Personnel includes: Babyface (vocals, keyboards, programming); Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, LL Cool J (vocals); Michael Thompson (guitar); Kenny G, Larry Jackson (saxophone); Ray Brown, Oscar Brashear (trumpet); Reggie Young (trombone); Greg Phillinganes (piano); Kevin Roberson (bass); L.A. Reid (drums, percussion, programming); De'Rock (percussion); Mariah Carey, Jody Watley, Shanice Wilson, Marc Nelson, Howard Hwell, Jeffery Daniels (background vocals).
Producers include: Babyface, L.A. Reid, Daryl Simmons, Joe Thomas, Joshua P. Thompson.
Engineers: Brad Gilderman, Jon Gass, Jim Zumpano.
Known the world over for his successful songwriting and production career, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds is also a fine performing artist in his own right. His evolution and development as a singer, songwriter, and musician can be heard in A COLLECTION OF HIS GREATEST HITS.
Packed with smash hits like "For the Cool in You," "When Can I See You," "I Love You Babe," and "It's No Crime," COLLECTION is a testament to a career that still has far to go. Also included here is a previously unreleased version of "Change the World," recorded for Babyface's MTV's UNPLUGGED sessions and including appearances from Eric Clapton, Sheila E., and Babyface's brothers Kevon and Melvin. Other featured songs include "This is For the Lover in You," "Never Keeping Secrets," and "Reason For Breathing," one of two new tracks recorded for this retrospective.