Toni Michelle Braxton is an American songwriter, singer, pianist, actress, record producer, philanthropist and a television personality. She started performing with her sisters in a group that was named ‘The Braxton’s’ in the 1980s which was signed to Arista Records.
Her talents caught the attention of two producers, Antonio Reid and Kenneth Edmonds’. She recorded a series of songs before she got signed to LaFace Records. Keep reading to learn more on the net worth of Toni Braxton in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Toni Michelle Braxton was conceived in 1967 on October 7th at Severn Maryland. She was born to a man named Michael Braxton Sr., who worked as a clergyman and her mother is Evelyn Jackson, who worked as a singer and also a cosmetologist. Her maternal grandfather worked as a pastor.
Braxton is the eldest in the family. She has a brother and four sisters who are all younger than her. Her siblings’ names are Michael Jr., Towanda, Traci, Trina, and Tamar. She grew up in a religious hone, and she was very much active in church matters.
Her career as a singer started in a church where she used to sing in the church choir. After completing her high school education, she joined Bowie State University where she studied her first degree which was in teaching. However, she has never practiced her degree as a teacher as she chose to concentrate on a music career.
Braxton met Keri Lewis when her group by the name Mint Condition opened for her on tour. They fell in love and tied the knot in 2001. In the year 2001, she gave birth to their first child who was a boy. They named him Denim Cole Braxton Lewis. In 2002, while preparing to release her fourth album, she found that she was pregnant for the second time.
She had a complicated pregnancy that left her confined to bed. Toni would give birth to a child that would be diagnosed with autism. Her marriage began to experience serious misunderstandings, and in 2013 they got divorced. Sources are indicating that she is dating Rapper Birdman.
Career, Awards & Nominations
In 1989-95, she was part of a family group ‘The Braxton’s,’ which was signed to Arista Records. The first single that the group released was dubbed ‘Good Life’ that was released in 1990. This was the song that made tow producers take a very keen interest in her. The two producers were ‘Antonio Reid’ and Kenneth Edmonds. She was signed to Reid and Babyface records.
Later on, she would move to ‘LaFace Records.’ Here, she released her solo debut album that was self-titled. The album did very well as it peaked on US Billboard 200 Albums chart.
This album won her Two American Musical Awards. These were Favorite Soul RnB New Artist and Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist. The singles in the album peaked at various charts. In the year 1996, she released her second album. The album did very well as it sold over fifteen million copies. The singles in the album included ‘You’re Makin’ Me High.’ Over time, she has released various albums and songs that have equally done well.
Net Worth & Earnings
As of 2018, The net worth of Toni Braxton is over $14 million. The wealth has been amassed from her career in the music industry where she has performed with various artists. She has held concerts and lives that has seen her sell a large chunk of the tickets.
Braxton has attributed her success in the music world as one that has been achieved through hard work and dedication. As a result of her son suffering from autism, she is an active advocate of the autism condition, and she has been appointed to serve as the ambassador.