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|Birth name||Toni Michelle Braxton|
|Born||October 7, 1967 |
Severn, Maryland, United States
|Genre(s)||R&B, soul, pop, adult contemporary, easy listening, New Jack Swing|
|Voice type(s)||Deep contralto|
|Label(s)||LaFace / Arista (1989–2003)|
|Associated acts||The Braxtons, Babyface|
|Influences||Anita Baker, Whitney Houston|
Toni Braxton (born Toni Michelle Braxton on October 7, 1967) is an American R&B/adult contemporary singer-songwriter and actress. Events 3761 BC - The epoch (origin of the modern Hebrew calendar ( Proleptic Julian calendar) Year 1967 ( MCMLXVII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. Severn is a Census-designated place (CDP in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Contemporary R&B (also known as R&B, urban) is a Music genre of western Popular music (predominantly American and Canadian Soul music is a Music genre that combines Rhythm and blues and Gospel music, originating in the United States. Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreviated AC, refers to styles of popular music that ranges from "lush Sixties pop often vocal -based and rooted in Easy listening music is a style of Popular music and radio format that emerged in the mid-20th century evolving out of swing and Big band music New jack swing, or "swingbeat" is a hybrid style popular from the late-1980s into the mid-1990s which fuses the Rhythms samples and production Singer-songwriter is a term that refers to Performers who write, compose and sing their own material including Lyrics An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works A voice type is a particular kind of human Singing voice perceived as having certain identifying qualities or characteristics This article is related to a series of articles under the main article Voice type. In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music LaFace Records is an American Record label, owned and operated by Sony Music Entertainment. Arista Records (ˈɛərɪstə is an American Record label. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment and operates under the Blackground Records is an American Record label, owned by entertainment attorney and artist manager Barry Hankerson and his son Jomo Hankerson The Braxtons were a 1990s R&B group, signed to Atlantic Records. Anita Baker (born January 26 1958 in Toledo, Ohio, USA) is an eight-time Grammy Award -winning multi-Platinum Rhythm and blues Whitney Elizabeth Houston' (born August 9 1963 is an American Singer-songwriter, Actress, Film producer, Arranger and former Events 3761 BC - The epoch (origin of the modern Hebrew calendar ( Proleptic Julian calendar) Year 1967 ( MCMLXVII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Contemporary R&B (also known as R&B, urban) is a Music genre of western Popular music (predominantly American and Canadian Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreviated AC, refers to styles of popular music that ranges from "lush Sixties pop often vocal -based and rooted in Singer-songwriter is a term that refers to Performers who write, compose and sing their own material including Lyrics An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works Known for her husky alto voice, beautiful body and breathtaking sensuality, Braxton has won six Grammy Awards and has sold over forty million records worldwide. The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards)—or Grammys —are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Her US number-one hit "Un-Break My Heart" is the second biggest single by a female artist ever. " Un-Break My Heart " is the second single from Toni Braxton 's multi-Platinum second studio album Secrets (1996
With her 1993 self-titled debut album she topped the Billboard charts and continued that streak with her second studio album "Secrets" which spawned the number one hit "Un-Break My Heart". Secrets is the second Studio album by six-time Grammy Award -winning American singer Toni Braxton. " Un-Break My Heart " is the second single from Toni Braxton 's multi-Platinum second studio album Secrets (1996 After a messy bankruptcy she returned with her chart topping third album, "The Heat". Her later two albums, "More Than A Woman" which was her last on Arista and "Libra" which was her first and only release on Blackground were underpromoted and resulted in a commercial disappointment for Braxton. More Than a Woman is the fourth Studio album (fifth overall by American R&B singer Toni Braxton released on November 19 Libra is the fifth Studio album (ninth overall by American R&B singer Toni Braxton, released on September 27 2005 (see She later left Blackground and is now currently unsigned to a record label.
Toni is in the studio working on her sixth studio album.
