Babyface Chats On His Cell Phone In Manhattan

Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds dressed in white

Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds was photographed chatting away on his cell phone as he exited the Time Warner building in Manhattan on Tuesday (August 25).

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On TV: Mary J. Blige, Babyface, J. Holiday

J. Holiday

R&B acts on television coming up this week include:

Mary J. Blige, who is on ‘106 & Park’ all week, ‘Total Request Live’ on Thursday and ‘The View’ on Thursday

Babyface, who performs and is interviewed on ‘The Tyra Banks Show’ on Monday

J. Holiday, who performs ‘Suffocate’ on ‘TRL’ on Monday

Patti LaBelle and Kelly Rowland take part in NBC’s ‘Clash of the Choirs’, premiering on Monday night and continuing nightly until Thursday. Meanwhile, Patti performs on ‘Today’ on Wednesday and visits ‘Tavis Smiley’ on Friday

Boyz II Men, who perform two songs from their new album ‘Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA’ on ‘The Tyra Banks Show’ on Tuesday

Alicia Keys, who guest co-hosts ‘The View’ on Wednesday

Babyface ‘Not Going Nowhere’ Video

Babyface 'Not Going Nowhere' music video

Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds is out with the video to his new single ‘Not Going Nowhere’, from the Indianapolis, Indiana R&B singer songwriter’s eleventh album ‘Playlist’, out now on Island Records. Watch it via YouTube below.

Babyface Defends ‘Playlist’ Song Selection

Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds

Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds is defending some of his ‘Playlist’ cover songs that feature the 49-year-old covering several soft rock favorites, prompting some to wonder if he’s forgotten his R&B roots. “These songs were, like, my major influences, songs I tried to learn how to play,” the artist, songwriter and producer tells Gary Graff of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “The interesting thing is a lot of these songs, the black audience knows them just as much as the white audience – James Taylor to Jim Croce to Bob Dylan to Eric Clapton, these are familiar to black people as well. So it’s just not R&B. And a lot of these artists I liked, they’re not as white bread as it seemed. James Taylor… he’s really soulful. He’s got a lot of heart in what he does. That’s what I connected to; I saw through the color lines and said, Wait a minute, this guy’s really smooth.'” Read more.

On TV: Chaka Khan, Babyface, Jill Scott

Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds with a Gretsch guitar

R&B acts on television this week include:

Chaka Khan, who performs on ‘Tavis Smiley’ on Wednesday

Rihanna, who guest co-hosts ‘Total Request Live’ on Thursday

Babyface, who discusses his divorce on ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ on Thursday

Jill Scott, who performs on ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Thursday

Alicia Keys, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Friday

On TV: Omarion, Babyface, Jill Scott

R&B acts on television this week include former B2K member Omarion, who appears on ‘The Sauce’ on Monday, ‘106 & Park’ on Tuesday and ‘Total Request Live’ on Wednesday; Babyface, who visits ‘The Tyra Banks Show’ on Tuesday; Jill Scott, who visits ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ on Wednesday and ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Friday; J. Holiday, who visits ‘106 & Park’ on Tuesday and ‘TRL’ on Wednesday; Trey Songz, who performs on ‘106 & Park’ on Wednesday; and Rihanna, who performs on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Thursday.

‘The Dream Concert’ Presented By Viacom

John Legend, Joss Stone, and Babyface attended ‘The Dream Concert’ presented by Viacom to benefit Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial at Radio City Music Hall on Tuesday (September 18) in New York City. Check out pictures from GettyImages (backstage / show).

On TV: Ashanti, Babyface

R&B acts on television this week include Ashanti, who visits ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Monday and ‘Total Request Live’ on Tuesday; and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, who performs on ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Wednesday.