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Rumors of Toni Braxton’s retirement from the industry proved to be exaggerated. Singer/songwriter/producer Babyface, who was behind most of Braxton’s 90’s hits, convinced the singer turned reality star to go back in the studio. The result is “Love, Marriage and Divorce,” set to drop December 3. The single, “Hurt You” is out now. Braxton says that although she told several people, including “The Tom Joyner Morning Show” that she was set to leave music, Babyface convinced her to return.

He says:  “She can’t run away from who she is.”

She says: “I was really over it, though. I can’t deny it.”

On the new single, Braxton and Face sound like they easily found their 90’s groove. With R&B becoming increasingly pop (see MTV Awards 2013)  more and more Black R&B artists have become marginalized.  The success of this release should be an indicator that although there is a larger audience for pop-based R&B acts, there is still a strong, underserved audience for traditional R&B.

Braxton laughs when asked about her recent wardrobe malfunction.

“I felt a breeze and I thought there’s no fan on that side but I was lucky a gentleman saved me by giving me his jacket.”

“Love, Marriage and Divorce” is out on December 3.

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4 thoughts on “Toni Braxton and Babyface Collaborate on ‘Love, Marriage and Divorce’

  1. …..I don’t know how much Toni wasn’t in touch with her core audience that was there from the beginning. I remember an interview Babyface did one time where that he said an artist has to be careful about changing too much because they can shake their core audience. Nevertheless, I am very happy Toni is making REAL MUSIC with Babyface (Im a fan). I look forward to this new album. Why don’t they make a pre-order out of this one? Pass the message…. sincerley doyee

  2. Toni Braxton and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds! This is what the doctor ordered. I have been waiting for years for Toni to come to her senses and get back with Babyface, not because she couldn’t do anything without him but the fact is they are so Great together! I know I wasn’t ready for her to depart from Arista and the duo of LaReid and Babyface

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