Why is “He Wasn’t Man Enough For Me” Toni Braxton’s last hit?
She hasn’t been able to produce a single hit since that single, and that album was her last successful album.
I don’t get it. She’s very talented and has a few classic songs, and does have access to good writers and producers. I don’t know why they can’t get another hit for her. It’s not like she still doesn’t have her unique voice.
PS I always loved this song. I still listen to it sometimes. It’s so good!!!
Also, she looked beautiful during this period.
I remember when she won her Grammy for this song and wore that whore dress.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||Last Tuesday at 3:38 PM|
Going bankrupt many times probably derailed her career. It's a shame because that album she did a few years ago with Babyface actually had many good songs on it.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||07/12/2020|
R1 she won a Grammy for that album. Her last Grammy to date, and first one since 2001
|by Anonymous||reply 2||07/12/2020|
I mean, time marches on, OP. Pop music and poppy r&b are pretty cruel to the longterm players. There aren't that many pop artists who were successful in the 90s and early 2000s who can still sell, so it's hardly unique to Toni.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||07/12/2020|
I love Toni Braxton. Saw her in concert at her peak and she was terrific.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||07/12/2020|
Between the bankruptcies, she developed lupus (allegedly because of her breast implants, one of which burst while she was on a plane), dealing with an autistic son...she had a lot on her plate. I absolutely adored her in the beginning; she swore that she'd never get a weave and it's one of the first things she did when she got more popular. And a nose job, which she didn't need. She found out the hard way that L.A.FACE was not to be trusted when it came to money and paying their peeps - ask TLC and Pebbles about that.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||07/12/2020|
My 23 year old sister is a huge music fan, and loves 80s rock and pop the most. She is funny with most female artists, and usually isn’t into super pop type female artists (she doesn’t care for Britney minus a few songs, hates Madonna etc.) and if she does like them is because they have a larger voice (she loves Xtina). The other day I mentioned Janet to her and she goes “I don’t like any of her songs. But I like Toni Braxton”. I rolled my eyes that she had to let me know she likes a different black artist from the 90s to make up for not liking Janet lol
|by Anonymous||reply 6||07/12/2020|
R5, she DOES seem like a good mother. And you're right, she didn't need a nose job. And she didn't need implants either.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||07/12/2020|
She’s had some great albums since but the country’s tastes moved on
|by Anonymous||reply 8||07/12/2020|
It is a shame, OP. The Heat was a great album - while I like Just Be A Man About It, The Heat, Gimme Some, Fairy Tale and Never Just For A Ring could've all been singles. More Than A Woman was another great album that didn't promoted since she was knocked up. Hit The Freeway was a decent song but Let Me Show You The Way Out, A Better Man, Selfish and Tell Me all could've been hits IMO.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||07/12/2020|
Tastes change. Ask Sheena Easton and Teena Marie.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||07/12/2020|
I love the remix of Hit The Freeway. The DJ would play it for me because he knew I'd burn a hole in the dance floor.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||07/12/2020|
Didn't she lose "Crazy In Love" to Beyonce?
|by Anonymous||reply 13||07/12/2020|
R13 I’m pretty sure it was written for Beyoncé
|by Anonymous||reply 14||07/12/2020|
I think she waiting too long between albums (4 years between Secrets and The Heat).
|by Anonymous||reply 15||07/12/2020|
Thanks R11. Considering there were several remixes of Hit the Freeway, Ill never know which one caused you to burn a hole in the dancefloor. Snicker.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||07/12/2020|
Isn't her sister the popular one these days??
|by Anonymous||reply 17||07/12/2020|
The aughts were all about clapping your buttcheeks together while hanging upside down on a stripper pole.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||07/12/2020|
Versace dinner plates?!?!?
Girl, even I don't eat off those!
|by Anonymous||reply 20||07/12/2020|
Good insight, R19. It was a trashy time.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||07/12/2020|
Did Thiefonyce and Jay-Z’s steal Toni's idea to sample Tupac Shakur’s ”Me and My Girlfriend” for ”’03 Bonnie & Clyde,”.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||07/12/2020|
For some reason, even with working with various producers, her post-2000 music has just been really plain.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||07/13/2020|
She was bouncing too many checks.
Bit seriously, I love Breathe Again, Spanish Guitar, and Unbreak My Heart, which the music video was based on Babs version of ASIB. They even got it down to her Jewfro.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||07/13/2020|
Nope r21... I may have it on my iTunes....will have to look for it...
|by Anonymous||reply 26||07/13/2020|
Her recent single Long As I Live is a banger...
|by Anonymous||reply 27||07/13/2020|
The Art of Love from THE HEAT is Janet Jackson-level freak nasty sexy hot.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||07/13/2020|
She isn’t the only pop/R&B diva who hasn’t had a hit since 2001.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||07/13/2020|
R29 Tell me about it! My last number one was 20 years ago this year!
|by Anonymous||reply 30||07/13/2020|
Janet’s career was ruined by Timberlake
|by Anonymous||reply 31||07/13/2020|
Didn't many of the artists who signed with LaFace Records declare bankruptcy or was it just Toni and TLC?
|by Anonymous||reply 32||07/13/2020|
I wonder If this song released today will it be cancelled for being "transphobic" ?
|by Anonymous||reply 33||07/13/2020|
COAD was big. Madonna had a few years on Janet and Toni.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||07/13/2020|
Madonna was huge but never received the accolades of most of her peers
|by Anonymous||reply 35||07/13/2020|
Her Vegas residency lasted longer than Janet’s, right?
|by Anonymous||reply 36||07/13/2020|
Janet only did a limited engagement and was very successful with reviews and box office.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||07/14/2020|
I've heard she was playing at 80% capacity...
|by Anonymous||reply 38||07/14/2020|
I was at her last show and it was packed.
As for Toni, she's still putting out quality music. Not everything is about Hot 100 chart placement. When you reach the respected plateau that Toni achieved as being a 30 year veteran in R&B, and can still earn a lucrative career performing your hits in concert, then having a "hit" isn't really all that important.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||07/14/2020|
As someone who used to love Toni in the 90’s/early 00’s, the truth is that her music for the last 15 years is plain. None of it stands out. Also her husky voice has limited range.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||07/14/2020|
Who cares about range? I’m tired of people using that to hate on people.
Her husky voice is UNIQUE. I’d rather hear that than yet another belter (which are usually screamers)
|by Anonymous||reply 41||07/14/2020|
[quote]Who cares about range? I’m tired of people using that to hate on people.
Some of us do get bored with singers that have no range and just because people point that out doesn’t mean they’re “hating” on anyone Toni Stan.🙄
|by Anonymous||reply 42||07/14/2020|
OP, I think the bigger question is how long is Tamar Braxton going to try and get one hit?
|by Anonymous||reply 43||07/14/2020|
R22 they played this at my favorite watering hole in Philadelphia - The Post. Total trash bar with the best videos.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||Last Tuesday at 3:38 PM|