Kenny G discography

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This is the discography of American adult contemporary saxophonist Kenny G. It includes Kenny G's solo albums, singles, music videos, and recorded appearances with other artists. The album section of the discography is divided into five sections: studio albums, holiday albums, live albums, compilation albums, and EPs.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Chart positions [1][2][3] Certifications[4][5]
(sales thresholds)
US US
R&B
US
Jazz
UK
1982 Kenny G
  • Released: August 1, 1982
  • Label: Arista
10
  • US: Gold
1983 G Force
  • Released: January 16, 1983
  • Label: Arista
62 17 6 56
  • US: Platinum
1985 Gravity
  • Released: April 29, 1985
  • Label: Arista
97 37 13
  • US: Platinum
1986 Duotones
  • Released: July 24, 1986
  • Label: Arista
6 8 5 28
  • US: 5× Platinum
1988 Silhouette
  • Released: October 4, 1988
  • Label: Arista
8 10 1[A]
  • US: 4× Platinum
1992 Breathless
  • Released: October 20, 1992
  • Label: Arista
2 2 1[A] 4
  • US: Diamond (12× Platinum)
  • UK: Gold
1996 The Moment
  • Released: October 1, 1996
  • Label: Arista
2 9 1[A] 19
  • US: 4× Platinum
  • UK: Gold
1999 Classics In The Key of G
  • Released: June 28, 1999
  • Label: Arista
17 27 1[A]
  • US: Platinum
2002 Paradise
  • Released: September 10, 2002
  • Label: Arista
9 15 2[A]
  • US: Gold
2004 At Last...The Duets Album
  • Released: November 23, 2004
  • Label: Arista
40 21 1
  • US: Gold
2006 I'm In The Mood For Love...The Most Romantic Melodies of All Time
  • Released: November 14, 2006
  • Label: Arista
37 22 1
2008 Rhythm And Romance 14 15
2010 Heart And Soul
  • Released: June 29, 2010
  • Label: Concord
33 1
2012 Namaste (with Rahul Sharma)
  • Released: June 26, 2012
  • Label: Concord
8
2015 Brazilian Nights [6]
  • Release Date: January 27, 2015
  • Label: Concord
86 1
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Holiday albums[edit]

Year Album details Chart positions [1][2] Certifications[4][5]
(sales thresholds)
US US
R&B
US
Jazz
[A]
US
Holiday
1994 Miracles: The Holiday Album
  • Released: November 1, 1994
  • Label: Arista
1 1 1 1
  • US: 8× Platinum
1999 Faith: A Holiday Album
  • Released: November 16, 1999
  • Label: Arista
6 4 1 1
  • US: 3× Platinum
2002 Wishes: A Holiday Album
  • Released: October 22, 2002
  • Label: Arista
29 34 2 2
  • US: Gold
2005 The Greatest Holiday Classics
  • Released: October 18, 2005
  • Label: Arista
39 26 1 3
2006 The Holiday Collection
  • Released: June 13, 2006
  • Label: Sony BMG
85 40 1 18
2012 The Christmas Classic Album
  • Released: October 2, 2012
  • Label: Sony BMG
128 2 25
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Chart positions [1][2] Certifications[4][5]
(sales thresholds)
US US
R&B
US
Jazz
[A]
1989 Kenny G Live
  • Released: November 21, 1989
  • Label: Arista
16 15 2
  • US: 3× Platinum
2006 Best
  • Released: February 16, 2006
  • Label: Sony BMG
2009 An Evening of Rhythm & Romance
  • Released: October 6, 2009
  • Label: Eagle Rock
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Chart positions [1][2][3] Certifications[4][5]
(sales thresholds)
US US
R&B
US
Jazz
UK
1990 The Collection
  • Released: 1990
  • Label: Arista / BMG
1993 Montage
  • Released: 1993
  • Label: Arista / BMG
32
1994 The Very Best of Kenny G
  • Released: 1994
  • Label: Arista / BMG
1997 Greatest Hits
  • Released: November 18, 1997
  • Label: Arista
19 15 1 38
  • US: 3× Platinum
  • UK: Silver
2001 In America
2003 Ultimate Kenny G 42 2
2004 Songbird: The Ultimate Collection
  • Released: August 2, 2004
  • Label: Arista / BMG
24
The Romance of Kenny G
  • Released: September 1, 2004
  • Label: Green Hill / BMG
Artist Collection: Kenny G
  • Released: October 12, 2004
  • Label: Arista / BMG
2006 The Essential Kenny G
  • Released: January 18, 2006
  • Label: Arista / Legacy
3
2008 Playlist: The Very Best of Kenny G
  • Released: August 19, 2008
  • Label: Arista / Legacy
24[B]
Love Ballads
  • Released: September 19, 2008
  • Label: Sony BMG
2009 Forever in Love: The Best of Kenny G
  • Released: March 9, 2009
  • Label: Camden / Sony
Super Hits
  • Released: May 26, 2009
  • Label: Sony
9
The Music of Kenny G
  • Released: September 29, 2009
  • Label: Arista / Legacy
2012 Breathless/At Last...The Duets Album
  • Released: April 10, 2012
  • Label: Sony
2014 The Box Set Series
  • Released: January 28, 2014
  • Label: Legacy
47
2016 Original Album Classics
  • Released: March 18, 2016
  • Label: Arista / Legacy
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
Notes

