Toni Braxton Follows Prince’s Advice, Goes Independent

Toni Braxton and Diezel

Toni Braxton stepped out with her son Diezel to a taping of “The Wendy Williams Show” on Monday. The Grammy-winning singer chatted with the self-proclaimed “Queen of All Media” about returning for a third season of WE tv’s “Braxton Family Values,” her rumored romance with Eddie Murphy (“We’re just friends”), new dance single “I Heart You,” and taking Prince’s advice and releasing her next album Heartstrings & Synagogue Vibes independently.

“I’m listening to Prince,” she told Wendy. “He said, ‘Toni, you should do it yourself. Record companies are great, but the new movement is Internet and put it out all digital and you don’t really need them for that,’ so wish me luck. I’m going out on a limb.”

Toni, who has been named the United Nations ambassador for autism, was also on hand to illuminate the Empire State Building in blue in recognition of World Autism Awareness Month (Toni’s son is autistic).



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12 Comments

  1. Dave

    Imma support Toni too. I bought her last album, & OMG she said Lauren Conrad, I love her.

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  2. Jay

    The new album is actually titled Gemstone.

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    Thomas Hinyard Reply:

    @Jay, No, it is really titled Heartstrings & Synagogue Vibes. Gemstone was the working title. It’s going to be a double-disc, one disc with music styles she’s familiar with, but the other disc is world music and things in tribute to her Jewish background. She already confirmed this.

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    Nina Reply:

    @Thomas Hinyard, Where did she confirm this? Give a link or tell us where we can see that she confirmed this.

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    Thomas Hinyard Reply:

    @Nina, sheknows.com/entertainment/articles/954453/inside-toni-braxtons-i-heart-you-video-shoot

    The name of the album is everywhere. No where am I seeing Gemstone.

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  3. Nique

    I Love Ms. Braxton, she’s so beautiful

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  4. keraleestewart

    IKR.. she is the only women is the prettiest one form out of her whole sister’s NO LIE.

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  5. jaynesdezign

    Toni Braxton is back with a vengeance,I love all her music.

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  6. Beyonce is desperate

    I’m glad artists are beginning to wise up. Don’t let the record companies dictate your artistry. Ashanti, now Toni Braxton. They have a BraveHeart.

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  7. Nina

    Good job on going Indie. Record execs are thieves and it’s a shame and a crime how they did her dirty on those first two albums and only paid her $2000 after all those hits. She could go gold with this album and make more money than she did going platinum with record labels. She’s got a good ear for music and I can’t wait to add her next album to my collection.

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  8. TheDreamer

    I love Toni. She looks great with short hair.

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  9. jb

    Good for you Toni…!!

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