13 fun facts about Toni Braxton and Babyface
Toni Braxton and Babyface (real name Kenny Edmonds) are in full promo mode, pushing Babyface is in a relationship (his girlfriend was featured on Oprah's ' Next Chapter' with him) and was also married at one point to Tracey Edmonds for 13 years. If she feels like reality TV has helped her career. Tune in to TV One this weekend to catch the juicy deets and more! Like many celebs, Toni Braxton and Babyface's divorces were both exposed. tvone has a special on right now w/ toni braxton & babyface performin' also, judgin' by the dates on ^that^ site, this is back from months ago.
They don't impact me. I've been trying to listen to songs, record companies have been calling me, so it's a good situation to be in, but I'm not really interested at all". Love, Marriage and Divorce, Broadway return, and memoir[ edit ] In JuneBraxton announced that she was returning to music with a Summer Tour and that she was in the studio working on her eighth studio album.
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She also stated that the album would not be a traditional album, but rather a collaboration album featuring long-time collaborator Babyface. The album would consist entirely of duets between Braxton and Babyface.
Babyface said of the album: Even if you're in love, you're in love for different reasons. This marked Braxton's seventh No. A Memoir, through Harper Collins Publishers. In it, Braxton said, she would discuss her career success and struggles and the self-healing she took charge of after her own diagnosis with the auto-immune disease lupus and her son's diagnosis with autism. A Memoir was published on May 20, Braxton Family Christmas, Toni Braxton: She promised that a new single would be released before the end of the year.
The dates cancelled were rescheduled for January 28 and 29, and kicked off the tour on in Detroit at the MotorCity Casino Hotel on October 12, I'm feeling better and better every day and I want to be at my best when performing for you all. Stay tuned for more details. I look forward to seeing everyone back on tour in the summer of !!!
However, hip-hop soul and dance music elements begun to get spun into her sound on The Heat,  More Than a Woman,  and Pulse.
LA Reid stated during an interview with VH1: She was our Diva. Clive had WhitneyTommy had Mariah and we had Toni. Over the span of her career Braxton has sold over 66 million records,[ citation needed ] including 40 million albums,  worldwide. Braxton's musical catalog contains many classics that have won her many accolades. He further commented, "damn, this song is so sad it can make people cry for hours at a time.
Her now famous Richard Tyler white satin gown has gone down in history as one of the most revealing and sexiest dresses. InBraxton topped the list for the Grammy Award 's best dressed of the decade.
Revealed, by becoming the first African American performer in Las Vegas to have her act enter the top ten Vegas shows charting. You have to have a little sprinkle of Liberace and this is my little sprinkle of that. Well, you helped me get in the business and I became Toni Braxton. Yes, like a marriage in that sense …" One of those fights concerned the album's most arresting track, I Wish.
Braxton is so proud of it she recites its lyrics: I pray your new baby is a boy — please don't have a girl, 'cause you'll give that woman the world". It's a raw snapshot of every undignified, vengeful thought Braxton has had, and was almost too much for her collaborator. You can't sing that.
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She speaks of her intense sadness that people know her for her financial issues rather than her artistry; her embarrassment at becoming a tabloid punch line; her frustration that, as a child of a broken marriage, she feels her divorce has made her a "walking cliche".
A few months earlier, I'd interviewed Braxton's younger sister, Tamarwho had used the success of the family's reality-TV show, Braxton Family Values, to relaunch her own singing career. Tamar described her older sibling as a "mentor"; today, Toni says her main advice was to "not be like me, not be so rigid". She says that if she could talk to the girl who sang her first global smash inthe lovelorn Breathe Againshe would "smack her and say, 'Snap out of it!
It was hard for someone from her era, who says she lives by the maxim, "I don't want company and I don't want to be company", to agree to a reality show.
Braxton claims she has no regrets about it now, although when she admits, "I have to be a little more open to the new wave of entertaining," it's in the pained tones of one who knows the struggle is real. She's so talented, and I hated that her talent wasn't being heard. I think a lot of artists have had differences with that label. They say, 'Oh, when I heard you it made me sing the song that way; I borrowed a Toni Braxton run here and there. I have to make myself enjoy it.
At this phase of life, I have to remember that I'm a singin' bitch, how 'bout that?