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Baltimore native Lex Scott-Davis played Toni Braxton in Lifetime's "Unbreak My Heart" biopic, which earned high ratings over the weekend.
Baltimore native Lex Scott-Davis played Toni Braxton in Lifetime's "Unbreak My Heart" biopic, which earned high ratings over the weekend. (Bettina Strauss / Handout)

Lifetime's Toni Braxton biopic, "Unbreak My Heart," had a strong premiere on Saturday, with 3.6 million viewers, according to a press release.

"Unbreak," which is based on the Severn native's memoir of the same name, earned the highest rating for an original movie with adults ages 25-54, women 25-54 and women 18-49 since "Whitney," the January 2015 biopic on Whitney Houston, according to Variety. ("Whitney" had 4.5 million viewers.)

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The Nielsen Fast Cable Ratings reported the data.

Braxton served as executive producer and narrator of the movie. Baltimore native Lex Scott-Davis stars as Braxton, a singer and mother who found R&B success -- and drama, both personal and professional -- in the 1990s and again more recently.

A special titled "Beyond the Headlines: Toni Braxton" followed the movie and drew 2.8 million viewers.

The Sun recently spoke to Braxton and Scott-Davis about "Unbreak."

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