Vanessa L. Williams discography

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Vanessa L. Williams discography

Williams arriving at the 2007 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Bryant Park in New York City on February 9, 2007
Releases
Studio albums 8
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 3
Singles 29
Soundtracks 6

This is the discography of Vanessa L. Williams, an American singer, songwriter, and actress.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[1]
US R&B
[1]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
GER
[4]
NLD
[5]
UK
[6]
1988 The Right Stuff
  • First studio album
  • Release date: February 2, 1988
  • Label: Wing, Mercury
38 18 45
1991 The Comfort Zone
  • Second studio album
  • Release date: August 20, 1991
  • Label: Wing, Mercury
17 1 29 24 52 28 24
  • US: 3× Platinum[7]
  • CAN: Gold[8]
1994 The Sweetest Days
  • Third studio album
  • Release date: December 6, 1994
  • Label: Wing, Mercury
57 25 74
  • US: Platinum[7]
1996 Star Bright
  • Fourth studio album
  • Release date: November 5, 1996
  • Label: Mercury
36 24
1997 Next
  • Fifth studio album
  • Release date: August 26, 1997
  • Label: Mercury
53 28
2004 Silver & Gold [A]
  • Sixth studio album
  • Release date: October 12, 2004
  • Label: Lava, Atlantic
120 46
2005 Everlasting Love
  • Seventh studio album
  • Release date: January 25, 2005
  • Label: Lava, Atlantic
159 57
2009 The Real Thing [B]
  • Eighth studio album
  • Release date: June 2, 2009
  • Label: Concord
91 36
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.
  • A Peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Gospel Albums chart and at No. 6 on the ARIA R&B Albums chart.
  • B Peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart and at No. 2 on the Billboard Top Jazz Albums chart.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US
[1]
AUT
[9]
GER
[4]
2001 Our Favorite Things (with Tony Bennett, Charlotte Church, & Plácido Domingo) [C]
  • First live album
  • Release date: October 16, 2001
  • Label: Sony Classical
102 48 79
  • C Peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Top Classical Crossover chart and at No. 25 on the Billboard Top Internet Albums chart.

Soundtracks[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US US R&B AUS CAN GER NLD NZ
1991 Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man
  • First soundtack album
  • Release date: August 23, 1991
  • Label: Mercury
1992 Beverly Hills 90210
  • Second soundtrack album
  • Release date: October 20, 1992
  • Label: Giant
76 44 22 35
1994 The Mask: Music from the Motion Picture
  • Third soundtrack album
  • Release date: July 26, 1994
  • Label: Chaos, Sony
80 46
1995 Panther
  • Fourth soundtrack album
  • Release date: May 2, 1995
  • Label: Mercury
37 5
Pocahontas [D]
  • Fifth soundtrack album
  • Release date: May 30, 1995
  • Label: Mercury
1 19 3 70 8
  • US: 3× Platinum[12]
  • CAN: 4× Platinum[13]
1998 Dance with Me: Music from the Motion Picture [E]
  • Sixth studio album
  • Release date: August 11, 1998
  • Label: Epic, Sony
54 61
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details
1998 Greatest Hits: The First Ten Years
  • First compilation album
  • Released: November 17, 1998
  • Label: Mercury
2003 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Vanessa Williams
  • Second compilation album
  • Released: September 23, 2003
  • Label: Mercury
2004 Love Songs
  • Third compilation album
  • Released: January 13, 2004
  • Label: Mercury

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[1]
US
R&B

[1]
US
Dan

[1]
US
A/C

[1]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
GER
[4]
IRE
[14]
NLD
[5]
NZ
[15]
UK
[6]
1988 "The Right Stuff" 44 4 1 21 71 The Right Stuff
"(He's Got) The Look" 10
"Dreamin'" 8 1 2 16 40 19 74
1989 "Darlin' I" 88 10 10
"The Right Stuff" (7" Remix) 62
1991 "Running Back to You" 18 1 2 86 The Comfort Zone
"The Comfort Zone" 62 2 25
1992 "Save the Best for Last" 1 1 1 1 1 19 2 4 15 3
"Just for Tonight" 26 11 2 10 46 45
"Work to Do" 52 3 8
1993 "Love Is" (with Brian McKnight) 3 55 1 49 3 Beverly Hills 90210
1994 "The Sweetest Days" 18 40 3 47 6 41 The Sweetest Days
1995 "The Way That You Love" 67 23 6 39 52
"Colors of the Wind" 4 53 2 16 11 16 8 25 21 Pocahontas
"You Can't Run" 40 The Sweetest Days
1996 "Where Do We Go from Here?" 71 90 5 29 87 Greatest Hits: The First Ten Years
"Do You Hear What I Hear? 15 Star Bright
1997 "Happiness" 38 70 49 Next
"Oh How the Years Go By" 6
1998 "Who Were You Thinkin' 'Bout?"
"First Thing on Your Mind"
"Refugio de Amor (You Are My Home)" (with Chayanne) [F] Dance with Me
2004 "Silver and Gold" 4 Silver & Gold
"Merry Christmas Darling" 18
2005 "You Are Everything" 5 16 Everlasting Love
2009 "Breathless" The Real Thing
"Just Friends" [G]
"Close to You"
"The Real Thing" 6
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Featured singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak positions Album
US US
R&B
1995 "Freedom (Theme from Panther)" Various Artists 45 18 Panther

Other appearances[edit]

Year Song Album
1994 "Save the Best for Last" (live version) Grammy's Greatest Moments Volume II[16]

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
1988 "The Right Stuff" Rebecca Blake
"(He's Got) The Look" Alek Keshishian
"Dreamin'"
1989 "Darlin' I"
1991 "Running Back to You" Ralph Ziman
"The Comfort Zone"
1992 "Save the Best for Last"
"Just for Tonight" David Cameron
"Work to Do" Pam Thomas
"What Will I Tell My Heart" Ralph Ziman
"Save the Best for Last" (Holiday Version) Kevin Bray
1993 "Love Is" (with Brian McKnight) Ralph Ziman
1994 "The Sweetest Days" Kevin Bray
1995 "The Way That You Love" Matthew Rolston
"Freedom (Theme from Panther)" (with Various Artists) Antoine Fuqua
"Colors of the Wind" Dominic Orlando
1996 "Where Do We Go from Here?" Andy Morahan
1997 "Happiness" Francis Lawrence
1998 "Refugio de Amor (You Are My Home)" (with Chayanne) Gustavo Garzón
2009 "Breathless" Mike Ruiz
"Just Friends"
"Close to You"

Concert videos[edit]

Year Video details Notes
1996 Vanessa Williams & Friends: Christmas in New York
1997 Vanessa Williams live in Japan
1998 Pavarotti & Friends for the Children of Liberia
2000 Our Favorite Things: Christmas in Vienna With Tony Bennett and Plácido Domingo
2004 Vanessa Williams Christmas: Live by Request

Video releases[edit]

Year Title
1989 The Right Stuff
1992 The Comfort Zone Collection
  • Released: 1992
  • Label: Polydor

References[edit]