Toni Braxton

Toni Braxton


10/7/1967, Severn, Maryland

Birth Name

Toni Michelle Braxton


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  • Trivia

    • "More Than a Woman" released in 2002 was Toni Braxton's forth & final album on Laface/Arista records.

    • Braxton's first single off her fifth CD "Libra" was "Please" and it peaked at number thirty-six on Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Tracks Charts.

    • Toni Braxton released her fifth CD entitled "Libra" on Blackground records, in 2005.

    • Toni's height is 5'2".

    • Her single "You're Making Me High" became her first number one hit on the Hot 100 singles chart.

    • The RIAA named Toni as one of the top-selling artists of all time.

    • Tyson Beckford starred in her music video "Un-Break My Heart" as her love interest and the object of her heartache.

    • The pedestal in Toni's music video for "You're Making Me High" was used to make her appear taller than her height of 5' 2".

    • Her musical inspirations are Stevie Wonder, Anita Baker, Chaka Khan, and Whitney Houston.

    • Robin Givens starred in her music video for "He Wasn't Man Enough" as the cheating husband's wife.

    • Toni's trademark is her low sultry voice.

    • She is famous for her husky alto vocal timbre.

    • She became the first artist to win a Grammy award in 1996 for "Un-Break My Heart" for "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance".

    • Her hit single "Un-Break My Heart" reached #1 on the U.S. Chart.

    • Her hit single "Un-Break My Heart" is considered her signature song.

    • She first began singing in her church choir.

    • She is the oldest of six children.

    • Toni and her 4 sisters were signed to Arista under the alias "The Braxtons" before Toni had a solo deal with LaFace Records. They released ther first and only single "Good Life". The song was not a hit and The Braxtons were dropped from Arista. Even though it wasn't a hit, Toni's lead vocals caught the eye of Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and Antonio "L.A." Reid who were forming LaFace records who gave Toni a solo record deal. The song "Good Life" can now be found on "The Essential Toni Braxton CD.

    • Her song, "Love Shoulda Brought You Home" was originally intended to be recorded by Anita Baker. After Baker backed out due to her pregnancy at the time, Baker suggested that the song be recorded by Toni Braxton.

    • Like many of her fans, Toni Braxton considers her album "More Than A Woman" her worst album.

    • She appears in the Aaliyah tribute video "Miss You".

    • Her hit song "I Don't Want To" was written by R. Kelly.

    • Her self-titled debut album is known as "Love Affair" in Japan. "Love Affair" is also a song title on the album.

    • Her son Diezel has been diagnosed with autism. She has been outspoken regarding her doctor's failure to diagnose Diezel's condition earlier, contending that if he had been diagnosed earlier, he could have been helped. In an October 2006 concert at the Flamingo in Las Vegas, it was reported that Toni Braxton broke down in tears discussing her son's condition.

    • Toni Braxton met her future husband, musician Keri Lewis, in 1997, when the group Mint Condition (which he was a member of at that time) opened up for her while she was on tour. On April 21, 2001, they married. On December 2, 2001, she gave birth to their first child, a son named Denim Cole Braxton-Lewis. The couple's second son, Diezel Ky Braxton-Lewis, was born on March 31, 2003.

    • Toni was used as a replacement for Anita Baker for the "Boomerang" Soundtrack. Anita Baker was unable to make a recording due to her pregnancy. The "Boomerang" Soundtrack features Toni's first single "Love Shoulda Brought You Home". The song can also be found on her self-titled debut album which is also known as "Love Affair" in Japan.

    • Her very first single, "Love Shoulda Brought You Home" was featured on the "Boomerang" Soundtrack.

    • Before singing with LaFace Records, Toni and her 4 sisters were signed to Arista Records under the alais "The Braxtons". The Braxtons released their first and only single as a foursome titled "The Good Life". It flopped and The Braxtons were dropped from Arista. Although it didn't do well, Toni's lead vocals caught the eye of Antonio "L.A." Reid and Kenny "Babyfcae" Edmonds which prompted them to give Toni a solo record deal. The Braxtons disbanned as a foursome after being dropped from Arista. In 1996, 3 out of the 4 remaining Braxtons : Tamar, Trina, and Towanda released their first and only album, "So many ways". The Fourth Braxton sister, Traci wasn't a part of the group due to her pregnancy. The Braxtons disbanned for good in 1996 when Tamar went solo.

    • Toni Braxton made her acting debut in the 2000 movie "Kingdom Come" which also stars LL Cool J, Whoppi Goldberg and others.

    • She was the first female to sign with Laface records.

    • Toni Braxton has 4 sisters whose names also start with the letter T : 1. Tamar 2. Traci 3. Towanda 4. Trina.

    • Toni was signed with LaFace Records.

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