Monday, September 26, 2022

Babyface To Host ‘Waiting To Exhale’ Mother’s Day Special On Instagram Live [WATCH]

*Fresh off his song battle with Teddy Riley, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds has announced that he will host another Instagram Live to play the iconic “Waiting to Exhale” album to celebrate Mother’s Day. He’s also releasing a new album, a first since his 2015 project, “Return of the Tender Love.”

The Grammy-winning singer/songwriter/producer appeared on “The View” to dish about his next virtual music session, as Babyface is the mastermind behind the 16-track, 1995 compilation album for “Waiting to Exhale.” 

“There were so many people on the Instagram Live who wanted to hear music from the Waiting to Exhale [soundtrack] so I thought this would be great, Mother’s Day, to play the Waiting to Exhale album, tell stories, tell how it all happened and talk about the artists. Because that was half the fun of it all in doing the Instagram Live was being able to tell stories. People were so interested in that. So I thought it would be fun to do as well.”

You can watch Babyface’s full interview in the video above.

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Babyface and Teddy Riley’s virtual music session on Instagram Live last week attracted more than 500,000 viewers.

The duo played their classics from the 80s and 90s, and Babyface even performed a live rendition of “When Can I See You.”

The battle saw some big name celebs in attendance, including Michelle Obama, Missy Elliott, Pharrell, Anthony Anderson, Tyrese, Queen Latifah, Keyshia Cole, Skai Jackson, Rashida Jones, Pusha-T, Gabrielle Union, Diddy, Jadakiss, Fat Joe, Snoop Dogg, Raekwon, and many more.

“Thanks for taking us back down memory lane Teddy and Babyface with your classic hits!,” Obama wrote in the comments section of the stream.

Some would say Babyface won the song battle.

“There is no battle, you know who’s winning? Us. The culture,” singer Toni Braxton tweeted.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.




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