Tamar Braxton, born on March 17, 1977, began her career with an R&B band she founded with her sisters. Throughout her career, she has released five studio albums and starred in many reality T.V. shows, both on her own and with her family. Braxton has won many awards and has even been nominated for the Grammys on more than one occasion. With over 30 years of professional trajectory, she has become an icon within the industry, and today we are celebrating her birthday in style. Join us as we review this talented singer’s life and career right here!
Tamar Braxton is an icon in the world of music and reality shows. She has made a name for herself in the industry through hard work and persistence. Born on March 17, 1977, in Severn, Maryland, Braxton’s zodiac sign is Pisces, and her ethnicity is African-American. Her parents are Evelyn and Michael Braxton, and she is the youngest of six children. Braxton started singing when she was only a toddler, and along with her siblings, she entered her church choir at an early age.
Braxton and her sisters signed their first record deal in 1989 and released their first single, ‘Good Life,’ in 1990. The same year, they formed an R&B band, The Braxtons. Toni, the oldest of the sisters, later left the group after getting signed as a solo artist with a record label. The rest of the band were backup singers for her musical tours and were featured in some of her videos. In 1996, Braxton and her other sisters, who were still in the group, released their first album, “So Many Ways.” It peaked at number 26 on the “Billboard” ‘R&B/HipHop Albums’ chart. The group disbanded in 1998 when Braxton decided to pursue her solo career with DreamWorks Records. She released her first solo album, “Tamar,” in 2000, along with a single named ‘If You Don’t Wanna Love Me.’ The album and song failed to do well, and DreamWorks dropped Braxton. Her unreleased song, ‘Try Me’ was part of the soundtrack for the film, “Kingdom Come” (2001). Braxton started working with her oldest sister on songs and appeared in the latter’s music videos. In 2010, she signed with Universal Records and released a single ‘The Heart in Me’ in the same year. Braxton, her mother, and her sisters were later signed to We T.V.’s reality show “Braxton Family Values” (2011 to 2020).
She also starred in a spin-off show, “Tamar & Vince” (2012 to 2017), along with her husband, Vincent Herbert. The spin-off chronicled Braxton’s solo career and their married life. She went on to co-host two shows: The late-night show “Tiny Tonight” and “The Culturelist.” In March 2013, Braxton signed a deal with Epic Records and released her second album, “Love and War” (2013). The title track released a year prior, was a commercial success. The singer released the album’s second single, ‘The One’ in 2013, which became another hit. Braxton got three Grammy nominations for her second album. She became a host on the daytime talk show “The Real” in the same year and released her third album, “Winter Loversland.” From 2014 to late 2015, she released a few singles, ‘Let Me Know’ and ‘If I Don’t Have You’ being two of them. Braxton released her fourth album, “Calling All Lovers,” in 2015 and also became a contestant on “Dancing With The Stars.” The same year, she released a Christmas album, “Braxton Family Christmas,” with her sisters. The singer soon released her fifth studio album, “Bluebirds of Happiness” (2017).
Braxton was part of a stage play along with rapper Snoop Dogg in 2018. In 2019, she was part of the show “Celebrity Big Brother,” which she won. Braxton was also featured in “True to the Game 2” in 2020. The singer was married to Darrell Allamby for two years. She then dated Herbert in 2003, marrying him in 2008. They had a son in 2013. She was last in a relationship with David Adefeso.
The single, ‘Good Life,’ becomes the sisters’ first release.
The band, which now is down one member, releases its first and only album before disbanding.
The album “Tamar,” sadly, fails to gain attention from the public.
The show, “Braxton Family Values,” also stars her mother and sisters.
She wins a B.E.T. Centric award that honors “empowering songs that center women.”
Why We Love Tamar Braxton
She knows how to do self-love
Braxton has worked hard for herself; she has taken care of her body and mental health, and it has shown in her recent work. She loves herself, despite the scars and flaws.
She is great at what she does
Braxton has released many songs and albums that have gained critical acclaim. Her songs have very deep meaning for her fans and are always pleasing to listen to.
She is a hands-on mom
Braxton has fame, but she doesn’t let it get in the way of being a good mother. She spends a lot of time with her son, Logan, who is often featured in her social media posts.
5 Surprising Facts
She knows Lady Gaga
Braxton provided the background vocals for Lady Gaga’s hit song ‘Born This Way’ in 2011.
Her vocal range is incredible
The singer has a five-octave vocal range, which is very close to her idol, Mariah Carey's range.
She once got surgery
Braxton had to have one of her ribs removed for medical reasons.
Singing’s in her blood
Her mother was an amateur opera singer and recognized her daughters’ singing talent from an early age.
She made history
Braxton won the second “Celebrity Big Brother” season in 2019 and was the first African-American to do so.
Tamar Braxton FAQs
What did Tamar Braxton do in 2021?
In 2021, she announced a break from reality shows but created a podcast called “Under Construction.”
Why did Tamar Braxton and Vincent Herbert divorce?
They separated, citing irreconcilable differences, but still share custody of their son
How did Tamar Braxton and Vince Herbert meet?
They were introduced to each other by Braxton’s oldest sister, Toni.
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