No one would have ever thought that the next rising super star of the musical industry would be discovered pumping gas for patrons at her father’s gas station. However, this was the case for Toni Braxton, who would go on to be one of the leading female vocalists of all time in the R&B music industry.
|Why Won't You Love Me||Pulse (Deluxe)||2010|
|Yesterday Feat. Trey Songz||2010|
|Just Be A Man About It||The Essential Toni Braxton||2007|
|Toni Braxton - I Hate Love||2011|
|Un Break My Heart||Untitled - 03-21-07|
|I'm Still Breathing||The Essential Toni Braxton||2007|
|He Wasn't Man Enough||The Essential Toni Braxton||2007|
|I Love Me Some Him||The Essential Toni Braxton||2007|
|Talking In His Sleep||Secrets||1996|
|If I Have To Wait||Pulse||2010|
|Let It Flow||The Essential Toni Braxton||2007|
|Selfish||More Than A Woman||2002|
|Fairy Tale||The Heat||2000|
|You're Makin' Me High||The Essential Toni Braxton||2007|
|Take This Ring||Libra||2005|
|Give You My Heart||Ultimate Toni Braxton|
|Toni Braxton - Unbreak My Heart||Secrets|
|The Little Things||The Essential Toni Braxton||2007|
|Un-Break My Heart||Voices From The FIFA World Cup||2006|
|How could an angel||Unknown Album|
|Hit The Freeway||The Essential Toni Braxton||2007|
|The Heat||The Essential Toni Braxton||2007|
|The Break Up||www.RnBXclusive.com||2009|
|Stay (Bonus Track)||Pulse (Deluxe)||2010|
|Let Me Show You The Way||More Than A Woman||2002|
|The Art Of Love||The Heat||2000|
|Love Shoulda Brought You Home||The Essential Toni Braxton||2007|
|Maybe||Un-Break My Heart: The Remix Collection||2005|
|He Wasn't Man Enough For Me||Unknown Album|
|I Hate Love||WWW.iM1MUSIC.NET||2009|
|I Heart You||I Heart You||2012|
|Do You Remember When||More Than A Woman||2002|
|Don't Call, Just Text||Pulse||2010|
|The Time Of Our Lives||The Essential Toni Braxton||2007|
|Unbreak My Heart||Sing Best Of Pop '98||2001|
|Make My Heart (The Layabouts Deepen Our Hearts Vocal Mix)||The Layabouts - Deep In Rsa||2011|
|Toni Braxton - In The Morning||NewJams.net||2010|
|HE WAS'NT MAN ENOUGH||THE HEAT||2000|
|Lookin' At Me||Pulse||2010|
|Christmas In Jamaica||Snowflakes||2001|
|Make My Heart||Ultimate R&B 2010 Disc 1||2010|
|Christmas Time Is Here||Ultimate Christmas 2||2004|
|You're Makin Me High||Secrets|
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From Humble Beginnings
No one would have ever thought that the next rising super star of the musical industry would be discovered pumping gas for patrons at her father’s gas station. However, this was the case for Toni Braxton, who would go on to be one of the leading female vocalists of all time in the R&B music industry. Daughter of a clergyman, Braxton spent most of her times singing tunes to herself while she worked at her father’s gas station and it would be there that she was discovered and would propel her into the limelight of musical stardom.
It was not well known that Toni Braxton actually got her start while performing with her sisters in the late 1980’s. The five sisters would release their first single The Good Life in 1990 and although the single was not very successful on the radio and gained little acclaim, it did grab the attention of Antonio Reid and Kenneth Edmonds.
These two were managing Anita Baker and the two decided that Toni should record a song called Love Shoulda Brought You Home, which was a song that was supposed to be for the up and coming Anita Baker but was decided that Toni Braxton should instead record it herself. After this recording, she would go on to release her first album that was self titled in 1993.
The album would climb to the top position on the Billboard 200 Charts immediately gaining her attention quickly within the music community. Many singles from the album would find their positions on the Billboard music charts and Toni Braxton was then on her way.
Solidified Music Career
From this first debut album, Braxton won many awards as well as a Grammy for Best New Artist and her first album would go eight times certified platinum. However, this was yet to be her most successful. In 1996, she released her second album, which was considered far better than the first and it was titled Secrets.
From this album, Toni Braxton would have her first number one single on the Hot 100. The song’s title was You’re Making Me High and would also climb atop the R&B charts for a span of two weeks. The album would also contain the hit song Un-Break My Heart, which is considered by many as her most famous single of all time and would be the second best selling single of all time just behind Whitney Houston’s single I Will Always Love You.
These first two albums would propel her into the music industry with undeniable success and fame and would solidify her foundation of a fan base that would never deny her. Her songs not only climbed the pop and R&B charts but also became famous in the many dance clubs throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia. Her albums and singles also afforded her many high honors such as many more Grammy Awards as well as awards from the Academy of Music.
Slight Fall Back
In the late 1990’s, Braxton faced some legal troubles in dispute with her record label LaFace Records although these were taken care of by the turn of the century. However, at this time, she began to see a slight drop in the sales of her albums. She would go on to release her next single He Wasn’t Man Enough off of her new album Singles. The album was released in 2000 and gained a position at number two and again she was cast back into the spotlight.
The album also featured the rap artist Lisa Lopes. The album would become two times platinum by the end of the year. She began a touring era during this time to the delight of her many fans and would not disappoint. All of Braxton’s newer and more present material may be found on her official web site, which also may contain free music downloads available to her many fans.
Did You Know
She has worked with music legends such as Whitney Houston