Toni Braxton made a shocking announcement during her appearance on Good Morning America on Feb. 7. The 6-time Grammy Award winning singer, who is considered to be one of the greatest selling R&B artists of all time, has decided to retire from music.
Braxton’s musical career spans over 30 years. She began performing with her four sisters, (Traci, Towanda, Trina, and Tamar) as The Braxtons in the 80s. Attracting the attention of L.A. Reid and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Toni was convinced to break out on her own. In 1993, Braxton released the self-titled debut album, “Toni Braxton,” which peaked at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 albums charts due to hits like “Another Sad Love Song” and “Breathe Again.”
During a 2010 interview with CBS News, Toni revealed that she had Lupus. But, the singer did not cite health issues as the reason for her retirement from the music industry. Toni shared with the Today Show audience that she, “has lost her love for music” and will now be focusing on an acting career. Toni will be starring in the Lifetime movie “Twist of Faith,” which premiers on Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.
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