Tamar Braxton cried while accepting her Soul Train Award for Best Female R&B/Soul at the 2013 Soul Train Awards. Braxton also won Song of the Year with “Love and War” and The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award.

Braxton, 36, is a new mother and the youngest of the Braxton sisters featured on the WE tv reality show Braxton Family Values – her eldest sister is R&B star Toni Braxton and she comes from a family of singers.

Tamar Braxton Cries At Soul Train Awards

Braxton was visibly shocked with her win, and teared up while thanking her family and then continued to deliver a special message to her fans.

“I just really want to leave you guys with this note: I never thought in my life that I would be here and the only reason is that because I almost gave up on myself. I want to let you guys know, no matter what you want to be, no mater who you want to be, don’t give up on you. It’s possible,” Braxton said.

It has been a long road for Braxton to musical success. She struggled for eyars bouncing between labels and working on music that was never released. “Love and War” is one of her first major successes. Braxton ended her acceptance speech with an outburst of pride, saying, “I’m 36 years old and I’m proud of it. And I don’t give a damn if I was 56!”

Braxton just released a Christmas album, Winter Loversland and is currently on tour.

– Olivia Truffaut-Wong

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