Seven-time Grammy Award winner Toni Braxton has announced she is coming to New Zealand for the first time.

The R&B singer will perform at the Logan Campbell Centre on September 17 after touring Australia.

Braxton says she hopes her shows will be a "very special and unforgettable night".

"I know it's taken a while for me to get to Australia and New Zealand, but I promise it is going to be well worth the wait," she said in a statement.

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Braxton's opening act will be New Zealand R&B artist Marino Mariner, who recently launched his debut single Stronger.

Braxton won her seventh Grammy for Best R&B Album at this year's ceremony for her collaboration with Babyface, Love, Marriage and Divorce.

As well as selling 66 million records worldwide, Braxton is known for starring in WE TV's Braxton Family Values about her and her family.

She is currently recording her eighth studio album.

A ticket pre-sale begins on July 7, and are available to the general public on July 9.

- nzherald.co.nz