I Will Always Love You: The Best of Whitney Houston

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I Will Always Love You: The Best of Whitney Houston
Greatest hits album by Whitney Houston
Released November 13, 2012
Recorded 1984–2009
Genre R&B, pop, soul, dance
Label RCA
Whitney Houston chronology
I Look to You
(2009)
I Will Always Love You: The Best of Whitney Houston
(2012)
Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances
(2014)
Singles from I Will Always Love You: The Best of Whitney Houston
  1. "I Look to You"
    Released: September 25, 2012
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Slant 3.5/5 stars[2]

I Will Always Love You: The Best of Whitney Houston is a posthumous greatest hits album by American recording artist Whitney Houston. The album was released on November 13, 2012 via RCA Records.

Content and release[edit]

The album features a selection a Houston's greatest hits including remastered versions of "I Wanna Dance With Somebody", "How Will I Know", "So Emotional", "I Have Nothing" and "One Moment in Time". The album was released in both standard[3] and deluxe[4] versions. It was also released with an accompanying 5 track bonus CD with the duets sung by Houston and other artist. The album includes new liner notes written by Clive Davis.

Also included is a previously unreleased song titled "Never Give Up" and a re-recorded version of the "I Look to You" as a duet with R. Kelly, who is also the writer. The song was released on September 25, 2012 as the first single from the album.[5]

"Never Give Up" was released as a lyric video on Whitney Houston's official YouTube (Vevo) channel on November 6, 2012.[6]

At the 2013 NAACP Image awards, the album won two awards in the 'Outstanding Album' and 'Outstanding Song' categories. The latter was for the song 'I Look To You', a duet version with R Kelly featured on the album.

The week of its release, the album peaked at #14 on the US Billboard 200 and #2 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums. The album has sold over 200,000 copies in the United States alone till date.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Album Length
1. "You Give Good Love"   LaLa Whitney Houston 4:36
2. "Saving All My Love for You"   Gerry Goffin, Michael Masser Whitney Houston 3:57
3. "How Will I Know"   George Merrill, Shannon Rubicam, Narada Michael Walden Whitney Houston 4:33
4. "Greatest Love of All"   Linda Creed, Masser Whitney Houston 4:48
5. "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)"   Merrill, Rubicam Whitney 4:50
6. "Didn't We Almost Have It All"   Masser, Will Jennings Whitney 5:05
7. "So Emotional"   Billy Steinberg, Tom Kelly Whitney 4:36
8. "Where Do Broken Hearts Go"   Frank Wildhorn, Chuck Jackson Whitney 4:36
9. "I'm Your Baby Tonight" (U.S. album version) L.A. Reid, Babyface I'm Your Baby Tonight 5:00
10. "All the Man That I Need"   Dean Pitchford, Michael Gore I'm Your Baby Tonight 4:09
11. "I Will Always Love You"   Dolly Parton The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album 4:30
12. "I'm Every Woman"   Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album 4:45
13. "I Have Nothing"   David Foster, Linda Thompson The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album 4:50
14. "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)"   Babyface Waiting to Exhale: Original Soundtrack Album 3:21
15. "I Believe in You and Me" (Single version) David Wolfert, Sandy Linzer The Preacher's Wife: Original Soundtrack Album 3:52
16. "My Love Is Your Love" (Radio edit) Wyclef Jean, Jerry Duplessis My Love Is Your Love 4:03
17. "I Look to You" (with R. Kelly) Robert Kelly Previously unreleased 3:39
18. "Never Give Up"   Jermaine Dupri, Bryan-Michael Cox, Johntá Austin Previously unreleased 4:01
Total length:
79:38

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label(s) Format Edition
Finland November 16, 2012 (2012-11-16) RCA Records CD, digital download Deluxe[27]
United States November 13, 2012 (2012-11-13) RCA Records CD, digital download Standard,[28] HSN[29]
United Kingdom[30] November 19, 2012 (2012-11-19) Standard,[3] deluxe[4]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Whitney Houston: I Will Always Love You: The Best of Whitney Houston | Music Review | Slant Magazine
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  26. ^ "British album certifications – Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You: The Best of Whitney Houston". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter I Will Always Love You: The Best of Whitney Houston in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search
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  30. ^ "I Will Always Love You: The Best of Whitney Houston". Amazon.co.uk. November 19, 2012. Retrieved October 10, 2012. 

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