My Love Is Your Love (song)

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"My Love Is Your Love"
Single by Whitney Houston
from the album My Love Is Your Love
Released July 3, 1999
(See release history)
Format CD single, DVD, Video single
Recorded 1998
Genre R&B, reggae fusion
Length 4:20
4:03
Label Arista
Writer(s) Wyclef Jean, Jerry Duplessis
Producer(s) Wyclef Jean, Jerry Duplessis
Whitney Houston singles chronology
"It's Not Right but It's Okay"
(1999)
"My Love Is Your Love"
(1999)
"I Learned from the Best"
(1999)
Music sample
Music video
"My Love Is Your Love" on YouTube
My Love Is Your Love track listing
"Heartbreak Hotel"
(2)
"My Love Is Your Love"
(3)
"When You Believe"
(4)

"My Love Is Your Love" is a 1999 song by American R&B singer Whitney Houston. Released as the fourth single from Houston's album of the same name, it peaked at #4 in the U.S., #2 on the U.S. R&B chart, and #2 in the U.K. It was later certified platinum by the RIAA.

Along with the original mid-tempo reggae-influenced version that was produced by Wyclef Jean, a dance remixed version by Jonathan Peters was also released, and notably appeared on the compilation album Totally Hits 2.

The single was extremely successful worldwide, hitting the Top Ten in nearly two dozen international markets. At over five million units sold globally, it stands as Houston's third most successful single, after "I Will Always Love You" and "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)".[citation needed]

Reception[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

Entertainment Weekly editor Mark Bautz praised the song: "Wyclef Jean's gorgeous reggae-tinged title song and three funky cuts by Rodney Jerkins showcase the 35-year-old Whitney Houston in all her creative, soulful maturity."[1] Rolling Stone's Rob Sheffield praised the song as a one with some "creative juice"; "on the excellent title track, Wyclef gives Houston the sexiest Bob Marley rip-off he's ever written."[2] USA Today editor Rachel D. called this track "a spiritual, reggae-tinged jam from Wyclef Jean."[3]

Chart performances[edit]

"My Love Is Your Love" was the fourth single from Houston's 1998 album, My Love Is Your Love. It was a massive hit worldwide, becoming another one of Houston's signature songs. The single was released in each country of Europe from June 1999, prior to the United States. Upon release, the song was popular immediately across Europe and became a bigger hit during her European leg of My Love Is Your Love World Tour. On June 27, 1999, the single went straight to its peak position, number two, in the United Kingdom for the week ending date of July 3, 1999.[4] According to The Official Charts Company, it has sold 525,000 copies there, becoming Britain's 22nd best-selling single of 1999.[5][6] In Germany, it was also very successful. The single entered Media Control Top 100 Singles Chart at number 39, the week dated June 14, 1999, and three weeks later reached a peak of two, spending consecutive 15 weeks within the top 10 on the chart.[7][8][9] It was certified Platinum by the Bundesverband Musikindustrie (BVMI) for shipments of 500,000 copies of the single.[10] The song also reached the number two in countries such as Austria,[11] Ireland,[12] the Netherlands,[13] Sweden,[14] and Switzerland.[15] It went to top five in Belgium (Flandres),[16] Denmark,[17] and Norway,[18] and reached the top ten on the singles charts in Belgium,[19] Canada,[20] and France.[21] Eventually, the single topped the European Hot 100 Singles Chart for a week, becoming her fourth number one single on the chart and was positioned at number six in the Europe's Top Singles list of 1999.[22][23] In New Zealand, it peaked at number one for a week, making it Houston's third number-one single in the country after 1987's "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" and 1992's "I Will Always Love You."[24]

Likewise, "My Love Is Your Love" was a big hit in the United States. The song debuted at number 81 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the issue dated September 4, 1999, without a retail release.[25] With its official single in two weeks, it shot up on the chart and reached the top ten in the next three weeks, the issue date of October 9, 1999, becoming her 22nd Hot 100 top ten hit.[26][27] On January 1, 2000, the single peaked at number four, staying within the top ten of the chart for 17 weeks.[28] It also reached the number two position on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart (formerly "Hot R&B Singles & Tracks"), the issue date of September 25, 1999, spending a total of 29 weeks on the chart, and topped Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play, making it Houston's eighth number-one song of the chart.[29][30] The single was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for shipments of 1,500,000 copies on December 14, 1999.[31] According to Nielsen SoundScan, it has sold 1,500,000 copies in the U.S. alone. Worldwide, it sold 5 million copies or more and became her third best-selling single ever, behind "I Will Always Love You" and "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)," with 16 million and 8 million copies sold, respectively.[32][33][34]

Track listings and formats[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart procession and succession[edit]

Preceded by
"I Want It That Way" by Backstreet Boys
Eurochart Hot 100 Singles Chart number-one single
July 10–16, 1999 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Wild Wild West" by Will Smith Featuring Dru Hill & Kool Moe Dee
Preceded by
"If Ya Gettin' Down" by Five
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart number-one single
August 29 – September 4, 1999 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"When You Say Nothing at All" by Ronan Keating
Preceded by
"Bailamos" by Enrique Iglesias
Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play number-one single
August 28 – September 4, 1999 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Canned Heat" by Jamiroquai

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Provider Certification
(sales thresholds)
Shipments/sales
Austria IFPI Platinum[65] 30,000
Belgium(Vlaander) BEA Gold 25,000[5]
Belgium(Wallonia) BEA Gold 25,000[5]
France SNEP Silver[66] 192,100
Germany BVMI Platinum[67] 500,000
Netherlands NVPI Gold[68] 10,000
New Zealand RIANZ Gold[69] 10,000
Sweden IFPI Platinum[70] 80,000
Switzerland Platinum[71] 50,000
United Kingdom BPI Gold 525,000[5]
United States RIAA Platinum[31] 1,500,000
Worldwide 5,000,000+[32]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United States July 3, 1999 CD single Arista Records
United Kingdom August 29, 1999 CD single Arista Records

See also[edit]

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