Tamar Estine Braxton (/ˈteɪˌmɑːr/; born March 17, 1977), is an American singer and television personality. Braxton had her first big break in music in 1992 as a founding member of the American R&B singing group The Braxtons, formed with her sisters. The Braxtons released their debut album, So Many Ways, as a trio in 1996.
In 2000, Braxton began her solo career, after signing with DreamWorks Records. She released her debut self-titled album that same year. The album was not commercially successful, leading to Braxton being dropped from the label’s roster.
In 2011, Braxton reunited with her sisters for the WE tv reality show Braxton Family Values. The first season was the #1 rated reality show on WE tv, and the network ordered a 13-episode second season of the show after the third episode.
Braxton returned to the music industry after a thirteen-year break, with her second album, Love and War (2013). The album was released through Epic Records and became a commercial success.
Currently, Braxton is one of the hosts of The Real talk show for the Fox Broadcasting Company, along with Tamera Mowry, Jeannie Mai, Adrienne Bailon and Loni Love, which premiered on July 15, 2013.
Braxton possesses a four octave coloratura soprano vocal range. She lists Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Kim Burrell, and her eldest sister, Toni Braxton, as some of her influences, Mariah being her biggest influence.
Braxton is the youngest of her siblings including her sisters Toni, Traci, Towanda, and Trina, as well as her only brother Michael Jr.
In 2001, Braxton was married to her first husband, music producer Darrell “Delite” Allamby. Allamby was a songwriter and producer who worked with his frequent songwriting partner Lincoln “Link” Browder, as well as Silk, Busta Rhymes and Gerald Levert. The two met while Allamby worked on her 2000 debut on the album tracks “Money Can’t Buy Me Love” and “Once Again”. The couple divorced in 2003 after two years of marriage.
In 2003, Tamar began dating Vincent Herbert, a record executive whom she met through her sister. The couple married on November 27, 2008. On March 13, 2013, on Good Morning America, she announced they were expecting their first child. Braxton gave birth to a baby boy named Logan Vincent Herbert on June 6, 2013.
On an episode of The Real, Braxton revealed that she suffered from vitiligo.
On November 10, 2015, Braxton discovered that she had several pulmonary embolisms in her lungs. The illness forced her to withdraw from Dancing with the Stars.
Braxton launched a ready-to-wear clothing and shoe line, Tamar Collection, in November 2014.
- Tamar (2000)
- Love and War (2013)
- Winter Loversland (2013)
- Calling All Lovers (2015)
- 2014: Love and War Tour (North America)
- 2013: Love in the Future Tour (w/ John Legend) (North America)
- 2014: Black Panties Tour (w/ R. Kelly) (North America)
- 2015: MJB LIVE TOUR (w/ Mary J. Blige) (North America)
- 2015: Promise To Love Tour (w/ Kem) (North America)
Awards and nominations