Toni Braxton and Babyface's Duets Album, LOVE, MARRIAGE & DIVORCE Out Today
With an all-time total of 16 Grammy Awards between them, multi-platinum superstars Toni Braxton and Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds have finally teamed up for their first album of duets together, 'Love, Marriage & Divorce', arriving in stores December 3rd on Motown Records. The album celebrates the strong bond that has been in place between the two artists ever since Babyface and Toni's duet on her smash 1992 debut, "Give U My Heart," which was co-written and co-produced by Babyface (from the Boomerang movie soundtrack).
The first single from Toni and Babyface, "Hurt You," blasts out to radio and is available at iTunes now! (http://smarturl.it/ihurtyou) "Hurt You" was co-written by the duo (with Daryl Simmons and Antonio Dixon), and produced by Babyface, who also handled all guitar, drums, and keyboard programming on the track."Hurt You" was recorded and mixed by Paul Boutin at Brandon's Way Recording in Los Angeles.
For Babyface, 'Love, Marriage & Divorce' will be his first new studio album in six years, since Playlist (released 2007), Top 10 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart on the strength of his Top 10 AC version of James Taylor's "Fire & Rain." For Toni, 'Love, Marriage & Divorce' will be her first new studio album in three years, since Pulse (2010), the #1 R&B album containing the hit single "Yesterday" featuring Trey Songz.
Both Toni Braxton and Babyface are active touring artists. Toni is currently in the middle of an extensive East Coast tour, with upcoming shows remaining in Baltimore (8/21), Lincoln, RI (8/23), Atlantic City (8/24), Westbury, NY (8/25), St. Petersburg, FL (8/28), Miami (8/29), and Atlanta (8/31). Babyface has upcoming shows slated for Dallas (on 8/31) and Henderson, NV (10/11).
About Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds:
10-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds, singer, songwriter, producer, philanthropist, and record label owner, has been revolutionizing the contemporary pop/Urban music landscape ever since scoring consecutive multi-platinum landmark albums with Tender Lover (1989, with R&B smashes "It's No Crime," "Tender Love," "Whip Appeal," "My Kinda Girl"); For the Cool In You (1993, with hit singles "For the Cool In You," "Never Keeping Secrets," "And Our Feelings," "When Can I See You"); and The Day (1996, with "This Is For the Lover In You" and "Every Time I Close My Eyes"). As co-founder with L.A. Reid of Atlanta's LaFace Records in 1989, Edmonds nurtured the careers of megastars TLC, OutKast, Goodie Mob, Usher, and (starting in 1993) Toni Braxton. Into the '90s and '00s, Edmonds lent his talents to an abundance of hits with artists ranging from Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and Boyz II Men, to Mariah Carey, Madonna, Eric Clapton, Mary J. Blige, John Mellencamp, Aretha Franklin, Fall Out Boy, P!nk, Beyonce, Anthony Hamilton, and many others. Under Edmonds' belt are more than 125 Top 10 R&B and pop hits, 42 R&B #1 hits, and 51 Top 10 Pop hits (including 16 #1's), which have generated cumulative single and album sales of more than 500 million units worldwide. Most recent production work with other artists includes Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Keri Hilson, Ledisi and Ariana Grande. At the same time, Babyface is an active touring artist, performing concerts across the U.S. and around the world on a regular basis.