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NSO Pops: Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds

Friday, January 19, 2018 - Saturday, January 20, 2018

NSO Pops

11-time Grammy®-winning singer/songwriter/producer Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds joins the NSO in a world-premiere orchestral collaboration over two unforgettable evenings.


$24 - $99

Run Time

Approx. 2 hours


Tim Davies, conductor

Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds joins the NSO in a world-premiere orchestral collaboration over two unforgettable evenings. His award–winning, multi-faceted career includes the consecutive multi-platinum landmark albums Tender Lover, For the Cool in You (including signature hits “Never Keeping Secrets” and “When Can I See You”), and The Day (“Every Time I Close My Eyes”). The 11-time Grammy Award® winner’s latest album, Return of the Tender Lover, introduces a freer, less structured Babyface, putting his stamp on a contemporary sound he describes as “unapologetic R&B.”

The prolific music man counts more than 200 Top 10 R&B and over 50 Top 10 Pop hits (including 16 No. 1s). He has won numerous awards and honors including the Soul Train Music Awards, BMI Awards, NAACP Image Awards, American Music Awards, BET Walk of Fame Award, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2013, and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2017.

Paralleling those achievements are Babyface’s extensive songwriting and production credits from the 1990s forward. He has produced and written/co-written hits for artists from Whitney Houston, Eric Clapton, and Michael Jackson to Boyz II Men, Mariah Carey, P!nk, and Beyoncé, among countless others. That hit list boasts such smashes as Madonna’s “Take a Bow,” Clapton’s “Change the World,” and Boyz II Men’s “I’ll Make Love to You.” His most recent productions include collaborations with artists such as Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Ledisi, After 7, Toni Braxton, Johnny Mathis, Colbie Caillat, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, Bruno Mars, and Kat Graham.

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