Toni Braxton: 'I feel like I've been given a third chance' | Music | The Guardian
Stream Love, Marriage & Divorce by Toni Braxton & Babyface and 50 million . ); Original Release Date: February 4, ; Number of Discs: 1; Label: Def. Now Toni Braxton and Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds have reunited for Upcoming appearances for the duo include TV's "Good Morning America" (airing Feb. Billboard: Toni, at one point you said you were done with music. Yep, we knew about Whitney Houston, Mary J. Blige and the Tony My, My,” Whitney Houston's “Exhale (Shoop Song)” and Toni Braxton's.
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 !!! A remix EP for the song "Coping" was released on November 10, 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.
Toni Braxton & Babyface
You have to have a little sprinkle of Liberace and this is my little sprinkle of that. Inshe gave birth to their first child, a son named Denim Cole Braxton-Lewis. Inwhile gearing up for the release of her fourth studio album, Braxton discovered she was pregnant with her second child; the complicated pregnancy confined her to bed rest.
As Diezel has been diagnosed with autismBraxton has become very involved with Autism Speaksserving as their International Spokesperson. In November Braxton announced that she and her husband had separated. It's like coming home, smelling and tasting — hearing Toni was exactly that. Click to view Hurt You video The pair also blend so well vocally that it's hard to believe how few times they've sung on record together until now. She now describes her former mentor as her "musical husband" — though in the context of this album, marriage isn't exactly a smooth path.
Babyface praises the strength Braxton has displayed to survive life's vicissitudes, before sighing wryly.
I had no opinions and no say — I just wanted to sing. I still want to sing no, but I come with my own ideas. 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.
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".
Toni Braxton Confirms ‘Love, Marriage & Divorce Part 2’ with Babyface
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.