Babyface acquired that nickname as a teenager when Bootsy Collins noticed his boy-band-ish looks, and it stuck around while he shepherded Usher, Toni Braxton, TLC, and much of new jack swing. Now and then you see people suggest it fits a little too well, that he’s just so damn genteel, but they should listen to the Whispers’ rhythmic aid ‘Rock Steady’ and marvel at how sexy he made multiple Steve Harvey lookalikes come off.
wrote about the new duets album by Toni Braxton and Babyface, which is fantastic, and why music that sounds like it has become increasingly rare on pop radio