Toni Braxton is an American singer who rose to fame in the 1990s. She was one of the best-selling female artists of the 90s. She received fame after releasing her debut album in 1993. The album sold over 10 million copies and landed her with many awards. She then released her second album in 1996, which too sold over 15 million units.
Her third album was released in 2000 and sold over 4 million units. She has given many platinum certified albums and in her career, she has sold over 41 million albums worldwide. The estimated net worth of Toni Braxton is in millions. She has won several awards and has also become an actress and producer.
Toni Michelle Braxton was born on October 7, 1967, in Severn, Maryland. She is the daughter of Michael Conrad Braxton, Sr., a Methodist and clergyman, and Evelyn Jackson, a cosmetologist and retired opera singer. Her maternal grandfather was a pastor. She has six other siblings and is the eldest among them. She was raised in a religious household and her first singing experience was in the church choir.
Toni Braxton went to Bowie State University to get a degree in teaching. She was asked to sing by William E. Pettaway, Jr. who heard her singing while pumping gas. Being the eldest, she has got 4 younger sisters named Tamar, Trina, Towanda, and Traci. Together they started to perform and were called ‘The Braxtons’. In 1989, The Braxtons were signed to Arista Records. They released their first single in 1990 called ‘Good Life’. This led Toni to get the attention of Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and Antonio “L.A.” Reid.
In April 2001, Toni Braxton married a musician, Keri Lewis. They had their first son named Denim Cole Braxton-Lewis born in 2001. In March 2003, she gave birth to their second son named Diezel Ky Braxton-Lewis. The city and councils of Atlanta have called June 2nd as Toni Braxton Day.
In 1993, she was signed to LaFace Records and released her debut album ‘Toni Braxton’ with the recording company. The album reached at NO. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts. The single “Another Sad Love Song” and “Breathe Again” also reached in the top 10 of Billboard charts. A year later, she released “I Belong to You/How Many Ways”, “You Mean the World to Me”, and “Seven Whole Days”, It was a certified 8X platinum album in the USA. Her second album, ‘Secrets’ was released in June 1996. It became her No. 1 hit in the singles chart. Her singles from the album stayed 92 weeks in the singles charts. It sold more than 23 million copies globally. In 1996, Braxton made her debut in the Broadway ‘Beauty and the Beast’. In 2000, she released her single “He Wasn’t Man Enough”. Her fourth album was released in November 2002. She recorded the song “The Time of Our Lives” with Il Divo and it was used as the theme song of FIFA World Cup 96. In May 2010, Braxton released her seventh album ‘Pulse’.
Awards And Achievements
Toni Braxton has won numerous awards and nominations in her career. She has won 7 Grammy Awards out of 10 nominations. She has won the NAACP Image Awards in 1997. She has also won the Soul Train Music Awards four times. She has won 5 Billboard Music Awards and has won 7 American Music awards out of 11 nominations.
What is Net Worth of Toni Braxton?
Toni Braxton has given many platinum sales albums and has given songs which have made an entry in the top charts. By doing so, the singer has accumulated good wealth. Toni Braxton’s net worth is an estimated $12 million in 2017. In 2000, she signed a $20 million contract with Arista and LaFace Records. She was also a contestant on the 2008 season of ‘Dancing with the Stars’. In 2011, she ventured into television and found success. Her song “I Heart You” reached at No.1 in March 2012. She has also appeared on the runway of various fashion shows. She has also let her voice in “The Time of Our Lives”.
Toni Braxton has been known for her unique contralto voice. She became an immediate superstar after the release of her debut album. She has used a microphone worth $1 million as a prop.