I am so excited to write about my girl, Toni Braxton!
Usually people get excited and admire female singers who can hit high notes. (Yes, I am talking about really high notes, Like Mariah Carey and Ariana Grande.)
But in comparison Toni Braxton has such a warm, sexy, classy, & deep voice. I was addicted her vocals when I heard her music for the first time.
Toni Michele Braxton was born in Severn Maryland, on October 7, 1967.
She is an American singer songwriter, actress, and television personality. (She has her own TV program called “Braxton Family Values”.)
Toni has four sisters (Traci, Toward, Trina, and Tamar ). Her mother trained them all to sing, and they began singing in church as girls.
In 1989, they signed with Arista Records as “The Braxtons”.
Then she got a chance to sing “Love Shoulda Brought You Home” by record producer Kenneth “Baby face” Edmonds.
This song was originally written for Anita Baker, but Anita was pregnant so they decided to release it as Toni’s debut first single.
In 1993, she release her first album “Toni Braxton ”, which reached number one on the Billboard 200 and sold 10 million copies worldwide.
She became an international successes right away.
Tony sold over 70 million records worldwide, and is one of the highest selling female R&B artists in music history.
She also does a show in Las Vegas since 2006, 6 nights of the week. I wish I could go to see her!!!
List of awards Toni Braxton has won:
7 American Music Awards ( in 1994 : Favorite Adult Contemporary New Artist & Favorite Soul / R&B New Artist, in 1995 : Favorite Soul / R&B Album,
in 1997 : Favorite Soul / R&B Female Artist, in 2001: Favorite Soul / R&B Female Artist & Favorite Soul / R&B Album )
5 Billboard Music Awards ( in 1996 : Best R&B Single “You’re Makin’ Me High”, in 1997 : R&B Artist of the Year, Female,
Adult Contemporary Artist of the Year, Female, Adult Contemporary Single of the Year ("Un-Break My Heart"), in 2000 : R&B Artist of the Year, Female.
1 Echo Award ( in 1998 : Best International Pop / Rock Female Artist )
7 Grammy Awards ( in 1994 : Best New Artist & Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female,
in 1995 : Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, in 1997 : Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
& Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, in 2001 : Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, in 2015 : Best R&B Album )
2 NAACP Image Awards ( in 1997 : Outstanding Female Artist, in 2019 : Outstanding song-Traditional )
5 Soul Train Music Awards ( 1994 : Best R&B Single, Female & Best R&B Album Of The Year, Female,
in 1997 : Best R&B Single, Female, Best R&B Album Of The Year, Female, in 2017 : Legend Award )
Also Toni has lots of Billboard history as well.
Her Music Albums are Toni Braxton (1993), Secrets (1996 ), The Heat (2000), Snowflakes(2001),
More Than a Women (2002), Libra (2005), Pulse (2010), Love, Marriage & Divorce (2014), Sex & Cigarettes(2018), Spell My Name (2020).
I LOVED her albums “Toni Braxton”, “Secrets”, and “The Heat”. I don’t even know how many hours I spent listening to her music…
I hope I can go to see her live show somewhere soon!!!