She's sexy, sultry, sensual and
she can sing. She's Toni Braxton,
and she happens to be one of the more consistent R&B divas to remain visible in a fad-driven genre. The then-thick-hipped, short-cropped Braxton debuted on the scene in the early 1990s with the Babyface-produced smash singles, "Give U My Heart" and "Love Shoulda Brought You Home" (both from the Boomerang
movie soundtrack). She continued her ascent with multi-platinum-selling albums (such as Secrets
), movie credits (Kingdom Come
) and Broadway gigs (Beauty and the Beast
). Married with children and with a successful album (Libra
) in tow, Toni B. comes to town with the rare gift that evades so many in the music industry: staying power.