Toni Braxton with her four sisters began performing as “The Braxtons” in the late 1980s and were signed to Arista Records in 1989. In 1993 LaFace Records released Braxton’s self-titled debut album, “Toni Braxton”. Braxton’s debut album won her several awards, including three Grammy Awards. In June 1996, Braxton released her second and most successful album, “Secrets” which sold more than 15 million copies, putting her the name superstars. This was followed by her famous song “Un-Break My Heart”, which gave her a break to earn her name in music industry. In March 2000, her first single “He Wasn’t Man Enough” was released by LaFace Records which was certified double platinum in the US and, by 2002, had sold over 4 million copies worldwide. She made her movie acting debut in the feature film “Kingdom Come” in 2001 and then, in 2002, Toni discovered she was pregnant with her second child. All the next years she worked hard and made her brilliant career. However, in 2010 the new statement was released that the singer was again on the edge of getting bankrupt. She surprised her fans after this issue and began guesting in several TV series. In fact in 2011, she had her TV series entitled “Braxton Family Values” inWETV network. The TV show added revenues to the Toni Braxton net worth and increased it quite a lot. In 2014, Braxton and a long-time collaborator Babyface released a duet album entitled “Love, Marriage & Divorce”, which earned the duo a Grammy Award in early 2015. Throughout her career, Braxton has sold over 66 million records, worldwide. She has won 6 Grammy Awards, 7 American Music Awards, and 9 Billboard Music Awards.
How Was Braxton’s Childhood?
Toni Michele Braxton was born on October 7, 1967, in Severn, Maryland. She and her four sisters, the children of a minister, encouraged by their mother, an operatically trained vocalist, began singing in a church as girls. Braxton was the eldest of six siblings and also had a younger brother Michael. Toni attended Bowie State University to obtain a teaching degree. However, she soon dropped out of college after she was discovered singing to herself at a gas station by songwriter Bill Pettaway. With his help, Braxton and her sisters signed in 1990 as a group “The Braxtons”.
Singer’s Married Life
Braxton married Keri Lewis on 23rd of April 2001 where she wore $75,000 worth of Toni Braxton wedding gown in her wedding day. She gave birth to their first son Denim Cole Braxton-Lewis in 2001 and in 2003 she gave birth to Diezel Ky Braxton-Lewis, their second child. And when she knew that her youngest son had an Autism, Toni became actively involved with the advocacy organization Autism Speaks, acting as the group’s International Spokesperson. Toni Braxton and Keri Lewis worked together on her third album “The Heat”. In November 2009 the two got separated after eight years of being together.
Toni Braxton’s Estates
Toni Braxton’s Duluth mansion features 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, Jacuzzi and three-car garage and was built in 2001. She bought the house in 2004 for $2 million. The Atlanta mansion was foreclosed in 2011. Braxton’s Nevada House has four and a baths, four fireplaces, a pool, a spa, and a three-car garage. This Toni Braxton’s house in Las Vegas was foreclose in 2010.