R&B starlet Toni Braxton will release her fifth studio album, "More Than a Woman," Nov. 19 via Arista. The set is the follow-up to 2000's "The Heat," which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top R&am
R&B starlet Toni Braxton will release her fifth studio album, "More Than a Woman," Nov. 19 via Arista. The set is the follow-up to 2000's "The Heat," which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums tally and has sold 2 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The new album's first single, "Hit the Freeway," was produced by ubiquitous duo the Neptunes and will be supported with a video directed by Dave Meyers and Charles Infante.
Other producers who leant a hand on "More Than a Woman" include Irv Gotti, Rodney Jerkins, and Chink Santana. Braxton is credited as co-executive producer in tandem with her husband Keri Lewis, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, and Arista president/CEO Antonio "L.A." Reid.
Several tunes find Braxton co-writing with her sister Tamar, including "Let Me Show You the Way," "Selfish," and "Me & My Boyfriend," which is based on the late Tupac Shakur's "Me & My Girlfriend." Lewis wrote "Lies, Lies, Lies," which is described as "rock-flavored track."
"This time around, we're going to give people something different, something that is not familiar," Braxton said in a statement. "Sometimes, artists can get confined by what they've done in the past. When people hear I'm working with the Neptunes, they're like 'I wonder what that will sound like?' I'm just being a part of my own generation -- and we grew up with rap and hip-hop as well as R&B!"
In other news, Braxton and Lewis are expecting their second child next spring. A boy, Denim Cole, was born in December 2001.