About The Artist
The Set List
-The Crew at Walmart Soundcheck
“I’m a little nervous - I have to be honest - because it’s been awhile since I’ve been singing. I just wanted to make an album that I felt great about. I tried to pull a Jay-Z and said "I’m gonna retire!" He couldn’t do it either. It’s in my DNA; I have to come out and perform!”
On Studio Nerves:
“It was a lot of pressure going back into the studio and recording. It’s been awhile for me; I’m very fortunate that I found my particular niche on this album.”
On The Road:
“I am so excited about being out again and touring. It’s my favorite part. [That's] my adrenaline rush when I have that microphone in my hand... It’s the greatest feeling ever. I’m so looking forward to kicking off a tour very soon!"
On Believing In Yourself:
“The moment for me that stands out more than anything was when I won my first award, which was a Grammy. I’d always dreamed of being a singer... but I'd never dreamed of holding the award in my hand and actually having it. It was the best feeling ever; it was more than a dream – it was like a movie! I knew that moment when I held it in my hand that my life would change forever. I always remember that moment. You have to believe in yourself. The moment you stop believing in yourself those dreams won’t be obtained.”
“It was absolutely wonderful. Having done Broadway in the past, doing Vegas was very natural for me. Hard discipline though – I can’t deny that! It’s five shows a week and just you on stage! Vegas is hot and it’s sexy. It's like an adult’s Disneyland!”
• She’s sold more than 40 million records worldwide. Since her debut in 1991, Toni has enjoyed critical and commercial success and earned 15 Top Ten Billboard hits.
• She’s a Grammy-Award winning artist. Toni has picked up numerous music awards throughout her career, including six Grammys!
• She’s an award-winning actress. Toni made her Hollywood debut in the 2001 hit comedy, ‘Kingdom Come’ and earned a BET Black Oscar for her performance.
• She’s even conquered Vegas! Toni’s blockbuster stage show, ‘Toni Braxton: Revealed’ was originally commissioned for a three-month run but was extended for two years.
• Her new record ‘Pulse’ is her first recording as an Atlantic Records artist. Get her new album 'Pulse,' that is coming soon to Walmart stores nationwide and online.
The first single from ‘Pulse’ is a piano-driven ballad that sounds like a Braxton classic. Already a hit on the charts, ‘Yesterday’ also teams Toni up with singer Trey Songz. Toni explains the experience: “He’s incredible. We’re label mates. A lot of people think he sounds like me. It was great!”
Toni gives a startling jazz-influenced rendition of her 1993 hit ‘Breathe Again.’ Written by Babyface, ‘Breathe Again’ established Toni as one of R&B music’s greatest balladeers. Cautions Toni: “Please understand, if love ends, then I promise you… I promise you that I shall never breathe again.”
If I Have To Wait
New tune ‘If I Have To Wait’ is a buzzed-about highlight from ‘Pulse.’ Explains Toni: “I love this song! I love country music, and this is country music meets R&B. It has a nice little twang to it with a nice little growl as well. It’s incredible… and it’s romantic! It’s my favorite… I can’t wait for everyone to hear it!”
Make My Heart
Segueing from a country-meets-R&B tune to a dance floor number, Toni shows us her versatility as a contemporary pop artist. It’s time to move, and ‘Make My Heart’ is a slinky number destined for the clubs. Sings Toni: “You pull me close. Can you feel my pulse? My heart is beating faster!"
Un-Break My Heart
Toni closes her set with a subtle rendition of an iconic song. Written by Diane Warren, ‘Un-Break My Heart’ is given new meaning as Toni sings quietly alongside an acoustic guitar. Sings Toni: “The nights are so unkind. Bring back those nights when I held you beside me…”