Additional personnel: Loon, Big Tymers.
Toni Braxton was a full-fledged superstar in the 1990s, scoring a remarkable string of chart-topping singles, selling untold millions of records, and establishing herself as one of the preeminent R&B vocalists of the era. THE ESSENTIAL TONI BRAXTON is the most comprehensive overview of Braxton's music on the market, besting 2003's ULTIMATE TONI BRAXTON by adding a second disc, a wider chronological reach, and several tasty remixes.
All the artist's best-known cuts are here, naturally, including "You're Making Me High," "Another Sad Love Song," "Breathe Again," and her all-time mega-hit "Un-break My Heart" (which ruled the pop charts for 11 weeks). Treats like "The Time of Our Lives" (The Official Song of the 2006 FIFA World Cup), and "Good Life," an early '90s single the vocalist released with her sisters, show the full breadth of her career. Braxton's sultry mixture of adult contemporary appeal, R&B smoothness, and pop smarts is on abundant display here. Moreover, the club-ready remixes prove her music can be easily updated for a younger generation.