In a time when most of current ruling generation of R&B and Pop stars put forward music that is as forgettable as their voices, there is one particular diva who is sorely missed on the charts. Possessing a one of a kind contralto, Toni Braxton is undoubtedly one of the industry’s most artists and Way Back Wednesday is about to remind you of that fact.
During the 1990s, Braxton carved her own lane with her unique tone, dark timbre and captivating stage presence. However, as a result of numerous financial problems and health issues, her success declined during the 200s and many young ‘music’ fans fail to recognise her enormous contributions to R&B, Pop and even Dance.
So, today’s Way Back Wednesday will showcase some of Braxton’s most popular videos and live performances to help the younger generation to appreciate her talent. Watch the diva, who has been praised by acts from Whitney Houston to Brandy, in action below:
‘Another Sad Love Song’
‘He Wasn’t Man Enough’
‘Let it Flow’
‘Seven Whole Days’
‘Un-break My Heart’
‘You Mean the World to Me’
‘You’re Makin’ Me High’
What makes Braxton so special isn’t just her unbelievable voice – a rich tone like hers is literally one in a billion – but also her control of her vocal range. Most contraltos master their lower registers without ever going beyond their comfort zones. Yet, Braxton can match most sopranos with ease. In fact, she can sing as high as Beyonce in her head voice!
I honestly miss hearing new music from Braxton. This will sound awfully selfish but even if a new album fails to chart, I still want it for my personal listening pleasure. Until that time, vote in our new Way Back Wednesday poll below!