The youngest in the Braxton sisters, singer Tamar Braxton has a solid background in R&B, gospel ,and pop thanks to her heritage: her father is really a Methodist minister; her mother an amateur opera singer; and her eldest sister, Toni, calls for no introduction. As with the snooze of her singing siblings, Tamar grew up surrounded by music at home and at church. As well as her sisters Trina and Towanda, Tamar performed of the Braxtons and unveiled the 1996 debut cd So Many Ways; a tour as Toni’s backup singers also raised the group’s prominence. In 1999, Tamar explored both the gospel and popular sides of her sound, appearing on T.D. Jakes’ holy Love Songs before releasing her solo debut, Ridiculous, on DreamWorks the following spring.