Tamar Braxton Wins Celebrity Big Brother Season 2
Tamar Braxton (Image credit: Google)

American Singer Tamar Braxton has become the first-ever black housemate to win the $250,000 grand prize following the season 2 finale of Celebrity Big Brother.

The show which also saw Dina Lohan, Ricky Williams, Lolo Jones, and Kandi Burruss all competing for the crown held on Wednesday night.

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Braxton, 41, also made show history as she broke the “First to Enter” curse — a theory that the first person to enter the Big Brother house never wins.

During the episode, Williams won the first Head of Household challenge competition and subsequently nominated Lohan and Burruss to be voted out. Burruss eventually got the boot, bringing around the final competition of the season.

The songwriter who defeated other contestants after weeks of battle secured enough votes from her former houseguests to take the victory.

The grand finale was between her and Ricky Williams, she won while Williams went home with $50,000.

Braxton began her career in 1990 as a founding member of The Braxtons, an R&B singing group formed with her sisters.

The Braxtons released their debut album, So Many Ways, as a trio in 1996, and disbanded shortly afterward.

In 2000, Braxton was briefly signed with DreamWorks Records and released her debut self-titled album, but was dropped by the label following the album’s poor commercial performance.