Toni Braxton

Toni Michelle Braxton ( born October 7, 1967 in Severn, Maryland) is an American soul and R & B singer. The six -time Grammy winner, with over 40 million records sold, the most commercially successful artists in the industry.

  • 3.1 albums
  • 3.2 Compilations
  • 3.3 EPs
  • 3.4 Singles
  • 3.5 As a guest musician


Toni Braxton came in October 1967 as the first child of a clergyman and a housewife in Severn, Maryland to the world. At the age of five years, she appeared as part of the local church choir at at charity concerts and singing competitions before a larger audience. As her younger brother and four sisters Traci, Trina, Towanda and Tamar she first attended the Richard Henry Lee Elementary School, later the Corkran Middle School and the Glen Burnie High School in Glen Burnie, Maryland. Your subsequent studies at Bowie State University broke Braxton in favor of a singing career prematurely.


1989-1995: Toni Braxton

In the late 1980s decided the Braxton sisters, their happiness together with the band The Braxton's trying a move that has already led a year after the band's inception (1989 ) to a recording contract with Arista Records. The first single from The Good Life, which appeared in the summer of 1990, though hardly reaped successes, but first attracted the attention of producers Antonio " L. A. " Reid and Kenneth " Babyface " Edmonds on to that a little later offered a contract as Braxton Solointerpretin in their sub-label LaFace Records. Braxton then left the band and released in 1992 with the duet Give U My Heart Love Shoulda Brought You Home and two hits to Eddie Murphy's hit movie Boomerang.

A little later, Braxton began recording their self- named after her debut album, released in July 1993. Thanks to various productions by Reid, Babyface, and Daryl Simmons, the plate with eight platinum certifications, and over ten million units sold worldwide developed to a remarkable success. Toni Braxton climbed to No. 1 on the U.S. album charts and reached the Top 10 in several other countries, including Britain, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The album was honored with three Grammys and three American Music Awards. The five singles Another Sad Love Song, Breathe Again, Seven Whole Days, You Mean the World to Me and How Many Ways were able to score at least in the English-speaking world.

1996-1999: Secrets

The success of the debut was surpassed in 1996 by Braxton's second album Secrets. Although the album received only # 2 in the U.S., sold a total but more than twelve million copies and brought Braxton eight platinum awards a. With the number 1 hit You're Makin ' Me High, I Do not Want To and the Kenny G How Could an Angel Duet Break My Heart Toni Braxton consolidated their prominence in the music business. The greatest success of her career the singer had then with Diane Warren's ballad Un -Break My Heart: The song held eleven weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 and also reached number 1 in Austria and Switzerland.

In the course of their engagements with the Broadway musical Beauty and the Beast and its subsequent tour Braxton met musician and later producer 1997 Keri Lewis know who Toni acted as a member of the opening act Mint Condition by the United States. After her split from football player Curtis Martin, the two were married in April 2001. Meanwhile, the couple have two sons who were born in 2001 and 2003.

2000-2001: The Heat

After accompanying disputes with Arista Records Toni Braxton released in January 2000, their third studio album, The Heat. Despite high chart positions and produced by Rodney " Darkchild " Jerkins hit single He Was not Man Enough Album with four million copies sold enough not come close to the success of the previous two. The two further extractions Just Be a Man About It and Spanish Guitar also received moderate rankings.

In 2001 he released her first Christmas album called Braxton Snowflakes.

2002-2004: More Than a Woman

In 2002 he released with More Than a Woman Braxton's fourth studio album. The record sold worldwide about a million times. As well as the singles Lies, Lies, Lies and Let Me Show You the Way ( Out ) is not lit, Arista decided to finally separate part of the publication of Greatest Hits CD Ultimate Toni Braxton Braxton.

2005-2008: Libra

After signing the contract with the independent label Blackground Records came in September 2005, Braxton's fifth album, Libra on the market ( for a variety of shifts ). Although the two extractions and Please Trippin ' (That's the Way Love Works) again barely been able to place in charts, pushed the plate at least in the U.S. interest.

In German-speaking CD in June 2006, including the official World Cup song The Time of Our Lives was re-released ( with Il Divo ). From 2006 to Braxton had a show at the Flamingo Hotel Las Vegas, which she ended prematurely in April 2008 because of health problems.

2008 Braxton has participated in the American version of Let's Dance.

2009- today: Pulse

On 7 May 2010, the studio album Pulse was released simultaneously with the first single Yesterday in the German-speaking countries. In Switzerland and the U.S., the album peaked at # 9




Other Publications:

  • 2004: Artist Collection: Toni Braxton
  • 2004: Platinum & Gold Collection
  • 2005: Un -Break My Heart: The Remix Collection
  • 2007: The Essential Toni Braxton
  • 2008: Playlist: The Very Best of Toni Braxton
  • 2010: Essential Mixes


  • 2007: Discover Toni Braxton
  • 2010: Discover More
  • 2010: Discover Beyond
  • 2011: Soul Pack: Toni Braxton


Other Publications:

As a guest musician


  • 2001: Kingdom Come
  • 2002: PLAY'D: A Hip Hop Story