Throwback: Whitney Houston-I’m Your Baby Tonight

Whitney Houston’s I’m Your Baby Tonight was her third album.  L.A. Reid and Babyface exclusively wrote and produced all of the songs and for the first time Houston was able to give her most input about creative choices. “I’m Your Baby Tonight” the single, was an upbeat danceable pop ballad. Reid revealed in his book that Houston recorded her less than 5-minute vocal virtuosity in one take because she wanted to go to the mall. The Julien Temple directed video was a combination of contemporariness and a tribute to old Hollywood stars like Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Marlene Dietrich and Motown singers The Supremes.  “I’m Your Baby Tonight” is one of Whitney Houston’s most relevant songs decades after it became an international Top-Ten hit. The collaboration with Babyface and L.A. Reid was a breakthrough moment in pop music. Their ability to nurture Houston’s genius range, gospel base and lightning-approach into one of the most danceable pop songs was audio bliss. The worldwide popularity of the 1990-released album that also had guest appearances from Luther Vandross and Stevie Wonder solidified Houston’s superstardom. 

It was announced in 2020 that Naomi Ackie was chosen to play the late Houston in the biopic I Wanna Dance With Somebody. 


Jam & Lewis & Babyface Debut New Song He Don’t Know Nothin’ Bout It


Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis and Babyface connect for a new single “He Don’t Know Nothin’ Bout It.” The song is part of the much-awaited Jam and Lewis Vol. 1 album. The slow romantic music is led by Babyface’s blunt admonishment of lying wanna be partners to his love interest. The intense sound is underscored by the humor of his lyrics as the song fills the air with intimate intentions. Jam and Lewis have produced hits for so many others for the past three decades. It is a longtime curiosity from the fans to want to hear an album of them as the starring artists. Babyface is his own powerhouse with a stash of indestructible songs that earned him legendary status. Last year he presented Jam and Lewis with the Icon honor at the Soul Train Awards. Of the current tune with Babyface, Jam and Lewis stated; “This is one everybody’s been asking for but never thought they’d see. You know Kenny’s [Babyface] voice the second you hear it, and he blessed the track with an incredible performance. It’s been a long time in the making and we cannot wait for everybody to hear it.” Jam and Lewis Vol. 1 will come out in Spring 2021. 





Media Questions Of The Week



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SonReal Performs An Acoustic Version Of My Friend With Babyface

[youtube id=”ycj1O5xCEMU”] Canadian rapper SonReal connects with Babyface on a new video and version of his single “My Friend.” SonReal’s friend Dane Collision directs as the rapper and Babyface sit side by side on stage with dim lighting. “My Friend” is an autobiographical song about SonReal’s father who passed last year. Their relationship changed from parent and child to friendship over time. SonReal recently released his debut album, One Long Dream that was driven by the popularity of his heavily-streamed  “Can I Get A Witness.” His tour named after the album will resume in his native Canada in February and has various stops in the United States until the Spring.