Power of a Woman

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This article is about the Eternal album. For the Tairrie B album, see Power of a Woman (Tairrie B album). For the 1952 American TV program, see The Power of Women.
Power of a Woman
Studio album by Eternal
Released 30 October 1995
Recorded 1994-1995
The Master Room
Genre R&B, pop
Length 53:16
Label EMI
Producer Dennis Charles and Ronnie Wilson, Rhett Lawrence, Bebe Winans, Debra Killings, Arnold Hennings and Dallas Austin
Eternal chronology
Always & Forever
Power of a Woman
Before the Rain
Singles from Power of a Woman
  1. "Power of a Woman"
    Released: October 9, 1995
  2. "I Am Blessed"
    Released: November 27, 1995
  3. "Good Thing"
    Released: February 26, 1996
  4. "Who Are You"
    Released: 1996 (Released in Japan Only)
  5. "Secrets"
    Released: November 25, 1996

Power of a Woman is the second studio album by the British R&B vocal group Eternal, released in 1995. It was the band's first album to feature without former member Louise who left the group to pursue a solo career.


The album was a success and charted at number 6 in the UK Albums Chart in 1995. Eternal worked with new producers, giving them a slightly more R&B feel than their previous album Always & Forever. Power of a Woman received a positive reaction from critics, and the album was later re-released with a bonus disc featuring dance remixes.[1]

Power of a Woman gave Eternal another 4 top 10 singles, "Power of a Woman", "I Am Blessed", and remixed versions of "Good Thing" and "Secrets". "It Will Never End" was planned to be the fifth release, but this was later cancelled due to Eternal releasing "Someday", which was the theme tune to Disney's 1996 film The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Length
1. "Power of a Woman" 4:24
2. "I Am Blessed" 4:24
3. "Good Thing" 3:51
4. "Telling You Now" 4:49
5. "Hurry Up" 3:34
6. "Redemption Song" 4:12
7. "It Will Never End" 4:43
8. "Who Are You" 3:17
9. "Secrets" 3:42
10. "Your Smile" 3:39
11. "Don't Make Me Wait" 4:31
12. "Up to You" 3:58
13. "Faith in Love" 4:12
14. "Oh Happy Day" (Japanese Bonus Track) 3:41


Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
Australian Albums Chart[2] 14
Dutch Albums Chart[3] 44
European Albums Chart[4] 48
Japanese Albums Chart[5] 35
UK Albums Chart[6] 6

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Position
UK Albums Chart[7] 32


Region Certification Sales/shipments
Japan (RIAJ)[8] N/A 79,120^
United Kingdom (BPI)[9] 2× Platinum 600,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ Kéllé Bryan's Official site Power of a Woman page. Retrieved: October 28, 2006
  2. ^ http://swisscharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Eternal&titel=Power+Of+A+Woman&cat=a
  3. ^ http://swisscharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Eternal&titel=Power+Of+A+Woman&cat=a
  4. ^ "Hits of the World - Eurochart". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 18 November 1995. p. 49. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  5. ^ http://www.oricon.co.jp/prof/artist/46926/ranking/cd_album/
  6. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/artist/_/eternal/
  7. ^ "Chart Archive – 1990s Albums". Retrieved 24 September 2011. 
  8. ^ "Japanese album certifications – Eternal – Power of a Woman" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  9. ^ "British album certifications – Eternal – Power of a Woman". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 25 July 2012.  Enter Power of a Woman in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search