Toni Braxton’s ‘Unbreak My Heart’ Tops R&B iTunes Chart After Amazing #AMAs Performance

Published: Monday 25th Nov 2019 by Rashad

‘Breathe Again’ beauty Toni Braxton has breathed new life into her timeless classic, ‘Unbreak My Heart,’ thanks to a stirring performance at Sunday’s American Music Awards (November 24).

Backed by a stringed orchestra, the diva’s dramatic, winter wonderland take on the Diane Warren-penned tune not only made her one of the night’s most talked about performers, but has also reignited interest in the song 23 years after its release.

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Last night, Braxton blew the roof off the Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater when she performed ‘Unbreak’ at the 47th Annual American Music Awards.   On hand to commemorate the 25th anniversary of her first win at the ceremony, she received a standing ovation just moments after she was introduced by Paula Abdul and another standing O at the performance’s conclusion.

Just a day later (November 25), the song – originally featured on her 1996 sophomore album ‘Secrets’ (click here to read our ode to this project) – zoomed to the top of iTunes sales lists.  Presently found at #1 on the site’s R&B chart, as of time reported ‘Unbreak’ is besting the sales of current artists including Chris Brown, Summer Walker, Tinashe, H.E.R., Khalid, and more.

Also earning love on the streaming front, ‘Unbreak’ – already one of the most successful singles of all time due to having spent a whopping 11 weeks at #1 on the Hot 100 during its peak in 1996-97 – could see a re-entry on the chart once Nielsen’s tallied the sales impact of the AMAs on its respective performers.  Keep it locked to That Grape Juice for that report once it’s furnished next week.

Congratulations to Toni!

[main photo source: Getty Images]

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  1. Clarks0oon November 25, 2019

    R and b charts, ????

    She was lip syncing during this performance.

    Can she make a comeback like celine? I dont know

    • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? November 25, 2019

      She was not lip synching u F A G G O T! Go away somewhere with your hating uncle tom ass!

      • Rashad November 25, 2019

        I don’t care how you feel about someone it’s never ok to call them a f%g*t in 2019. You sound ignorant as hell doing that. It’s equivalent to using any racist term. Just stop

      • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? November 25, 2019

        I said what I said. U will deal.

    • pat November 25, 2019

      luv celine, but her ama my heart wil go on performance was the biggest lip sync production ever on that stage

      • pat November 25, 2019

        *billboard awards

    • Bravo!! November 25, 2019

      F** she wasn’t not lip syncing! Toni Braxton am original Diva..

      • Bravo!! November 25, 2019


    • Taryn November 27, 2019

      She sure did lip yet TGJ is acting like people were creaming over her lipped performance.

      • Maxx November 27, 2019

        The song doesn’t even sound lip synched as it wasn’t perfect, she adlibbed at moments & it wasn’t even the same as the radio version… it was just an outstanding, heartfelt, soulful, visually stimulating performance. Love it Toni!

  2. king z November 25, 2019

    Toni’s #1 on R&B itunes and Xtina’s #1 on Pop itunes!!! yess what a comeback for these ladies!

    • Clarks0oon November 25, 2019

      U do realise this dont mean nothing right?

      What matters is the streams.

      • Swirly November 25, 2019

        Who really cares? Toni is 50+ years old with a career spanning almost 30 years. She’s has sold millions in PURE SALES, and won an endless amount of awards. Put some respect on her mother f****** name.

      • Clarks0oon November 25, 2019

        I’m nor disrespecting toni. I’m just saying.

      • king z November 25, 2019


        u do realize that 1500 streams make up 1 sale right? sales may pale in comparison to streams but it doesn’t mean they mean nothing. ALSO, keep in mind this song is over two decades old. to top current charts will ALWAYS BE a big deal. even if it was just the urban a/c chart

      • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? November 25, 2019

        @Clarkson T***** Dont speak to King u shemale f a g g o t. Get lost with your negativity!

  3. ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? November 25, 2019

    AMEN Congrats Toni

  4. Boytoy1814 November 25, 2019

    Well deserved!!!

  5. Steve4 November 25, 2019

    I use to love the song in the 1990’s and as I recall it hit #1 for 11 long weeks on the HOT 100 ❄??.

