Every Day Is a New Day

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Every Day is a New Day
Studio album by Diana Ross
Released May 4, 1999
Recorded 1998-99
Genre R&B, urban adult contemporary, soul
Label Motown
Producer Arif Mardin, Gen Rubin, Malik Pendleton, Chuckii Booker
Diana Ross chronology
Voice of Love
(1996)
Every Day is a New Day
(1999)
Love & Life: The Very Best of Diana Ross
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Every Day is a New Day is a studio album by American singer Diana Ross, released in 1999 on the Motown label. It was released around the same time as the motion picture, Double Platinum, in which Ross co-starred with Brandy, some of the album's tracks being songs that Ross' character sings in the film. It was the last contractual album Ross released in her second Motown tenure and would be the last Motown studio effort until the label released her shelved jazz standards album, Blue, in 2006 and would also be Ross' last studio album of new material for another seven years. On this album Ross continued her contribution to co-writing on bonus tracks "Free (I'm Gone)" and "Drop the Mask", the former once again addressing "the divorce album" issue with lyrics of romantic dissension. These tracks were only on the Japanese edition of the album. Every Day Is A New Day was released in the UK with slightly different cover graphics and an amended track listing.

Chart performance and single releases[edit]

Every Day Is a New Day peaked at #108 on the Billboard 200, and #71 in the UK. It also reached #47 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Once again the album was a commercial and critical failure in the US, but it produced her final hit single of the 1990s in the UK, "Not Over You Yet", which was remixed and became a Top 10 hit, peaking at #9. Another remix of "Until we meet again" reached #2 on the US dance charts. "Sugarfree", the final US single, received urban adult airplay. The album sold around 100,000 copies in the USA.[2]

Promotion[edit]

Ross continued to have a much more vibrant recording career outside of the US, though her popularity on the touring circuit in the US remained vibrant. She delivered several television specials throughout the millennium years.[3] UK TV promotion for the album included the ITV special An Audience with Diana Ross. On the special, along with past hits, the songs Ross performed from Every Day Is a New Day were "He Lives in You" and the single "Not Over You Yet", recreating elements of the music video with choreography. Singer Boy George duetted with her on the number one single "Upside Down".

Track listing[edit]

US Version
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "He Lives in You"   Mark A. Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Lebonhang Morake Arif Mardin 4:51
2. "Love Is All That Matters"   Diane Warren Arif Mardin 4:08
3. "Until We Meet Again"   Denise Rich, Gen Rubin Ric Wake, Gen Rubin 4:27
4. "Got To Be Free"   Malik Pendleton, Nicole Johnson ‘Zavy Kid’ Malik Pendleton 4:14
5. "Not Over You Yet"   Malik Pendleton, Kenneth Kelly ‘Zavy Kid’ Malik Pendleton 5:03
6. "So They Say"   Charles Pendleton, Mary Brown ‘Zavy Kid’ Malik Pendleton 5:12
7. "Every Day Is A New Day"   Malik Pendleton, Juanita Wynn, Tracey Anderson ‘Zavy Kid’ Malik Pendleton 5:55
8. "Sugarfree"   Chuckii Booker, Tami Booker Chuckii Booker 4:46
9. "Someone That You Loved Before"   Diane Warren, Eric Carmen Arif Mardin 3:48
10. "Hope Is An Open Window"   Christopher Ward, Tim Tickner, Diana Ross Daryl Simmons 4:56
11. "Carry On" (Remix) Eric Beall Steve Skinner, Arif Mardin, Bobby Guy, Ernie Lake 3:43
12. "Until We Meet Again" (Hex Hector Remix) Denise Rich, Gen Rubin   8:04
Total length:
54:47

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart Position
US Billboard 200 108
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 47
UK Albums Chart 71

Singles[edit]

Single Chart Position
Until We Meet Again Hot Dance Music/Club Play 2
Until We Meet Again Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 39
Not Over You Yet UK Singles Chart 9
Sugarfree Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles Chart 121

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