Who are The Braxtons?

Who are the Braxtons? The entertainment world knows them as a R & B group consisting of Tony Braxton and her four sisters. The Braxtons were a 1990s R&B group, signed to Atlantic Records. The Braxtons originally started out in 1989. They first signed as a fivesome to Arista Records which consisted of Toni Braxton and her four sisters, Tamar, Trina, Towanda and Traci.


In 1990, they released their first single, "Good Life". It would be their only single as a fivesome. "Good Life" was not a hit and The Braxtons were dropped from Arista Records, but Toni Braxton's lead vocals caught the attention of Antonio "L.A." Reid and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds who were in the process of forming LaFace Records and signed Toni as the label's first female solo artist.[1] The Braxtons broke up. In 1996, three out of the four remaining Braxtons, Trina, Tamar and Towanda reunited and released their album So Many Ways, including a cover of Diana Ross's hit "The Boss". The fourth remaining Braxton sister, Traci was not allowed to sign with the group due to her pregnancy at the time. The Braxtons officially disbanded for good after So Many Ways when Tamar Braxton also went solo.
Trina appeared in the 2004 Tyler Perry play Meet the Browns as Tracy Stevens. She was also part of the play called "Rise" written by Salt from Salt-n-Pepa and Christopher "Play" Martin from the rap group Kid 'n Play. Trina Braxton also appeared in "The Walk" with Eva Pigford and Vanessa Bell. Additionally, she co-starred in two independent films including "Jail Party" and was host for the unbroadcasted Urban Idol for UPN. Towanda appeared in season 2 of the reality show, Starting Over.

"Braxton Family Values"

In January, 2011, WE tv Network confirmed that it had signed Toni Braxton for a reality series, entitled "Braxton Family Values", which will be marketed as one of the network's flagship shows. To prepare for the networks heavily anticipated new show lineup, WE tv has also given the network a new logo and marketing tagline: WE tv, “Life As WE Know It.” The show, Braxton Family Values, series debuts April 12, 2011, and looks at the relationship between the singer/songwriter Braxton, her mom, and her four sisters; Trina, Tamar, Traci and Towanda— all aspiring singers themselves, along with the interpersonal relationships of each family member. The show will also look at Braxton's heavily publicized separation from estranged husband, singer Keri Lewis.[2]




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