Braxton, Toni (1967–)

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Braxton, Toni (1967–)

American rhythm-and-blues singer. Name variations: Toni Michelle Braxton. Born Toni Michelle Braxton, Oct 7, 1967, in Severn, Maryland.

Husky-voiced R&B vocalist, grew up studying piano and performing with sisters in church choir; shot to success with Grammy-winning debut, Toni Braxton (1993); toured with saxophonist Kenny G (1994); sold more than 16 million copies of 1996 album Secrets; released many top-10 singles, including "Another Sad Love Song" (1993), "Breathe Again" (1993), "You're Making Me High" (1996), "Unbreak My Heart" (1996) and "He Wasn't Man Enough" (2000); filed for bankruptcy (1998); took over leads in Broadway hits Beauty and the Beast (1994) and Aida (2000).