Toni Braxton Biography
Toni Braxton is an American singer, songwriter, pianist, record producer, actress, television personality, and philanthropist. Braxton was born on October 7, 1967 in Severn, Maryland.
Her father, Michael Conrad Braxton, Sr., was a Methodist clergyman and power company worker, and her mother, Evelyn Jackson, a native of South Carolina, was a former opera singer and cosmetologist, as well as a pastor.
Toni Braxton Music Career
She rose to fame in the early 1990s as a popular R&B singer.
Her self-titled debut studio album was released in 1993. It sold over 10 million copies worldwide, spawning such hits as “Another Sad Love Song” and “Breathe Again” and earning Braxton three Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist. Released in 1996, her second album, Secrets, continued her acclaim and mega success, selling over 15 million copies globally. The album spawned the Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hits “You’re Makin’ Me High” and “Un-Break My Heart”, the latter of which became her signature song and the second top-selling single of all time by a female artist. Braxton won two Grammy Awards for Secrets.
In 2000, her third album, The Heat, was released. It sold over 4 million copies and included the hit single “He Wasn’t Man Enough”, for which Braxton won a Grammy Award. She then released three more studio albums – More Than a Woman (2002), Libra (2005) and Pulse (2010), experiencing personal and label conflicts in between these releases. In 2014, Braxton and long-time collaborator Babyface released a duet album entitled Love, Marriage & Divorce, which earned the duo a Grammy Award in early 2015.
Throughout her career, Braxton has sold over 67 million records, including 41 million albums, worldwide She has won seven Grammy Awards, nine Billboard Music Awards, seven American Music Awards and several other awards. Aside from her success in music, Braxton has become a television executive producer and personality, being involved in the 7th season of the reality show Dancing with the Stars and in a reality series entitled Braxton Family Values, where Braxton is Executive Producer and star since 2011 on We TV. Braxton is also an Executive Producer of the spin-off show, starring her younger sister, Tamar, the Tamar & Vince on WE tv. On September 18, 2011, Braxton was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.
Toni Braxton Husband
Braxton is married to Keri Lewis.
Toni Braxton Children
Braxton has two children named Diezel Ky Braxton-Lewis and Denim Cole Braxton-Lewis.
Toni Braxton Age
Braxton is 50 years of age.