Kelli-Leigh Returns to No.1 with I Wanna Feel

#ChartFact #House Yes, you’re absolutely right – it is Toni Braxton’s 1996 song ‘You’re Makin’ Me High’ that you constantly hear on the radio. And, yes – it’s the same singer who brought you Duke Damont’s ‘I Got You.’ Introducing Kelli-Leigh, the vocalist on SecondCity’s UK No.1 ‘I Wanna Feel.’

Kelli-Leigh is a songer/songwriter who introduced her first EP back in November 2011. As a session singer, she has provided backing vocals for Adele’s ’21’ tour as well as working with Leona Lewis.

Back to SecondCity, the Anglo-American DJ Rowan Harrington was born in Chicago back in 1987. In an interview with, he says “I can’t believe my single, ‘I Wanna Feel,’ has gone to Number 1.” To date, ‘I Wanna Feel’ has sold more than 82,000 copies to take the No.1 spot.

Toni Braxton’s ‘You’re Makin’ Me High’ was originally issued at the end of May 1996. The track was written by Babyface and Bryce Wilson who also produced the single. It was the lead single off Braxton’s sophomore album Secrets, peaking at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It reached No.7 in the UK, which means that Kelli-Leigh bested Braxton’s original peak.

‘You’re Makin’ Me High’ was released as a double-A side single featuring the soundtrack cut ‘Let It Flow’ off the movie Waiting to Exhale. ‘You’re Makin’ Me High’ was followed by ‘Un-Break My Heart’ in October that year.

Check out Kelli-Leigh on Soundcloud and follow @kellileighmusic on Twitter.

Official Singles Chart UK 7/6

  1. SecondCity – I Wanna Feel
  2. Sam Smith – Stay With Me
  3. Klingande – Jubel
  4. Mr. Probz – Waves (Robin Schultz Remix)
  5. Rita Ora – I Will Never Let You Down
  6. John Legend  – All Of Me
  7. Fuse ODG ft Sean Paul – Dangerous Love
  8. Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
  9. Ellie Goulding – Beating Heart
  10. Calvin Harris – Summer

Toni Braxton Re-unites with Babyface on ‘Hurt You’


Expect to hear more from Toni Braxton as she re-unites with Babyface on the Stateside hit ‘Hurt You.’ Currently sitting at No.6 on the Billboard Adult R&B chart (Oct.12), the track precedes the upcoming duet album Love, Marriage & Divorce (set to bow this December).

Dueted with Babyface on Debut Single

Back in 1992, the Atlanta-born vocalist launched her career with the help of the Babyface duet ‘Give U My Heart.’ The track was featured on the soundtrack to the Eddie Murphy movie Boomerang. ‘Give U My Heart’ was actually the first single taken off the set, but was over-shadowed by Boyz II Men’s monster hit ‘End of the Road.’ The soundtrack also contained another Braxton hit (‘Love Shoulda Brought You Home’), which was also co-penned by Babyface alongside Daryl Simmons and Bo Watson.

In addition to the aforementioned hits, Babyface has penned the following (more or less successful) tracks for Toni Braxton.

‘Another Sad Love Song’
‘Breathe Again’
‘Let It Flow’
‘Seven Whole Days’
‘You Mean the World to Me’
‘You’re Makin’ Me High’

Un-Break My Heart, Biggest Hit

Most Swedes are familiar with Toni Braxton’s (by far) largest hit ‘Un-Break My Heart.’ Penned by Diane Warren and produced by David Foster , the track was included on Braxton’s sophomore set Secrets. Issued in July 1996, the single topped the Billboard Hot 100 for eleven weeks. Despite becoming a world-wide hit (it was No.1 in Sweden), the track peaked at No.2 in the UK.

Toni Braxton – Un-Break My Heart

Toni Braxton has sold more than 66mn records worldwide. In addition to releasing the album with Babyface, both of them are scheduled to appear in the upcoming Broadway musical After Midnight. Hopefully, the re-newed push will put some well deserved international spotlight on Toni Braxton. Her recent releases have made some impact on the US charts. She placed ‘I Heart You’ atop the Dance/Club Songs chart last year, a track co-written and produced by the previous Mint Condition member Keri Lewis. Braxton’s most recent album was the 2010 set Pulse, including the singles ‘Yesterday, ‘Hands Tied’ and ‘Make My Heart.’

Toni Braxton – I Heart You


Toni Braxton Becomes a Reality Star

CHART REFLECTION. As John John Said It reports, soul and r’n’b singer Toni Braxton has launched her own reality TV show. Aired on WE tv, a sister-channel of AMC (of Mad Men fame) Braxton Family Values follows the lives of Toni Braxton and her sisters.

According to Toni Braxton, the show “had the #1 reality show ratings in history.” The singer was on reached a career best two decades ago. She has won no less than six Grammy Awards, selling an estimated 40 million records worldwide.

Beyoncé Impacts with “Run the World (Girls)”

She debuted in 1993 with her eponymous album, which included her first US top ten hits  “Another Sad Love Song” (No.7), “Breathe Again” (No.3) and “You Mean the World to Me” (No.7,

Her biggest album was the 1993 album Secrets which spawned the two No.1 hits “You’re Makin’ Me High” and “Un-Break My Heart.”

In 1998, Toni Braxton declared bankruptcy. She survived that and recorded more albums and also appeared in two Broadway productions.

Sade Claims “Love Is Found”

WE tv’s SVP, Original Production and Development, John Miller released a statement saying:

“We’d like viewers to feel that we tv and Braxton Family Values is relatable to them because they share similar experiences within their own families. Braxton Family Values looks at the relationship between five sisters who, no matter what, all love and support one another. This show is about the real connection these women share, which is a rare quality in many of the reality shows on T.V. today.”

Currently releasing material, Toni Braxton’s latest single “Hands Tied” was issued only this February. So far it has charted on the US Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart, peaking at No.29.


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