid. The company quickly became successful when it started producing albums for such recording artists as Toni Braxton. When she won a Grammy, it shined a massive spotlight on the little-known record label. Babyface wrote most of the songs on Toni's first two albums which sold a combined 10 million copies. In total Toni sold 65 million records. Under his production and LaFace's distribution, Babyface helped TLC sell more than 75 million records worldwide. They also signed a 16-year-old Usher Raymond who would go on to enormous success, selling 65 million records while at the label. LaFace Records was one of the most successful music labels in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
His Album For the Cool in You was released in 1993 and had a lot of success including going triple platinum.
Divorce Settlement: Babyface's divorce from Tracey Edwards, his wife from 1992 – 2005 made headlines when it reportedly cost Babyface half of his total net worth, perhaps as much $100 million. That's enough to make it one of the most expensive celebrity divorces ever. His varied interests, however, made it so that he could work on rebuilding his personal fortune.
|Net Worth:||$200 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Apr 10, 1959 (60 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)|
|Profession:||Record producer, Entrepreneur, Keyboard Player, Guitarist, Film Producer, Songwriter, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Musician|
|Nationality:||United States of America|