Today, Capitol Records released Babyface’s new project, Girls Night Out, which features the legendary singer/songwriter/producer’s collaborations with some of today’s brightest female R&B stars, including Ella Mai, who is heard on the first single, “Keeps On Fallin’,” which recently took the #1 spot on the Mediabase R&B chart. The 12-time GRAMMY® winner also teams up with Ari Lennox; Kehlani; Queen Naija, Coco Jones; Tiana Major9; Tink; Baby Tate; Muni Long; Amaarae; Sevyn Streeter & Tkay Maidza; Doechii and Angie Martinez & Lala Anthony. Download / stream Girls Night Out HERE.
Babyface will appear today on “The Jennifer Hudson Show.” On Tuesday, October 25, he’ll perform two songs on “TODAY.” Watch Babyface and Baby Tate performing “Don’t Even Think About It” on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” HERE.
The New York Times spotlighted the album in its Fall Music Preview, noting, “‘Girls Night Out’ harks back to the ‘Waiting to Exhale’ soundtrack from 1995, where he assembled an all-star cast…This time around, he shows how sharp he still is as a producer, talent spotter and sometime vocalist…” Rolling Stone observed, “Babyface defined a new kind of paradigm for the male artist in a woman’s world – his mission is to serve as an enabler to loud, powerful, complicated women….Girls Night Out is Babyface doing what he does best, which is shining some light on female stars. It’s a very 2022 record, but in the sense that Babyface has seen our current moment coming a long way off. So the time is right for him to triumphantly return to the pop world he helped created.” Associated Press said, “The project’s first two singles, ’Keeps On Fallin’ with Ella Mai…and ‘Seamless’ with Kehlani, are seductive, slinky R&B jewels.”
Babyface shared the stories behind some of his favorite collaborations with women in thisEntertainment Weekly feature. Hailing him as “incomparable,” Pitchfork spoke with Babyface about the songs that have soundtracked his life through the decades. Read the feature HERE. Vulturenoted, “[Girls Night Out] finds him collaborating with some of the most beloved voices in R&B today, from Kehlani and Ari Lennox to Baby Tate and Doechii. He may well have been the soundtrack of many of their childhoods, but he’s never been afraid to allow those who’ve come after to light his path forward.” Read the Vulture interview HERE.
Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds is one of the most celebrated creative forces in music. He has contributed to over 800 million records sold and over a billion records streams. Babyface has produced and written 125 Top 10 hits, 42 No. 1 R&B hits and 16 No. 1 pop hits. As a recording artist, songwriter and producer, he has won a total of 12 GRAMMY® Awards and ranks as the only individual in GRAMMY history to be honored as “Producer of the Year” four times. He has also won five Soul Train Awards, five NAACP Image Awards, four American Music Awards and numerous other honors. In addition, Babyface produced and co-wrote the Oscar-winning song “When You Believe,” sung by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey, and co-founded the legendary record label LaFace.
Track Listing – Girls Night Out
1. Intro (with Angie Martinez and Lala Anthony)
2. Liquor (with Ari Lennox)
3. Seamless (with Kehlani)
4. Keeps On Fallin’ (with Ella Mai)
5. Game Over (with Queen Naija)
6. Simple (with Coco Jones)
7. Say Less (with Tiana Major9)
8. Whatever (with Tink)
9. Don’t Even Think About It (with Baby Tate)
10. The Recipe (with Muni Long)
11. One Good Thing (with Amaarae)
12. G Wagon (with Sevyn Streeter and Tkay Maidza)
13. Girls Night Out (with Doechii)
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