Born in Severn, Maryland, Braxton is the oldest of six children. Severn is a Census-designated place (CDP in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States. She attended elementary school at Quarterfield Elementary School, and middle school at Corkran Middle School in Glen Burnie, Maryland. Glen Burnie is a Census-designated place (CDP in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States, and is a Suburb of Baltimore She also attended Glen Burnie High School in Glen Burnie, Maryland. Glen Burnie High School is a public high school located in Glen Burnie Maryland. Her father was a clergyman, and the Braxton children were raised in a strict religious household. Clergy is the generic term used to describe the formal religious leadership within a given Religion.  Braxton's first performing experience was singing in her church choir.  She attended Bowie State University to obtain a teaching degree but decided to pursue a musical career. Bowie State University ("Bowie State" located on 355½ acres (1
Braxton and her four sisters (Traci, Trina, Towanda, and Tamar) began performing as The Braxtons in the late 1980s and were signed to Arista Records in 1989. The Braxtons were a 1990s R&B group, signed to Atlantic Records. Towanda Braxton-Carter is a singer of the now defunct R&B group The Braxtons and a younger sister of R&B singer Toni Braxton. Tamar Braxton (pronounced Tay-mahr) (born March 17 1978) is an American R&B Singer. The Braxtons were a 1990s R&B group, signed to Atlantic Records. Arista Records (ˈɛərɪstə is an American Record label. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment and operates under the Year 1989 ( MCMLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar) Their first single, "Good Life", was released in 1990. " Good Life " is a 1990 single by The Braxtons, featuring Toni Braxton and her four sisters Towanda Trina Traci and Tamar Braxton. Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar)  Though the song was not successful, it attracted the attention of Antonio "L.A." Reid and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds. Antonio "LA" Reid (born June 7 1956 in Cincinnati Ohio 
With Braxton's low register sounding similar to that of Anita Baker, Reid and Babyface recruited her to record a demo of "Love Shoulda Brought You Home", a song that they had written for Anita Baker for the soundtrack of Eddie Murphy's film, Boomerang. Anita Baker (born January 26 1958 in Toledo, Ohio, USA) is an eight-time Grammy Award -winning multi-Platinum Rhythm and blues Edward Regan "Eddie" Murphy (born April 3 1961 is an Academy Award -nominated Golden Globe - Screen Actors Guild Award -winning American Baker, who was pregnant at the time, didn't record the song but suggested that Braxton record it. Her recording was later included on the soundtrack along with "Give U My Heart" - a duet by Braxton and Babyface. Braxton, meanwhile, was signed to Reid and Edmonds' Arista-distributed imprint, LaFace Records, and immediately began recording her solo debut album. LaFace Records is an American Record label, owned and operated by Sony Music Entertainment.
On June 29, 1993, LaFace Records released Braxton's self-titled debut album, Toni Braxton. Toni Braxton is the self-titled debut album by American R&B singer Toni Braxton, released in 1993 (see 1993 in music) Events 512 - A Solar eclipse is recorded by a monastic chronicler in Ireland. Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) Toni Braxton is the self-titled debut album by American R&B singer Toni Braxton, released in 1993 (see 1993 in music)  The album, which was primarily produced by Reid, Babyface, and Daryl Simmons, peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200 albums chart. The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard  The first single, "Another Sad Love Song", peaked at number seven and number two on Billboard's Hot 100 and R&B Singles charts respectively. " Another Sad Love Song " is the first official single released from Toni Braxton 's eponymous debut album Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States.  The album's second single, "Breathe Again" peaked in the top five of both the Hot 100 and R&B singles charts  and no 2 in the UK . More singles from Toni Braxton were released in 1994, including "You Mean the World to Me", "Seven Whole Days", and "How Many Ways". Year 1994 ( MCMXCIV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar) " You Mean the World to Me " is the fifth single from Toni Braxton 's debut album " Seven Whole Days " is the fourth single from Toni Braxton 's self-titled debut album Toni Braxton (1993 " How Many Ways " is the sixth and final single from Toni Braxton 's debut album 
Braxton's debut album won her several awards, including three Grammy Awards (for "Best New Artist" and two consecutive awards for "Best Female R&B Vocal Performance" in 1994 and 1995). The Grammy for Best New Artist has been awarded since 1960 ( Bobby Darin being the first artist to win it The Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1968  She also won two American Music Awards (for "Favorite Soul/R&B New Artist", "Favorite New Adult Contemporary Artist") in 1994 and another one in 1995 (for "Favorite Soul/R&B Album"). The American Music Awards show is one of several annual major American music awards shows (among the others are the Billboard Music Awards the Grammy Awards  Toni Braxton was certified 8x Platinum and has sales of over 15 million worldwide. 
