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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.

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by Anonymousreply 44Last 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 Anonymousreply 107/12/2020

R1 she won a Grammy for that album. Her last Grammy to date, and first one since 2001

by Anonymousreply 207/12/2020

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 Anonymousreply 307/12/2020

I love Toni Braxton. Saw her in concert at her peak and she was terrific.

by Anonymousreply 407/12/2020

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 Anonymousreply 507/12/2020

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 Anonymousreply 607/12/2020

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 Anonymousreply 707/12/2020

She’s had some great albums since but the country’s tastes moved on

by Anonymousreply 807/12/2020

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 Anonymousreply 907/12/2020

Tastes change. Ask Sheena Easton and Teena Marie.

by Anonymousreply 1007/12/2020

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 Anonymousreply 1107/12/2020

Arent they both dead.

by Anonymousreply 1207/12/2020

Didn't she lose "Crazy In Love" to Beyonce?

by Anonymousreply 1307/12/2020

R13 I’m pretty sure it was written for Beyoncé

by Anonymousreply 1407/12/2020

I think she waiting too long between albums (4 years between Secrets and The Heat).

by Anonymousreply 1507/12/2020

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 Anonymousreply 1607/12/2020

Isn't her sister the popular one these days??

by Anonymousreply 1707/12/2020

Toni Tenille?

by Anonymousreply 1807/12/2020

The aughts were all about clapping your buttcheeks together while hanging upside down on a stripper pole.

by Anonymousreply 1907/12/2020

Versace dinner plates?!?!?

Girl, even I don't eat off those!

by Anonymousreply 2007/12/2020

Good insight, R19. It was a trashy time.

by Anonymousreply 2107/12/2020

Was it this one R11?

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by Anonymousreply 2207/12/2020

Did Thiefonyce and Jay-Z’s steal Toni's idea to sample Tupac Shakur’s ”Me and My Girlfriend” for ”’03 Bonnie & Clyde,”.

by Anonymousreply 2307/12/2020

For some reason, even with working with various producers, her post-2000 music has just been really plain.

by Anonymousreply 2407/13/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 2507/13/2020

Nope r21... I may have it on my iTunes....will have to look for it...

by Anonymousreply 2607/13/2020

Her recent single Long As I Live is a banger...

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by Anonymousreply 2707/13/2020

The Art of Love from THE HEAT is Janet Jackson-level freak nasty sexy hot.

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by Anonymousreply 2807/13/2020

She isn’t the only pop/R&B diva who hasn’t had a hit since 2001.

by Anonymousreply 2907/13/2020

R29 Tell me about it! My last number one was 20 years ago this year!

by Anonymousreply 3007/13/2020

Janet’s career was ruined by Timberlake

by Anonymousreply 3107/13/2020

Didn't many of the artists who signed with LaFace Records declare bankruptcy or was it just Toni and TLC?

by Anonymousreply 3207/13/2020

I wonder If this song released today will it be cancelled for being "transphobic" ?

by Anonymousreply 3307/13/2020

COAD was big. Madonna had a few years on Janet and Toni.

by Anonymousreply 3407/13/2020

Madonna was huge but never received the accolades of most of her peers

by Anonymousreply 3507/13/2020

Her Vegas residency lasted longer than Janet’s, right?

by Anonymousreply 3607/13/2020

Janet only did a limited engagement and was very successful with reviews and box office.

by Anonymousreply 3707/14/2020

I've heard she was playing at 80% capacity...

by Anonymousreply 3807/14/2020

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 Anonymousreply 3907/14/2020

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 Anonymousreply 4007/14/2020

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 Anonymousreply 4107/14/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 4207/14/2020

OP, I think the bigger question is how long is Tamar Braxton going to try and get one hit?

by Anonymousreply 4307/14/2020

R22 they played this at my favorite watering hole in Philadelphia - The Post. Total trash bar with the best videos.

by Anonymousreply 44Last Tuesday at 3:38 PM
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