Toni Braxton is one of the most amazing women in the history of the Black Americans whose voice has been termed a contralto voice. She is a woman filled with passion for her career and is quite ambitious at achieving it. Braxton whose middle name is Michelle was born on October 7, 1967, in Severn, Maryland, US. She started out her quest for excellence by doing music in her church choir. Her love for the craft was nurtured there before she took it to the higher stage of producing albums.
Other than being a singer, Braxton is also a songwriter, producer, actress, television personality and philanthropist; she has been active in all her career positions since 1989 till present. She was first signed by Arista Records alongside her sisters in the 1980s in their amazing family group known as ‘The Braxtons’. Toni attended Bowie state university where she obtained a teaching degree, however, she decided to take the tunnel leading to music professionally after William E. Pettaway heard her singing while pumping gas and decided to be her producer. Career Toni Braxton’s first self-titled debut album was released in 1993 and was a huge success, peaking at number one on the U.S Billboard 200 albums chart.
Afterwards, she released her song titled Another Sad Love Song which attained another peak of excellence on the billboard hot 100 and R&b singles charts. Her music albums include Toni Braxton (1993), Secrets (1996), The Heat (2000), Snowflakes (2001), More than a Woman (2002), Libra (2005), Pulse (2010), Love, Marriage & Divorce (with Baby Face, 2014) and Sex & Cigarettes (2018). Braxton plays the keyboard and was the first female to sign with Laface records. She acted as Belle in the Broadway production of Beauty and the Beast in September 1998. She has won several awards including seven Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards in 1994 and in 1995, nine Billboard Music Awards and seven American Music Awards. She has filed for bankruptcy twice but is currently worth $10 million.
Toni Braxton’s Husband, Sons and Kids Toni Braxton was married to in April 2001. The two met at an open tour and kicked off a romance which led them to the altar. Their union was blessed with two boys – the first who they named Denim Cole Braxton Lewis was born in 2001 and the second Diezel Ky Braxton-Lewis was born in 2003. Her second son Diezel was diagnosed with Autism which motivated his mom to join the Autism speakers where she serves as an international spokesperson. Braxton announced her separation from her husband Keri Lewis in November 2009 and later got officially divorced in July 2013. Father and Sisters Toni Braxton was born to her father Michael Cornard Braxton Sr., a clergyman at the Methodist center who also worked with a power company.