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2015-07-21 12:18

Cape Town - CANOC LIVE announced on Tuesday that legendary R&B superstars Toni Braxton and Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds will be performing in South Africa and Zimbabwe between 28 August and 3 September 2015.

Fans will be treated to a Toni Braxton and Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds double bill as they each perform their own shows with songs from their outstanding catalogues of classics for the first time in Africa at the following venues:

Harare, Zimbabwe - Borrowdale Racecourse - 28 August 2015

Durban - Moses Mabhida Stadium – 30 August 2015

Cape Town - Grand Arena, Grandwest – 1 September 2015

Johannesburg – The Ticketpro Dome - 3 September 2015

Tickets start at R450 and are available from ticketpro from 21 July.


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Known and loved around the world for their chart-topping radio classics, both iconic singer/songwriters shaped the sound of R&B throughout the 90s both as individual superstars and collaborators.

A hit making machine with enviable longevity, 11-time Grammy award winning Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds has to his name no less than 130 Top 10 R&B and Pop hits, 43 number 1 R&B hits and 55 Top 10 Pop hits.

Edmonds is the recipient of numerous awards, including Soul Train Music Awards, BMI Awards, NAACP Image Awards and American Music Awards. He was also the recipient of the third BET Walk of Fame Award, and was named BET’s "Entertainer of the Year" at the First Annual BET Awards Ceremony.

@ToniBraxton and Babyface backstage at Conan (@TeamCoco).

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Just a few of the vocalists from which his music can be heard: Whitney Houston, Boyz II Men, Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Madonna, Eric Clapton, Mary J. Blige, Michael Jackson, TLC, Toni Braxton, Celine Dion, John Mellencamp, Anthony Hamilton, Brandy, Aretha Franklin, Fall Out Boy, Pink, Charlie Wilson, Chrisette Michele, Barbra Streisand, Ariana Grande, and Colbie Caillait.

Over the course of her storied career, Toni Braxton has earned a total of seven Grammy Awards and sold over 66 million records worldwide. Among other achievements, she’s received nine Billboard Music Awards and seven American Music Awards and been inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

She appeared on the seventh season of Dancing with the Stars and helped bring the hit reality show WE tv’s Braxton Family Values to life as both an executive producer and star. Expanding her pop culture imprint, she serves as an executive producer on Tamar & Vince.

Transferring her dynamic presence to the stage, she has starred in Broadway productions of Beauty and the Beast, Aida, and After Midnight. Most recently, her 2014 collaboration with Babyface, Love, Marriage & Divorce, debuted at #4 on Billboard’s Top 200 (her sixth Top Ten entry on the chart) and #1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

It went on to win a Grammy Award for Best R&B Album. Braxton continues to engage, endear, and enchant audiences worldwide with everything she does.

Decades after Give You My Heart, the 1992 hit single on which they first sang together, the two paired up to share their experiences of love on the 2014 co-written Grammy winning duets album Love, Marriage and Divorce.

It struck a chord with South African fans who made it the highest selling album in the country in 2014. Toni Braxton and Babyface’s tour has long been in demand in Southern Africa. "Each date of this tour guarantees a night of authentic R&B music filled with romantic love songs in the form of two spectacular shows from these Grammy Award winning artists," says Pleasure Letsoalo of CANOC LIVE, the leading promoter of live music events in the African urban market.

"We have hosted 19 shows with eight international artists and we are now thrilled to welcome Toni Braxton and Kenny "Babyface: Edmonds to Southern Africa."

"Can we start over...again?"

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