Legendary singer songwriter, and super producer, Kenneth Edmond Babyface is set to have a listening gathering for one of most the famous albums he has ever produced, the 1995 soundtrack for the film Waiting To Exhale. This occasion will be on Mother’s Day, tenth May, 2020.
Speaking on a TV show few days ago, Babyface said:
“There were so many people on Instagram Live that wanted to hear music from the ‘Waiting to Exhale’ soundtrack and so I thought this would be great, Mother’s Day, to play the ‘Waiting to Exhale’ album, to tell stories, tell how it all happened and talk about the artists.”
The ‘Waiting to Exhale’ Original Soundtrack Album was indeed one of the greatest in 1995, when the world snared to it.
It Sold more than 12 million albums, with the soundtrack receiving seven Grammy nominations and won the Grammy for Best R&B Song for “Exhale (Shoop Shoop),” which was composed by Babyface.
That album included classics like Mary J. Blige’s “Not ‘Gon Cry,” “Sittin’ Up In My Room” by Brandy and “Let it Flow” by Toni Braxton, which hit no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Babyface wrote all of the songs on the 16-track album with the exception of Chaka Khan’s cover of the jazz classic “My Funny Valentine.”
Babyface was ranked number 20 on NME’s 50 of The Greatest Producers Ever list.