Toni Braxton Returns to Music, Plans Album with Babyface

Babyface and Toni Braxton

While her sister Tamar gave birth to a baby boy on Thursday, Toni Braxton had her own exciting news to share with the world. After announcing that she was retiring from music, the R&B icon is back in the studio with Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.

During the season finale of her WE tv show “Braxton Family Values,” the 45-year-old singer revealed that she is working on a duets album with her longtime friend and collaborator.

“I think I’ve made the right decision to get back involved with songwriting and working with Kenny,” she said during the episode. “I can’t be afraid anymore. I have to live life. It’s OK to fail as long as you try, so I’m gonna try.”

As recently as last month, she said that she was done with music. “I’m kinda still on the done with music side, but we’ll see,” she told Rap-Up TV. “I haven’t done any recording, nothing in the studio.”

She received encouragement from her famous friends including Babyface, Anita Baker, and Missy Elliott. “They’re kinda tryna push me to do something. But I love them for that and it makes me feel so much better ’cause I don’t feel so alone.”

The album is due on Motown in September, according to Toni. “September 2013 @KennyEdmonds @Motown,” she tweeted.

The two have already shot promo photos for the project. “The whole perspective is guy and girl, Mars vs. Venus. Even if you’re in love, you’re in love for different reasons,” explained Babyface.

Braxton added, “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.”

Babyface executive produced Braxton’s first three albums for LaFace including Toni Braxton, Secrets, and The Heat.



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39 Comments

  1. J. Vryheid

    YAY Toni!

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  2. Dadonroman

    Will flop.

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    KOS-MOS-18 Reply:

    @Dadonroman, rude asswipe

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    MoneyMayweather Reply:

    @Dadonroman, you were born in 2000 lol

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    Kaykay Reply:

    @MoneyMayweather, you gave the best response the ingnoramous could ever get.

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  4. Kam

    I think she will be successful if she sticks to doing classic R&B than this techno crap that’s flooding the airwaves. If she does another unbrake my heart and breath again I’m buying the album.

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    Afi K. James Reply:

    @Kam,

    Actually Toni Braxton has already done a techno dance album and she successful at it.

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    Afi K. James Reply:

    @Kam,

    Actually Toni Braxton has already done a techno dance album and she successful at it.

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    Kam Reply:

    @Afi K. James, as successful as her earlier work? I think not.

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  5. jill

    Yay!

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  6. Brasko801

    Great to see babyface in the studio one of the greatest song writers and producer ever! I hope he and Toni can bring that magic back to R&B! I still love the boomerang soundtrack

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  7. DecideFriday

    Yes, yes yes!

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  8. Miriam

    Lol wow what for a suprise. How long did she retired? 3 or 4 months? She never wanted to retire it was all for promo since her last albumbs flopped. Sad what ppl everything do for attention

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    Fa Reply:

    @Miriam, how do u sing?
    How many millions did you sell?
    How many Grammies did u have?
    How many fans?
    STFU

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    Honie Reply:

    @Miriam,
    This was not for attention. She dang near cries every time she speaks of her struggle with music, her life, and fears. She’s still struggling but has chosen to put her struggle in song. This album is about to be therapeutic for her and many. Toni is one who sings with so much emotion you feel it!!! She taking a big leap of faith and I pray her strength as she tours this summer.

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  9. Kyle

    Good for her! I like the concept of what her and Babyface are doing. I’ll definitely check it out!

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  11. ArchBishopOprah

    I feel like this is the year of the comebacks and I’m so excited!!! First brandy, Ciara trying to do her thing too, now Toni Braxton!!!

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    Fa Reply:

    @ArchBishopOprah, don’t put Ciara
    in the same sentence with Brandy and Toni!
    Thanks

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    ArchBishopOprah Reply:

    @Fa, stop being pressed. I mentioned nothing about vocal abilities of any ladies just the fact that they are all making comebacks. Stop teying to start sonething from norhing. Have several seats

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  12. kcfortis

    Go Toni..Its not about flopping or even making money, its about doing what you do best and enjoying yourself while you’re at it..Kudus to u.

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  13. G18

    So happy!!!! She just had to take a break and get her thoughts together…

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  14. Janae

    So super excited. People are going to hate regardless because they mad they will never amount to 1/4 of what Toni Braxton is. Those of us who recognize true talent and miss real voices will def support this project. I knew her booty wasn’t retiring anyway. Jay Z says it all the time and then… BOOM album! lol

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  15. Tonis grammys

    I knew she would be back, its gonna be hhot

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  16. Jose Mexico

    I’M SO EXCITED FOR TONI….I CAN’T WAIT FOR HER NEW ALBUM..I HOPE IT’S MORE LIKE HER “SECRETS” ALBUM…

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  17. Isatta

    Toni you ar always bless. What God has made u of csn never be taken away by anything. Sing ur lullaby and lets melt in ur voice

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  18. EdgarC

    AMAZING! Finally some good news!

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  19. Youssef

    Congratulations;;; Toni is the best forever i love you ;;; i m so glad Toni And Babyface;;; The good collaboration;;; i pray for you

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  20. Beyonce

    she’s only coming back because i said so..

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  21. Jay

    Awesome! I’ve been a Toni Braxton fan since the beginning! And Babyface is one of my all time favorite singer/songwriters. It will be magic when the two of them get together again. I look forward to this project!! :)

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  22. Vic

    Grown folks music, come on wit it

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  23. Suen

    Toni Braxton is absolutely awesome..she is my role model,my idol.God blessed her with a wonderful voice,and he just didn’t give it to her for nothing. Go ahead Toni,and God bless!! God bless your entire filter. Love BFV!!

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    Flo for U Reply:

    @Suen,

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  24. Kim

    I am so glad ur coming back, love ya and ur music

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  28. shelia

    I’M IN LOVE WITH THAT SONG IT’S TRULY A WINNER. I KNOW THIS IS TRULY A SUCCESS. GOOD LUCK YOU 2
    MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU BOTH

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