  6. IAmKingBishhhh November 25, 2019

    She deserves her flowers while she is still with us . Epic performance flawless beauty and just elegant with her stage presence. Living legend ??

  7. JOHNVIDAL November 25, 2019

    They allowed Celine Dion to sing the entire song of hers LOL No now seriously has such a beautiful voice. There´s no other like hers that´s for sure. Lipped but who cares in 2019 regarding Toni and seeing how most nowadys performers cannot sing to begin with…

    • Around the way filet November 25, 2019

      Whether toni lipped or not is irrelevant considering she is ill and probably had an off vocal day. Toni has proven her vocal chops for over 25 years.

      • King z November 25, 2019

        Say it again

        Johnvidal who idolizes Celine dion, a power vocalist but lip sync queen, should know better than to slam anyone for playback

        I for one don’t mind lipping if it’s done right

      • Swirly November 26, 2019

        Toni almost never sings for decades? How’d you come up with that BS? Toni tours and performs a lot. Not as much as Celine, but she’s not just sitting at home watching herself on BFV……

    • JOHNVIDAL November 26, 2019

      And that´s exactly whay I said guys… anyway Celine sings 200 times more live time per year than Toni since she doesn´t stop, never. Many high notes are lipped yes, but baby, she sings a lot constantly every year. Toni almost never sings, for decades. I just wanted to say that now that you guys tried to make any comparison. That lip sync queen you are refering to sings more hours live on stage than any other vocalist mentioned in this blog any day of the year.

      To be clear, I didn´t have any problem with the lipping. My comment was clear, and it was kind of a reply to the rest of the comment section, that´s why I mentioned lip sync.

  8. Shawn November 25, 2019

    Congratulations toni

  9. Interac November 25, 2019

    The naturalness of her breaths and pauses lead me to believe that this was not lip synced.

    • Maxx November 27, 2019

      It wasn’t ….it wasn’t perfect, she adlibbed, it didn’t even have the same melody as the original. People just want to be negative.

  10. J November 25, 2019

    Toni was 100 percent lip synching. I watched on my big ass tv live on ABC. It really was kind of sad for me, given how good her voice is. HOWEVER, she looks like she hasn’t aged a day since her appearance in the 1990s!!! Black does not crack man.

    • eric November 25, 2019

      Your big a** TV needs to be recalibrated, cause it was all live. You can even hear the high note in the bridge cut out when Toni doesn’t have the mic right up to her mouth. I watched her sing this live in concert two years ago from a 2nd row seat. Her voice really is this good still.

      • G-bby November 25, 2019

        It was prerecorded – not that it matters. Everyone knows Toni can blow, and they were still her vocals after all. Some artists lip sync to studio tracks regularly with no remorse. Sips tea.

      • Taryn November 27, 2019

        Toni lipped. Beyoncé has her prerecorded vocals on point too. They all learned from Janet on how to make a prerecorded vocal sound live. I don’t care how many hours Beyoncé danced in heels as a child, her voice will sound tired doing the type of choreography she does. She performed live at Billboard Music Awards in 2011 and you could clearly hear what a live vocal from her actually sounds like while dancing compared to her other performances where’s there’s not a single out of breath moment or vocal mess up. Real vocalists have on and off days. See Mariah.

    • Trish November 26, 2019

      Toni was not Lip-syncing you can hear her clearly, and also if she was lip-synching, why did the audience have trouble following her as they sang along..we all know how the song goes and the part where she goes real high singing “without you,I just can’t go on” she paused and then sang the on, and on, on, (they showed the audience waiting for her to hit it that big note..but they were left hanging, cause she changed it.because it was not a record playing she was singing LIVE….and she sounded beautiful….to say she was lip syncing is wrong….

  11. Elliot YJ You November 26, 2019

    I was one of the performers for Toni’s AMA performance and she was not lip syncing. I’m every rehearsal, tech, and show day, she was singing. That’s why she’s a legend ?

    • Elliot YJ You November 26, 2019

      *in every rehearsal

  12. ChocolateBeauty November 26, 2019

    Congrats Tonight, I have alway loved your voice and style!??????????

    • ChocolateBeauty November 26, 2019

      Sorry for the typo, “Tonight” is suppose to be *Toni.*???

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