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The Maryland native burst onto the scene with her duet with Babyface on the “Boomerang” soundtrack in 1992. Her self-titled debut album produced hits like “Breathe Again” and “Another Sad Love Song.”
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The chart-topping singer shares camera time with Brandy at the Grammy Awards in 1997.
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The “Breathe Again” singer met up with legendary actress/singer and “Boomerang” star, Eartha Kitt, in 1997.
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In 2000, Toni won a Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal for her single “He Wasn’t Man Enough.”
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Braxton and Mint Condition band member Keri Lewis tied the knot in 2001 and separated in 2010. They have two children together, Denham and Diesel.
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Family means the world to Toni. The performer takes a photo with her husband and the eldest of her two sons, Denim, at the 2003 New York premiere of “Brother Bear.”
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In 2006, Braxton announced her Las Vegas show, “Toni Braxton: Revealed,” which became one of the most successful shows by an African-American performer.
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Toni is woman enough for us. After a brief hiatus to raise her children, Braxton started touring again. The R&B star performed at the 2006 ESSENCE Music Festival in Houston, Texas.
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The singer works the red carpet at the 2008 Spirit of Life Award Dinner in Santa Monica, California.
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By 2008, Braxton was back in the swing of things, appearing on “Dancing with the Stars” and working on a new album.
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Braxton’s song “Yesterday” featuring Trey Songz proved the Toni we loved back in the day was really back. She even returned to her signature cropped haircut.
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Despite recent financial problems, Braxton has maintained a level head and calm about her. ESSENCE.com wishes this fierce sister, mom and trendsetter a happy 43rd birthday.
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