61st Annual GRAMMY Awards
Best R&B Performance
Long As I Live
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Through the 65th GRAMMY Awards
"I'm not a diva. I'm a tadpole trying to be a frog."
- Born Toni Michelle Braxton on Oct. 7, 1967, in Severn, Maryland
- Toni Braxton made a sizable splash with her 1993 self-titled debut studio album, which reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The album has since been certified multiplatinum, selling more than 8 million copies. She had her first Billboard Hot 100 hit with her classic "Un-Break My Heart."
- Braxton won her first career GRAMMYs for 1993 for Best New Artist and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance honors for "Another Sad Love Song." She made her GRAMMY stage debut that year, performing "Breathe Again" and "Forever In Love" with Kenny G at the 36th GRAMMY Awards in 1994.
- Did you know? Braxton appeared on Broadway in the role of Belle in Beauty and the Beast, the first and only time a black woman has been cast in that role on Broadway.
- The R&B singer/songwriter was one of the headlining acts for the inaugural 2016 GRAMMY Park music festival in Brooklyn, New York.
- Braxton has served as a global ambassador for the charity Autism Speaks.