EPs[edit]

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Album
US US R&B US AC US Pop US Rhythmic US Adult Pop US Jazz UK
1984 "Hi, How Ya Doin'?"[7] (featuring Barry Johnson) 23 70 G Force
1986 "Don't Make Me Wait for Love"[8] (featuring Lenny Williams) 15 17 2 Duotones
"What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)"[8] (featuring Ellis Hall) 15 64
1987 "Songbird"[8] 4 23 3 22
1988 "Silhouette"[9] 13 35 2 Silhouette
1989 "Against Doctor's Orders"[9] 65
"We've Saved the Best for Last"[9] (featuring Smokey Robinson) 47 18 4
"Going Home"[10] 56 46 5 Kenny G Live
1991 "Theme from Dying Young" Dying Young – OST
1992 "Forever In Love"[11] 18 73 1 18 33 47 Breathless
1993 "By the Time This Night Is Over"[11] (featuring Peabo Bryson) 25 37 1 29 56
"Sentimental"[11] 72 27
1994 "Even if My Heart Would Break"[11] (featuring Aaron Neville) 28
1995 "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"[12] 26 Miracles: The Holiday Album
1996 "The Moment"[13] 63 62 16 98 The Moment
1997 "Havana" [Remix][13] 66 10 88
"My Heart Will Go On" 19 Greatest Hits
1999 "What a Wonderful World"[14] (featuring Louis Armstrong) 22 Classics in the Key of G
"Auld Lang Syne"[15] 7 57 3 40 15 Faith: A Holiday Album
2002 "One More Time"[16] (featuring Chanté Moore) 19 Paradise
"Deck the Halls/The Twelve Days of Christmas"[17] 22 Wishes: A Holiday Album
2003 "Auld Lang Syne" [Freedom Mix][17] 98
2005 "I Believe I Can Fly"[18] (featuring Yolanda Adams) 28 At Last...The Duets Album
"The Way You Move" [18] (featuring Earth, Wind & Fire) 12
"My Favorite Things"[19] 22 The Greatest Holiday Classics
"We Wish You a Merry Christmas"[19] 23
2006 "Jingle Bell Rock"[19] 35
2010 "Fall Again" (featuring Robin Thicke) 55 6 Heart and Soul
"Heart and Soul" 1
2012 "Namaste" (with Rahul Sharma) Namaste
2015 "Bossa Réal" Brazilian Nights
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

