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[Common Collaborators] Toni and Tamar Braxton

8 Jul

In addition to being sisters and major recording artists, Toni and Tamar Braxton have also worked with a lot of the same producers and songwriters. In fact, Tamar co-wrote several songs for Toni including “Let Me Show You The Way (Out),” “Give it Back,” “Rock Me, Roll Me,” “Selfish,” “Me & My Boyfriend,” “Always” and “Holiday Celebrate.”

Here’s the list of common songwriters and producers both artists have worked with!

  • Andrea Martin – Tamar Braxton: “Only Love” and “What Does it Take” (with The Braxtons) / Toni Braxton: “A Better Man” and “I Love Me Some Him”
  • Bryan Michael Cox – Tamar Braxton: “Get None,” Pieces” and “Where it Hurts” / Toni Braxton: “Just Be a Man About It,” “Tripping” and “What’s Good”
  • Claude Kelly – Tamar Braxton: “Raise the Bar” / Toni Braxton: “I Hate Love”
  • Christopher “Tricky” Stewart – Tamar Braxton: “Slow Flow,” “L.A.D.I” and “Where’s the Good in Goodbye” (with The Braxtons), as well as “If You Don’t Wanna Love Me,” “I’m Over You,” “The Way it Should Be,” “Get Mine” and “Stay and Fight” / Toni Braxton: “Missin”
  • Cory Rooney – Tamar Braxton: “My Man” / Toni Braxton: “Stupid”
  • Damon Thomas – Tamar Braxton: “All the Way Home” and “Coming Home” / Toni Braxton: “I Wanna Be (Your Baby),” “Supposed to Be” and “Finally”
  • Dernst “D’Mile” Emile – Tamar Braxton: “Black Tears” / Toni Braxton: “Wardrobe”
  • Harvey Mason Jr. – Tamar Braxton: “All the Way Home” and “Coming Home” / Toni Braxton: “Supposed to Be,” “I Wanna Be (Your Baby),” “Hands Tied,” “Why Don’t You Love Me” and “Hero,”
  • Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds – Tamar Braxton: “I’d Still Say Yes” (with The Braxtons) and “Where it Hurts” / Toni Braxton: “Another Sad Love Song,” “Breathe Again,” “You Mean the World to Me,” “Seven Whole Days,” “Love Shoulda Brought You Home,” “I Wanna Be (Your Baby),” “And I Love You,” “Gimme Some,” “You’re Making Me High,” “Let it Flow,” “How Could an Angel Break My Heart” and “This Time Next Year” (also recorded by Shola Ama)
  • LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels – Tamar Braxton: “The One,” “Tip Toe,” “Love and War,” “One on One Fun,” “Hot Sugar,” “Where it Hurts,” “Catfish,” “Simple Things,” “Broken Record,” “A.S.A.P.” and “Pick Me Up”/ Toni Braxton: “Do You Remember When,” “Whatchu Need” and “He Wasn’t Man Enough”
  • Makeba Riddick – Tamar Braxton: “Love and War,” “If I Don’t Have You,” “Must Be Good to You,” “A.S.A.P,” “Run Run” and “Pick Me Up” / Toni Braxton: “Please,” “Looking at Me” and “Make My Heart”
  • Patrick “J. Que” Smith – Tamar Braxton: “Where it Hurts” and “Coming Home” / Toni Braxton: “Sex and Cigarettes” and “Supposed to Be”
  • Rodney Jerkins – Tamar Braxton: “The Makings of You,” “Heart in My Hands” and “Blind” / Toni Braxton: “Do You Remember When,” “Whatchu Need” and “He Wasn’t Man Enough”

Toni Braxton premieres music video for “Long As I Live”

24 Mar

Toni Braxton has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The visual clip for “Long As I Live” was posted to the American singer/songwriter’s Vevo channel on Friday (March 23, 2018).

The track was co-written and produced by Antonio Dixton, who previously teamed up with Braxton on the Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds-assisted “I Hate You,” “Roller Coaster,” “Sweat,” “Hurt You,” “Take it Back,” and “Reunited,” taken from the albums “Libra” [2005] and “Love, Marriage & Divorce” [2014].

Braxton’s eighth album “Sex & Cigarettes” – featuring previous promotional singles “Deadwood” and “Coping” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2010’s “Pulse” delivers additional alliances with Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Dapo Torimiro, Fred Ball, James Newman, Stuart Crichton, Patrick “J. Que” Smith, Christopher “Tricky” Stewart, Pierre Medor, and Khristopher Riddick-Tynes of The Rascals.

Watch the music video for “Long As I Live” below.

