Toni Braxton Says She’s Done Recording Music

Toni Braxton

Toni Braxton is hanging up the mic. The Grammy-winning songstress says that she is done with music and will no longer release albums.

She made the surprise announcement while doing press for her Lifetime Original Movie Twist of Faith. “I have to do shows here and there, but I’m not gonna do any albums,” she tells Wendy Williams.

Despite winning six Grammys and selling millions of records worldwide, her heart is no longer in it. “I’m falling out of love with it, it’s weird. I don’t know what to say when I hear songs. They don’t impact me.”

Braxton’s last album, 2010’s Pulse, debuted at No. 9 with 54,000 copies.

“I’ve been trying to listen to songs, record companies have been calling me, so it’s a good situation to be in, but I’m not really interested at all,” says the 45-year-old, who plans to focus on acting.

She stars in WE tv’s reality series “Braxton Family Values” and in Twist of Faith, airing February 9 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.

In her absence, her sister Tamar is filling in. The youngest Braxton plans to release her album Love and War this spring. But she’s confident that her older sister won’t be gone for long.

“not thinking NOTHING abt @tonibraxton retirement!” tweeted Tamar. “I KNOW she will find the man of her dreams & she will make da album we hve been waiting on.”



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41 Comments

  1. Rhett

    Truth be told, she should’ve been done after The Heat. Anyway, I think I’m in the minority as far as those who actually like “I

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    Rhett Reply:

    @Rhett, I Heart You. Damn, guys. Tamar is more relevant than she is now and that is truly saddening. Toni’s departure isn’t a loss to the industry at this point in time.

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    Speechless Reply:

    @Rhett, She did just fine AFTER that in case you didnt know. She’s a real artist like the generic crap you listen to. Toni is a legend and you will deal with it.

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    Len1975 Reply:

    @Speechless, Amen, say it again to the ignorant people who always pass judgement and don’t have probably nothing going for themselves!!!

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    5xblack Reply:

    I would quit music too if I was Toni. Too many politics and fans support and worship the LEAST talented artist. Its about musical talent not how someone looks or how old they are.

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    Fa Reply:

    @Rhett, u need to sit your ass down and I bet when toni recorded her legendary first album you were a sperm!

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  2. KOS-MOS-18

    WHAAAAAAAAAAAAT?!?! D: NOO!!!

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  3. Michael

    She’s hanging up the mic because she keeps flopping, I can assure no record company is calling her.

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    Zave Reply:

    @Michael, exactly!!! Ain’t nobody calling her. I’d be mad at music too if I sold damn near 50 million records and bankrupt. Get them reality coins guhl

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    Speechless Reply:

    @Michael, Do you know her personally? How would u know that? You can rest assure your ass in the nearest seat.

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    TheQueenIsHere Reply:

    @Speechless, Read bitch read! lmaoo this one comment is life!

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    QUEEN AZEALIA BANKS IS THE GREATEST FEMALE RAPPER EVER, AND YA'LL N- WITH BAD TASTE WILL DEAL Reply:

    @Speechless, Hahaha. drag ha!

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  4. X

    I loved her, sad news :(

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  5. Hov

    who?

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    Speechless Reply:

    @Hov, You know who or else you wouldnt be here.

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  6. SuuuuuperStoooned

    :-(

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  7. John

    She can ALWAYS fall back in love with music, I can assure you Pulse isn’t her last album..

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  8. Kyle

    She is NOT done recording. Give it a few years and she’ll announce a “comeback” like every other artist has done. I enjoy her music though. There is no denying that one of a kind voice.

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  9. channelPink

    Girl bye. Nobody is checking for you. I hope other females follow in your footsteps and do the same. Mariah Carey, Left Eye, need to pack it up…. no shade tho but if Lil Kim ain’t had those surgeries she would really look like Toni based on a really old picture i’ve seen of hers.

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    Speechless Reply:

    @channelPink, You made absolutely NO sense. Asshole.

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  10. RedCup

    ALWAYZ sad news coming out around the grammy’ :(‘..

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  11. SHAWTY

    Aw good for her. She realizes that her time is pretty much up. It’s better to retire in this manner and know when to actually stop..Now if LIL KIM would take notes and do the same…… ;)

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    DDdakid Reply:

    @SHAWTY, what the blue hell does Lil kim have to do with Toni? Hating ass bird. You b*tch*s keep Kim on your mind.

