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 $80 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. Babyface got his start in the entertainment business when he founded a new record label, LaFace Records in 1989. The company quickly became successful when it started producing albums for such recording artists as Toni Braxton. In fact, she won a Grammy which brought more fame to LaFace Records. While he is a successful singer in his own right, Babyface is better known as a songwriter and producer. His divorce from former wife Tracey Edwards made headlines and reportedly cost Babyface half of his total net worth. 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. As an artist, he released his debut studio album Lovers in 1986. Babyface released the album Tender Lover in 1989 which reached #1 on the US R&B chart. His Album For the Cool in You was released in 1993 and had a lot of success including going 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.