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The Braxtons' Right Risks: So Many Ways

Carol Cooper, Newsday, 1996

THE STORY goes that The Braxtons originally were a quartet. Producers L.A. and Babyface pulled Toni Braxton out of the bunch, because, at the time, they were still developing TLC and weren’t sure their label could properly support another girl group. So Toni went to LaFace as that label’s first solo female, while her little sisters continued shopping themselves around as a trio.

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