Discovered by Milli Vanilli songwriter Bill Pettaway, Braxton was launched by hitmakers LA & Babyface. ‘Love Shoulda Brought You Home’ trailed Toni Braxton (1993), source of the international hits ‘Another Sad Love Song’ and ‘Breathe Again’. A subsequent silence ended with ‘You’re Makin’ Me High’, the steamy prelude to Secrets (1996), Toni Braxton image overhaul confirmed by photo shoots in which she appeared to have forgotten the importance of warm clothes.
Braxton’s chart profile was equally spectacular – ‘Un-break My Heart‘ being one of the hits of 1996.
Her sisters – with whom she sang before LA & Babyface stepped in -struggled on as The Braxtons, denying coaMail hanging.
Meanwhile, Toni’s name was connected with bio-pics about singers Eartha Kitt and Frankie Lymon and 50s Hollywood siren Dorothy Dandridge.
“For what I do I have to love it. I have to feel that excitement and it’s gone,” Braxton said. “I’m just not going to do any albums anymore; maybe touring occasionally here and there because I love performing, but not as much as I did in the past. But no new projects.”