Toni Braxton began her professional career singing alongside her sisters, until emerging as a solo artist with a song on the soundtrack for Boomerang (1992). The following year, she released her debut self-titled album, garnering wide acclaim for singles like "You Mean the World to Me" and "Breathe Again." She later scored a megahit with "Un-Break My Heart," included on her second studio album, Secrets (1996). Braxton made history in 1998 when she became the first Black actress to play Belle in the Broadway production of Beauty and the Beast, and she later starred alongside her sisters on the reality show Braxton Family Values. Despite announcing her retirement in 2013, the singer resumed recording shortly afterward and announced a new solo album in 2018.