|Tamar Estine Braxton
|March 17, 1977
|American Singer, Actress,
Tamar Estine Braxton is an American singer, actress, and television personality. She formed The Braxtons, an R&B singing group with her sisters in 1990 but then went on her own way. Many say she is the most outspoken and sassiest of the Braxton sisters. After Tony, Tamar has the most successful music career.
Career Ups and Downs
Tamar is the youngest of the Braxton six children. She started singing as a toddler. Her father, Michael was a pastor in a church, and all Braxton kids eventually enter their church choir.
Toni, Traci, Towanda, Trina, and Tamar, signed their first record deal with Arista Records in 1989. The plan was to perform as a group. They released their first single in 1990, peaking at Number 79 on the Billboard Hot R&B and Hip Hop Singles chart. Due to age differences, the label couldn’t market the sisters properly.
Toni Braxton was the first sister to sign with a label. LaFace Records signed her as the first female solo artist. After her departure, Tamar and the other sisters became backup singers for Toni’s first tour. In 1993, the group signed to LaFace Records, but never released an album. When LaFace president Bryant Reid moved to Atlantic, he got the group there.
In 1996, they released their album So Many Ways under Atlantic Records. The girls again served as an opening act for Toni’s Secrets Tour in 1997. And in 1998, the group disbanded as Tamar signed with DreamWorks Records to pursue a solo career.
In 2000, Tamar recorded her solo debut album, Ridiculous. But because the songs failed to gain impact on urban radio outlets, the album got canceled.
Her unreleased song Try Me, appeared on the soundtrack album for the Kingdom Come movie. She partnered with Toni in a couple of music videos. For example, she made a cameo in the video He Wasn’t Man Enough. Tamar continued to work with Toni, and performed, co-wrote, or sang background vocals on songs. She participated on the albums The Heat, Libra, Pulse, More than a Woman, and Snowflakes.
In 2010, Tamar Braxton signed with Universal Records. She released her single The Heart in Me in July 2010. This single appeared on the Adidas 2: The Music compilation album. But her momentum was not enough to get her a second album.
In September 2012, Tamar inked a recording contract with Streamline Records. Later that month, her television show Tamar & Vince premiered on WE TV. The first season featured multiple scenes of Tamar recording her album.
She signed with Epic Records in March 2013, ahead of the release of her second album. Titled Love and Far, the album sold 114,000 copies in the United States in the opening week. It debuted at Number two on Billboard 200.
This album also earned her three nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. She got nominations for Best Urban Contemporary Album, Best R&B Performance, and Best R&B song.
From 2013 until 2016, Tamar served as a co-host of the Fox Broadcasting Talk show The Real. She got fired in 2016 without any explanation.
In September 2015, she joined the 21st season of Dancing with the Stars. But she withdrew from the competition in November due to health problems. She and reigning champion Valentin Chmerkovskiy finished in fifth place overall.
Tamar appeared as a contestant in the second season of the reality series Celebrity Big Brother. She made history by winning the show with a unanimous vote of 9-0. Tamar is only the second unanimous winner. She is also the first African American to win a season of Big Brother.
Tamar Braxton possesses a five-octave soprano vocal range. Toni, her older sister, is one of her main influences. Tamar is an R&B Singer but lists Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, and Diana Ross as her influences.
Awards and Achievements
Tamar Braxton is the second most successful Braxton sister. She might not be Toni, but she has a couple of awards in her pocket. Tamar won four awards from 15 nominations, including one BET Award and three Soul Train Music Awards.
Besides her music, Tamar has a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for her work as a co-host as well. She worked for the daytime television talk show The Real.
Who is the richest Braxton sister?
Tamar Braxton is the most outspoken and sassiest Braxton sister. She is also the youngest of the sisters. And after Toni, Tamar is the most successful and richest sister. Tamar Braxton’s fortune is more than $3 million.
She earned her money through television, album sales, but also as an entrepreneur. Tamar launched a ready-to-wear clothing and shoe line in November 2014.
Toni is the most successful sister. She was the first one to sign with a record label. Toni has nine studio albums, seven Grammy awards, and three stints on Broadway. So far, Toni Braxton sold more than 67 million records worldwide. She is a living legend. Her cash flow is over $10 million.
Traci stepped away from music when she was young. She chose family and raised her family in their native state of Maryland. When the reality show with the Braxton sisters debuted in 2011, Traci got her taste of the music world. She released two studio albums and started a whiskey line, Black Cowboy. Her cash flow is $800,000.
Towanda is the middle sister, the peacemaker, and the glue of the family. She is Toni’s executive assistant. Recently, she filed for bankruptcy after divorcing her husband. According to Celebrity Net Worth, she is $300,000 in red.
Trina is the party girl in the family. She was also a member of the Braxtons family group. Trina sang backup with Toni for more than 20 years. Trina performed with a cover band before releasing two solo pop singles throughout the family reality show. She is the co-host of Sister Circle, a TV One talk show. Her cash flow is $1 million.
Tamar Braxton is the youngest of her sisters. She got married to her first husband, music producer Darrel Allammby in 2001. But they got divorced in 2003. The same year, Tamar dated Vincent Herbert, a record executive. They got married in November 2008. The couple got their first child in the summer of 2013.
Tamar filed for divorce from Herbert in October 2017 and got a divorce in July 2019. In an episode of The Real, Tamar revealed she suffered from vitiligo. And in November 2015, she revealed she has several pulmonary emboli in her lungs.