Toni Michelle Braxton is an American singer, songwriter, pianist, record producer, actress, television personality, and philanthropist.
She started her carer with her siblings in a family group known as The Braxtons in the late 80s.
Her self-titled debut studio album (1993) reached number one on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States, selling 10 million copies worldwide.
Early Life Of Toni Braxton
Toni Michelle Braxton was born on October 7, 1967, in Severn, Maryland, USA. She is an American and her ethnicity is Black. She is the daughter of Michael Conrad Braxton and Evelyn Jackson.
Her father, Michael Conrad Braxton was a Methodist clergyman and power company worker, and her mother, Evelyn Jackson was a former opera singer and cosmetologist as well as a pastor.
She is the eldest of six siblings. She has a younger brother Michael Jr. and four younger sisters Traci, Towanda, Trina, and Tamar.
Toni Braxton's Career
She is an American R&B singer-songwriter, pianist, musician, record producer, actress, television personality, and philanthropist. Braxton was involved in the 7th season of the reality show Dancing with the Stars. Her professional partner was Alec Mazo.
She was voted off in week five of the competition. It was announced on October 6, 2010, that Braxton had once again had filed for bankruptcy and was reporting somewhere between 1–50 million dollars in debts. A reality series entitled Braxton Family Values, starring Toni and her sisters, debuted April 12, 2011.
Braxton topped the Billboard 200 with her 1993 self-titled debut studio album and its hit singles "Love Shoulda’ Brought You Home", "Another Sad Love Song", "Breathe Again" and "You Mean the World to Me". She continued that streak with her second studio album, Secrets, which spawned the number-one hits "You're Makin' Me High" and "Unbreak My Heart" in 1996.
Toni Braxton's Net Worth, Salary, Awards, And Achievements
Toni Braxton's net worth is valued at around $10 million USD. She made more than millions from her successful career. Her debut self-titled studio album reached #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and made the sales of 10 million copies worldwide.
Her second studio album Secrets also continued as a commercial success selling 15 million copies worldwide.
During her nearly 25 year career, Braxton has won multiple Grammy Awards and sold over 40 million albums internationally.
Braxton received three Grammy Awards for her 1993 debut Toni Braxton, including Best New Artist and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance with "Another Sad Love Song"; for her 1996 LP Secrets,
Braxton won another Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for ("You're Makin Me High") as well as Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for ("Unbreak My Heart"); won Best Female R&B Vocal Performance of 2000 (for "He Wasn't Man Enough).
Braxton has also received platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America for both records; she has also been presented with NAACP Image Award, several Soul Train Music Awards, and American Music Awards.
Toni Braxton's Personal Life
Braxton met musician Keri Lewis when his group, Mint Condition, opened for her on tour. On April 21, 2001, they were married. On December 2, 2001, she gave birth to their first child, a son named Denim Cole Braxton-Lewis. The couple's second son, Diezel Ky Braxton-Lewis, was born on March 31, 2003.
In November 2009, through her attorney Antavius Weems, Braxton announced that she and her husband had separated. On July 24, 2013, their divorce was finalized after four years of their separation.
In August 2007, rumors surfaced that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Braxton stated to. However, in 2008, she had a benign lump removed from her breast.
On April 8, 2008, near the end of her two-year run at the Flamingo Hotel, Braxton was briefly hospitalized. Later, while appearing on Season 7 of Dancing with the Stars, she stated that she has been diagnosed with microvascular angina.
After Toni Braxton’s youngest son Diesel was diagnosed with autism at age three, she blamed herself a feeling she still carries with her five years later.
In 2010, she had been diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a potentially life-threatening autoimmune disease. Braxton's brother is also a carrier of the disease, and her uncle died of complications from lupus.
While taping her reality series Braxton Family Values, she went in for surgery. Braxton was hospitalized in Los Angeles in December 2012 because of "minor health issues" related to lupus.
In the August of 2013, she suffered a major wardrobe malfunction in the middle of a show.
Height, Weight, And Age
Toni Braxton is about 157 cm tall. She weighs about 48 kg. She is currently 47 years old at the end of 2013.
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