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  12. MMmHmm

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! WE NEED TONI! I HOPE TAMAR IS RIGHT & WILL MAKE THAT ALBUM WE ARE ALL WAITING ON!

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  13. TRP

    I honestly feel like she’s doing it for her sisters. She said in her Behind The Music that she always felt guilty for her solo fame and leaving her sisters behind, and I feel like her stepping out of the music scene is to allow her sister to take a chance…especially Tamar and Trina who are pursuing music. Her continuing to do the reality show with them, is boosting their fame.

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  14. Do Better

    I love Toni. I have all her albums. Folks are just not into real music nowadays!!!!

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    Len1975 Reply:

    @Do Better, AMEN!!! Love me some Toni…She is my favorite singer and I am sadden to hear she is not making anymore albums. For the ignorant comments its people like you who support and buy bullshit music that make artist of Toni Braxton caliber hard to see these days. One need to realize everything comes full circle all them non talented people may take their lives because they may not be able to handle when its their turn to face a failing career. Remember what goes up does come back down. The real test is will they be able to handle being grounded and not selling like they use to!!!

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  15. barey

    i hope she falls in love with music again :(… i cant believe trey songz stripped out of his clothes though…i mean just google kelsnetwork…

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  16. D.kellz

    Toni as a fan you will always be a legend in music you have got the platinum albums and accolades to show your musical genius and that’s all that is noted and stats proven. It kills me when anyone says artist such as Toni Braxton, R. Kelly, Maxwell, Avant, Mary J. Blige, Ginuwine, Tank , Tyrese and such great artist who can sing without auto tune and enhancements to sound great and also all these artist are platinum status artist. None of the greats have to prove anything and this is not even half the great R&B artist, I can name plenty more but its not needed. These artist make music yes to feed there families but more importantly because they love music. So lets stop with the album flopping lines or they should retire. They are legends half the new artist would not even be here for people like Toni Braxton. And again they have nothing else to prove when it comes to album sales and half these new artist can’t hold a candle to real performers as Toni who can actually sing live.

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  17. D.kellz

    Toni as a fan you will always be a legend in music you have got the platinum albums and accolades to show your musical genius and that’s all that is noted and stats proven. It kills me when anyone says artist such as Toni Braxton, R. Kelly, Maxwell, Avant, Mary J. Blige, Ginuwine, Tank , Tyrese and such great artist who can sing without auto tune and enhancements to sound great and also all these artist are platinum status artist. None of the greats have to prove anything and this is not even half the great R&B artist, I can name plenty more but its not needed. These artist make music yes to feed there families but more importantly because they love music. So lets stop with the album flopping lines or they should retire. They are legends half the new artist would not even be here for people like Toni Braxton. And again they have nothing else to prove when it comes to album sales and half these new artist can’t hold a candle to real performers as Toni who can actually sing live.

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  18. Shutterbug

    She could at LEAST work on one more and announce that upcoming album will be her last…

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  19. credits

    She should have tried one more time, but wit her original formula, babybyface and L.A. reid. I think she could be on top again, without dance songs. I put her in the same category as mariah and whitney and they were always making “comebacks” every few years.

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  20. whitechocolate

    This happens to everybody in show business. They get tired of trying to reclaim their spot and feel like hanging it up. The show must go on…

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  21. PrinceJawsh

    I’m not even that big of a fan if hers, but when I saw this my heart dropped…

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  22. PrinceJawsh

    Fuck sakes! Her music was the shit! #SadNews

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  23. ♦CorCor♦

    Sad to hear…She has one of the best voices in the industry!

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  24. Prouy of Uk 2013

    some of yall act like you know her personal and I would love to see her do more acting in a Movie something that she never ever had done before. for sure will hear music that can be feat toni braxton that would be nice but glad that she focus on acting

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  25. Asa

    Nooooo D:

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  26. Len1975

    Love me some Toni…She is my favorite singer and I am sadden to hear she is not making anymore albums. For the ignorant comments its people like you who support and buy bullshit music that make artist of Toni Braxton caliber hard to see these days. One need to realize everything comes full circle all them non talented people may take their lives because they may not be able to handle when its their turn to face a failing career. Remember what goes up does come back down. The real test is will they be able to handle being grounded and not selling like they use to!!!

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