Toni Braxton and Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds have a classic R&B album on their hands with the recent release of Love, Marriage & Divorce, which arrived at no.4 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, and topped the R&B Albums and R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts.
The two legends credit the project’s success to their creative freedom, their love for making music, and their history, a 20-year musical partnership that has sold over 60 million records and includes 16 Grammy Awards between them.
“In terms of the freedom that we had this time, we weren’t concerning ourselves with whatever the trend was on radio,” Babyface told The Guitar Center. “On this particular project we went with what felt good.”
Braxton adds: “We were trying to tell a story as well, but we didn’t want to try to get on the bandwagon. We try and narrate what we were feeling personally with Love, Marriage & Divorce through our voices, our songs. Sometimes, you have a theme … let’s stick with the theme. We got off-track sometimes, but it worked. It was good. It was even better that we got off-track.”
Check out the full interview here.