When a Woman Loves (song)

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"When a Woman Loves"
Single by R. Kelly
from the album Love Letter
Released September 7, 2010 (2010-09-07) (digital)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2009 (2009)
Genre R&Bsoul
Length 5:11 (album version)
4:36 (radio edit)
Label Jive
Writer(s) R. Kelly
Producer(s) R. Kelly
R. Kelly singles chronology
"Sign of a Victory"
"When a Woman Loves"
"Radio Message"

"When a Woman Loves" is the first single by singer R. Kelly from his eleventh studio album Love Letter. The song peaked at #93 on the Billboard Hot 100; and it was promoted with a music video directed by Kelly and Jeremy Rall.[1] In 2011 R. Kelly was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance, but lost.[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video is directed by Jeremy Rall, who also directed kellys later music video "Radio Message".[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Entertainment Weekly declared, “R. Kelly’s ‘When A Woman Loves’ has a classic throwback vibe unlike almost anything in his recent catalog.”[4]


Charts (2010) Peak
Dutch Singles Chart[5] 38
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 93
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[7] 15


  1. ^ ""When A Woman Loves" by R. Kelly - Music Video - VH1.com". VH1. Viacom International. August 31, 2010. Retrieved October 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.dailynews.com/20101202/2011-grammy-awards-complete-list-of-nominees
  3. ^ http://www.jeremyrall.com/music-videos/
  4. ^ "First Look: R. Kelly’s ‘Love Letter’ Cover". Urbanbridgez.com. 2010-11-09. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  5. ^ Steffen Hung (2011-04-23). "Dutch charts portal". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  6. ^ "R Kelly : Chart History". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2013-08-10. 
  7. ^ "R. Kelly Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for R. Kelly. Retrieved 2011-03-28.