AFTER MIDNIGHT Guest Star Toni Braxton Talks UNBREAK MY HEART Memoir at Barnes & Noble Today
Toni Braxton, who recently guest starred alongside Babyface in Broadway's AFTER MIDNIGHT, will speak on her new book, "Unbreak My Heart: A Memoir" at Barnes & Noble, Fifth Avenue, NYC today, May 20, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. For more about the event, click here.
UNBREAK MY HEART is described on Barnes & Noble's website as: "The bestselling solo R&B artist finally opens up about her rocky past and her path to redemption. While Toni Braxton may appear to be living a charmed life, hers is in fact a tumultuous story: a tale of personal triumph after a public unraveling. In her heartfelt memoir, the six-time Grammy Award-winning singer and star of WE tv's hit reality series Braxton Family Values is unapologetically honest in revealing the intimate details of her journey. Toni and the entire Braxton clan have become America's favorite musical family, but what fans may not know is the intense guilt Toni once felt when she accepted a recording deal that excluded her sisters. That decision would haunt Toni for years to come, tainting the enormous fame she experienced as a popular female vocalist at the top of the charts. Despite her early accomplishments, Toni's world crumbled when she was forced to file for bankruptcy twice and was left all alone to pick up the pieces."
Multi-Platinum superstars Braxton and Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds were among the Grammy Award-winning artists to join the roster of "Special Guest Star" vocalists in the smash hit Broadway musical After Midnight this year. With an impressive 16 Grammy Awards between them, Braxton and Edmonds played their first performance on March 18, 2014, marking Edmonds' Broadway debut and Braxton's return. The duo continued performances at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street) through March 30.
Braxton and Edmonds teamed up for their first album of duets, Love, Marriage & Divorce, which was released by Motown Records on February 4, 2014. "Hurt You" is earning critical raves and reached #1 on the Billboard charts. The duo first collaborated on a duet for Braxton's smash 1992 debut, Give U My Heart, which was co-written and co-produced by "Babyface."
The distinctive, sultry vocals of six-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist Toni Braxton have been celebrated internationally since the release of her self-titled debut album in 1993. The album sold over 10 million copies and garnered Toni's first Grammy Awards for Best New Artist and Best Female R&B Vocal ("Another Sad Love Song"). Toni's second Best Female R&B Vocal Grammy came the following year for "Breathe Again." Her second album, Secrets, arrived in 1996 selling over 15 million copies worldwide. At the 1997 Grammy Awards, Toni became the second woman in history to win Best Female Pop Vocal and Best Female R&B Vocal in the same year for "Un-break My Heart" and "You're Makin' Me High," respectively. She returned to the Grammy podium in 2001 to claim another Best Female R&B Vocal award for "He Wasn't Man Enough" from the double-platinum album The Heat. In recent years, Toni's acting career blossomed with roles on Broadway in Disney's Beauty and the Beast and Aida, as well a dramatic turn in the Lifetime movie "Twist of Faith."
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