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For Toni Braxton, multi-platinum albums, Grammy Awards and Broadway
acclaim are cornerstones in a career that had its early beginnings in
Severn, Maryland, where her natural musical skills became evident when
she sang in church with her four sisters. Inspired by the likes of
Chaka Khan and
Whitney Houston, Toni set her sights on a singing career
and considered college as a back up plan.
fact, Toni was studying to become a teacher at Bowie State University
when label owners L.A. Reid and
Babyface signed her as the first female
artist to their then-newly formed LaFace Records in 1992. Her first
taste of success came with two hits from the triple platinum soundtrack
for the Eddie Murphy movie, "Boomerang" in the form of
"Give U My Heart" (a duet with
Babyface) and the pop and
R&B smash "Love Shoulda Brought You Home."
everywhere were eager to hear more of Toni. Her self-titled debut,
released in the summer of 1993, spawned the classics "Another Sad
Love Song" (gold, No. 2 R&B, No. 7 pop) and "Breathe
Again" (gold, No. 4 R&B, No. 3 pop). The track "Seven
Whole Days" while never released as a commercial single
achieved No. 1 status based on airplay; while two other singles,
"You Mean The World To Me" (gold) and "I Belong To
You" were also Top 10 R&B hits for Toni. She became known as
"The First Lady Of LaFace."
Key national television appearances followed and Toni
embarked on her first U.S. tour as special guest with
& Maze. In all, Toni Braxton sold an astounding ten million
sales internationally. The singer garnered her first two Grammy Awards
in 1993 for "Best New Artist" and for "Best R&B
Vocal Performance, Female" for "Another Sad Love Song."
Three American Music Awards and two Soul Train Music Awards followed,
and in 1994, Toni picked up her third Grammy when "Breathe
Again" won her the "Best R&B Vocal Performance,
In 1995, Toni Braxton began working on her
all-important second album and any fears of a sophomore jinx were
immediately banished: following its July, 1996 release,
"Secrets" sold an incredible seven million copies domestically
and an additional three million outside the U.S.
The hit streak continued with the provocative single
"You're Makin' Me High," Toni's first across-the-board pop and
R&B hit and another Grammy winner for her ("Best R&B Vocal
Performance, Female"). Aided by a steamy video, the record
reflected what Toni called "another dimension of who I am
the more sexual side of me" and a controversial 1997 cover story
and article in the magazine "Vibe" reinforced the earthy side
of the young vocalist.
Released in the fall of 1996, the poignant, soulful
ballad "Un-Break My Heart" became another pop chart-topper,
earning Toni Braxton another Grammy Award (for "Best Pop
Vocal Performance, Female") and a Billboard Award as "Adult
Contemporary Single of the Year." Toni embarked on a major
international tour with Kenny G in 1997,
finally completing the critically-acclaimed trek in October of that
The next year was more than challenging for the
songstress: a much-publicized bankruptcy provided "a major learning
opportunity for me," Toni says. "I was angry at myself for the
financial problems I had and I didn't understand at the time how it all
happened. It all got resolved in 1998 and thankfully, I got offered the
chance to appear on Broadway in "Beauty & The Beast." That
really helped my self-esteem and gave me a chance to get my life moving
By the time her run in the play ended garnering
Toni critical acclaim from press and public alike it was time to
begin preparation for her next album, "The
Heat," which was released in
Hits include: "Un-break My Heart",
"He Wasn't Man Enough",
"I Don't Want To", "Breathe Again",
"You're Makin' Me High",
"Another Sad Love Song",
"You Mean The World To Me"
"Love Shoulda Brought You Home",
"I Belong To You", "Please",
"Just Be A Man About It", "Hurt You",
"Let It Flow", "Maybe", "Yesterday",
"How Many Ways", "Seven Whole Days",
"Trippin' (That's The Way Love Works)",
"Hands Tied", "Spanish Guitar",
"Hit The Freeway".
Toni Braxton may be available for your next special event!
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.Adult Contemporary. / AdultContemporary
.Contemporary R&B. / ContemporaryR&B
.Adult Contemporary R&B. / AdultContemporaryR&B
.Hip-Hop Soul. / HipHopSoul
.New Jack Swing. / NewJackSwing
.Pop. / xPop
.Club/Dance. / ClubDance
.Urban. / xUrban
.Orchestra charts available. / OrchestraCharts
x90s, x00s, x10s, x20s
Born: ..in Maryland / born nMaryland
Born: ..in Severn / born SevernMD
Born: Oct 7, 1967
Based: ..in US