Traci Braxton was an American singer, songwriter, actor, and reality television star with a net worth of $800,000 when she died. Toni Braxton is best known as the sister of R&B superstar Toni Braxton, but she has made a name for herself as well. Toni Braxton launched a successful solo singing career after starring on reality television.
Traci Braxton died of esophageal cancer on March 12, 2022, when she was 50 years old.
On April 2nd, 1971, Traci Renee Braxton was born in Severn, Maryland. Her parents were both active members of the church. Her father was a minister, and her mother had previously worked as an opera singer before becoming a pastor.
Traci Braxton, along with her four sisters and one older brother, was raised in a strict religious environment. Traci’s early musical experiences were singing in the chorus at church.
Early Music Career
Traci Braxton and her four sisters went on to form The Braxtons, a musical group. They got their first record deal in 1989, and their first single, “Good Life,” was released the following year.
The Braxtons were sacked by their record label after the single failed to chart. The label cited the lack of economic success of their song and the difficulty of marketing women of diverse ages as reasons for their decision.
Toni Braxton was sought out by record producers in 1991 because she was seen to have the best chance of launching a solo career. The Braxtons’ other members were informed that the label was not interested in signing them.
But it wasn’t all hopeless. When Toni Braxton went on tour in the United States following her successful solo career, the Braxtons became her backup vocalists. The Braxtons were eventually signed by the same record label that signed Toni, although they never released any singles or albums.
Traci’s career as a musician ended abruptly in 1995. Despite reports that she had quit the music industry to work as a youth counselor, she was unable to secure a new record deal due to her pregnancy.
Traci made a comeback with a recurring role on the reality TV show Braxton Family Values after a long absence from the spotlight. The show premiered in 2011 and quickly became We TV’s most popular.
Traci Braxton has pursued an acting career since her first debut on television. Sinners Wanted and All In are two films in which she has acted.
Return To Music
Traci was able to relaunch her singing career with the additional media attention from Braxton Family Values. She began working on her debut solo album in 2013 after signing with a new record company.
Crash & Burn was a huge hit when it was launched in 2014. “Last Call,” the album’s debut single, reached number 16 on the R&B Adult charts in the United States. The album charted at number 11 in the R&B genre.
Following the release of Braxton Family Values, the Braxton sisters rebranded themselves as The Braxtons. Braxton Family Christmas, the resurrected group’s second album, was released in 2015. Traci had been forced to quit the band due to pregnancy before their debut album in the 1990s, so this was her first record with The Braxtons.