Singer Tamar Braxton continues to rise to the top this year. With the R&B smash hit, Love and War, she proved to the record industry that she is not just Toni Braxton's little sister but a powerhouse vocalist in her own right.
Her debut album of the same name debuted this month on the Billboard album charts at #2 on the Pop album charts and #1 on the R&B album charts respectively. The album has been praised for Tamar's dynamic vocals and the production that is pure R&B and urban.
There was another debut that Tamar was probably the most proud of however. Her and label exec husband Vincent Herbert (who is Lady Gaga's manager) welcomed a healthy baby boy, Logan, on June 6, 2013.
The couple have their own hit reality series, Tamar and Vince, on the WE network. The most recent season debuted this month as well and focuses on the Herbert's new role as parents with busy careers.
Braxton is nominated for five Soul Train Music Awards including: Best New Artist, Best Female R&B Artist, Song of the Year, Video of the Year, and the Ashford and Simpson Songwriter Award. She is also currently on tour with singer John Legend.