Lovers is the debut studio album from American R&B singer-songwriter and musician Babyface. It was originally released in October 1986 while he was taking a break from his band The Deele. Album charted number 28 on the Soul Album Charts. The album was reissued in 1989 under Epic Records with a different front cover after the success of his second album Tender Lover.
His album Playlist consists of eight cover songs and two original works. It was released on September 18, 2007 Edmonds performing in 2009. Babyface was a pioneer of New Jack Swing in the 80s, before setting up LaFace with old mucker Antonio 'LA' Reid to give the world TLC, Usher and Toni Braxton under their guiding hand. There's barely a prominent artist in the genre he hasn't worked with, and as a result he's clocked up a mammoth 26 R&B number ones.
Babyface, Eric Clapton – Change the World. World Party – Change The World.
The duo got together again when Babyface played on Clapton's album Pilgrim in 1998. Gordon Kennedy told the story of this song in an interview with American Songwriter magazine: "'Change The World' was a song written over the course of a year by Tommy Sims, Wayne Kirkpatrick, and myself. On a recording session in Quad Studios in Nashville, in the early '90s, Wayne and I were recording some demos in an attempt to do the 'artist' thing.
This came after Clapton did the Unplugged album, which was a massive success. So for Change the World, I wasn't even sure on the session, because I was working with Babyface, that was when Babyface was producing so many different people, like Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, Elton John, everybody blew his phone up and wanted him to produce them. I was in his stable of musicians, and we’d go in and often times you wouldn't know who the record was for, you were just recording a new song