31. TONI BRAXTON (1993)
Artist: Toni Braxton
Production: Babyface, L.A. Reid, Darryl Simmons
Acclaim: Toni Braxton loves hard as hell on her debut. It’s endearing when she sings about special nights by candlelight; then she’s downright scary on the clingy “Breathe Again.” Braxton just wants her man to do right. Consider this a road map of dos and don’ts.
Peak moment: A cheating man gets reamed out with a chorus he won’t soon forget (“Love should have brought you home last night.”).