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Tamar Braxton Opens Up on TV One's "UNCENSORED" + The Boys on "UNSUNG
Episode Description: “Tamar Braxton”
When the name Braxton is brought up most people think of multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning singer Toni Braxton. But for a new generation of music and television fans, it is one of Toni’s four sisters who quickly comes to mind; one who came out of Toni’s shadow and made a name for herself – the youngest of the Braxton sisters, Tamar.
For as long as she can remember Tamar Braxton knew her star would shine. With a love for music and singing, Tamar grew out of the sister act band that began her singing career to become an award-winning solo artist in her own right. A hit reality TV show propped up Tamar’s talents with a newfound celebrity making her the other Braxton name that millions would come to know and follow.
Tamar’s upbringing, burgeoning music career, and her personal story of faith, family, and redemption paint a vivid portrait of Tamar’s biography. Whether it was a health scare or a painful divorce or multiple celebrity quarrels, Tamar’s flourishing career appeared threatened several times over. Yet it also pushed an ambitious, feisty church-girl-turned-woman-of-God beyond her limits.
[Tamar Braxton Video Trailer: https://youtu.be/AFVELtCEVjU ]
UNCENSORED is an edgy new docu-series exploring the intimate lives of some of today’s most notable personalities, debuts on TV One beginning Sunday, February 18 at 10 p.m. ET/9C. The 10-episode biography series gives unprecedented access to stars including Tamar Braxton, Charlemagne Da God, Tiffany Haddish, Le’Andria Johnson, NeNe Leakes, Nia Long, Rick Ross and more, as they personally reveal their own stories, in their own words, in the places their stories unfolded.
UNCENSORED is a dynamic series with each episode capturing the essence of its subject. From the ultimate hustler Rick Ross and his climb from the streets of Miami to the top of hip-hop, to Tamar Braxton stepping out of the shadow of her famous sister and the meteoric rise of comedy’s newest “It Girl” Tiffany Haddish, UNCENSORED presents the stories behind the stars. Through the UNCENSORED lens, viewers get an unfiltered perspective on the journey they have taken to achieve their dreams and pop culture fame.
In its first season, UNCENSORED dives deep into the lives of these celebrated individuals with first-hand accounts of their road to stardom from the stars themselves. They speak directly and candidly about their personal triumphs and successes, the obstacles and challenges they have faced, and the pivotal moments that have shaped their lives and careers. No topic is off limits as they discuss issues relevant to today’s national dialogue such as race relations, drugs and violence, and sexual harassment. In addition to first-person interviews, UNCENSORED uncovers little known facts with an expansive and impressive list of friends and family who know them best
About “UNSUNG” (Season 12)
Through first-hand accounts, interviews with family and friends, and archival footage, each episode of TV One's signature series weaves a tale of the highs and lows of a life in the limelight. The poignant stories of Unsung offer insight into the trials and triumphs faced by musical artists in both private and public forums.
Episode Description: “The Boys”
With girls all over the world screaming their names, The Boys became the hottest preteen music sensations of the late 80’s and early 90’s. Mixing charismatic melodies with high-energy dance routines, this quartet of brothers put a modern twist on family bands. Managed by their parents, The Abdulsamad siblings (Khiry, Hakim, Tajh, and Bilal) got their start in 1984, as street performers in Venice Beach, California. Four years later, they rose to the top of the charts with their debut platinum album Messages from the Boys that included the LA Reid and Babyface produced #1 singles “Dial My Heart” and “Lucky Charm.” The Boys continued that success with the self -produced hits “Crazy” and “Thanx 4 The Funk,” sparking appearances in national commercials and their own television show. But handling the demands of superstardom became overwhelming for the teenage brothers, and after releasing their third album in 1992, The Boys abruptly abandoned their careers in the spotlight, for a life of solitude in Gambia, West Africa. Today, The Boys are grown up and ready to share with Unsung the untold story of why they really walked away from it all.
• VIDEO: Tamar Braxton Candidly Discusses “Braxton Family Values” on WE tv - https://youtu.be/C0ftEyUW8Fk
• VIDEO: Tamar Braxton Discusses baby Logan - https://youtu.be/2ugiJJAu8bY