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Encyclopedia > I'm Every Woman
"I'm Every Woman"
Single by Chaka Khan
from the album Chaka
Released 1978
Genre Pop/Soul/R&B
Writer(s) Nickolas Ashford
Valerie Simpson
Producer(s) Arif Mardin
Peak chart positions

"I'm Every Woman" is a 1978 hit single by Chaka Khan, her first hit outside of her recordings with funk band Rufus. Produced by Arif Mardin and written by successful songwriting team Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson, the high-energy song was a number one hit on the R&B singles chart, and is today Khan's signature song. Whitney Houston and her mother Cissy sang backup on this version. A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Chaka Khan (born March 23, 1953) is an American singer known for her 1984 cover of Princes I Feel For You, for her smash hit Im Every Woman and as a member of the funk band Rufus, with whom she recorded the legendary soul record Aint Nobody... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Nickolas Ashford (born May 4, 1942, in Fairfield, South Carolina) and Valerie Simpson (born August 26, 1946 in The Bronx, New York) are a successful songwriting/production team, as well as being recording artists in their own right. ... Nickolas Ashford (born May 4, 1942, in Fairfield, South Carolina) and Valerie Simpson (born August 26, 1946 in The Bronx, New York) are a successful songwriting/ production team, as well as being recording artists in their own right. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Arif Mardin (March 15, 1932 - June 25, 2006) was a renowned Turkish-American music producer, who worked with a wide range of artists, across many different styles and genres of music. ... // A record chart, also known as a music chart, is a method of ranking music according to popularity during a given period of time. ... Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, formerly known as Top Soul Singles, Top Black Singles, and Top R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Chaka Khan (born March 23, 1953) is an American singer known for her 1984 cover of Princes I Feel For You, for her smash hit Im Every Woman and as a member of the funk band Rufus, with whom she recorded the legendary soul record Aint Nobody... Rufus was a 1970s funk music band, best known for launching the career of their lead singer Chaka Khan. ... Arif Mardin (March 15, 1932 - June 25, 2006) was a renowned Turkish-American music producer, who worked with a wide range of artists, across many different styles and genres of music. ... Nickolas Ashford (born May 4, 1942, in Fairfield, South Carolina) and Valerie Simpson (born August 26, 1946 in The Bronx, New York) are a successful songwriting/ production team, as well as being recording artists in their own right. ... The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, formerly known as Top Soul Singles, Top Black Singles, and Top R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), lists the most popular songs, calculated weekly by airplay and sales, in traditionally African American venues... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is an American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, actress, film producer, and former model. ... Cissy Houston (born Emily Drinkard on September 30, 1933) is a gospel and soul singer. ...

"I'm Every Woman"
Single by Whitney Houston
from the album The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album
Released January 2, 1993 (U.S.)
Format CD single, cassette single, 7" single, 12" maxi single
Recorded 1992
Genre Pop/R&B
Length 4:10
Label Arista
Writer(s) Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson
Producer(s) Narada Michael Walden, David Cole and Robert Clivilles
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Peak chart positions
Whitney Houston singles chronology
"I Will Always Love You"
(1992)
"I'm Every Woman"
(1993)
"I Have Nothing"
(1993)

Contents

Image File history File links Im_Every_Woman. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is an American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, actress, film producer, and former model. ... The Bodyguard is the soundtrack from the movie of the same name, released on November 8, 1992 on Arista Records and features six songs by Whitney Houston, as well as songs from various other noted artists of the time; the album was produced by Babyface. ... is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1993 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1993 Record labels established in 1993 1990s in music. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... A CD single is a music single in the form of a compact disc. ... Insert from the Winter cassette single by Tori Amos The cassette single was a music recording format that debuted in the 80s. ... In music, a single is a short (usually ten minutes or less) record, usually featuring one or two tracks as A-sides, often accompanied by several B-sides—usually remixes or other songs. ... The 12-inch [30 cm] single gramophone record gained popularity with the advent of disco music in the 1970s. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Arista Records is an American record label that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony BMG, and operates under the RCA Records Group // After being fired from CBS Records, Columbia Pictures hired Clive Davis to be a consultant for the company’s record and music operations. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Music recording sales certification is a system of certifying that a music recording has sold a certain number of copies. ... A Gold Single is a single that has passed a milestone in official sales. ... The RIAA Logo. ... // A record chart, also known as a music chart, is a method of ranking music according to popularity during a given period of time. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is an American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, actress, film producer, and former model. ... I Will Always Love You is a song written and originally performed by American singer-songwriter Dolly Parton first released as a single in 1974. ... I Have Nothing is a song by American singer Whitney Houston and is the third single released from the The Bodyguard soundtrack album. ...

