‘Waiting To Exhale’ soundtrack celebrated by Babyface almost 25 years after it’s release. Attached to the mega success of the movie of the same name, this project was also hugely successful.
‘WAITING TO EXHALE’ MOVIE AND SOUNDTRACK HUGELY SUCCESSFUL
As reported by The Source, Face was set to deliver a Mother’s Day treat in breaking down and performing the Waiting to Exhale soundtrack, but it was derailed by the tragic death of his friend and industry giant Andre Harrell.
Now, the performance is back on as Babyface is aiming to celebrate the historic soundtrack this Sunday (April 24). So in celebrating the enormous achievement of this project, let’s take a look back at the performers on this album.
All songs were produced by Babyface himself. Additionally, Face wrote every song, except for Chaka’s My Funny Valentine, which was written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart.
Click on the photos below to enjoy the video performances of every song on the project.
whitney houston – EXHALE (SHOOP SHOP)
WHITNEY HOUSTON – WHY DOE’S IT HURT SO BAD?
TONI BRAXTON – LET IT FLOW
ARETHA FRANKLIN – IT’S HURTS LIKE HELL
BRANDY – SITTIN’ UP IN MY ROOM
TLC – THIS IS HOW IT WORKS
MARY J. BLIGE – NOT GON CRY
CHAKA KHAN – MY FUNNY VALENTINE
SONJA MARIE – AND I GAVE MY LOVE TO YOU
SWV – ALL NIGHT LONG
CHANTE MOORE – WEY U
PATTI LABELLE – MY LOVE, SWEET LOVE
FAITH EVANS – KISSING YOU
FOR REAL – LOVE WILL BE WAITING AT HOME
SHANNA – HOW COULD YOU CALL HER BABY
COUNT ON ME – WHITNEY HOUSTON, CECE WINANS
‘Waiting To Exhale’ the Soundtrack remained at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart for 5 weeks, and the R&B Albums Chart for 10 weeks. Two of the tunes made it to the top of the Hot 100 Chart, Whitney Houston’s Exhale (Shoop Shoop) and Toni Braxton’s Let It Flow.
Three other tunes were on the top 10, Brandy’s Sittin’ Up In My Room, Mary J. Blige’s Not Gon Cry and the duet Count On Me by Whitney and Cece Winans.
Adding to it’s success, the accolades just kept coming. According to Wikipedia, the album received a total of eleven Grammy nominations in 1997, including Album of the Year and Song of the Year for “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)“. Also, three songs were nominated for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. It won the Grammy for Best R&B Song for “Exhale (Shoop Shoop),”
So far, the soundtrack has sold over twelve million copies worldwide.