MLK Jr. Concerts: Toni Braxton

MLK Concert Series
Wingate Field, Brooklyn
Entrances on Brooklyn Avenue (Rutland Road and Winthrop Street.)

With an impressive catalog of five albums (alongside 2003’s best-selling Ultimate Collection), Toni Braxton has built a worldwide base of music lovers since she first burst onto the contemporary music scene in 1991 with “Love Shoulda Brought You Home” (from the soundtrack of the hit movie “Boomerang”).

As the ‘First Lady Of LaFace Records,’ Toni’s creative partnership with Antonio ‘L.A.’ Reid and Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds yielded a non- stop run of multi-platinum albums with 1993’s Toni Braxton, 1996’s Secrets and the 2000 set The Heat through to the 2001 Snowflakes holiday album and 2003’s highly personal and thought-provoking More Than A Woman CD, which featured a number of songs written by Toni herself as well as production from The Neptunes and Rodney Jerkins among others. Along the way, Toni distinguished herself with unforgettable hit singles such as “Another Sad Love Song,” “Breathe Again,” “Un-Break My Heart,” “You’re Makin’ Me High” and “He Wasn’t Man Enough” picking up five Grammy Awards in the process (in 1993 for “Best New Artist” and “Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female”; in 1994 for another “Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female” award; and in 1997, as winner in both the “Best R&B” and “Best Pop” Female Vocal Performance categories).