Babyface's 10 Greatest Hits As An Artist

Babyface is best known for his classic songs composed and produced for other stars including Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Madonna, Eric Clapton, Toni Braxton, Boyz II Men, Bobby Brown, TLC, and many more artists, but he's also recorded numerous hits himself, including 16 top ten singles. Here are Babyface's top 10 best hits.

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1990- "Whip Appeal"

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"Whip Appeal" was released on February 22, 1990, as the third single from Babyface's second solo album, Tender Lover. He composed the song with singer Pebbles. It reached number two on the Billboard R&B chart and number six on the Hot 100. It was nominated for a Grammy for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male, and a Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B Soul Single, Male.

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1996 - "This is For The Lover In You" (with Shalamar and LL Cool J)

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"This Is For The Lover In You" was originally a hit for Shalamar in 1981, and Babyface covered the song for his 1996 album. The Day. He featured the members of Shalamar (Howard Hewett, Jody Watley, and Jeffrey Daniel) along with LL Cool J. The song reached number two on the Billboard R&B chart and number six on the Hot 100.

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1992 - "Give U My Heart" (with Toni Braxton)

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Babyface and Toni Braxton recorded "Give U My Heart" for the soundtrack of Eddie Murphy's 1992 film, Boomerang. It reached number two on the Billboard R&B chart behind another song Babyface wrote and produced for the soundtrack, "End of the Road" by Boyz II Men.

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1989 - "Love Saw It" (with Karyn White)

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The Babyface/Karyn White duet "Love Saw it" was one of the numerous hits Babyface wrote and produced with LA Reid who was his fellow band member in the group, The Deele. It was a Billboard number one R&B hit from White's self-titled debut album in 1988.

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1988 - "Two Occasions" (as a member of The Deele)

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Babyface composed "Two Occasions" for the third album released by the group The Deele from Cincinnati, Ohio. Babyface performed as a vocalist, guitarist and keyboard player for the group. He sang lead on the song which was recorded for the band's third album, Eyes of a Stranger released in 1987. It was the group's biggest hit, reaching number four on the Billboard R&B chart and number ten on the Hot 100.

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1994 - "When Can I See You"

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"When Can I See You" was the fifth single from Babyface's For The Cool in You album in 1993. It earned him his first Grammy Award as an artist, Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. The song was also his first gold single as a solo artist.

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1997 - "Every Time I Close My Eyes" (with Mariah Carey and Kenny G.)

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"Every Time I Close My Eyes" featuring Mariah Carey and Kenny G. was the second single from Babyface's 1996 album, The Day. It was nominated for a Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.

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1990 - "Love Makes Things Happen" (with Pebbles)

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Babyface and LA Reid wrote and produced the Babyface/Pebbles duet "Love Makes Things Happen" for Pebbles' 1990 album, Always. It remained at the top of the Billboard R&B chart for two weeks.

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1989 - "Tender Lover"

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"Tender Lover" is the title song of Babyface's second solo album and it hit number one on the Billboard R&B chart in 1989.

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1989 - "It's No Crime"

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Babyface entered the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time as a solo artist with "It's No Crime" from his 1989 album, Tender Lover. It peaked at number seven on that chart and hit number one on the R&B chart. It also reached number five on the Billboard Dance chart.