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If you look at the personal lives of wonder producer Babyface and legendary singer Toni Braxton, you can see how these two would come together to sing about the ups and downs of love. Babyface divorced his wife, Tracey Edmonds, after nearly 13 years of marriage. And Toni just ended a four year separation and 12 year marriage from husband Keri Lewis. The couple finalized their divorce this past summer. If anybody knows that love can take you on a wild ride, it’s these two.
Hence the release of their new song “Roller Coaster.” The duo blends perfectly as they sing about how despite arguments and not being able to stand the other person, they know they won’t be able to love anyone else. For the chorus both Babyface and Toni harmonize:
“When love is like a roller coaster / Always up and down / When love takes over your emotion / Spins you round and round.”
You can watch the (very graphically impressive) lyric video for the song below.
Toni Braxton On Her First Grammy Wins 20 Years Ago & Proclaims That This Year “Tamar IS Going To Win”
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?
Superstar Toni Braxton just landed a publishing deal with HaperCollins. On May 20th, Braxton will publish Unbreak My Heart, a memoir in which she will discuss everything from raising an autistic child, to battling lupus to selling millions of records.
Let’s hope she dishes on her sisters too! The diva is also set to release a duet album with Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds this coming February.
Read more on Toni’s new moves at Essence.com
Now those are two names you probably never thought you’d hear in the same sentence: Babyface and Miley Cyrus. But since Miley is the flavor of the month, everyone is expected to speak on her shenanigans as of late. And everyone includes Babyface.
When the music legend visited Bethenny’s show, she asked what he made of Miley smoking weed in Amsterdam on stage at the EMAs. And unlike many other older singers and entertainers, (looking at you Uncle Charlie), Babyface seemed relatively unfazed by her antics.
Bethenny: What about the Miley smoking pot in Amsterdam? Wow, what do you think of that?
Babyface: How old is she?
Bethenny: 20, no?
Babyface: Yeah, so she can do it right.
Bethenny: She can do it I guess. Are we done, we’re just not expecting her to be any kind of a role model?
Babyface: I don’t think you sign on to be a role model. I think when you first start doing, if you’re an entertainer, whoever you are you have to be who you are and I think that when you play this role of I’m a role model or whatever and that’s not necessarily who you are then I think you are lying to people anyway.
Bethenny: But are you playing it or are you just feeling a responsibility? It’s not that I signed on to be anything but in having this gift of this platform to have conversations and hopefully inspire women, I am not going to go do something stupid and start doing drugs because people depend upon me to give them hope and help them with what they’re doing and I feel like to just do that is a big f you.
Babyface: I think that’s wonderful for you.
Bethenny: To me, I’ve been fine the whole time, if you want to put your tongue out or have sex with a ball I guess, I’ve been fine. This kind of crossed the line because so many people are just trying to keep their kids away from drugs, trying to keep their kids from having sex at twelve. So many different things, someone should be like let’s just reel it in a little bit.
Babyface: I think she’s young and she’s going to go through what she goes through. I don’t know what you were like at 20?
Bethenny: I was wild.
Babyface: She’s young and she’s going to go through it. What I know of because I’ve hung out with Miley, I’ve known her when she was younger, I know her as a really good girl, a good person.
I share Babyface’s sentiments in a sense. Miley is grown. I’m not shocked or appalled by anything she’s done thus far. I’m just genuinely tired of hearing about her and what seem like very cheap, and in some cases exploitative, attention-seeking stunts. Over it.
Check out the video of his less than bothered reaction below.
And then Bethenny, by way of a Toni Braxton tweet, asked Babyface if she, Toni, was harder to work with 20 years ago or right now. See what he had to say on the next page.
The stars were out in Las Vegas Friday night for the 2013 Soul Train Music Awards. Hosted by actor Anthony Anderson, the focus for this year’s awards show has been to make it as much fun as possible. Now, the show doesn’t actually air until December 1st (on Centric and BET) so we don’t know if they succeeded; however, we know how they looked. Check out some of the photos from the red carpet on the next two pages!
It’s like 1993 all over again!
It was 20 years ago that Babyface and a young Toni Braxton did their first duet together with “Give U My Heart” from the Boomerang soundtrack (Those were the days). Now, 20 years later, the two are teaming up again to actually release a duets album called Love, Marriage & Divorce, which comes out November 25, just in time to jam to with some turkey and stuffing. The first single from the album, is “Hurt You,” which we shared with you a couple months ago. Now the video has finally been released. They still have great chemistry, but this time around, Babyface kept his shirt on, and Toni took some clothes off.
