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Toni Braxton

I Lost My Songs

By Going Belly Up

7/28/2013 1:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Toni Braxton
may still have a song in her heart after filing for bankruptcy, but she just lost more than 2 dozen tunes that made her famous -- because some dude bought them right out from under her ... TMZ has learned.

TMZ broke the story ... Braxton struck a deal in her bankruptcy case, in which she settled with her various debtors.  Part of the deal -- Toni could buy back 27 songs from her music catalog for $20K -- with one BIG string attached ... she could be outbid.

Enter a guy named Ross M. Klein, who doubled Toni's price and nabbed the tunes.

Among the 27 are a few hits, including "You're Making Me High," "How Many Ways," and "Always."

Perhaps her biggest hit ... "Un-Break My Heart" is not among the 27 -- but probably only because Dianne Warren wrote it ... not Toni.

Sometimes, it's hard to carry a tune in bankruptcy.

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76.

STFU    


Spending 5K on weaves /false eyeflashes soon adds up

263 days ago
77.

Observer999    

Oh boohoo. She should have learned to spend only what she had... did she have an entourage, like so many black entertainers do? Did they suck her dry? Tough. Her songs were assets, period.

263 days ago
78.

Tnorris    

Well...manage your money better next time. Moving on.

263 days ago
79.

el polacko    

how were they "her" songs ?? she's not a songwriter. she can take comfort in the fact that nobody ever heard of any of "her" songs anyway besides 'unbreak my heart'...so no great loss.

263 days ago
80.

Sue from jersey    

So sad may God bless you Tony

263 days ago
81.

STAYCLASSYSANDIEGO    

eh since diane warren wrote unbreak my heart wouldn't she own it?

263 days ago
82.

joy    

Having a lot of money like that comes with a lot of responsibility. She needed self control, a good financial team and common sense. She shouldve had a savings..maybe some sound investements and possibly an allowance. Heres to a lesson learned and better money managent in her future.

263 days ago
83.

Donnalynn    

@john your a real trailor trash type of a scab.karma will get you my friend.

263 days ago
84.

nandonocashnando    

is that lil kim?

263 days ago
85.

bob    

Does TMZ have anything close to a fact checker on ANYTHING???? Braxton has third and quarter share co-writes on mostly her LP tracks. Partial ownerships that were likely give her as payback for recording the songs at all. Probably not even worth 20 k a year in writer shares for her.

263 days ago
86.

Barry    

Babyface wrote them songs..

263 days ago
87.

me    

$20K? That has to be a typo, because if that is the price I'M BUYING.

263 days ago
88.

whocares    

I just don't get it...

263 days ago
89.

audiofish    

Or you could have stopped buying **** you couldn't afford...

263 days ago
90.

tori    

Toni's claimed bankruptcy twice and each time was still able to keep most of her assets so do I feel sorry for her,no way!

263 days ago
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