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Babyface Returns With
GROWN & SEXY, His 9th Album

'Sorry for the Stupid Things,' First Single Pick, Impacts May 23rd

Ten-time Grammy award-winning gigastar Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, an iconic figure of live performance, songwriting, and production whose work on his own music and others' has resulted in more than 100 million career sales, has completed his 9th album, GROWN & SEXY, which will arrive in stores July 26 on Arista Records.

Preceding the release of GROWN & SEXY will be its first single pick, "Sorry For the Stupid Things," which will impact at Urban and Urban AC radio formats on May 23rd.

The track was written by Babyface and Daryl Simmons, and produced by Babyface and Gregg Pagani, who collaborated on all instrumental parts and programming. Also in advance of the album's release will be a live one-hour performance special, airdate to be announced in the weeks ahead.

"Luv" is definitely the theme of GROWN & SEXY. Babyface and Pagani produced the bulk of the selections on the new album, and are responsible for all instrumental parts and programming on those tracks, except for live guitar parts (by Babyface and Eric Jackson) and keyboards (by Clarence Allen or Cassandra O'Neal).

Those titles include: "Tonite It's Goin' Down" (written by Babyface and Daryl Simmons), "Grown & Sexy" (Babyface-Simmons), "Mad, Sexy, Cool" (Babyface), "Goin' Outta Bizness" (Babyface-Simmons), "Drama, Luv And 'Lationships" (Babyface), "Sorry For the Stupid Things" (Babyface-Simmons), "Good 2 B In Luv" (Babyface-Simmons-Pagani-Allen), "God Must Luv U" (Babyface), and "The Getting 2 Know U" (Babyface).

Two tracks were produced by Babyface and the Underdogs (who shared instrumental parts and programming), "Can't Stop Now" (written by Babyface and Underdogs' Harvey Mason & Damon Thomas), and "The Loneliness" (Babyface).

Finally, "She" was written, produced, and performed entirely by Babyface. Sessions took place at Brandon's Way Recording in Los Angeles, and tracks were mixed by Serban Ghenea at Mixstar Studios in Virginia Beach, and at Brandon's Way; and by Jon Gass at Brandon's Way.

Over the course of the '90s, Babyface not only distinguished himself as the decade's single greatest hitmaker, but as one of the greatest hitmakers in the history of popular music.

His imprint (to date) extends to 119 top 10 pop and R&B hits which include 47 #1 R&B hits, 51 top 10 pop hits, and 16 #1 pop hits. For one span of time on Billboard's pop and R&B Top 20 charts, Babyface was listed as the writer, producer and/or performer on twelve separate songs.

Source: J Records/Arista
NEW YORK, May 16, 2005 /PRNewswire/ --

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