Saturday, March 14, 2009

Passed-Over Pops Hit (Continued)

Toni Braxton vs. Celine Dion

AOL did a recent Ten Passed-Over Pop hits, so I figured I'd add two big tunes they cleverly missed (one, which happens to be bigger than all of the songs on that little ole' list of theirs).

Most Toni fans know this already but just in case you didn't:

Un- Break My Heart (From Celine Dion to Toni Braxton) / Because You Loved Me (From Toni Braxton to Celine Dion)

It's hard to believe that Toni Braxton's signature hit Un-Break My Heart was written by Diane Warren for Celine Dion. Thankfully the Canadian singer passed it up. When 3X Grammy winner (now 6X Grammy Award Winner) Toni Braxton heard the song, she fell in love with it, and the rest is history. Actually it made history. Spending 11 weeks at #1, Un-Break My Heart holds the record for the 2nd biggest single of all times from a female artist and is Braxton's biggest hit to date!

On the other hand Because You Loved Me became a huge hit for Dion and although not her biggest hit, the 5X Grammy Award singer enjoyed 6 weeks at # 1 with this David Foster produced hit.

Toni Braxton is currently putting the finishing touches on her album and her official website should be loading soon. In the meantime you can sign up @ for updates on her upcoming release.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Toni Braxton To Write Her First Book

According to a press release by Harper Collins Publishers, Toni Braxton is among the list of celebrities to become one of the author's of their latest It Books.

"NEW YORK, March 5, 2009 - HarperCollinsPublishers, one of the largest English-language publishers in the world, today announced the launch of It Books, a new popular culture imprint dedicated to entertainment, music, fashion, design, and sports. The first books in the new imprint will be published in September 2009. Among the projects on the inaugural list are books by burlesque artist Dita Von Teese, style guru Amanda Brooks, bestselling author Neil Strauss, and comedians Paul Provenza and Aaron Karo; Charlie Cross's illustrated history of Led Zeppelin; the legendary Larry "Bozo" Harmon's posthumous autobiography; and the first authorized Twitter book. Future authors will include actress Molly Ringwald and bestselling recording artists Debbie Harry, Johnny Rotten, Toni Braxton, and the mythical metal band Spinal Tap."

Read more here.