Yet rather than bathe in past glory, the singer who has influenced an entire generation of female vocalists now steps right back front and center with Just Whitney..., her first brand new album of the 21st century.
Whitney is a quintessential artist whose talents transcend musical trends, says Antonio LA Reid, President and CEO of Arista Records. This album sets a new standard by which the world will measure the range of her abilities as a recording professional and, above all else, the timeless quality of her voice, one of the great instruments of our time.
The A-list hitmakers and producers who contributed to this album were handpicked by Whitney, Antonio LA Reid and Bobby Brown. Kenneth Babyface Edmonds, Missy Elliott, Kevin Shekspere Briggs, Teddy Bishop and Gordon Chambers are among some of the producers who assisted Whitney in crafting an album that is a timely testament to her endurance as a musical icon.
The album is a diverse blend of ballads including Try It On My Own, (written by Babyface and Carole Bayer Sager), My Love in which Whitney duets with Bobby Brown and a powerhouse remake of You Light Up My Life (originally released by Debbie Boone in 1977).
Songs with hip grooves such as Tell Me No, Love That Man and the old-school style jam Things You Say (which was written and produced by Missy Elliott) are also among the albums tracks.
The CDs single, One of Those Days (produced by Shekspere) is an infectious song about the need to chill out, relax and get away from the stresses of everday life. Billboard magazine writes, One of Those Days marks the joyous, triumphant return of one of the great singers, who delivers the goods in glorious voice, singing a groovy hip-swaying composition that is at last worthy of her immense talent.
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