Monthly Archives: October 2009
R&B Diva extraordinaire Toni Braxton is set to star in The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure as Rosalie Rosebud. The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure also stars Jaime Pressly, Cloris Leachman, Chazz Palminteri and is directed by Matthew Diamond (Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives, Gilmore Girls,That’s So Raven).
The three Oogieloves, Goobie, Zoozie and Toofie, help to extend the national campaign to reach even further to preschool and early school-aged children, helping to break the cycle of bullying before it even starts.
Toni Braxton has revealed that her two sons don’t like her singing voice. The Unbreak My Heart hit maker who will release a new album next year, says that her boys, aged 6 and 7, don’t appreciate their mum’s distinctive singing voice.
“They think my voice is too heavy,” Braxton told FillingTheVoid. “My youngest son once said to me, ‘Mummy, you sound like dad.’ They like high voices. Thankfully, they love me, but they don’t like my voice!”
Here is the official press release from Atlantic Records, welcoming Toni Braxton to her name home,
Atlantic Records is proud to announce the addition of legendary R&B superstar Toni Braxton to its storied roster. The multiple Grammy Award-winning singer will unveil her hugely anticipated label debut on February 2nd, 2010.
“Atlantic Records has a rich heritage of great soul voices, from Ray Charles to Aretha Franklin, from Otis Redding to Roberta Flack,” said Atlantic Chairman/CEO Craig Kallman. “Last year, we had the rare opportunity to bring another R&B icon into the Atlantic family, and for me it was an opportunity of a lifetime. Toni Braxton is not only one of the greatest voices of all time, but she is a charismatic superstar with an incredible list of achievements. She has sold over 40 million records worldwide, has had 15 Top Ten Billboard hits, earned six Grammy Awards, and the list goes on and on. Above all, there has always been that fantastic voice, filled with passion and beauty and soul. I believe that Toni has made the most spectacular album. It’s the culmination of everything that has come before… a brilliant reflection of her experiences in music and in life. It’s the start of an exciting new chapter – one which all of us at Atlantic are so very proud to be part of.”
“Yesterday,” the first single from the album, is now on sale exclusively at www.ToniBraxton.com. A companion video – directed by famed filmmaker Bille Woodruff, known for such classic Braxton clips as “Un-Break My Heart” and “He Wasn’t Man Enough” – was filmed earlier this month in Los Angeles and is currently in post-production with a premiere date to be announced later.
The as-yet-untitled album looks to be Toni’s most powerful and personal musical statement to date. Braxton personally chose to collaborate with a veritable who’s-who of red-hot producers and songwriters, including Frank E (Madonna, T.I., Plies, Flo Rida), Steve Mac (Leona Lewis, Il Divo), Lucas Secon (Britney Spears, The Pussycat Dolls), Harvey Mason & Oak (Chris Brown, Joe, Mario), Troy Taylor (Trey Songz, Kevin Lyttle), Dapo Torimiro (John Legend, David Archuletta, Brandy), and David Foster (Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion). What’s more, the album features a guest appearance from Toni’s new Atlantic labelmate, R&B/hip-hop sensation Trey Songz, who lends his distinctive vocal stylings to the aforementioned single, “Yesterday.”