As featured artist[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Album
US US R&B US AC US Pop US Rhythmic US Adult Pop US Jazz UK
1983 "Say Somethin' Love" (Kashif featuring Kenny G) Kashif
1985 "Love on the Rise" (Kashif featuring Kenny G) 24 87 Condition Of The Heart/Gravity
1986 "How Many (Rivers To Cross)" (Luba featuring Kenny G) Between The Earth & Sky
"I Want to Make the World Turn Around" (The Steve Miller Band featuring Kenny G) 97 Living in the 20th Century
1987 "Love Power" (Dionne Warwick with Jeffrey Osborne featuring Kenny G) 12 5 1 63 Reservations for Two
1988 "When I Fall in Love" (Natalie Cole featuring Kenny G) 95 31 14 Everlasting
1989 "Two Kinds of Love" (Stevie Nicks with Bruce Hornsby featuring Kenny G) The Other Side of The Mirror
1990 "My, My, My" (Johnny Gill featuring Kenny G) 10 1 32 89 Johnny Gill
"Georgia on My Mind" (Michael Bolton featuring Kenny G) 36 6 94 Soul Provider
"When You Cry" (The Winans featuring Kenny G) 40 Return
"All the Man That I Need" (Whitney Houston featuring Kenny G) 1 1 1 13 I'm Your Baby Tonight
1991 "Voices That Care" (with Various artists) 11 6 Charity Single
"Missing You Now" (Michael Bolton featuring Kenny G) 12 1 28 Time, Love & Tenderness
1996 "Every Time I Close My Eyes" (Babyface featuring Mariah Carey and Kenny G) 6 5 17 4 29 13 The Day/The Moment
1997 "How Could an Angel Break My Heart" (Toni Braxton featuring Kenny G) 12 22 Secrets
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other charted songs[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Album
US AC US Jazz
1997 "Loving You" 8 Greatest Hits
2006 "You're Beautiful" 3 I'm in the Mood for Love...The Most Romantic Melodies of All Time
2008 "Sax-O-Loco" 1 Rhythm and Romance
"Sabor A Mi" 30
"Tango" 13
"Ritmo Y Romance (Rhythm & Romance)" 10
2010 "Letters from Home" 22 Heart and Soul
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other appearances[edit]

