Thank you to the love of my life, which is God my heavenly Father. I thank you for everything I have.
To Bobbi Kristina: my true inspiration, my breath of life, my everything – Mommy loves you.
To Cissy Houston: Mommy – I love you. Thank you for the beginning.
To my brothers Gary and Michael: my pillars of strength – thank you.
To my nieces and nephews, my godchildren and Nick: thank you.
To my Nippy, Inc. staff:
To Patricia Houston: You are my rock, you take care of all my business, you keep it all together for me and you are my spiritual sister. I could not have made this album without you. I can never thank you enough for all you do and I feel privileged to have you in my life.
To Donna Houston: Thank you for all that you do to keep the wheels in motion. I love you.
To Ulysses Carter, Ray Watson and Mary Jones: Thank you for all that you do.
To Lynne Volkman, who has been with me from the beginning of my career and is still here – thank you for spearheading my publicity and being on top of your game.
To Warren and all the people who made my life easier for the past couple of years – you know who you are – thank you!
To everyone at William Morris – especially Nicole David and Tony Goldring.
To my attorneys: Allen Grubman, Kenny Meiselas and Mark Trigg.
To my business managers at Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman: Ron, Brian, Maureen and Susan – thank you for all you do.
To PMK: welcome aboard!
And to Nancy S. – thank you for always caring about me.
To Vannessa: my European girl – thank you! We appreciate you.
To My Glam Squad: Roxanna Floyd, Kimberly Kimble, Tiffanie Dixon and Tim Snell – thank you for making me look fabulous!
To my industry father ~ Clive Davis: thank you for your incredible guidance and leadership and the creation of a beautiful album!
A special thank you to Larry Jackson: for giving up all your time, for looking for great songs and finding producers that make great music – I appreciate you!
To R. Kelly: you are one of a kind but you are the best!
To my friend Alicia Keys: It was truly a great experience working with you. You have great energy and spirit. I love you!
To David Foster and Diane Warren: we have such great history together and we did it again! Thank you.
To Akon, Claude Kelly, Johnta Austin, Swizz Beatz, Eric Hudson, Harvey Mason, Jr. – thank you for all the work you have put into this – we have such a phenomenal album!
To Scott Seviour: thank you for keeping it all together.
To Barry Weiss, Tom Corson, Richard Palmese, Geo Bivins, Samantha Lecca and everyone at Arista Records: thank you for all your hard work – the journey has just begun.
To International: John Fleckenstein, Monica Cornia and Sony Music globally – thank you for always believing in me.
Last but not least… To all my fans all over the world: thank you for keeping the faith. This was a labor of love from my heart to yours. I am truly grateful for the gift that God has given me to share with you.