In 1996, Braxton released her second and most successful album, Secrets. Secrets is the second Studio album by six-time Grammy Award -winning American singer Toni Braxton. Secrets is the second Studio album by six-time Grammy Award -winning American singer Toni Braxton.  Braxton has said about the album: "The motivation for this album was to include a little bit of everything. Our aim was to come up with material that would have a familiar 'feel' to the people who bought the first album without being musically redundant. " Along with Babyface, Braxton also worked with R. Kelly, Tony Rich, and David Foster on the album. Robert Sylvester Kelly (born January 8, 1967) better known by his Stage name R David Walter Foster, OC, OBC, LLD (born November 1, 1949 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada  Braxton was the co-executive producer of the album and co-wrote two of its songs, including the 1997 single "How Could an Angel Break My Heart", which was also later included on Diana Princess of Wales Tribute, a Princess Diana memorial album. Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar 
With help from the album's first single, "You're Makin' Me High" (which became Braxton's first number one hit on the Hot 100 singles chart), the album peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 albums chart.  "You're Makin' Me High" also topped the R&B singles chart for two weeks and saw similar success in Europe and Asia. The album's second single, "Un-Break My Heart" (written by Diane Warren) - which would later become the singer's signature song - became the biggest hit of her career spending eleven weeks at number one on the Hot 100 and also topping the Hot Dance Singles Sales chart for eleven weeks and the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart for four weeks as well as reaching no 2 in the UK  Other singles from the album included the double-side "I Don't Want To"/"I Love Me Some Him" (which peaked at number one on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart) and "How Could an Angel Break My Heart" which featured Kenny G, whom Braxton later toured with. " Un-Break My Heart " is the second single from Toni Braxton 's multi-Platinum second studio album Secrets (1996 Diane Eve Warren (born September 7, 1956 in Van Nuys California) is an American Songwriter. A signature song is the one Song (or in some cases one of a few songs that a popular and well-established Hot Dance Singles Sales (formerly known as Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales) is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States Billboard 's Hot Dance Club Play chart (also known as Club Play Singles, and formerly known as Hot Dance Music/Club Play and Hot Dance/Disco " I Don't Want To " is a song by American R&B singer Toni Braxton, released as the third single from her second studio album Kenneth Gorelick (born June 5, 1956) better known by his Stage name Kenny G, is an American Saxophonist whose fourth  After 92 weeks charting on the charts, Secrets is certified 8x platinum, becoming the second Braxton's straight 8 million seller. Internationally, Secrets sold more than 20 million copies, concreting Braxton's superstar status.
Braxton topped the Billboard Year-End Charts as the "Top Hot 100 Singles Artist - Female", "Top R&B Artist - Female (singles and albums)", "Top Hot R&B Singles Artist - Female", "Top Hot Dance Club Play Artist", and "Top Hot Adult Contemporary Artist", while "Un-Break My Heart" became the "Top Hot Dance Club Play Single" and "Top Hot Adult Contemporary Track" of the year. See Billboard (Turkish magazine Billboard is a weekly American Magazine devoted to the Music industry She won two Grammy Awards; one for "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance" and "Best Female R&B Vocal Performance" and two American Music Awards for "Favorite Female Soul/R&B Artist" and "Favorite Soul/R&B Album". The Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance is the latest in a series of awards recognizing superior vocal performance by a female in the pop category the first of which was The Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1968 
In 1998, the five-time Grammy winner filed for Chapter 7 protection from a reported $3. Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) 9 million debt. All of her personal household possessions were tagged and marked for sale to pay off her creditors, including her prestigious awards. The humiliating and highly publicized bankruptcy taught her a lesson, she says. In the middle of the bankruptcy proceedings, Braxton was able to pursue her acting dreams when she was offered the role of "Belle" in Disney's musical, Beauty and the Beast, a role she played on Broadway on September 1998. She replaced Kim Huber and remained with the show through February 1999 where she was then replaced by Andrea McArdle. Andrea McArdle (born November 5, 1963) is an American Singer and actress best known for being the original Annie in the Braxton was the first African American woman to play a Disney character leading role on broadway. 
