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Toni Braxton announces retirement from recording music

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Toni Braxton has announced that she is retiring as a recording artist.

The 45-year-old singer, who has won eight Grammy Awards, said that she has lost some of her passion for music.

Toni Braxton, Grammy Awards 2001, revealing dress, daring dress

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Toni Braxton at 2001 Grammy Awards



Speaking to The Grio, the 'Un-Break My Heart' star said: "For what I do I have to love it. I have to feel that excitement and it's gone.

"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."

Braxton added that she wishes to focus on acting, with her dream role being to play a lesbian on screen.

She revealed: "I would like to play a lesbian. I don't know why. And do a whole make-out scene and the whole thing; just something completely different than people would expect from me. Not a lipstick lesbian, either."

Toni Braxton performing live in concert at the Kremlin Concert Hall of Moscow

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Toni Braxton


Aside from a successful music career, Braxton has become well-known for US reality TV series Braxton Family Values. However, she revealed: "That's just not what I wanted to be when I grew up."

Braxton has won five American Music Awards, nine Billboard Music Awards and has sold over 66.7 million records worldwide.

Last year, Braxton was admitted to hospital following health complications.

Watch the video for Toni Braxton's 'Un-Break My Heart' below:

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