Toni Braxton On Her First Grammy Wins 20 Years Ago & Proclaims That This Year “Tamar IS Going To Win”

January 26, 2014  |  

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With so much buzz surrounding her duets album with Babyface, Toni Braxton has seen a resurgence in her popularity in terms of her actual music. As the Grammys are tonight, People sat down with Toni to talk to her about her own wins 20 years ago as well as how she’s feeling about this year’s awards show.

Toni Braxton on who she’s most excited to see this year:

“I’m not going to the Grammys this year, but I’m excited about my sister Tamar being nominated, and I know she’s going to win. I’m looking forward to seeing what Rihanna‘s going to wear. And I was really hoping that Miley would’ve been nominated. But I just love the Grammys, so it’s exciting for me to see it. I’m more of a spectator because I’m an old b—- now, just so you know.”

Tamar has some stiff competition in the R&B categories so if she wins, there may be a lot of confused faces in that room,

On what she remembers from that night in 1994 when she won her first two Grammys in categories that included Janet Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, and Patti Labelle:

“It was surreal. I felt like I was dreaming. I couldn’t believe that I was actually part of the A-group. They were accepting me. That was exciting.

First, I didn’t stand up when everybody was watching. And then I was like, “Oh my God, it was me.” And I remember feeling very blessed and fortunate. I should’ve celebrated the moment. I always tell young artists, when it’s your moment, celebrate it. Don’t miss it. Party a little bit. Be young. Get in a little trouble. It’s okay. You want to do that in your 20s, not in your 40s. That’s not hot.”

Toni Braxton also added that she’s a big fan of younger artists like Lorde and Justin Bieber, adding that it’s “okay” for Bieber to have his troubles now because he’s young.

Love, Marriage & Divorce, the new duet album from Toni Braxton and Babyface, is scheduled for a February 4th release date.

Do you think Tamar Braxton will take home a Grammy?

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