Tuesday, April 5, 2011
EXHALE (SHOOP SHOOP) ~ WHITNEY HOUSTON
"Exhale (Shoop Shoop)" is a song by American recording artist Whitney Houston, featured on the soundtrack for the film Waiting to Exhale. It was released as the lead single from the soundtrack on November 7, 1995, by Arista Records. The song was written and produced by Babyface. A mid-tempo R&B ballad, composed in the key of C major, the song's lyrics speaks about growing up and learning to let go. The song garnered mostly positive reviews from critics, many of whom noted Houston's vocal maturity in the song. It peaked within the top twenty in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. At the 39th Annual Grammy Awards, held on February 26 1997, "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)" received four nominations, including the Grammy Award for the Song of the Year, and won in the category of Best R&B Song. The song also won four other awards, including a Soul Train Music Award.