Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds was surrounded by a slew of stars he helped make famous as he was awarded the 2,508th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday (October 10, 2013).
Edmonds, who was once called ‘the Quincy Jones of the 90’s’ has crafted over 100 top 10 R&B and pop singles throughout his lengthy career.
“It was surreal,” said the 10-time Grammy winner, admitting that he never dreamed he’d see his name cemented on the famous sidewalk.
“That was not part of the plan. That’s what makes it an amazing thing.”
With 10 Grammy Awards under his belt, the singer/songwriter/producer is long over due for the honor. Edmonds, who is responsible for many of your favorite 90s’ R&B hits, even found his own successful career as a solo artist thanks to his smooth, seductive brand of R&B.
Babyface and L.A. Reid founded LaFace Records, sparking the careers of Atlanta based artists like TLC, Outkast, Usher and Toni Braxton, but superstars like Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, Boyz II Men, Pink, Madonna, Aretha Franklin, Celine Dion are just a few of the stars whose music has been blessed by his musical talents.
More details + photos from Babyface’s Walk of Fame ceremony below…
Toni Braxton shows love to Babyface…
Braxton says that it was amazing that the mega-producer even allowed himself the time to enjoy the honor, stating:
“I had a moment when I was about to cry,” said Braxton.
“I was so proud of him. Because Kenny is kind of shy. He has a great sense of humor — a lot of people don’t know that about him, and he’s very modest. So I know it took a lot of pushing to get him to even commit to this.”
Braxton says a lot has changed since they collaborated on her first album.
“The irony of this is coming full circle. Because when I first met him I remembered being intimidated, thinking, ‘Oh my god, can I sing as good as he needs me to sing?’ And now I’m so comfortable. We’re back together again.
It feels like the first time all over again. It’s like being divorced and getting back together. ”
Usher Raymond shared his joy via instagram, as he and Babyface paused during the ceremony to document the big day…
Chloe Kardashian and her mom Kris Jenner pose with Babyface & Diddy…
Stevie Wonder & Babyface…
Partners in crime… 😯
Babyface and his family…
Congrats to the Babyface on his ‘Walk of Fame’ star!