Toni Braxton to Be Honored by the NAACP

TONI BRAXTON NAACP SPIRIT AWARD (140x140)

Singer Toni Braxton will be honored with the prestigious Spirit Award by the Beverly Hills/Hollywood chapter of the NAACP for her work in the theatre.

Tony’s longtime collaborator and “After Midnight” co-star Babyface will present the R&B diva with the award at this year’s 24th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards, set to go down Monday, November 17 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, California.
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Toni & Babyface Release New Christmas Music

TONI BRAXTON BABYFACE RELEASE CHRISTMAS MUSIC

Toni Braxton and Babyface have teamed up again- this time to bring us their take on the Christmas classic ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.’

Toni unveiled the tune late last night via her Facebook page, letting fans know the track will officially be available for download on November 19th.

Toni and Babyface put a sexy twist on the classic, which has previously been recorded by everyone from Judy Garland to Mary J. Blige.
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Toni Braxton & Babyface Delay New Album

LOVE MARRIAGE DIVORCE DELAYED

In a sudden turn of events, Toni Braxton and Babyface have decided to delay their ‘Love, Marriage & Divorce’ album until 2014.

Once scheduled for release on December 3rd, the album will now be released on February 4th, just in time for the Valentine’s Day gift-giving season.

‘Hurt You’, the pair’s first duet together in almost 20 years, is a bonafide Adult Contemporary radio hit according to Billboard, peaking at #3, and marking Babyface’s return to the charts after an almost eight year hiatus.
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Toni Braxton’s New Album Cover

TONI BRAXTON - BABYFACE - LOVE - MARRIAGE - DIVORCE - ALBUM COVER

Toni Braxton and Babyface’s new Love, Marriage & Divorce CD has officially gotten a cover image and new release date.

Once scheduled to be unveiled on December 3rd, the pair have now moved the release date up by a week to November 25th. They have also revealed the cover, which I have posted up top. The album title, which was rumored to undergo a name change, only got an “&” added to it, which I think is pretty sad. I believe a more upbeat title would have been a better choice.

Toni was asked about the title in a recent interview with Rollingstone and had this to say: “I think because Babyface and I have both gone through divorces, we can relate and we can collaborate together on this topic and make it so others who have gone through this situation can relate as well.”

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Though I am generally not a fan of pointy toed shoes, I must say I really do love Christian Louboutin’s Mado Leather Lace-Up Ankle Boots ($1,595).

I first spotted them on Toni Braxton, who paired them with a chocolate leather sheath while attending the Walk of Fame Ceremony for producer Babyface.

The following day Ciara was seen pairing them with an Lucky Rose Sweater Dress while dining out with new friend Lily Collins.

Both women wear them well, but I admit to being a bit more partial to Toni’s look. Try as I might, I couldn’t find out who made her dress, but she is looking all kinds of fabulous in it.


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Toni Braxton Writes Her Memoirs

TONI BRAXTON UNBREAK MY HEART A MEMOIR

Remember back in August when Tamar Braxton told the world she and husband Vince were working on a book together?

Well, it looks like Tamar was once again following in big sister Toni’s footsteps.

Word on the curb, and Amazon, is that Toni has finished a book herself- a memoir titled Unbreak My Heart: A Memoir.

The book is due to hit store shelves and Kindles all across the country when it is released on February 11, 2014.

I believe the date will just about coincide with the second half of season 4’s Braxton Family Values.

To date Toni has not mentioned the book, and evaded all questions thrown at her about it via social media.

However, with a new album and reality show to promote in the coming weeks, I’m sure Toni will be more forthcoming with her fans.

Toni & Babyface on the Tonight Show

TONI BRAXTON AND BABYFACE PERFORM HURT YOU ON THE TONIGHT SHOW

The gorgeous Toni Braxton and her longtime producer Babyface hit up Jay Leno’s Tonight Show last night to perform their new Adult Contemporary hit Hurt You.

This is the pair’s first live performance of the single, which precedes their duets album Love, Marriage, Divorce, due out December 3rd November 25th.

Toni recently wrapped up the first leg of her U.S. tour and is expected to announce new dates in the coming months.

Toni says fans can expect a lot of surprises, including rumored new music from that long talked about Braxton Family project.

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Skip to the 37:05 mark to see Toni and Babyface’s performance.


New BFV Trailer

Hurray!

My favorite family TV reality series is almost ready to make its return.

