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Toni Braxton celebrates three Grammy nominations: “I feel truly blessed”


ABC/ Jeff NeiraToni Braxton is hoping to add her Grammy collection after being nominated for three awards today.

“I feel truly blessed, extremely grateful, and so very happy. Three Grammy noms for ‘Long As I Live’ and my album Sex and Cigarettes,” the 51-year old singer says in a statement. “To all my fans, friends and support… all my love, Joy and heartfelt thanks for always being there for me.”

Her current album, Sex & Cigarettes, was nominated for Best R&B Album, and her single, “Long As I Live,” is up for Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song. Toni has won seven Grammys in her career, including Best New Artist in 1994.

The oldest of the Braxton sisters is also excited about her Lifetime movie, Faith Under Fire, being nominated for a Women’s Image Award for Made For TV: Limited Series.

“Very proud that our film, Faith Under Fire, was nominated for a Women’s Image award,” Toni commented, “Thank you all!!” In the movie, she starred as Antoinette Tuff, an office worker at the Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy in Decatur, Georgia who convinced a deranged gunman that stormed the school to surrender on August 20, 2013.

The Braxton Family Values star is now preparing for her “As Long As I Live” tour which kicks off January 19 in Columbia, South Carolina, and runs through March 3 in Los Angeles.

“As Long As I Live” tour dates:

1/19 — Columbia, SC, Township Auditorium 
1/23 — Atlanta, GA, Fox Theatre  
1/25 — Tulsa, OK, Margaritaville Casino 
1/26 –- Dallas TX, The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
1/27 –- Houston, TX, Smart Financial Center
1/29 — Hollywood, FL, Seminole Hard Rock Casino  
1/31 — Durham, NC, DPA 
2/1 — Washington, DC, The Theater at MGM National Harbor
2/2 — Ledyard, CT, Foxwoods Casino  
2/5 –- Nashville, TN, Municipal Auditorium
2/8 — Newark, NJ, Prudential Center  
2/9 -– Atlantic City, NJ, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
2/10 — Brooklyn, NY, Kings Theater  
2/14 -– Detroit, MI, The Fox Theater
2/15 — Chicago, IL, Arie Crown Theatre  
2/17 — Montreal, QC, Place Bell  
2/21 — Phoenix, AZ, Wild Horse Pass   
2/23 –- Reno, NV, Grand Sierra Resort 
2/24 — Oakland, CA, Paramount Theatre  
3/1 — Palm Springs, CA, Aqua Caliente Casino  
3/3 — Los Angeles, CA, Microsoft Theater 

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