Toni BraxtonIt looks like Ms. Toni Braxton is calling it quits. The eight-time Grammy winner recently announced she is retiring from the music industry and focusing her attention on acting.

“For what I do I have to love it. I have to feel that excitement and it’s gone,” Braxton revealed. “I’m just not going to do any albums anymore; maybe touring occasionally here and there because I love performing, but not as much as I did in the past. But no new projects.”

After a 20-year career and seven albums, the 45-year-old has definitely made her mark in the music world, but she confessed her heart just isn’t in music anymore. “It’s not affecting me, making me feel that thing I’ve always felt when I perform. It’s leaving me,” she said in an interview on Good Morning America. “I’m not sure what’s going on in my life. Maybe a female mid-life crisis? My heart isn’t in it anymore. I hate to say that.”

Braxton still plans on keeping. She’s a mother of two, a star on Braxton Family Values and a blooming actress. She recently starred for the first time in a leading role on Lifetime’s Twist of Faith, where her 9-year-old son Diesel made his acting debut.

In an interview with The Grio, Braxton went on to say she plans to focus her new chapter on acting. And, too much surprise, her dream role to play a lesbian on the big screen. “I would like to play a lesbian,” she confessed. “I don’t know why. And do a whole make-out scene and the whole thing; just something completely different from people would expect from me. Not a lipstick lesbian, either.”

Although we look forward to seeing more Toni on the big screen, her music will definitely be missed. What is your favorite Toni Braxton song or album?

  • dirtychai

    I never got much into Toni Braxton’s music, but I love her songs Breathe Again, Please, and Make My Heart. It’s great to see her acting. She was wonderful in Kingdom Come. A lot of music stars struggle to find something else that they do well after the spotlights have faded.

  • Mademoiselle

    Agreed. I hope she at least puts out one last unplugged album though — for old time’s sake. The kids can have their new-aged music.

  • coco

    You are so right I could not put my finger on it. But, you said it. I love Toni and been a fan from day one. Her music and styles changed and was all over the place. One of her CD’s with the song “Hands tide” that cd was a pop music. That’s one example. She may have lost some fans. I think she should have kept is classic. She will be back one day.

  • coco

    Maybe she should think about her music genre to jazz, neosoul.

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