But while we loved reminiscing and singing along to all the songs we’ve become familiar with over the decades, Babyface and Toni continue to reinvent themselves with new music. The pair ended the night by preforming music from their upcoming joint album and showed the audience that they’ve still got it. Their current single ”Hurt You,” had the crowd rise to their feet. And it’s not surprisingly so: the track had just moved track from No. 2, to No. 1 on the Billboard R&B charts this month, knocking Robin Thicke, T.I. and Pharrell’s summer smash “Blurred Lines” off of a 17-week reign at the top.
Of course, these two music icons can each command a room on their own, but their long working history makes their stage chemistry together even more electric. He smiles flirtatiously and she rubs his face while they sing love songs to each other like they’re the only people in the room, like they mean it. She slips up and calls him “Kenny,” he playfully mimics her deep baritone making the audience laugh. In between sets they share friendly anecdotes and inside jokes the audience is just happy to be let in on, if only for one evening.
It’s a performance that felt like catching up with old friends — and you wont want to miss the reunion! The entire special will air exclusively on TV One, February 8, 2014 at 10p ET/9p CT so you’ll be able to watch the magic for yourself.
In the meantime, get a taste of the event from the video clip above.