Toni Michelle Braxton was born on October 7, 1967, in Severn, Maryland, to parents Michael Braxton, a minister, and his wife, Evelyn. Toni Braxton is known to be one of the most successful female R&B singers of the 90s. Being the preacher’s daughter, Toni began singing for the church choir along with her younger sisters Traci, Towanda, Trina and Tamar. The sisters later went on to form a group called “The Braxtons” in 1990, releasing their first single The Good Life. After not having such a success with the female group, Braxton still managed to catch the ears of Antonio "L.A." Reid and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds. L.A Reid and Babyface had just formed their own label LaFace records and was on the search for a solo artist, signing Toni in 1991.
Braxton caught her big break when featured on the soundtrack of Eddie Murphy’s Boomerang. After the soundtrack Braxton released her solo debut album in 1993, making number one on both pop and R&B charts. The album also resulted in her first two Grammys in 1993 as Best New Artist and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for "Another Sad Love Long.” Followed by multiple Grammy Award wins throughout the years.
After facing contact wars with her label and handling her health conditions, Toni starred in her own reality show, Toni Braxton: Revealed. The show ran until April of 2008, when she joined the cast of the competitive reality show Dancing with the Stars. Braxton then made her come back participating in another reality TV series, Braxton Family Values along with her sisters and mother. In 2013, she teamed up again with Babyface to work on their duets album Love, Marriage & Divorce, which was released February 4, 2014.