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NEW FIRE

from An Old Flame
Written by Diane Warren

Miki Howard was a talented soul/R&B singer who started her career in 1980 as lead vocalist for the popular R&B group, Side Effect. Together they released three good albums as a group before Howard went solo. Howard eventually delivered a string of R&B hits between the late eighties and early nineties including “Come Share My Love,” “Ain’t Nuthin’ In The World” and “Ain’t Nobody Like You.” Howard successfully ventured into the jazz repertoire portraying the late, great Billie Holiday (1915-1959) in Spike Lee’s 1992 Malcolm X  movie. 

OH GIRL

from ALL-4-ONE
Written by Gary St. Clair & Jamie Jones

All-4-One, the popular American R&B vocal quartet, released its self-titled debut cd in April of 1994. All-4-One, thanks to the David Foster-produced #1 smash ballad, “I Swear,” a previous Song of the Week on this website, went on to sell over four million copies in the US alone.

UNTIL THE END OF TIME

from JORDAN HILL

written by David Foster & Brian McKnight

Jordan Hill’s 1996 ballad, “Until The End Of Time,” is the only writing collaboration between David Foster and r&b star Brian McKnight to make it on record. These two gifted music-makers have crossed paths in concert and the recording studio. McKnight claims fame for big hits like “Back At One,” “Love Is” (with Vanessa Williams) and “One Last Cry.” McKnight has always mentioned Foster as a mentor and inspiration as well as being a fixture on the Hitman’s famous Foster & Friends touring franchise.

THESE ARE THE SPECIAL TIMES

From THESE ARE SPECIAL TIMES

Written by Diane Warren

Celine Dion built her superstar status in the nineties and the peak of her worldwide success was towards the end of that decade. After an impressive string of four multi-platinum releases for the international market, the Quebecois songbird recorded a Christmas cd in 1998 called These Are  Special Times. Once again, David Foster helmed a good portion of the music. The album became another out-of-the-box success for Dion with sales over five million copies in the US and over twelve million worldwide.

DOES HE LOVE YOU

From FLAME
Written by Sandy Knox & Billy Stritch

Patti Labelle is one of the true soul/R&B divas of our times. Her distinctive voice reaches the sky with amazing control and unique power. Her successful career has spanned over fifty years and Ms. Labelle’s soprano voice is still as consistent and impressive today as it was in the beginning. The legendary singer crossed paths with David Foster for her 1997 gold-certified release Flame. The Canadian super-producer crafted two ballads on that Grammy-nominated cd. “You Are My Solid Ground” was co-written by Foster with then-wife Linda Thompson.