Grammy-Award winning superstar sets tenth studio album for Aug 28th
R&B/pop pioneer and seven-time GRAMMY Award-winner, Toni Braxton has released the official video for her latest single, “Dance,” via Island Records. Directed by Mike Ho (Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige, Nicki Minaj), the video encapsulates the single’s high energy as Braxton exudes confidence in her performance with her soulful vocals and sultry choreography.
Braxton released “Dance” on Friday and the single was immediately heralded as “a shimmery slice of nu-disco” by Rolling Stone, “a feel-good disco stomper” by Variety, and Billboard described it as “a nu-disco club-ready banger that serves as an antidote for any heartbreak.” Along with Friday’s single release, Braxton revealed her tenth studio album, Spell My Name, will be released on August 28th.
Earlier this year, Braxton released “Dance (Dave Aude Remix),” a remix of the new single, which went No. 1 on the UK’s Commercial Pop Club Chart. And in June, Braxton teamed up with the legendary Missy Elliot for a remix of her single “Do It” which is currently building at No. 1 on the Billboard Adult R&B chart. “Do It” was the No. 1 most added song at Adult R&B radio after release and Braxton’s highest debut at the format.
Spell My Name is Braxton’s follow up to her multi-GRAMMY nominated album Sex & Cigarettes. Released in 2018, the album features hit single “Long As I Live” which shot to No. 1 on the Billboard Adult R&B chart and Top 10 on the R&B charts. Last year, Braxton embarked on her “Long As I Live” tour visiting 21 cities in addition to South Africa and for the first time in 22 years, the United Kingdom. In late 2019, Braxton graced the stage at the American Music Awards for a breathtaking performance of her iconic song, “Unbreak My Heart,” which marked the 25th anniversary of her first appearance on the show which become one of the most talked about moments from the evening.
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