In early 1999, Braxton and LaFace resolved their legal conflict. Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) Issued with a brand new contract worth a reported $25 million, a satisfied Braxton continued to record for the label. Though the legalities with her LaFace and Arista subsided, Braxton saw a steep sales decline with her forthcoming releases with the label.
In January 2000, LaFace Records released "He Wasn't Man Enough", the first single from Braxton's third studio album, The Heat. January 2000: &larr - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - By June, the song peaked at number two on the Hot 100 chart. Braxton's music video for "He Wasn't Man Enough", which also featured actress Robin Givens, was nominated for two MTV Video Music Awards including "Best Female Video" and "Best R&B Video" and a Billboard Music Video Award for "Best R&B Clip of the Year". Robin Simone Givens (born November 27 1964 is an American actress The MTV Video Music Awards were established in the end of the summer of 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top Music videos of the year
The Heat, meanwhile, was released on April 25, 2000. Events 1607 - Eighty Years' War: The Dutch fleet destroys the anchored Spanish fleet at Gibraltar. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. Debuting at number two on the Billboard 200 albums chart with first week sales of 205,000, it remained in the top 20 for fifteen consecutive weeks. Braxton again worked with producers Babyface and Foster; also included in the staple were Rodney Jerkins, and new beau musician Keri Lewis. Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins (born July 29 1977 in Pleasantville New Jersey) is a Grammy Award -winning Songwriter, See also Mint condition, a state of like-new quality Mint Condition is a R&B band from the Twin Cities ( Minneapolis Braxton herself also took a more hands-on approach, co-writing and co-producing a handful of the tracks. "Gimme Some", a track on "The Heat", featured a rap verse from TLC star Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes. TLC was a Grammy Award -winning American Contemporary R&B, hip hop and pop group consisting of Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins Lisa Nicole Lopes (May 27 1971 – April 25 2002 better known by her Stage name Left Eye, was an American rapper, Singer,
The albums second single, "Just Be a Man About It", peaked at number thirty-two on the Hot 100 and number six on the R&B Charts. " Just Be a Man About It " is the second single from Toni Braxton 's third studio album The Heat (2000 The third single, "Spanish Guitar", peaked at number ninety-eight on the Hot 100 and number one on the Hot Dance & Club charts. " Spanish Guitar " is the third single from Toni Braxton 's third studio album The Heat (2000 The fourth single, Maybe, peaked at seventy-four on the R&B charts all together missing the Hot 100.
By the end of the year, The Heat was certified 2x platinum. Also in February 2000, Braxton performed alongside Enrique Iglesias and Christina Aguilera during the Super Bowl Halftime show. February 2000: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September
Braxton topped the Billboard Year-End Charts as the "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artist - Female", "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album Artist - Female", and "Top Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Artist - Female". She also received the 2000 "Aretha Franklin Award" for "Entertainer of the Year" at the Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. Braxton also picked up her sixth grammy for "He Wasn't Man Enough" which won the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and the album was nominated for Best R&B Album. It won Best R&B/Soul Album at the 2001 American Awards, her third win in a row.
While gearing up for the release of her fourth studio album, Braxton discovered she was pregnant with her second child. Knowing that she wouldn't be able to promote the album properly, she unsuccessfully lobbied to get the label to postpone its release until after she was to give birth. Subsequently, the album was released as planned and received very little promotion from the label or Braxton herself, due to a complicated pregnancy that confined her to bed rest. Bed rest is a Doctor's prescription to spend a longer period of time in bed Braxton accused the company of being unwilling to compromise and punishing her from not putting her career over family.
