Dynamic vocalist brings re-defines classic style
From the material and vocal delivery to the production style, Toni Braxton’s self-titled debut album ushered in the term, classic sexy.
The album, which was essentially produced by LA Reid, Babyface and Daryl Simmons, peaked at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
It was released in 1993 on LaFace Records.
The album was so good it won several awards including three Grammy Awards for Best New Artist and two consecutive awards for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance in 1994 and 1995.
It also helped Braxton to win two American Music Awards for Favorite Soul/R&B New Artist and Favorite New Adult Contemporary Artist in 1994 and another one in 1995 for Favorite Soul/R&B Album.
Braxton achieved platinum eight times the United States and sales of more than 10 million worldwide.
There’s no mistaking Braxton’s rich contralto.
Like many of her contemporaries, her career was built from the sound she produced. A sound stacked between each song.
The album spawned a trio of songs: Another Sad Love Song, Breathe Again and Seven Whole Days.
Each song charted passionately on the Hot 100 and R&B singles charts.
More singles from Braxton were released in 1994 including You Mean the World to Me, I Belong to You and How Many Ways.
CLASSIC SEXY: Toni Braxton’s self-titled debut album was labelled classic sexy.