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For The Record: Revisiting The Historic 'Waiting To Exhale' Soundtrack
For the latest episode of For The Record (watch below), GRAMMY.com explores the first all-female soundtrack for the 1995 Black-female-led film Waiting to Exhale. The Babyface-produced album featured original music from one of the movie's stars, Whitney Houston, along with fellow R&B/pop greats Aretha Franklin, Brandy, Toni Braxton, TLC and more.
At the 1997 GRAMMYs, the soundtrack received 11 GRAMMY nominations—including Album Of The Year—and won Best R&B Song for the Houston-sung lead single, "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)."
Houston and superproducer Babyface made the intentional decision to create the first all-female soundtrack to match the all-female lead cast. Now that's star power!