The third season of Braxton Family Values is due to return in November and WeTV promises it will be the most exciting to date.

Toni is officially un-retired. Tamar is learning to balance motherhood and work. Trina is still contemplating divorcing Gabe. Towanda is celebrating turning 40 by taking it all off and poor Traci is just learning that her husband may have fathered a child she knew nothing about.

All that and more is featured in the newly released clip below.

Check it out.

Toni Braxton Plans Tour Surprise

NEW LOVE MARRIAGE DIVORCE PROMO SHOT FROM TONI BRAXTON AND BABYFACE

Singer Toni Braxton used her Instagram account over the weekend to unveil another promo shot from her upcoming duets album with longtime collaborator Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmomds.

The project, tentatively titled Love, Marriage, Divorce, is expected to be released December 3rd and features the new Adult Contemporary smash Hurt You.

Toni recently wrapped up the first leg of her theatre tour and is expected to announce new dates in the coming weeks, include several oversees in the Canada, Germany and the U.K.

During a Grammy Q&A session over the weekend, Toni talked about touring again; saying future dates will include quite a few surprises. When pressed for details, Toni admitted her sisters, including Tamar, may join her for a few “special performances.”

Toni and Babyface Head to Broadway

Toni Braxton and longtime producer Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds are taking their collaborative musical endeavors to Broadway.

According to published reports, both have signed on for a two-week stint in After Midnight, an upcoming Broadway musical tribute to Harlem’s legendary Cotton Club.

The show starts previews October 18th at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, with an official opening date set for November 13th.

Reprising the Cotton Club tradition of guest headliners, After Midnight will kick off with Fantasia, followed by k.d. lang, then Babyface and Toni.

Additional guest spots will be announced later on.

As for Toni and Bayface’s new single and upcoming duets album, both are shaping up quite nicely. During a Grammy Q&A session earlier this week, Babyface said the album is “pretty much finished” and has a tentative release date of December 3rd.

Their new single, Hurt You, according to Billboard is also doing well. The song debuted at #17 on the Adult Contemporary R&B charts and two weeks later moved into the top 10.

Toni has been on the road promoting her material and plans to resume her successful theatre tour in November.

Toni Braxton & Keri Lewis Call it Quits

TONI BRAXTON AND FAMILY

Toni Braxton is officially divorced.

According to the singer’s rep, the 45-year old R&B diva and star of WeTV reality series ‘Braxton Family Values,’ has ended her 12-year marriage to Mint Condition keyboardist Keri Lewis.

Toni and Keri met while on tour in 1995 and married three years later. The couple had two sons together, Denim and Diezel, before separating in 2009.

In an October appearance on “VH1 Behind the Music,” Toni said her split with Lewis had reverberating effects. “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.”

Despite their split, Keri and Toni continued to work together musically, most recently on Toni’s 2012 single ‘I Heart You.’

Toni Braxton Un-Retires

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Singer Toni Braxton is officially un-retired. After announcing her departure from the music scene earlier this year via an episode of her hit reality show ‘Braxton Family Values,’ Toni appears to now have a change of heart and has announced plans for a duet album and tour with longtime collaborator Babyface.

The first leg of Toni’s tour is expected to kick off in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 9th and wrap up in Atlanta, Georgia on August 31st. If all is well on the health front Toni says she will eventually take her tour to Europe and South America.

As for the album, the first single from the as yet untitled project will drop sometime this fall, reportedly around the time ‘Braxton Family Values’ returns for a fourth season.

Toni Braxton and Babyface Reunite

TONI BRAXTON AND BABYFACE UNITE NEW MUSIC COMING IN SEPTEMBER

Have Toni Braxton and producer Babyface rekindled their musical love affair?

Toni posted the gorgeous image above with the caption “Coming this September” via her Facebook page and told fans to tune in to tonight’s episode of ‘Braxton Family Values’ to find out more.

As many of you know, Toni was once signed to LaFace Records, a subsidiary of Arista helmed by Babyface and then partner LA Reid. Toni recorded a slew of hits written and produced by the duo before parting ways over money.

Toni and Babyface would eventually mend their relation, and even performed together when Toni launched a small club tour in 2011. Babyface also appeared on a recent episode of ‘Braxton Family Values,’ where he attempted to persuade Toni not to give up on recording.

Whatever he said obviously worked and the duo are back in business.

Tune in tonight to see what Toni’s surprise it.

I hope it’s a preview of their new single/duet.