Year Song Album
1983 "Rumors" (Kashif featuring Kenny G) Kashif
1986 "While the City Sleeps" (George Benson featuring Kenny G) While the City Sleeps...
"Did You Hear Thunder" (George Benson featuring Kenny G)
1987 "Why Do Happy Memories Hurt So Bad" (Smokey Robinson featuring Kenny G) One Heartbeat
"Keep Me" (Smokey Robinson featuring Kenny G)
"Midnight Mood" (Kashif featuring Kenny G) Love Changes
"For the Love of You" (Whitney Houston featuring Kenny G) Whitney
"You Were in My Heart" (Jude Cole featuring Kenny G) Jude Cole
"G-Rit" (Lee Ritenour featuring Kenny G) Portrait
"Get Close to My Love" (Jennifer Holliday featuring Kenny G) Get Close to My Love
1989 "If Ever A Love There Was" (Aretha Franklin featuring The Four Tops and Kenny G) Through The Storm
"Still in Love" (Patti LaBelle featuring Kenny G) Be Yourself
"Our Love Runs Deep" (Richard Smith featuring Kenny G) Bella Firenze
1991 "Driving North/Moving In" Dying Young Soundtrack
"Hillary's Theme"
"After The Love Has Gone" (David Foster featuring Kenny G) Rechordings
"Brogan" (Dudley Moore featuring Kenny G) Songs Without Words
1992 "Halfway to Heaven" (Celine Dion featuring Kenny G) Celine Dion
"Waiting for You" The Bodyguard Soundtrack
1993 "All The Way"/"One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)" (Frank Sinatra featuring Kenny G) Duets
"Island Lady" (Tony Gable & 206 featuring Kenny G) Tony Gable & 206
1994 "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" (Live Version with Michael Bolton) Grammy's Greatest Moments Volume II[20]
"Remember" The Shadow Soundtrack
"The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" (Alvin and the Chipmunks with Kenny G) A Very Merry Chipmunk[21]
1996 "Yo Te Amo (Do I Love You)" (Paul Anka with Anthea Anka featuring Barry Gibb and Kenny G) Amigos
1998 "You Are My Woman" (Andy Lau featuring Kenny G) A True Mob Story Soundtrack
1999 "The Island" (Barbra Streisand featuring Kenny G) A Love Like Ours
"New Day" (Wyclef Jean featuring Kenny G) Life soundtrack
2003 "One More Time" (Operación Triunfo III featuring Beth and Kenny G) Operación Triunfo II: La Fuerza de la Vida
2006 "Mi Manchi" (Andrea Bocelli featuring Kenny G) Amore
2007 "A Te" (Andrea Bocelli featuring Kenny G) The Best of Andrea Bocelli: Vivere
2008 "Just the Two of Us" (Johnny Mathis featuring Kenny G) A Night to Remember
"Breadline Blues" (David Benoit featuring Kenny G) Jazz for Peanuts
"Bésame Mucho" (Live Version with Stevie Wonder) An Evening of Rhythm & Romance
"Love Theme from St. Elmo's Fire" (David Foster featuring Kenny G) Hit Man: David Foster and Friends
2009 "Little Sunflower" (Alexander Zonjic featuring Kenny G) Doin' the D
2010 "Mi Morena" (Elaine Paige featuring Jon Secada and Kenny G) Elaine Paige and Friends
2011 "Heart to Heart" (David Foster featuring Kenny Loggins and Kenny G) Hit Man Returns: David Foster and Friends
"Houdini" (Live Version with Foster the People) Saturday Night Live Season 37
2012 "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" (John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John featuring Kenny G) This Christmas
2013 "Cabin Down Below" (The Royal Concept featuring Kenny G) Goldrushed
2014 "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" (Dave Koz featuring Kenny G) The 25th of December
"All I Want for Christmas Is You" (Idina Menzel featuring Kenny G) Holiday Wishes
"White Christmas" (Idina Menzel featuring Kenny G)

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1984 "Hi, How Ya Doin'?" (featuring Barry Johnson)
1986 "Don't Make Me Wait for Love" (featuring Lenny Williams)
1987 "Songbird"
"Midnight Motion"
1988 "Silhoutte" Jim Yukich
1989 "Against Doctor's Orders"
"We've Saved the Best for Last" (featuring Smokey Robinson)
1990 "Going Home"[22]
1991 "Voices That Care" (with Various artists) David S. Jackson
"Theme from Dying Young"
1992 "Forever in Love" Ken Nahoum
1993 "By the Time This Night is Over" (featuring Peabo Bryson)[23] Bud Schaetzle
"Sentimental"
1995 "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
1996 "The Moment"
1997 "Havana" [Remix] (featuring Savion Glover) Wayne Isham
1999 "Auld Lang Syne (The Millennium Mix)"
2010 "I'm Your Daddy" (Weezer music video) Johannes Gamble
2011 "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)" (Katy Perry music video) Marc Klasfeld

References[edit]

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  13. ^ a b "The Moment - Billboard Singles". AllMusic.com. Retrieved 2007-03-25. 
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  16. ^ "Paradise - Billboard Singles". AllMusic.com. Retrieved 2007-03-25. 
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  18. ^ a b "At Last...The Duets Album - Billboard Singles". AllMusic.com. Retrieved 2007-03-25. 
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  21. ^ "A Very Merry Chipmunk". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  22. ^ "YouTube : Videos : Kenny G : Going Home". YouTube. Retrieved May 11, 2009. 
  23. ^ "CMT : Videos : Kenny G : By The Time This Night Is Over". Country Music Television. Retrieved September 30, 2011.