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Jimmie Allen Releases Toni Braxton ‘Un-Break My Heart’ Cover

30 March 2022 | 2:02 pm | Mallory Arbour

Un-Break My Heart has also been covered by Marion Meadows, Nina, Il Divo and Weezer.

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Teaming up with Spotify for the streaming platform’s Spotify Singles series, Jimmie Allen has released a cover of Toni Braxton’s 1996 hit single, Un-Break My Heart.

Allen says, “Un-Break My Heart — I love the song; it’s one of my favourite songs ever. I’ve always wanted the opportunity to sing it, this is my chance, hopefully, Toni approves.”

Written by Diane Warren, Un-Break My Heart has previously been covered by saxophonist Marion Meadows, Filipino singer Nina, Italian group Il Divo and alternative rock band Weezer.

Braxton’s original version of Un-Break My Heart won the 1997 GRAMMY Award for ‘Best Female Pop Vocal Performance’. It has sold over 10 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling singles of all time. Furthermore, when Billboard celebrated their 40 years charting from 1958 to 1998, the song was declared as the most successful song by a solo artist in the Billboard Hot 100 history. The song peaked at #6 on the Australian ARIA Top 50 Charts.

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In addition to Un-Break My Heart, Allen also recently released a re-imagined version of his breakout hit Best Shot for the Spotify Singles series, as well as his latest single, Down Home

Co-written by Allen, Cameron Bedell, Rian Ball and Tate Howell, Down Home takes shape as a letter to his late father James – who passed away in 2019 – and showcases their special, enduring connection.

Allen is nominated for his first ever GRAMMY Award, chosen as the only country artist in the covered ‘Best New Artist’ category. The 64th annual show will air April 3 from Las Vegas.

He told Mic Check, “I didn’t think I was getting nominated for anything, so when I found out I was getting nominated, it threw me off. I was shocked. And then when they told me it was all-genre, I was like, ‘Wait, what?’ And I’m the only country artist in that category. Man, I was like, ‘Wow,’ you know, because I feel like in order to get that nomination, I had to have some votes outside of Country. There’s a lot of country artists that could have fit into that, so many people could have been in that category — but I got in there, so, I’m still trying to wrap my brain around it.”

Allen will also appear in the upcoming feature-length documentary, For Love & Countrywhich examines the genre’s past through the lens of a new generation of Black artists claiming space in Nashville — and transforming country music in the process. 


Keep up to date with Jimmie Allen via his Facebook page here.