In the Ray Kay directed clip, the two are a couple whose relationship is breaking down after they both cheat on the other. Separated by a wall (both literally and figuratively I guess), they sing and share their pain and regret, and eventually, work together to break down that wall and come closer together–aka, rebuild their relationship. It sounds corny, but it’s actually pretty interesting. Plus, we’re digging the song as it’s just the right sound for the two veterans. Ya’ll already know Babyface can’t lose on the songwriting tip.
Check out the clip for yourself and let us know if you’re digging it. Pass or play?
And for a ride down memory lane, check out their first duet with “Give U My Heart” below.
Well, Toni Braxton fought through her retirement thoughts and is back with a duet with her good friend, Babyface.
“Hurt You” is the first single from their new album, Love, Marriage, Divorce, and it gives you just about everything you need from these two R&B giants. It falls right in line with how many people in relationships feel when they’re the cause of it coming to an end. Oh, you know how it goes: you say or do something that can’t be taken back, realize how bad it stung your significant other and basically you have some serious apologizing to do.
The single is not about Toni hitting those major high notes. Instead, it almost sounds like a reintroduction of her voice to the listeners. It hasn’t been confirmed yet, but “Hurt You” was likely produced by Babyface and written by he and Braxton.
While older artists (older meaning when they first came out, not their age) tend to have a hard time getting their music played on even adult contemporary radio stations these days, “Hurt You” is extremely radio friendly and it looks like both Toni and Face should prepare themselves for hearing their new work on the air soon.
Check it out and let us know what you think…Pass or play?
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Toni Braxton may have taken a hiatus from music, but the iconic singer is making a comeback with a new album and tour.
Braxton, who previously said she wasn’t interested in creating new music has changed her mind and is currently working on a new album. The Braxton Family Values star is garnering some help from Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter and producer, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds.
The pair has worked together in the past, as Braxton’s first first three albums were produced by Babyface through his record label, LaFace Records.
“I think I’ve made the right devision to get back involved with songwriting and working with Kenny,” said Braxton on an episode of Braxton Family Values.
The 45-year-old singer shared that she and Babyface channeled their past experiences to help them make good music together.
You can read the rest over on Essence.com!
Wow, we’ve gotten good news about Toni for two days in a row which is great for her! It looks like she is going to be very busy for the rest of the year and she’s likely still filming Braxton Family Values. Toni is scheduled to start touring August 9th and her album should be out in September.
Are you ready for new material from Toni Braxton?
I can’t help but wonder if the whole “I’m retiring from music” announcement was just a way for Toni to gauge the interest of her audience. Who knows? Whether it was a media ploy or a legit disinterest in her career path, we’re happy that Toni has decided to get back in the game.
And she’s hitting the ground running. Just last month, we reported that Toni posted a picture of she and Babyface in the studio, now the oldest Braxton sister has confirmed that not only is she releasing a new album with Babyface collaborations, she’s hitting the road this summer for a 14 city tour starting on August 9.
Toni released a statement about the new project: “I think I’ve made the right decision to get back involved with songwriting and working with Kenny.”
Check out Toni Braxton’s tour dates below.
August 9 — Las Vegas, NV — The Pearl—Palms Concert Theatre
August 10 — Coquitlam, BC — Red Robinson Theatre
August 12 — Brooklyn, NY — Martin Luther King, Jr. Summer Concert Series
August 14 — New Brunswick, NJ — State Theatre
August 16 — Rama, ON — Casino Rama Entertainment Centre
August 17 — Detroit, MI — Chene Park – Classic Soul Series
August 18 — Durham, NC — Durham Performing Arts Center
August 21 — Baltimore, MD — Pier Six Pavilion
August 23 — Lincoln, RI — Twin River Casino
August 24 — Atlantic City, NJ — Trump Taj Mahal—Mark G Etess Arena
August 25 — Westbury, NY — Theatre at Westbury
August 28 — St. Petersburg, FL — The Mahaffey Theater
August 29 — Miami, FL — James L. Knight Center
August 31 — Atlanta, GA — Chastain Park Amphitheater
If Toni is coming to a city near you, will you try and check her out?