Toni Braxton Schedule
Capturing the hearts and the attention of both critics and fans everywhere with infectious
songs like "You Mean the World to Me," "Unbreak My Heart" and "Breathe Again," R&B singer, songwriter and actress Toni
Braxton has made an indelible imprint on the music scene.She also made her mark in history when she played Belle in the Broadway
theatrical production of Beauty and the Beast. She was the first black actress to do so.This remarkably talented R&B diva,
famous for her soulful ballads and acting career, is scheduled to perform at top-notch venues like Chene Park in Detroit,
Michigan, and the Mountain Winery in Saratoga, California. To get a glimpse of her entire concert schedule, just click right
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Toni Braxton Background
R&B diva Toni Braxton was raised in a strict,
religious home in Severn, Maryland, by her mother, Evelyn, and her father, Michael, a minister. Braxton and her four younger
sisters were not allowed to have any exposure to pop culture in any way, shape or form.However, the siblings did sing at their
father's church. Eventually, Michael and Evelyn Braxton lightened up on their household rules, and they allowed their daughters
to listen to singers like Chaka Khan and Stevie Wonder.
For Toni Braxton, music became the nucleus in her life. She
participated in several talent shows in her hometown and also worked with her sisters on music. After graduating from high
school, Braxton set her sights on becoming a music teacher. But she was easily influenced to leave college when Bill Pettaway,
a songwriter, got a glimpse of Braxton's talent when she was singing to herself at a gas station. Pettaway, famous for writing
the Milli Vanilli Girl You Know It's True single, was drawn by Braxton's robust voice. Braxton was able to score a record
deal with Arista Records for both her and her sisters with Pettaway's help.
Billed as The Braxtons, the sisters issued
"The Good Life" in 1990. Although the single didn't make any waves, it did draw the attention of Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds
and Antonio "L.A." Reid, who were both producers. The pair hooked Toni Braxton up with a new deal at LaFace Records, an Arista
The year 1992 served as a milestone year for Toni Braxton. Asked to fill in for Anita Baker, Braxton lent
her voice to the Eddie Murphy movie soundtrack for Boomerang. The album helped cement Braxton's reputation as a talented artist
and generated her first hit single, "Love Shoulda Brought You Home."
Following the Boomerang soundtrack, Braxton's self-titled
album arrived. The record was well-received and featured hits like "You Mean the World to Me," "Breathe Again" and "Another
Love Song." Over 8 million copies of the album were sold. Braxton also swept the Grammy Awards, taking home the best female
R&B vocal performance and best new artist awards.
Her sophomore album, Secrets, came out in 1996, which included
the smash hit, "Unbreak My Heart." Again, the sultry diva, Braxton, claimed two Grammy Awards at the 1997 ceremony –
one for best female R&B pop vocal performance and one for best female R&B vocal performance.
Because of contract
disputes, Braxton stepped out of the recording studio and focused her attention on acting. In 1998, she took the role as Belle
in Beauty and the Beast on Broadway. The role garnered her a place in history for being the first black actress to play Belle.
successful negotiations with record executives, Braxton went back into the studio to cut her third album, The Heat. The album
broke away from the "lost love" themes of her prior studio releases. Fans were introduced to a more confident Braxton. The
album featured "Just Be a Man About It" and "He Wasn't Man Enough for Me."A string of studio albums followed, including 2010′s
Pulse. She also continued to pursue other acting roles and even had her own reality TV show, Toni Braxton: Revealed.
Family Values made its debut in 2011. The reality show airs on WE TV and traces the lives of Toni and her sisters.
Braxton announced on a Good Morning America appearance that she would not be recording any more albums, luckily for fans,
she does continue to tour. Find out where Toni Braxton is headed next by staying tuned to StubHub!
Toni Braxton's discography is comprised of five extended plays, 30 singles, two remix albums, seven studio albums
and 22 music videos. Her studio albums include: Toni Braxton (1993); Secrets (1996); The Heat (2000); Snowflakes (2001); More
Than a Woman (2002); Libra (2005); and Pulse (2010). Her eponymous album earned platinum certification eight times as well
as peaking at the top of R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts and the Billboard 200. Not bad for her first effort! Her sophomore
studio album, Secrets, landed at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 charts and also earned platinum certification eight times. The
Heat matched its predecessors success by scoring the No. 2 spot on the Billboard 200 chart and additionally climbed to the
top of the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It additionally shot to No. 1 in Canada and claimed spots in the Top 10 in the Netherlands,
Germany, France, United Kingdom and Switzerland.
Toni Braxton Trivia
Did you know that singer/songwriter/actress
Toni Braxton originally set out to be a music teacher? It's true. She enrolled in Bowie State University before being discovered
while she was singing to herself at a gas station.
Toni Braxton Concert Experience
Toni Braxton's signature
style and music fits the contemporary music mold, and her heartbreak ballads and sultry sex appeal are just enough to make
her popular in the R&B industry. The sensual Toni Braxton is one of the biggest names in R&B, and she continues to
captivate audiences in concert. If you haven't yet seen her perform live in concert, now is your chance to do so! Check out
tickets to upcoming Toni Braxton shows, and get into the live music action with this renowned music star!