On the show VH1 Inside Out - Family Comes First, she documented the hardships of being pregnant with her second child at the same time as promoting an album. VH1 (known as VH-1 Video Hits One from 1985 to 1994 and VH1 Music First until 2003) is an American Cable television
In November 2002, Braxton's fourth studio album More Than a Woman was released. More Than a Woman is the fourth Studio album (fifth overall by American R&B singer Toni Braxton released on November 19 See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. More Than a Woman is the fourth Studio album (fifth overall by American R&B singer Toni Braxton released on November 19 Opening to an instant commercial disappointment, the album peaked at number thirteen, with first week sales of 97,000. The first single, the The Neptunes-produced, "Hit the Freeway", failed at radio and peaked at number eighty-six on the Hot 100. The Neptunes (or "Neptoons" is the name for the record production duo consisting of " Hit the Freeway " is the first and only single from Toni Braxton 's fourth studio album More Than a Woman (2002 featuring rapper The two singles that followed ("A Better Man", "Lies, Lies, Lies") also failed to make a dent and missed the Hot 100 completely. Meanwhile, a promotional vinyl was sent out to DJs for "Give It Back/Let Me Show You The Way (Out)".
Prior to the release of the album, a dispute erupted between Braxton and Irv Gotti when he played a rough cut of "No More Love", a song that he produced for the album that was to be the first single. Irving Lorenzo (born June 26, 1970 in Hollis, Queens) better known by his Stage name Young or black Gotti, is Disapproving of Gotti broadcasting the unfinished track, Braxton withheld it from being released. The same year, Braxton was further annoyed when rapper Jay-Z used the same sample of 2Pac's "Me And My Girlfriend" that she had already used on her track "Me & My Boyfriend" for his and Beyonce's "'03 Bonnie & Clyde". Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4 1969 better known as Jay-Z, is an American Rapper and former CEO of Def Jam Recordings and Roc-A-Fella Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16 1971 &mdash September 13 1996 also known by his Stage names 2Pac and Makaveli, was an American rapper "' 03 Bonnie & Clyde " is a song by rapper Jay-Z featuring R&B singer Beyoncé. Furious, Braxton lashed out in a radio interview, accusing Jay-Z and producer Kanye West of taking money out of her children's college fund. Kanye Omari West (ˈkɑnjɛj born June 8 1977 is a ten-time Grammy Award -winning American Rapper, Record producer and Singer.
Many fans, and allegedly Braxton herself (only because of her bittersweet relationship with Arista at the time) considered this to be her worst album. Unlike her previous releases, with More Than a Woman, Braxton delved into hip hop with a bevy of guest rappers including Baby and Loon. Hip hop music, also referred to as rap music, is a Music genre typically consisting of a rhythmic vocal style called rap which is accompanied with Bryan "Baby" Williams (born February 15, 1969) better known by his Stage name Birdman, is an American Rapper and Record Chauncey Lamont Hawkins (born June 20, 1975 in Harlem New York) better known by his Stage name Loon, is an African-American The album has sold 435,000 copies in the US, falling short of expectations.
In April 2003, Braxton abruptly left Arista Records, having been there for fourteen years, and immediately signed with Blackground Records — headed by Barry Hankerson, her manager at the time. April 2003: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September Blackground Records is an American Record label, owned by entertainment attorney and artist manager Barry Hankerson and his son Jomo Hankerson Barry Hankerson is an American Record producer and manager he also founded and runs Blackground Records. The change of scenery, however, did not ultimately help her recording career. As had been the case during her final years at Arista — Braxton's fifth album, and first release on Blackground, Libra was released with scant promotion and accumulated poor sales.
In April 2005, Braxton's new label, Blackground/Universal, released "Please" — the first single from her forthcoming fifth album, Libra. Libra is the fifth Studio album (ninth overall by American R&B singer Toni Braxton, released on September 27 2005 (see " Please " is an R&B song written by Scott Storch, Makeba Riddick Vincent Herbert and Kameron Houff for American singer-songwriter Toni Libra is the fifth Studio album (ninth overall by American R&B singer Toni Braxton, released on September 27 2005 (see The album was originally planned for a June release, but it was pushed back several times and was finally issued on September 27. Events 489 - Odoacer attacks Theodoric at the Battle of Verona and is defeated again Unfortunately for Braxton, her troubles with weak album promotion and lack of label commitment weren't over. "Please" peaked at number thirty-six on Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Tracks Chart, while altogether missing the Hot 100. The album lacked promotion by Blackground, causing it to go under the radar of many.
