Single lady: Toni Braxton has finalized her divorce from her husband of 12 years Keri Lewis reported the official divorce news regarding the couple who tied the knot back in 1998. The Unbreak My Heart performer admitted said in her VH1 Behind the Music special last October that the split with Lewis in 2009 took a toll on her. 'I had to figure out a plan for my life that had nothing to do with him,' she said. 'I was angry with everybody.
I couldn't believe this was happening to me. I felt that I was a person dealing with a lot of struggles and here comes another one.' The singer has endured trouble times in recent years. The couple had been married for 12 years and had two sons together In 2010 she was diagnosed with lupus while she has had to battle financial problems, filing for bankruptcy twice.
Toni Braxton Father
May 20, 2017 - Tamar Braxton has been focused on her father, Michael, and his wife, Ms. Wanda, in the latest episode of “Braxton Family Values.” At the age of.
She recently settled a bankruptcy case after claiming she had run up debts of between $10million and $50million. The 45-year-old, who filed for Chapter 7 in 2010, agreed earlier this month to pay $150,000 to settle the case, according to TMZ. The singer previously filed for bankruptcy in 1998 for debts of $3.9million.
Troubles: Toni has had problems with her health and finances in recent years - here she performs in Moscow back in 2010 When she filed for bankruptcy the first time, she said the highly publicised case had taught her a lesson and that she subsequently changed her business strategy. 'I learned that I had to believe in myself and not just to be comfortable with the opinions of others,' she told Ebony Magazine in 2000. 'I'm just more in control; I dot the I's and cross the T's. I finalise everything.' At the time critics blamed Braxton's erratic behaviour and penchant for breaking appointments for plunging her into debt, whilst others said her expensive tastes (600-thread-count bedsheets and jewellery from Cartier and Tiffany & Co.) were the culprit.
. (1989–1990). (2015–present) Website Members The Braxtons are an American musical quintet consisting of singer and her sisters,. Despite being commercially unsuccessful, the group's first single, led to oldest sister Toni Braxton's solo career. All five members reunited in 2011 to star in the series alongside their mother, Evelyn Braxton.
Toni Braxton Parents
In October 2015, the group including Toni, Tamar, Traci, Trina and Towanda, released new material entitled with five members. The album was released on October 30. Contents. History Background and early beginnings The Braxtons' parents are Michael Braxton Sr.
(born June 26, 1947) and Evelyn Braxton (born January 14, 1948). Toni Michelle Braxton was born on October 7, 1967.
Michael Conrad Braxton Jr., the only son, was born on November 17, 1968, then Traci Renee Braxton was born on April 2, 1971. Towanda Chloe Braxton was born on September 18, 1973. The Braxtons' fifth child, Trina Evette Braxton, was born on December 3, 1974. The youngest sibling, Tamar Estine Braxton, was born on March 17, 1977. They are originally from. The sisters began to harmonize together when a then 5 year-old Tamar demanded, 'Somebody get me some toilet paper!' Each sister and brother Michael soon after went in the bathroom and began singing the 'Toilet Paper Song.'
The Braxtons credit this incident as their first experience and the first time that they harmonized as a group. Growing up, they sang in the choir at several churches and toured the with their religious parents singing at various events. 1989–1991: Good Life and lineup change Toni, Traci, Towanda, Trina, and Tamar Braxton signed their first record deal with in 1989. In 1990, they released their first, '. It would be their only single as a fivesome. 'Good Life' was not a, peaking at No. 79 on the chart.
At the time of the single's release, the members' age differences created a problem with marketing. Subsequently, The Braxtons were dropped from Arista Records. In 1991, during a showcase with and, who were in the process of forming, Toni Braxton, minus her four sisters, was chosen and signed as the label's first female solo artist. At the time, the remaining members were told that LaFace was not looking for another girl group since it had just signed. 1992–95: Record deal and Traci's pregnancy After Toni's departure from the group in 1991, the remaining Braxtons members became singers for Toni's first U.S.
Tour, and promotional appearances. Traci, Towanda, Trina, and Tamar were featured in the music video for Toni Braxton's third single, ',” from her. In 1993, LaFace Records Vice President, Bryant Reid, signed The Braxtons to LaFace. However, the group never released an album or single for the record label.
When Reid moved on to work for, he convinced executives at to allow him take the group to Atlantic also. They signed with Atlantic Records in 1994, with a 3-album deal. It was reported in magazine that in 1995, Traci Braxton had left the group to pursue a career as a youth counselor. However, it was not confirmed until 2004 when Towanda Braxton appeared in season 2 of the reality show, that Traci was not allowed to sign with because of her pregnancy at the time. 1996–97: So Many Ways In June 1996, Tamar, Trina, and Towanda returned with a new album entitled, which shared the same title as its.
Released on August 13, 1996, the album peaked at No. 26 on the charts.
It became their first and only. Atlantic Records A&R, Bryant Reid, served as the album's executive producer. At the time of its release, Reid told, 'I had a vision for them then that was about young sophistication with sex appeal.'
