Favorite '90s R&B songstress: Mary J. Blige or Toni Braxton? | The Tylt
Favorite '90s R&B songstress: Mary J. Blige or Toni Braxton?
Mary J. Blige burst onto the scene and quickly became revered for intermixing R&B, soul and hip-hop with gospel-like vocals over rap beats. She became known as the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul. She scored many R&B hits—now classics—including "You Remind Me," "Real Love," "Reminisce," "Sweet Thing," "Love No Limit," "Be Happy," "Love Is All We Need" with Nas, "Not 'Gon Cry," "All That I Can Say" and "Deep Inside."
Watch the music video to her top five pop hit "Not 'Gon Cry" below.
When Toni Braxton came onto in 1992 her vocals were reminiscent of Anita Baker's smooth sound, but Braxton added her own layers of sultriness with deep and rich tone. She scored many crossover R&B-pop hits between 1992 and 2000 including ""Love Shoulda Brought You Home," "Another Sad Love Song," "Breathe Again," "You Mean the World to Me," ""You're Makin' Me High," "Let It Flow," "Un-Break My Heart" and "He Wasn't Man Enough." Her sophomore album "Secrets" is certified 8x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Check out the music video to the #1 Hot 100 hit "You're Makn' Me High" below.