1997 Babyface – How Come, How Long (UK#10)

“How Come, How Long” is a song written, produced and performed by Babyface (Kenneth Edmonds). It was released as the third single from his album The Day. It is a duet with American singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder.

The lyrics deal with physical abuse, regarding a woman killed by her husband after tremendous physical abuse. This release met with mixed reaction by critics and did not chart on any major charts in United States, finding a better chart performance in United Kingdom, where it became a top ten hit for the performers. This song was nominated twice for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.

Album

Video

Musicians

BassNathan East
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarMichael Thompson
Acoustic GuitarBabyFace
KeyboardsBabyFace
PianoGreg Phillinganes
HarmonicaStevie Wonder
PercussionSheila Escovedo
Background VocalsKevon Edmonds
Background VocalsMarc Nelson
Background VocalsShanice Wilson
Background VocalsStevie Wonder

Produced By

Babyface

Songwriters

BabyFace
Stevie Wonder

Charts

US:# –
UK:#10