47 Facts About Toni Braxton


Toni Braxton has sold over 70 million records worldwide and is one of the best-selling female artists in history.


In 2011, Toni Braxton was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.


Toni Braxton competed in the seventh season of the reality competition series Dancing with the Stars.


Toni Braxton has executive produced and starred in Braxton Family Values, a reality television series that aired on We TV from 2011 to 2020.


Toni Michele Braxton was born in Severn, Maryland on October 7,1967.


Toni Braxton's recording was later included on the soundtrack along with "Give U My Heart", a duet by Braxton and Babyface.


Toni Braxton, meanwhile, was signed to Reid and Edmonds' Arista-distributed imprint, LaFace Records, and immediately began recording her solo debut album.


Toni Braxton won two American Music Awards in 1994 and another one in 1995.


Still waiting on her financial rewards, Toni Braxton eventually launched an unsuccessful lawsuit against Arista and LaFace Records.


Toni Braxton has appeared in two Disney Broadway shows: She made her Broadway debut as Belle in Beauty and the Beast beginning September 9,1998, when she replaced Kim Huber.


Toni Braxton left the production on February 28,1999, and was succeeded by Andrea McArdle.


In 1999, the lawsuit against LaFace Records was settled and Toni Braxton was given back all her possessions, giving her time to record The Heat, her first album in four years.


Toni Braxton took a more hands-on approach, co-writing and co-producing a handful of the tracks which saw her adapting a more urban sound.


In 2001, Toni Braxton made her movie acting debut in director Doug McHenry's comedy film Kingdom Come opposite an ensemble starring LL Cool J, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Whoopi Goldberg A modest box-office success, it grossed $23.4 million worldwide.


In 2002, while gearing up for the release of her fourth studio album, Toni Braxton discovered she was pregnant with her second child.


Toni Braxton then starred in Aida as Aida beginning June 30,2003, when she replaced actress Simone, until she left the cast on November 16,2003.


In May 2005, Toni Braxton made an appearance on the season finale of American Idol 5, where she performed Elvis Presley's "In the Ghetto" with soon-to-be winner Taylor Hicks.


Toni Braxton performed the song, which entered the top ten in Switzerland, at the opening ceremony in Berlin on June 9,2005.


Toni Braxton later confirmed that she was extending her show through to August 2007.


On January 12,2007, Toni Braxton filed a $10 million lawsuit against her former manager Barry Hankerson, alleging "fraud, deception and double dealing", in addition to mismanaging her relationship with Arista Records.


The suit was settled with Toni Braxton being forced to return a $375,000 advance to Hankerson, who would receive a percentage of the sales of her next album, and Hankerson releasing Toni Braxton from her contract with him.


When Toni Braxton acknowledged that she did disclose her full medical history at the time, she got on the hook for all damages because of the cancelled shows, being sued by multiple companies, and had to file for bankruptcy.


In September 2008, Toni Braxton appeared on the seventh season of American dance competition series Dancing with the Stars; her partner was Alec Mazo.


In 2009, Toni Braxton signed to Atlantic Records and began work on her next studio album.


In 2011, Toni Braxton signed with WE tv for a reality series, Toni Braxton Family Values.


Also that year, Toni Braxton played Rosalie Rosebud, a singer with an over-the-top personality, in the children's musical adventure comedy film The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure alongside Jaime Pressly and Cloris Leachman, and began filming a lead role in the Lifetime Movie Network film Twist of Faith which premiered the following year.


In May 2014, Toni Braxton published a memoir, Unbreak My Heart: A Memoir, through Harper Collins Publishers.


In January 2018, Toni Braxton starred in the Lifetime film Faith Under Fire.


In June 2019, Toni Braxton headlined the 2019 Pittsburgh Pride festival.


Toni Braxton released the single, "Do It", her first song under the new deal on April 6,2020.


On October 23,2020, Toni Braxton released a video for her song "Gotta Move On".


In 2021, Toni Braxton competed on season six of The Masked Singer as "Pufferfish".


Toni Braxton was the third to be eliminated during the two-night premiere alongside Dwight Howard as "Octopus" and Vivica A Fox as "Mother Nature".


Toni Braxton is an executive producer and star in the 2022 Lifetime movie The Fallen Angels Murder Club.


Toni Braxton showcased her classical training while performing in Broadway plays Beauty and the Beast and Aida as well as her duet with Il Divo, "The Time of Our Lives".


Toni Braxton's hit "Un-Break My Heart", the Diane Warren-penned ballad, spent 11-weeks at number 1.


In 2011, Toni Braxton topped the list for the Grammy Award's best dressed of the decade.


Toni Braxton made headlines for her Giantto Million Dollar Microphone that she performed every show with.


Toni Braxton met musician Keri Lewis when his group, Mint Condition, opened for her on tour; they married on April 21,2001.


In 2002, while gearing up for the release of her fourth studio album, Toni Braxton discovered she was pregnant with her second child; the complicated pregnancy confined her to bed rest.


The couple's second son, Diezel Ky Toni Braxton-Lewis, was born in March 2003.


In November 2009, Toni Braxton announced that she and her husband had separated.


Toni Braxton has been outspoken regarding her doctor's failure to diagnose Diezel's condition earlier, contending that if he had been diagnosed earlier he could have received treatment earlier.


Toni Braxton began dating rapper Birdman in May 2016, and the couple announced their engagement in February 2018.


Toni Braxton stated to Access Hollywood that the breast cancer rumors were false and that her health was very good.


On November 18,2010, Toni Braxton revealed to CBS News that she had been diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus, a potentially life-threatening autoimmune disease.


Toni Braxton was hospitalized in Los Angeles in December 2012 because of "minor health issues" related to lupus.