Music, Sports, & Entertainment: Is R&B Music Still Relevant? The Resurgence of Babyface

Anyone who considers themselves a fan of R&B music probably has a favorite song or melody that was composed by the Indiana crooner. For nearly three decades, Kenny Babyface Edmonds, has been dishing out the hits for music listeners to enjoy. Some of his most famous records include “Love Shoulda Brought You Home,” “Not Gon Cry,” and “Waiting to Exhale (Shoop),” just to name a few. His poignant ability to write songs inspires a vast array of people to be engulfed in love. His songs touch on sensitive issues ranging anywhere from divorce or a teenage affection. Babyface is truly one of the greatest music writers of our generation, if not of all time.
Now, after a brief hiatus to allow new artist to emerge, he is back and he has brought familiar company with him! In 1992 he and fellow singer Toni Braxton emerged on the scene with a certain sensuality in their music that survived through the rough melodrama musings of the New Jack Swing Era. Together, they have been able to garner the attention of millions of fans across the world and skyrocket their way to super stardom. Very few artists have had the success that they have been able achieve. Successfully, they have merged the gaps among generations of music lovers alike. Their most recent song, “Hurt You,” Has climbed up the charts and is sitting nicely at the #1 spot on the Billboards R&B charts. Their new album is slated to hit stores on February 4, 2014 just in time for the Valentine’s Day holiday. Fans can expect to hear more hits on the topics of “Love, Marriage, & Divorce.” This album is sure to mend a few wounds and rekindle some forgotten sweet memories.


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