Despite this, Libra still managed to debut at number four on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart selling 114,593 copies in the first week. Libra also peaked at number two on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Although that is strong for an album with little to no promotion, it became yet another commercial disappointment for Braxton.
The albums second single, "Trippin' (That's the Way Love Works)" received less airplay and peaked at number sixty-seven on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Tracks Chart. " Trippin' (That's the Way Love Works " is an R&B song written by Bryan-Michael Cox, Kendrick Dean, Johnta Austin, and American The failure was ascribed to the non-video presence of the single and lack of label support. The album was certified gold in late 2005 and has since sold 431,000 copies. 
Almost immediately after Libra's release, Blackground halted promotion of the album and later scrapped plans for a re-release. An upset portion of Braxton's fanbase created an online petition to encourage J Records to sign her. J Records is an American Record label, owned and operated by Sony Music Entertainment, and is distributed through the RCA Records Group. Braxton's fans later hoped that "I Wanna Be (Your Baby)" would be a next single off from Libra due to her performing at numerous events, including "Good Morning America" in December 2005, but it was not to be. Libra is the fifth Studio album (ninth overall by American R&B singer Toni Braxton, released on September 27 2005 (see PortalCurrent events News collections and sources See WikipediaNews collections and sources.
Braxton, meanwhile, recorded a song with Il Divo titled "The Time of Our Lives". " The Time of Our Lives " is an Operatic pop – soul song written by Jörgen Elofsson and recorded by multinational quartet Il Divo The song was used as the official 2006 FIFA World Cup anthem and was performed at the championship's opening day in Berlin, Germany on June 9 The song was also performed at the closing ceremonies making Toni Braxton and II Divo the first artists to be asked perform for the opening and closing ceremonies. The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th instance of the FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament Berlin is the capital city and one of sixteen states of Germany. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. Events 53 - Roman Emperor Nero marries Claudia Octavia 62 - Claudia Octavia commits  The song peaked at #17 in Germany. As a result Edel Records decided to re-release Libra in Germany, including a new album cover, artwork and the new anthem.
Braxton made an appearance on the season finale of American Idol 5 where she performed Elvis Presley's "In the Ghetto" with soon-to-be winner Taylor Hicks. The fifth season of American Idol began on January 17, 2006 and concluded on May 24, 2006. “ In the Ghetto ” is a song written by Mac Davis and was originally titled " The Vicious Circle " Taylor Reuben Hicks (October 7 1976 is an American singer who achieved fame in 2006 as a contestant on the fifth season of American Idol 
On May 19, 2006, the Flamingo Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas announced that Braxton will replace Wayne Newton as the casino’s new headlining act starting August 3, 2006. Events 1535 - French explorer Jacques Cartier sets sail on his second voyage to North America with three ships 110 men and Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The Flamingo Las Vegas is a hotel casino located on the famed Las Vegas Strip in Paradise Nevada and is owned and operated by Harrah's Entertainment. Carson Wayne Newton' (born April 3, 1942) is an American Singer and entertainer based in Las Vegas Nevada. Events 8 - Roman Empire General Tiberius defeats Dalmatians on the river Bathinus. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The show, "Toni Braxton: Revealed", will be performed six nights a week and run through March 2007. March 2007 is the third month of the year It began on a Thursday, and ended 31 days later on a Saturday. Later she confirmed that she was extending her show through August 2007. August 2007 is the eighth month of that year It began on a Wednesday and 31 days later ended on a Friday. The show has become the first headlining show from an African American performer in Vegas to enter the top 10 Vegas show's charting. Due to the success of the show, it has been reported that Toni will extend her show through August 2008. International holidays Independence Day - India National Heroes Day - Philippines Independence Day - Pakistan The singer has taken time off since being hospitalized for chest pains in April 2008. SInce then, the show has been cancelled. It was recently announced that the show has officially shut down in order for the singer to focus on her health.
Braxton has been released from her contract with Blackground after a number of disputes with former manager Barry Hankerson. 
