Match Musically Made In Heaven: Toni Braxton & Babyface Cover Uptown Magazine

Posted on Dec 11 2013 - 9:45am by GumBumping Lady (Toyiah Marquis)

Super Producer, Babyface brought Toni Braxton straight out of retirement for this one! Their new album ‘Love, Marriage, & Divorce’ is due February 4th via Motown Records. The album was inspired by their own publicly rocky former relationships. Toni and Babyface have a realistic chemistry and it works so well.

Toni bumped gums on why her and the producer work so well together:

“One of the reasons why I became the success I am today is because of Babyface. He said [to L.A. Reid,] ‘She’s Babyface meets Anita Baker, we should sign her.’ And that’s how it started. He saw the vision at ‘Hello.’ He’s the one who said, ‘Let’s put her on the Boomerang ‘soundtrack’. So he introduced me to the world!”

Peep the cover of Upscale and a few other pics from the shoot:

Toni Braxton & Babyface Cover Uptown Magazine





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