The album is as much a testament to the production of Babyface who, through the mid-1990s, actually was the mainstream of contemporary hit music. Houston's singing is much better than her acting, and almost every song enjoyed a long tenure at the top of all the charts. Along with "I Will Always Love You" and five other Houston songs, the soundtrack also features Lisa Stansfield, Kenny G with Aaron Neville, and Joe Cocker with Sass Jordan. The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album (1992) mp3 VBR 128-320 Kbps 97 Mb. At the time of its release, this was the watershed for soundtracks, selling a kazillion copies. It documents Whitney Houston's character in the Kevin Costner movie, which required Houston to play only herself (although one hopes she wouldn't end up with someone as smarmy as Costner).
True, The Bodyguard isn't a typical soundtrack in that its first half plays like Houston's sequel to I'm Your Baby Tonight, but its second half is filled with the flotsam and jetsam typical for a big-budget soundtrack - an excerpt from Alan Silverstri's score, some flavorless but pleasant Kenny G instrumentals, dated pop and dance numbers, an. In a sense, the album is no different than any other album Houston recorded. It may seem odd that a soundtrack is Houston's biggest-selling album to date, but consider this - even her best records had five or six great songs surrounded by well-constructed filler; the same is true here, only the filler is recorded by other artists. Stephen Thomas Erlewine. 1 I Will Always Love You Various Artists 4:29.
The soundtrack was the first album verified by the Nielsen SoundScan computerized sales monitoring system to have sold more than a million units within a one-week period, the week ending December 27, 1992. The soundtrack later went on to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year and was certified 18 Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America on November 2017. It is the 15th best-selling album in the United States.
The album became the best-selling soundtrack of all time, with more than 45 million copies sold worldwide. I Will Always Love You, the first single from the film, is the biggest-selling single by female artist in history, and stayed at on the Billboard Hot 100 for a record-breaking 14 weeks. Whitney Houston won a record eight American Music Awards for The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album, including the special Award of Merit, at the 21st American Music Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA, on February 7, 1994. Release Date: February 07, 1994. Location: Los Angeles, CA.
The album serves as the soundtrack for the hugely successful film starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner. The film written by Lawrence Kasdan ( The Big Chill, The Empire Strikes Back, Body Heat, Raiders Of The Lost Ark ), is one of the first screenplays written by the Academy Award nominated screen writer, producer and director. The soundtrack wins three Grammy Awards including Record and Album Of The Year in 1994. The Bodyguard spends twenty weeks (non-consecutive) at number one on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified 17x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.
The album has been certified 6x platinum and spawned a posthumous sequel. The album’s first half is composed of songs by Houston, while the second contains songs by various other artists, plus Alan Silvestri’s theme music. The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album Q&A. Primary Artists Alan Silvestri, Curtis Stigers, Joe Cocker & 5 more. Featuring Michelle Visage & Sass Jordan. Producers Alan Silvestri, Andy Morris, Babyface & 9 more. Writers Alan Silvestri, Allan Rich, Andy Morris & 24 more. Arranger BeBe Winans, Cedric Caldwell, David Foster & 5 more.
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