Monday, September 26, 2022

Babyface Has New Date For ‘Waiting To Exhale’ Special + Shades Toni Braxton’s Singing Voice

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*Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds previously announced plans to host an Instagram Live virtual show dedicated to the iconic “Waiting to Exhale” soundtrack album to celebrate Mother’s Day.

But then legendary music executive Andre Harrell passed away and Babyface decided to push back the special till Sunday, May 24th at 8pm EST/5 pm PST.

The Grammy-winning singer/songwriter/producer appeared on “The View” last month 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,” he said. 

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Let’s celebrate Waiting to Exhale this Sunday May 24th 2020 at 8 PM EST, 5 PM PST on Instagram Live.

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As noted by MadameNoire, along with the “Waiting to Exhale” announcement, Babyface joked about how to write a song for Toni Braxton.

“Hey everybody, 25 years ago or so I sat down with my guitar and started to write a song for Toni Braxton and the Waiting To Exhale movie project. Now when you’re writing a song for Toni you kinda gotta write in a specific way. So I’d like to share a little secret on how to write a song for Toni Braxton,” Babyface said. “First you need a glass of water. I prefer bottled water but in a pitch, I will use tap water. Second, take a sip and swallow but leave a little at the bottom of your mouth. This way they won’t completely understand the words you’re singing.”

He continued: “Third, sing with lots of emotions. I don’t know like – say like somebody just stole your brand new puppy or something.”

Babyface then impersonated Braxton’s unique singing style while performing her hit song “Let It Flow,” which is featured in the “Waiting To Exhale” soundtrack.

Check it out in the video above.

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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