Multi-platinum, seven-time Grammy Award®-winning superstar and icon Toni Braxton will release SEX & CIGARETTES on March 23 via Def Jam Recordings. SEX & CIGARETTES – the ninth album in Toni’s legendary career – is her first studio album since 2014’s Grammy-winning collaboration with Babyface, Love, Marriage & Divorce and her first solo album in almost a decade.
The album was co-produced by Toni herself and includes the single “Deadwood,” (released September 2017), which recently topped the charts at Urban AC radio. Her brand new single “Long As I Live” is out now, and is one of several tracks Toni co-wrote and produced for the album. The album also includes a duet with Colbie Caillat (on “My Heart”). SEX & CIGARETTES is available for pre-order now.
This year commemorates 25 years in the music business for Toni Braxton, since the release of her eponymously titled 8x-platinum debut album in 1993, on Arista Records.
The album included her career-defining worldwide hits “Another Sad Love Song” and “Breathe Again,” which made Grammy® history by winning consecutive awards in 1994 and 1995 respectively, for Best Female R&B Performance. The album also generated Toni’s 1994 Grammy® as Best New Artist.
SEX & CIGARETTES marks Toni’s first major release since Love, Marriage & Divorce, her Grammy®-winning Best R&B Album collaboration with Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds, released February 2014.