Feb 23, 2016

Kem and Babyface to headline The Ultimate Mother's Day Celebration on May 6

National recognized promoter Headliners Live announced today that Grammy nominated singer-songwriter, Kem, and 11-time Grammy Award winner, Babyface, will headline The Ultimate Mother’s Day Celebration in the Crown Coliseum on May 6 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, February 26 at 10:00 a.m.in person at the Crown Complex Box Office, online at CapeFearTix.com and by phone at 888-257-6208. Tickets to all Crown Complex events can also be purchased at the Leisure Travel and Ticket Office on Fort Bragg. Military discounts are available on select price levels at the box office with the presentation of a valid, active duty military ID.

Kem is an American R&B/soul singer, songwriter, and producer. He has said that he does not create music marketed to the mainstream hip-hop-dominated R&B crowd but to people who enjoy his soul/jazz adult contemporary sound and lyrical content. He wrote, produced, and financed his self-released debut album, Kemistry, with his American Express and singing top 40 cover tunes in a wedding band and waiting tables. He was later signed by Motown Records, who re-released the album and sold more than 500,000 copies nationwide. The album's first single, Love Calls", became a hit at urban adult contemporary and smooth jazz radio, and USA Today pegged it early on as a "Motown classic." His debut went gold-plus. He followed his debut release with a second album, Album II. It included the hit single "I Can't Stop Loving You", a # 1 at urban adult contemporary radio, and the song "You Might Win" featuring Stevie Wonder on harmonica.

Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds channels the magic of his career in his music. Paralleling those achievements is Babyface’s extensive songwriting and production credits from the ‘90s forward. He has produced and written/co-written hits for everyone from Whitney Houston, Eric Clapton and Michael Jackson to Boyz II Men, Mariah Carey, P!nk and Beyoncé, among countless others. That hit list boasts such smashes as Madonna’s “Take a Bow,” Clapton’s “Change the World” and Boyz II Men’s “I’ll Make Love to You.” His most recent productions include collaborations with Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Ledisi, Colbie Caillat, Jennifer Hudson and Ariana Grande.


The prolific music man counts more than 125 top 10 R&B and pop hits, 42 R&B No. 1 hits and 51 top 10 pop hits (including 16 No. 1’s). In turn, those stats have generated cumulative single and album sales of more than 500 million units worldwide. And that’s not counting the numerous awards that Babyface has received. A triumphant first tour of South Africa with Braxton this year yielded a double-platinum award for the duo’s Love, Marriage & Divorce (featuring the urban AC No. 1 “Hurt You”). This brought Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds his 11th Grammy with this year’s win for best R&B album. That latest accolade joins a host of other honors, including the Soul Train Music Awards, BMI Awards, NAACP Image Awards, American Music Awards and BET Walk of Fame Award.


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