Tuesday, December 10th 2013
Earlier this Summer That Grape Juice was privy to preview several tracks from Toni Braxton and Babyface‘s new album ‘Love, Marriage, & Divorce’. The taste had us salivating for more, yet more so had us happy that Braxton re-considered her retirement.
The latest issue of UPTOWN magazine sees the Grammy winning diva not only pose it up alongside her longtime collaborator, but wax honest about her reasons for wanting to retire – which she says revolved around depression and career insecurity.
However, as the #1 success of current single ‘Hurt You’ highlights, the singer has little reason to fret, for there clearly remains ample demand for her brand of grown and sexy.
Thursday, December 5th 2013
Much to the joy of her faithful lambs, Grammy winning pop diva Mariah Carey brought a slew of Christmas classics to the 81st Annual Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting in New York City.
Joining a line-up that featured Toni Braxton, Mary J. Blige, Leona Lewis, Kelly Clarkson, and diva-in-training Ariana Grande, the diva pulled a two-for-two on the NBC-aired program with classics ‘Joy To the World’ and her holiday staple ‘All I Want For Christmas’.
Immediately after, Grande took to the stage to share her rendition of ‘Last Christmas’ and her song ‘Love Is Everything’. See the sights and sounds of them all below:
P.S. – Mariah, Ariana, Kelly and Toni’s vocals were simply splendid…
Tuesday, December 3rd 2013
R&B veterans Toni Braxton and Babyface continue to show the rookies how its done with an onslaught of live performances of their new joint hit ‘Hurt You’.
Already blazing ‘The Tonight Show’ and ‘Arsenio Hall’, the duo were most recently spotted at ABC’s ‘The View’ lending a stirring live rendition of the reunion single from the duets album ‘Love, Marriage, and Divorce’ (Feb. 4).
Braxton also played co-host on the ladies’ panel as the twosome were also greeted with news that the tune had reached #1 on Billboard.
See the performance, interview, and read the details below:
Saturday, November 23rd 2013
As two of R&B’s most respected talents, Toni Braxton and Babyface have been proving why with their titillating new single ‘Hurt You’.
A big hit on the Urban Adult Contemporary format, the mid-tempo groove has generated buzz aplenty for its parent album ‘Love, Marriage, & Divorce’ – which arrives on February 4th next year.
Watch the dynamic duo in action below…
Friday, November 15th 2013
With Christmas around the corner, Toni Braxton and Babyface get into the Holiday spirit with a soul-filled cover of ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’.
The dynamo duo, who are set to release collabo album ‘Love, Marriage, & Divorce’ on February 4th, soar on the festive classic, potently reminding why we can’t wait for their project in the New Year.
Unwrap the gem of a track after the jump…
Thursday, October 24th 2013
Fans of Toni Braxton and Babyface‘s brand of grown and sexy have to wait a while longer for the pair’s sizzling new album ‘Love, Marriage, & Divorce’.
Full story after the jump…
Tuesday, October 15th 2013
Toni Braxton and Babyface blend their A-star talents together for upcoming album ‘Love, Marriage & Divorce’.
Preceded by Urban radio hit ‘Hurt You’, the album -which is billed as a musical drama-saw its accompanying cover unwrapped earlier today.
Due on November 25th, the project marks the first time the pair have sung on a record together in over 20 years, and 13 since they collaborated in any capacity (on Braxton’s 2000 LP ‘The Heat’). Prior to the then, the duo cooked up chart landmarks such as ‘Breathe Again’ and ‘You’re Making Me High’.
Speaking to ESSENCE, Toni said of their new album:
“I think because Babyface and I have both gone through divorces, we can relate and we can collaborate together on this topic and make it so others who have gone through this situation can relate”.
Having heard a sizeable amount of the album, we’re oh so amped for the full course. Fans of the pair will be elated to note that the project isn’t the standard run-of-the-mill duet LP. It’s a qualitative, sonically rich, and a stellar addition to their respective catalogues. Very grown and sexy. We can’t get enough of a track titled ‘Steam’. Remember where you read that first!
Friday, October 11th 2013
After watching the well loved single peak sweep US radio by storm earlier this year, R&B icons Toni Braxton & Babyface release the video for ‘Hurt You’.
Pulled from their collaborative LP ‘Love, Marriage & Divorce‘, which arrives Nov. 25, the video is undeniably a stunning sight to behold, sure to breathe colourful life into the lives of any music lovers who press play below…