Babyface shocked by super Bowl Gig, Plans to Pay Tribute to His mom - TMZ

Babyface will be belting out "the us the appealing" at super Bowl LVII next month … and the R&B legend tells us he never anticipated in 1,000,000 years he'd be tapped for the honour.

TMZ Hip Hop chopped it up with Babyface shortly after the NFL and Roc Nation's Tuesday morning announcement, and he was already predicting he'll be a frazzled mess main up to game day -- but he nevertheless plans on giving the millions of viewers a good performance that showcases his skills!!!

Face knows he's acquired big footwear to fill ... the late Ray Charles' rendition of 'ATB' -- carried out on the World sequence in 2001 -- is immortalized within the Grammy hall of repute, and is a radio staple each 4th of July.

He says the tune speaks to his soul melodically, so he plans on inserting collectively one among his classic Babyface preparations -- and provides he'll even have some divine inspiration.

What's making the once in a lifetime performance much more special, is the truth he's teaming up with the apparel enterprise Shine the easy On -- a different collaboration to pay tribute to his mom, who handed away in 2012.

reasonable to claim Babyface can have some angels on his shoulder on super Bowl Sunday as a result of he's also pondering late brother ... After 7 singer, Melvin Edmonds, who died in 2019, and changed into an avid soccer fan.

he isn't the simplest performer who's admitted to pregame jitters -- after we spoke to Rihanna last yr, she copped to being a bit frightened for her halftime display performance. sure, even superstars get butterflies!!!

however, Babyface has zero doubts RiRi will kill it, and he floated his needs to list together with her down the road.

BTW, Roc Nation additionally tapped Sheryl Lee Ralph to sing "elevate each Voice" and Chris Stapleton for the countrywide anthem.

As for Face, the R&B maestro has a busy time table this year ... with a deluxe edition of his ultimate album, "women night Out" and a tour with the incomparable Anita Baker -- however not earlier than he brings the condo down a number of weeks from now in Arizona!!!

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