Toni Braxton releases new album “Sex & Cigarettes”

23 Mar

American singer, songwriter, pianist, actress, and television personality Toni Braxton has released her eighth studio collection online.

“Sex & Cigarettes” – featuring promotional singles “Deadwood,” “Coping” and “Long As I Live” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The highly-anticipated project reunites Braxton with regular collaborators Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and Daryl Simmons, who are responsible for “Another Love Song,” “Breathe Again,” “Seven Whole Days,” “Love Shoulda Brought You Home,” and “You Mean the World to Me.”

Other album contributors include Antonio Dixon, Christopher “Tricky” Stewart, Dapo Torimiro, Fred Ball, James Newman, Kwame Ogoo, Stuart Crichton, Patrick “J. Que” Smith, Kameron Glasper, Pierre Medor, Jeremiah Bethea, Dave Gibson, Royce Doherty, and Khristopher Riddick-Tynes of The Rascals.

Stream “Sex & Cigarettes” below.

Toni Braxton releases new promotional single “Sex & Cigarettes”

16 Mar

American singer, songwriter, and actress Toni Braxton has released the title track from her upcoming eighth studio collection.

“Sex & Cigarettes” – which was produced by Antonio Dixon and co-written with Patrick “J. Que” Smith and Khristopher Riddick-Tynes of The Rascals – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

As mentioned in earlier posts, the follow-up to 2014’s “Love, Marriage & Divorce” – featuring previous singles “Deadwood,” “Coping” and “Long As I Live” – is scheduled to arrive on March 23 via Def Jam Recordings.

The highly-anticipated album boasts further productions and songwriting contributions from Dapo Torimiro (Justin Bieber), Fred Ball (Rihanna), James Newman (Calvin Harris) and Stuart Crichton (Kesha).

Stream the audio clip for “Sex & Cigarettes” below.

Toni Braxton reveals tracklisting for new album

7 Mar

American singer, songwriter, and actress Toni Braxton has revealed the tracklisting for her upcoming ninth album, “Sex & Cigarettes,” which will arrive on March 23 via Universal Music Group / Def Jam Recordings.

Current promotional single “Long As I Live” – which was co-written and produced by Antonio Dixon – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

In addition to Colbie Caillat and En Vogue, who duet with Braxton on “My Heart” and “Tear Me Up, Knock You Down”, the follow-up to 2014’s “Love, Marriage & Divorce” yields further productions/songwriting contributions from Fred Ball, James Newman, Stuart Crichton, and Dapo Torimiro.

See the tracklisting for “Sex & Cigarettes” below.

(1) Deadwood / (2) Coping / (3) Long As I Live / (4) My Heart / (5) FOH / (6) Sorry / (7) Tear Me Up, Knock You Down / (8) Sex & Cigarettes / (9) Mission / (10) Zodiac / (11) Don’t Look Back / (12) The Last Time

Stream the audio clip for “Long As I Live” below.

Toni Braxton schedules release date for new album

10 Feb

Toni Braxton has scheduled the release date for her upcoming album.

The American singer, songwriter, and actress will drop her eighth studio collection “Sex & Cigarettes” on March 23 via Def Jam Recordings.

Current promotional single “Long As I Live” – which was co-written and produced by Antonio Dixon – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

In addition to Colbie Caillat, who duets on Braxton on “My Heart,” the follow-up to 2010’s “Pulse” and 2014’s “Love, Marriage & Divorce” yields further alliances with Fred Ball (Rihanna, Jessie Ware), James Newman (Dua Lipa, Calvin Harris) and Stuart Crichton (Kesha, Tina Arena).

Stream the audio clip for “Long As I Love” below.

Toni Braxton reunites with Antonio Dixon for new promotional single “Long As I Live”

9 Feb

American singer/songwriter Toni Braxton has reunited with regular collaborator Antonio Dixon for her new promotional single “Long As I Live,” which is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The record producer and songwriter previously teamed up with Braxton on the Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds-assisted “I Hate You,” “Roller Coaster,” “Sweat,” “Hurt You,” “Take it Back,” and “Reunited,” taken from the albums “Libra” [2005] and “Love, Marriage & Divorce” [2014].

As mentioned in earlier posts, Braxton’s upcoming studio collection “Sex & Cigarettes” – featuring previous promotional singles “Deadwood” and “Coping” – is scheduled to arrive later this year via Def Jam Recordings.

The highly-anticipated project boasts further contributions from Fred Ball (Rihanna, Justine Skye), James Newman (Dua Lipa, Hailee Steinfeld), Stuart Crichton (Kesha, Tina Arena) and London on Da Track (Drake, Keyshia Cole).

Stream the audio clip for “Long As I Live” below.