NEW CAPITAL RECORD SIGNEE, BABYFACE ENLISTS KEHLANI, ARI LENNOX, QUEEN NAIJA & MORE FOR UPCOMING ALBUM

The twelve-time Grammy award-winning artist, Babyface, has officially signed with Capital Records. The announcement came in late July. The upcoming album will feature vocals from Babyface (yeah, this guy can do everything), alongside some of today’s brightest female R&B stars. If you aren’t ready for this drop, we know the Recording Academy is.

Set for an Octobre 29 release, Girls’ Night Out will come just in time for spooky season. This new project will feature Babyface’s collaborations with Ella Mai, Queen Naija, Ari Lennox, Kehlani, Doechii, and others.  “I am extremely honored and humbled to be signing to a legacy label like Capitol. They have welcomed me with open arms and treat me like family. And, in the end, that is what it’s all about – doing what you love with people who have the same love for music as you do,” said Babyface. “I am very excited about the upcoming album and everyone on it. The process for it reminded me of when I did Waiting to Exhale and I’m excited for the world to hear.”

L-R: Ray Alba, Senior Vice President, Marketing, CMG; Rika Tischendorf, Babyface Entertainment; Babyface; Michelle Jubelirer, Chair & CEO, CMG; Chris Turner, Senior Director, A&R, CMG. Photo by Lester Cohen

Earlier this year, Ella Mai teamed up with Babyface on the soulful track “Keeps on Fallin’,” which will feature as the first track on the upcoming album. The partnership was a “dream come true” for the “Boo’d Up” hitmaker, and Babyface was stoked about it too. If the single is any indication of the musical vocal prowess to be showcased Girls’ Night Out, pop and R&B fans everywhere should really be looking forward to late October. 

Michelle Jubelirer, CEO of Capitol Music Group, said, “Babyface’s return to the studio is long overdue, and I couldn’t be happier that he’s chosen Capitol as the home for such a wonderful new album. To hear his one-of-a-kind voice paired with some of music’s most impressive female artists is a joy that we can’t wait to share.” 

Babyface & Ella Mai team up for “Keeps on Fallin’.” Image courtesy of UrbanBridgez.com

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, forty-two No. 1 R&B hits, and sixteen No. 1 pop hits. As a recording artist, songwriter and producer, he has won a total of twelve 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 Houstonand Mariah Carey, and co-founded the legendary record label LaFace.

While you wait for Scorpio season, you can listen to more from Babyface on Spotify. Happy listening!

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