Toni Braxton

Nov
18
Mary J. Blige, Toni Braxton, & CeeLo Green Welcome Christmas at The Grove

Mary J. Blige

It was far from a silent night at The Grove in L.A. Some of R&B’s biggest stars kicked off the holiday season at the shopping center’s 11th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Sunday. The festive evening featured performances from Mary J. Blige, Toni Braxton and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, CeeLo Green, Jewel, Il Volo, and more.

After appearing on HSN earlier in the day, the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul spread some cheer while singing songs off her holiday album A Mary Christmas. At one point, she flubbed the lyrics to “My Favorite Things” and stopped midway before returning to the stage to redo the performance.

Toni Braxton and Babyface teamed up for their sultry duet on “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”

CeeLo Green, dressed for summer in a white tee and shorts, rocked around the 100-foot Christmas tree with seasonal tunes including “This Christmas.”

The evening capped off with a fireworks spectacular. The performances will air at a later date on a local L.A. station.

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Nov
14
Sevyn Streeter Covers Toni Braxton’s ‘You Mean the World to Me’

Toni Braxton and Sevyn Streeter

Sevyn Streeter has covered Aaliyah and Keyshia Cole. Now the CBE songstress takes on Toni Braxton’s 1994 hit “You Mean the World to Me.” While sitting in a stairwell, Sevyn channels her emotions as she belts out the R&B ballad.

After meeting Braxton at the Soul Train Awards in Las Vegas, Sevyn decided to pay tribute to the Grammy-winning diva, who she grew up idolizing.

Sevyn is currently opening for her Atlantic Records labelmate K. Michelle on the “Rebellious Soul” tour.

On Dec. 3, she will release her EP Call Me Crazy, But… featuring the Chris Brown-assisted single “It Won’t Stop.”

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Nov
14
New Music: Toni Braxton & Babyface – ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Toni Braxton and Babyface have delayed their collaborative album until 2014, but they give us an early Christmas gift with their holiday duet “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” The R&B superstars play a former couple, who reconnect over a phone call around the holiday season.

Toni, who previously covered the song for her 2001 Christmas album Snowflakes, coos in a sultry tone as she duets with the legendary producer.

If you’re in L.A., you can catch them performing the song at The Grove’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Sunday.

Love, Marriage & Divorce is due Feb. 4 featuring the single “Hurt You,” while the new season of “Braxton Family Values” kicks off tonight.

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Oct
24
Toni Braxton and Babyface Album Delayed Until 2014

Love, Marriage & Divorce

Toni Braxton and Babyface have delayed their Love, Marriage & Divorce until next year. The R&B powerhouses have announced a new release date for their collaborative project.

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Oct
14
Album Cover: Toni Braxton & Babyface – ‘Love, Marriage & Divorce’

Love, Marriage & Divorce

Toni Braxton and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds star in the musical drama Love, Marriage & Divorce. The R&B powerhouses have revealed the movie-like cover for their duets album, which navigates the ups and downs of a relationship.

It’s been 21 years since the Grammy-winning diva and legendary producer worked together on 1992′s “Give U My Heart” off the Boomerang soundtrack.

“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,” Toni tells ESSENCE.

The album is due Nov. 25 featuring the single “Hurt You,” for which the video premiered last week.

What do you think of the cover art? Weigh in below.

Oct
11
Video: Toni Braxton & Babyface – ‘Hurt You’

Toni Braxton and Babyface

Toni Braxton’s retirement was short lived. The R&B diva, who considered quitting the industry earlier this year, gets back to music by teaming with Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds on their duet “Hurt You.”

The longtime collaborators, who first dueted on the 1992 Boomerang single “Give U My Heart,” break down the walls and rebuild their relationship in the smoldering video.

The ballad serves as the first single off their duets album Love, Marriage & Divorce, which arrives Nov. 25.

On Thursday, Toni was on hand to honor Babyface as he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His friends including Usher, Diddy, and L.A. Reid also saluted the legendary producer at the ceremony.

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Oct
9
Toni Braxton and Babyface Perform ‘Hurt You’ on ‘Leno’

Toni Braxton and Babyface

R&B powerhouses Toni Braxton and Babyface teamed up to perform their duet “Hurt You” for the first time on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on Tuesday. The Grammy-winning diva rocked a short ‘do and gold dress while belting out the sultry song with the multi-platinum producer, who was clad in all black.

Originally due Dec. 3, their duets album Love, Marriage & Divorce is now set to arrive on Nov. 25 on Motown Records.

Watch their sizzling session below.

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