It's been a long time coming for ten-time Grammy Award winner Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, but on Thursday in Hollywood, California, the R&B great, 54, was finally honored with a star on the Walk of Fame.
From Usher to Diddy to L.A. Reid, the music industry's biggest heavyweights showed some serious love for their pal at the Hollywood Blvd unveiling.
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"Everybody has a song or that moment when Kenny, or Babyface, really set the stage for what cool was," praised Usher at the gathering which drew a huge crowd. " Whip Appeal was my moment."
L.A. Reid, who moved to Los Angeles with the man of the hour to pursue a career in music, reminisced about the good old days, joking that he felt shared ownership of the plaque.
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"I hope you'll understand it when I say this, but it feels like it's mine as well," said Reid. "Kenny and I moved to L.A. probably around 1983 or '84, not far from here, and we weren't doing that well, if you know what I mean, and so I'm proud because he's come so far."
Click the video for more including behind-the-scenes video of his new single Hurt You with Toni Braxton, who is re-joining forces with Babyface for their forthcoming duet album Love, Marriage & Divorce.