Toni Braxton

Dec
1
Toni Braxton Talks Bankruptcy, Playboy, & Her Health on ’20/20′

Toni Braxton and sons

Toni Braxton was in the spotlight on last night’s “20/20.” The Grammy-winning diva opened up about her two bankruptcies, posing for Playboy, and her medical conditions.

The 45-year-old singer, who was addicted to spending money on high-end goods for her home, has became more cautious in recent years. “I have to monitor myself ’cause I’m definitely on a budget,” she said.

She also debated posing for Playboy when times got rough, but decided against it because of her sons. “What are their friends gonna say?”

One month after she renewed her contract for her Las Vegas show, she was diagnosed with Microvascular angina and later Lupus. “The doctor told me I would never be able to perform,” said Toni, who defeated the odds.

When asked why her last three albums didn’t sell as well, she laughed, “That’s like a one-night stand that you don’t want to talk about.”

Watch Toni sit down and share some candid confessions.

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Oct
30
Toni Braxton Talks Tragedy and Triumph on ‘Behind the Music’

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Toni Braxton’s life was made for a “Behind the Music” special. The sultry songstress, who has sold over 60 million records worldwide and won six Grammys, opened up about everything from bankruptcy (“I was humiliated”) to battling lupus to her son’s autism last night on VH1.

The preacher’s daughter got her start with her sisters The Braxtons, but was eventually faced with the tough decision of choosing family over a solo career and living with the guilt. She also reflected on getting reprimanded by Oprah on national television, finding love, and starting a family, with commentary from those who know her best including Babyface, L.A. Reid, her sisters, and mother.

Watch Toni share her story in the full “Behind the Music” episode.

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Apr
2
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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Mar
29
Video: Toni Braxton – ‘I Heart You’

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Toni Braxton dances back into your heart with the Bille Woodruff-directed video for “I Heart You,” her self-penned and produced single off her upcoming album Heartstrings & Synagogue Vibes. The Grammy-winning diva sets the dance floor on fire, showcasing her sultry vocals over the electro beat. Looking gorgeous in a number of sexy outfits, the 44-year-old singer seduces the camera and busts out a few dance moves of her own.

“When I wrote this song I was thinking about the feeling you get when you walk into a club and you hear the melody,” said the star of WE tv’s “Braxton Family Values.” “You feel the beat and you just know it’s going to be a good night.”

Watch Toni burn up the screen in the sizzling video.

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Mar
9
New Music: Toni Braxton – ‘I Heart You’

I Heart You

Toni Braxton dances her troubles away on her sizzling new single “I Heart You,” which she wrote and produced herself. The Grammy-winning diva melts the track with her sultry vocals while burning up the dance floor.

“When I wrote this song I was thinking about the feeling you get when you walk into a club and you hear the melody,” said the star of WE tv’s “Braxton Family Values.” “You feel the beat and you just know it’s going to be a good night.”

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Jan
12
Toni Braxton Hospitalized for Lupus ‘Flare Up’

Toni Braxton

Toni Braxton is on the mend after experiencing some painful “flare ups” resulting from her Lupus condition.

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Dec
13
Toni Braxton Talks Dating Outside Her Race, Speaks Russian on ‘Chelsea Lately’

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Nothing was off limits when Toni Braxton sat down with Chelsea Handler on her talk show. The Grammy-winning diva opened up about dating a white man (“I’m playing in the snow”), the scents of different races, going on dates with her ex-husband, and she even said a few words in Russian. Chelsea proposed to her new pal that they travel the world together “trying out” different men. Oh yeah, and she plugged her reality show “Braxton Family Values.”

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