I Can Love You
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|"I Can Love You"|
CD single cover
|Single by Mary J. Blige featuring Lil' Kim|
|from the album Share My World|
|Released||May 6, 1997|
|Recorded||1996; The Record Plant
(Los Angeles, California)
|Writer(s)||M.J. Blige, L. Blige-DaCosta, R. Jerkins, K. Jones, C. Brody, N. Myrick, C. Wallace|
|Mary J. Blige singles chronology|
"I Can Love You" is a 1997 song by R&B singer Mary J. Blige. Produced by Rodney Jerkins, and featuring a rap cameo by Lil' Kim, it was released as the second single from Blige's third album, Share My World.
In addition to featuring Lil Kim herself, the song also features a sample of the song, "Queen Bitch," a track from Kim's debut album Hard Core. "I Can Love You" is also notable for being one of producer Rodney Jerkins' earliest hits.
Release and reaction
"I Can Love You" was issued as a radio-only promotional single in America. Ultimately, it peaked at number two on the R&B singles chart and number twenty-eight on the American pop chart. In the UK, the song was released as the b-side to "Missing You".
The video was shot at a house and forest, Mary, Kim, and other people are partying and having fun.
|US Billboard Hot 100||21|
|U.S. Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs||2|
- Lead vocals by Mary J. Blige
- Background vocals by Mary J. Blige and LaTonya Blige-DaCosta
- Rap written and performed by Lil' Kim
- Produced by Rodney Jerkins