Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Vibe Magazine Closes

U.S. popular music magazine Vibe, which focused on hip-hip and R&B, is closing immediately, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Vibe's demise leaves only one print magazine covering the musical genres, The Source, The New York Times reported.

Magazine spokeswoman Tracy Nguyen told the Times the staff was to be formally notified Tuesday afternoon, adding it was unknown how many people would lose their jobs as a result. Read more here.

One of the most memorable Vibe covers is probably Toni Braxton's 1997 cover where she appeared "nude." Although Braxton went on the Oprah Winfrey show and refuted that she appeared nude, instead she insisted that her "nude bra and panty" were digitally erased. Either way, Toni Braxton's cover is one of the hottest magazine covers in history! A pregnant Toni Braxton also appeared on the cover in 2002 in support of her album More Than A Woman.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Toni Braxton Comments on Michael Jackson's Death

Toni Braxton, who recently announced that she has completed her long anticipated album, due from Atlantic Records during the fourth quarter, recently shared her thoughts on Michael Jackson's passing.

“I am deeply saddened at the lost of a legend" states Toni Braxton via her twitter page. “My condolences {go out} to the Jacksons” she added.

Toni Braxton went on to add, “MJ you will always be my favorite artist and you will be deeply missed.”
Toni also called into Fox Las Vegas news to share her thoughts on Michael's death. Listen here.

Meanwhile, a close rep to the singer confirmed that she has chosen a title for her album but is keeping tight mouthed about it for now. Braxton’s new album was rumored to be titled Pulse.

Toni Braxton’s long-awaited comeback album is Braxton’s seventh studio album following behind her 1993 Laface Records (Arista imprinted) debut album “Toni Braxton”, 1996 album “Secrets,” 2000 album “The Heat,” 2001 holiday album "Snowflakes," 2002 album “More Than A Woman,” ” and 2005 album “Libra,” her first and only album on Blackground Records.

Several tracks from her album have leaked on the Internet, however the official single off the album is expected sometime in July. Braxton, who wrapped up a photo session for her comeback album is also hopes to do a promotional tour in support of her Atlantic Records debut.

Toni Braxton is highly known for her monstrous hit Unbreak My Heart produced by David Foster and penned by legendary songwriter Diane Warren (Whitney Houston - "I Didn't Know My Own Strength," Brandy - “Have You Ever?,” Aerosmith - “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing,” Celine Dion - “Because You Loved Me”).

Unbreak My Heart solidified Braxton's status as a world-wide superstar and became the 2nd biggest single from a female artist in billboard's history. Recently Braxton competed on ABC's Dancing With The Stars and announced last year that she had signed an exclusive deal with Atlantic Records. Braxton has sold over 45 million records worldwide, starred on Broadway, and has earned 6 Grammy Awards.

Toni Braxton Out And About

Toni Braxton, Brian Kelly, and Keyshawn Johnson were spotted last night celebrating artist Michael Kalish's new collection at Kelly's private estate on June 26, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Wireimage for more photos.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson (1958 - 2009)

Michael Jackson - You Mean The World To Us!

Toni Braxton Network would like to send prayers to everyone touched by the passing of the King of Pop Michael Jackson. Michael Jackson will certainly be missed but never forgotten. We love you Michael for your contribution to music and your legacy!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Toni Braxton Records With Hitmaker Stargate

Megastar Toni Braxton pictured above with husband Keri Lewis at the Grand opening Ceremony of City Of Dreams, Macau has added hit producer Stargate to pin a song or two on her highly anticipated Atlantic Records debut. For those who have been in la la land, the sultry songstress is planning a huge comeback at the end of this year. According to Internet speculation Braxton is set to release her brand new single at the end of June. The Dancing with the Stars alum was most recently rumored to be recording a duet with singer Ginuwine. The As-Yet-To- Be-Titled disk is expected to be released at the end of this year.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Toni Braxton & Neyo For Raggae Sumfest 2009

Singers Toni Braxton and Neyo are among the top performers added to the world’s greatest showcase of reggae music, Reggae Sumfest promoters revealed at a packed New York launch Thursday night.

Executive Director, Johnny Gourzong, made the disclosure to the media and VIP guests gathered at a New York night club Thursday night for the annual Big Apple kick-off.

Braxton has won six Grammy Awards and has sold over forty million records worldwide. Her number-one single, `Un-break My Heart,` is the second biggest selling single by a female singer in Billboard history. Her most recent albums were More Than a Woman under the Arista label, and Libra, her first and only release on Blackground.

Braxton was involved in the 7th season of the reality show Dancing with the Stars.

To learn more about the performers at Sumfest and to purchase tickets click here

Toni Braxton To Be Honored By Charity

Grammy Award-winning singer Toni Braxton will be honored by The Children’s Cancer & Blood Foundation's annual Breakthrough Spirit Awards on October 20.

Following the success of last year’s event, the organization will once again host the event at New York’s Plaza Hotel. In addition to honoring Toni Braxton, the event will also honor actor, writer and commentator Charles Grodin, and media entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner, each of whom has dedicated their time, energy and resources to philanthropic endeavors on behalf of children in need. The evening will feature a special performance by Toni Braxton and a live auction led by Jamie Niven, Vice Chairman, Sotheby’s.

Read more here.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Toni Braxton: The Wait Is Over!

Toni Braxton has just about completed her long awaited comeback album. Hear it from Toni herself! The sultry diva sat down for a one on one interview with Byron Allen to discuss her latest album. Braxton revealed that she is scheduled to fly to New York to complete a song then head to Miami to finalize the last song for the album. More to come from Toni Braxton soon. 

Click here for the interview. 

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Toni Braxton Rocks At Hard Rock Hotel Macau

Toni Braxton helped usher in a new era of style and sophistication in Asia, for the Hard Rock Hotel Macau and City of Dreams which opened June 1st with an unrivaled grand opening celebration. Featuring performances by hugely popular Chinese musician Eason Chan and American R&B songstress Toni Braxton, City of Dreams and Hard Rock Hotel Macau pulled out all the stops to welcome Asia's newest and greatest integrated resort, combining stunning entertainment, an amazing array of accommodations, regional and international dining, and designer brand shopping. 

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