So Many Ways included production from and along with and Sean 'Sep' Hall. The album also included a of 's hit ' and song '. The Braxtons released a in order to promote '. It was directed by Cameron Casey and featured upcoming actor. The trio also performed a remixed version of 'So Many Ways' with rapper on September 9, 1996 at the.
The single was also used as the opening track for the to the comedy film. 'So Many Ways' went on to peak at No. 83 on the chart in 1996, No. 22 on the Billboard R&B Charts and number 32 on the in January 1997. The album's second single, ', was released on January 25, 1997 and peaked at number 52 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart. A music video for this song was also released. A remix version of The Braxtons third single ' reached number 1 on in early 1997.
' was the final single released from. It peaked at No. 26 on the UK Charts in July 1997, becoming their highest charting single in the UK.
The Braxtons also served as the opening act for Toni Braxton on the European Leg of her in 1997. 1998–1999: Disbandment The Braxtons decided to part ways as a group after lead singer Tamar Braxton left to pursue a solo career with in 1999. However, the members continued to sing and act in various other projects.
There was a lot of drama surrounding the situation, which is part of the reason why Towanda went on Starting Over. Most of the family lost their loyalties with Tamar.
2000-2010: Solo projects Trina appeared in the 2004 play as Tracy Stevens. She was also part of the play Rise, written by from and from the rap group and starred in an production of as Deena Jones. In 2004, Trina Braxton appeared in 'The Walk' with. Additionally, she co-starred in two independent films, including Jail Party, and was host for the unbroadcast Urban Idol for UPN. She also made a cameo in Tyler Perry's as a member of a band performing with singer 's character. In 2009, Trina joined the 'Simply Irresistible' as a lead vocalist. In 2012, Trina left the band to pursue a solo music career, releasing her debut solo single 'Party Or Go Home' in March 2012.
Trina and Tamar performed as background singers and dancers for the entire duration of Toni's in 2006. They also performed in Toni Braxton: Revealed at the until R&B singer and Towanda Braxton replaced them.
Towanda Braxton appeared in season 2 of the reality show. She performed and recorded a solo song, 'Here I Am', for the show and conducted a radio interview on the about her time on Starting Over. Towanda is also a member of sorority and pledged at in 1995. In September 2005, magazine's website reported that Towanda was pregnant.
Tamar Braxton released her debut solo album in 2000. She also made a cameo in the music video for '. She appeared for a short time as Sasha in the stage play version of in 2005 alongside Tyler Perry. Tamar co-wrote several songs and sang background vocals for several of Toni's albums including,. In 2012, Tamar released the single ', followed by two albums in 2013: a studio album entitled, followed by a Christmas album entitled. In 2010, The Braxtons, including Traci Braxton, appeared in sister 's music video for her dance single 'Make My Heart'.
2011–present: Braxton Family Values and new album Braxton Family Christmas In January 2011, confirmed that it had signed and her sisters, Traci, Towanda, Trina, and Tamar for a reality series, entitled, to be marketed as one of the network's flagship shows. The show looks at the relationship between Toni, her mom, and her sisters along with the interpersonal relationships of each family member.
After only four episodes, the series had renewed for a second season. There would be 13 more one-hour episodes of Braxton Family Values on WE tv in 2012, up from 10 during the debut season — which was later upped to a 26 episode second season, including the Reunion Show. As of the second season finale of Braxton Family Values, it is still unclear whether or not the that The Braxtons were working on will be released. During the show's reunion, Toni Braxton stated that she thought The Braxtons should 'feature on her record' instead of her completely rejoining the group for a full EP. The Braxtons posed for the June 2011 summer swimwear issue.
They also presented the 'Best Gospel Artist' award to at the. In July 2014, a sneak peek of the fourth season of ' was uploaded via on 's user account of the Braxton sisters discussing on doing a gospel record together. In the same time, Toni, Tamar and Trina guest starred on their sister Traci's music video 'Last Call'. In October 2015, the group including Toni, Tamar, Traci, Trina and Towanda, released an album titled as five members. The album was released on October 30 and pre-order on October 16th. Braxton Family Christmas debuted at number 27 on the US, number 10 on the and number 12 on US Top Holiday Albums on November 21, 2015.
The album charted at number 1 on the US on December 12, 2015. Members Member '89 '90 '91 '92 '93 '94 '95 '96 '97 '98 '10 '11 '12 '15 '16 (1989–1998, 2010–2012, 2015–present) (1989–1998, 2010–2012, 2015–present) (1989–1998, 2010–2012, 2015–present) (1989–1995, 2010–2012, 2015–present) (1989–1991, 2015–present) Discography Studio albums Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales. Released: August 13, 1996. Label:. Formats:, 113 26 2 — 48 17 — —. Released: October 30, 2015.
Label:. Formats: CD, 144 19 1 — — — — — 21,000 '—' denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory. Singles Title Year Peak chart positions Album ' 1990 — 79 — — — — — Non-album singles 'Family' — — — — — — — ' 1996 83 22 — — — 17 32 ' 1997 — 52 — — — 3 — ' — — 1 — 24 10 31 ' — — — — 49 38 26 '—' denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory. See also.
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