On January 12, 2007, Toni Braxton filed a lawsuit in the U.S District Court in Manhattan against Hankerson for $10 million, alleging "fraud, deception and double dealing," in addition to mismanaging her relationship with Arista Records. The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (S  According to Braxton, Hankerson placed his own personal financial interests ahead of hers by using "double-talk" to compromise the relationship between Braxton and her former recording label, Arista Records, with Hankerson allegedly telling Arista that "Braxton no longer wanted to record for Arista" and telling Braxton that "Arista was not interested in working with her anymore. Arista Records (ˈɛərɪstə is an American Record label. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment and operates under the " Braxton also accused Hankerson of failing to send her on request copies of accounting statements, lying about deals that he made on her behalf and engaging in a vendetta against her by refusing to provide information to other managers that she sought to employ to manage her career.
The suit was settled with Braxton returning a $375,000 advance to Hankerson—who would also receive a percentage of the sales of her next album—and Hankerson releasing Braxton from her contract with him. The settlement also limits the companies in which Braxton can sign with. 
Recently on The Montel Williams Show she revealed that she plans on releasing a new album around June 2008. The Montel Williams Show (also known as Montel) was a syndicated talk show hosted by Montel Williams.  In an interview with Groovevolt. com Braxton said "I've been recording on my own. I went down to the studio recently, and just laid down the idea. I just don't want to forget it. " Still, she won't re-record anything from Libra, and will never re-sing anything from Blackground. "I may sing a few songs on tour," she said. "There is a song, 'I Wanna Be (Your Baby),' that was dedicated to Diezel. I will always sing that song. ".  "On the next album, I will not be doing any hip-hop. Maybe as a guest on other albums. I would love to work with Michael Buble. I would love to work with Rodney Jerkins, Rich Harrison again, and maybe Ne-Yo. I really like his style. " She added that she did not know if her husband would be working with her on the next album. "I may try something totally different this time around. " Still, she left the door open, adding, "Of course, if he has a hot track, it will be on the album. " She is currently still unsigned to a record label and revealed that she has been meeting with label heads.
While Toni was on The View, Feb. The View is an Emmy Award -winning American Talk show created by Barbara Walters and Bill Geddie and broadcast on 1st, 2008, she reported that her new album will be out sometime in June/July '08. Braxton said she's going back to her old style like her self-titled Toni Braxton and Secrets and that there would be no dance songs. Toni Braxton is the self-titled debut album by American R&B singer Toni Braxton, released in 1993 (see 1993 in music) Secrets is the second Studio album by six-time Grammy Award -winning American singer Toni Braxton.
Braxton met musician terrence cooke in 1997, but after a year of dating they separated in early 1998, after they separated she met musician keri when the group Mint Condition (which he was a member of at that time) opened up for her while she was on tour. See also Mint condition, a state of like-new quality Mint Condition is a R&B band from the Twin Cities ( Minneapolis  On April 21, 2001, they married. Events 753 BC - Romulus and Remus found Rome ( traditional date) Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar.  On December 2, 2001, she gave birth to their first child, a son named Denham Cole Braxton-Lewis. Events 1409 - The University of Leipzig opens 1755 - The second Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed by fire Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. The couple's second son, Diezel Ky Braxton-Lewis, was born on March 31, 2003. Events 307 - After divorcing his wife Minervina, Constantine marries Fausta, the daughter of the retired Roman Emperor Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar.  The couple currently lives in the Southern Highlands Golf Club in Las Vegas. Southern Highlands Golf Club is a private eighteen-hole golf course and one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the Las Vegas, Nevada metropolitan area The Las Vegas metropolitan area includes the Las Vegas Valley a 600-square-mile (1600 km² basin and surrounding areas that is part of Clark County in southern
In an October 2006 concert at the Flamingo in Las Vegas, it was reported that Braxton broke down in tears discussing her son, Diezel, who was recently diagnosed with autism. October 2006 was a month that began on a Sunday The month was marked by a nuclear test by North Korea that prompted that passing of Resolution 1718 Language development. The terminology  Braxton 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. 
