'Snowflakes' Fall For Toni Braxton

Grammy-winning songstress Toni Braxton is wrapping up work on her first Christmas album, "Snowflakes," due Oct. 23 from Arista. The album is being produced by Braxton and her husband, Mint Condition's

Grammy-winning songstress Toni Braxton is wrapping up work on her first Christmas album, "Snowflakes," due Oct. 23 from Arista. The album is being produced by Braxton and her husband, Mint Condition's Keri Lewis, who are also expecting a child before the end of the year.

"Snowflakes" will comprise half original compositions and half versions of classic yuletide songs such as "The Christmas Song," "Santa Please," "Christmas Time is Here," and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." The album is the first release for Braxton since her third studio album, "The Heat," which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and No. 2 on The Billboard 200 in May 2000.

The set spawned the singles "Just Be a Man About It," "Spanish Guitar," and "He Wasn't Man Enough," which garnered Braxton a Grammy for best female R&B vocal performance. Braxton is also celebrating the 10th anniversary of her entry into the music business, when she signed with LaFace Records, then helmed by current Arista president/CEO Antonio "L.A." Reid. She made her recording debut with the song "Give U My Heart" on the "Boomerang" soundtrack in 1992.