Waiting to Exhale
It is a soundtrack for the film of the same name, released on November 14, 1995, by Arista Records. Written and produced by Babyface, the soundtrack featured some of the biggest names in the industry, including Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, TLC, Brandy, Faith Evans, Patti LaBelle, SWV and Mary J. Blige. Some of the hit songs were “Exhale (Shoop Shoop),” by Whitney Houston; “Not Gon’ Cry,” by Mary J. Blige and “Sittin’ Up in My Room,” by Brandy. The album remained at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart for five weeks and Top R&B Albums chart for ten weeks. It was certified seven times platinum. It received a total of eleven Grammy nominations including Album of the Year, and Song of the Year for the title tune. The album also received an American Music Award for Favourite Soundtrack.