As of August 2007 rumors surfaced that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Other names In Arabic, the month is called أغسطسص ʾUġusṭuṣ or آب ʾĀb; usage varies from place to place and Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Toni stated to Access Hollywood that the breast cancer rumors were false and that her health is in great condition. Access Hollywood is a weekday Television entertainment news program covering events and celebrities in the entertainment industry
On April 8, 2008, Flamingo Hotel-Casino spokeswoman Deanna Pettit says the 40-year-old singer had been hospitalized in Las Vegas with an undisclosed ailment that isn't life-threatening. Braxton was taken to a hospital Monday night. Pettit says she expects Braxton to be released Tuesday afternoon. Pettit says she doesn't know the nature of Braxton's ailment or where she was when she became ill. Braxton is currently performing at the Flamingo hotel. According to several news reports, Braxton's gigs for April 2008 have been cancelled. Since her hospitalization, gigs for the month of May 2008 have also been cancelled. She is expected to return June 6, 2008 depending on her condition. Her two year run at the hotel officially ends August 23rd, when Donny & Marie Osmond will take over in September.
As well as becoming a spokeswoman for Autism Speaks she is also a spokeswoman for The American Heart Association.
She was just named #25 on the list of 40 hottest Hotties of the 90's in 2008 on VH1.
It was announced by Associated Press on May 29, 2008 that the remaining dates for Toni Braxton Revealed have been cancelled. The show was scheduled to end August 2008. A hotel official said that doctors advised Braxton to take the rest of the time off to concentrate on her health. The singer suffers from heart aggravated problems resulting from the birth of her second child, which endangered the walls of her heart.
Braxton has appeared on two Disney Broadway shows: "Beauty and the Beast" (as Belle) in 1998 and "Aida" (as Aida) in 2003. This article contains the discography of American R&B singer Toni Braxton. Toni Braxton is the self-titled debut album by American R&B singer Toni Braxton, released in 1993 (see 1993 in music) Secrets is the second Studio album by six-time Grammy Award -winning American singer Toni Braxton. More Than a Woman is the fourth Studio album (fifth overall by American R&B singer Toni Braxton released on November 19 Libra is the fifth Studio album (ninth overall by American R&B singer Toni Braxton, released on September 27 2005 (see Ultimate Toni Braxton, released in 2003 is the first greatest hits collection by R&B singer Toni Braxton. Platinum & Gold Collection, released in 2004, is the second greatest hits compilation by Toni Braxton, following Ultimate Toni Braxton released The Essential Toni Braxton is a Toni Braxton Compilation album in Sony BMG 's The Essential series Snowflakes is the first Christmas album (fourth overall by American R&B singer Toni Braxton, released in 2001 (see 2001 Un-Break My Heart The Remix Collection is the first Remix album by R&B singer Toni Braxton; it takes its name from Toni's signature ballad Broadway theater, commonly called simply Broadway, refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 39 large professional theaters with 500 seats or more located Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) Aida is a musical drama in two acts based on Giuseppe Verdi 's Italian-language opera by the same name which is based on a story by Auguste Mariette Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Her role in "Beauty and the Beast" marked the first (and only) time an African American commanded the leading role of Belle on Broadway. (In the UK, Michelle Gayle played the role in the West End. Michelle Patricia Gayle (born 2 February 1971 in London, England) is a British actress and Singer. ) It also marked the first time an African American female would star in a Disney musical on Broadway.  In 2001, she made her acting debut in the feature film Kingdom Come. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. Kingdom Come is a 2001 Comedy Film, written by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones and directed by Doug McHenry  In August 2005, Braxton announced that she would be shooting a sitcom pilot for The WB's fall 2006 line-up, though plans to put the show into full-production fell through when The WB announced it would cease to exist in fall 2006 (as part of a merger with UPN to form The CW). Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. United Paramount Network ( UPN) was a Television network that broadcast in over 200 markets in the United States and that was in production for over eleven The CW Television Network ( The CW) is a Television network in the United States launched at the beginning of the 2006-2007 television season. 
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|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Braxton, Toni Michelle|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||American singer, songwriter, and actress|
|DATE OF BIRTH||October 7, 1968|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Severn, Maryland, United States|
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