Cover versions

Whitney Houston recorded for the soundtrack to the film The Bodyguard (1992). Houston's cover was co-produced by Ashford and Simpson, and it was released as the soundtrack's second single in January 1993 (see 1993 in music and The Bodyguard (soundtrack)). In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... For other uses, see The Bodyguard (disambiguation). ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... See also: 1993 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1993 Record labels established in 1993 1990s in music. ... The Bodyguard is the soundtrack from the movie of the same name, released on November 8, 1992 on Arista Records and features six songs by Whitney Houston, as well as songs from various other noted artists of the time; the album was produced by Babyface. ...


When "I'm Every Woman" was released the soundtrack's preceding single, "I Will Always Love You", was still at number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 (it remained there for eight more weeks). "I'm Every Woman" peaked at number four on the Hot 100 in its seventh and eighth weeks of release, remained in the top forty for nineteen weeks and was ranked thirty-ninth on the Hot 100's year-end chart. As with other Houston singles released during this period, "I'm Every Woman"'s popularity on the radio surpassed its commercial sales. The song became Houston's fourth chart-topper on the Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, reached the top five on the R&B chart and the top forty on the Adult Contemporary chart. I Will Always Love You is a song written and originally performed by American singer-songwriter Dolly Parton first released as a single in 1974. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Billboards Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart is a weekly national survey of what songs are most popular in U.S. dance clubs. ... Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, formerly known as Top Soul Singles, Top Black Singles, and Top R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... The Adult Contemporary chart (formerly known as Adult Contemporary Singles) lists the most popular songs weekly calculated by airplay and occasionally sales. ...


It was well-received outside the U.S., but it did not match the success of "I Will Always Love You". It peaked within the top five in the UK and the top twenty in France, Australia, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland. The single's video, directed by Randee St. Nicholas, features Houston performing the song and is intercut with scenes from The Bodyguard that signify strong female independence. It won an NAACP Image Award for "Outstanding Music Video", and the song received a 1994 Grammy Award nomination for "Best Female R&B Vocal Performance". It served as the theme to The Oprah Winfrey Show from 1994 to 1996. A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... The NAACP Image Award is an award presented annually by the NAACP to honor the top African-Americans in film, television, music and literature. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1968. ... The Oprah Winfrey Show (also known as Oprah) is an American nationally syndicated talk show, hosted and produced by Oprah Winfrey and is the highest-rated talk show in American television history. ...


More recently, it was recorded by American Idol 5 finalist Mandisa and put on the album American Idol Season 5: Encores, Girls Aloud & Young Divas member & season 3 of Australian Idol contestant Emily Williams. AMERICAN IDOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF SIMON ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Girls Aloud are a Smash Hits Poll Winners, TMF award-winning and BRIT Award-nominated British girl group created on ITV1 talent show Popstars: The Rivals in 2002. ... Young Divas are an Australian girlband consisting of former Australian Idol contestants Ricki-Lee Coulter, Paulini Curuenavuli, Kate DeAraugo and Emily Williams. ... Australian Idol is the Australian version of the hit British TV show Pop Idol. ... Emily Williams (born October 8, 1984 in New Zealand) is a singer who was the runner-up in the 2005 season of Australian Idol and a member of the band Young Divas. ...


Houston track listing

  1. "I'm Every Woman" (album version)
  2. "I'm Every Woman" (radio edit)
  3. "I'm Every Woman" (Clivilles & Cole mix)
  4. "I'm Every Woman" (club mix)
  5. "I'm Every Woman" (C&C dub mix)
  6. "I'm Every Woman" (a cappella mix)
  7. "I'm Every Woman" (Every Woman's Beat mix)

Trivia

There are backing vocals on the track by none other than Chaka Khan, for whom the song was a hit originally, also gospel music legend Cissy Houston, (Whitney's mother). As a tribute to Chaka Khan, Whitney proclaims her name twice towards the end of the song.


Houston version charts

Chart Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 4
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 4
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary 26
U.S. Billboard Hot Club/Dance Play Chart 1
UK Singles Chart 4
Sweden Top 60 Singles 7
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 11
France Singles Chart 11
German Singles Chart 13
Swiss Chart 18
Austrian Chart 19

 
 

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