I Am Blessed

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"I Am Blessed"
Eternal I Am Blessed.jpg
Single by Eternal
from the album Power of a Woman
Released 27 November 1995
Genre R&B, gospel
Length 4:21
Label EMI
Writer(s) Mark Mueller and Marsha Malamet
Producer(s) Ronnie Wilson and Dennis Charles
Eternal singles chronology
"Power of a Woman"
(1995)
"I Am Blessed"
(1995)
"Good Thing"
(1996)

"I Am Blessed" is a song by Eternal written by pop hit songwriter Mark Mueller and Marsha Malamet. It was the second single from the 2 x platinum hit album Power of a Woman and peaked at #7 on the UK Singles Chart.

The inspirational pop ballad spent a total of 12 weeks on the UK singles chart in 1995-1996, with 3 weeks in the Top 10 and 7 weeks in the Top 20. [1] It was certified silver by the BPI for sales over 200,000 copies in the UK. It also reached #7 in Ireland, becoming the group's first Top 10 hit in that country.

Eternal performed "I Am Blessed" for Pope John Paul II at the Vatican in 1995. [2] The overall strength of the lead vocal is such that it is often compared to Whitney Houston's gospel performances. [3]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Length
1. "I Am Blessed" 4:21
2. "Oh Happy Day" 3:41
3. "Power of a Woman" (Nightcrawlers Mix) 9:23
4. "Faith in Love" 4:11

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Country Date Position Certification
United Kingdom December 1995 #7 Silver [4]
Ireland 7 December 1995 #7 [5]  
Australia 23 June 1996 #14 [6]  
The Netherlands February 1996 #29 [7]  

Year-end charts[edit]

End of year chart (1996) Position
Australia (ARIA)[8] 83

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/search/singles/blessed/
  2. ^ http://wedoitfortheloveofmusic.com/go-eternal/
  3. ^ SwissCharts.com "I Am Blessed" page Retrieved: 28 October 2006
  4. ^ BPI.co.uk Certification "I Am Blessed" Retrieved: 29 October 2006
  5. ^ IrishCharts.ie Irish chart search (Accessed: 2 November 2006)
  6. ^ Australian-Charts.com "I Am Blessed" page (Accessed: 24 November 2006)
  7. ^ Top4000.nl Week 8, 1996. Retrieved: 28 October 2006
  8. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles 1996". The Australian Record Industry Association Ltd. Archived from the original on 2015-11-02. Retrieved 2015-11-08. 

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