First, giving thanks to my Heavenly Father for being my beginning and end. In the name of Jesus our Lord and Savior.
To Mommie and Daddie, thank you for standing in front of me, behind me and most of all, by my side. I love you more than I can ever express. Your daughter, Whitney
Michael and Gary, I love you. Your sister, Whitney
To Gene Harvey, Robyn Crawford, Jerry List, Donna Houston, Regina Brown, Roy Barnes, and Maria Padula, you all have worked so hard and it has not go unnoticed. I love you so much. Thank you again and again. Love, Whitney
To the remainder of my posse at Nippy, Inc. who help pull it all together, I thank you. Love, Whitney
To my household staff: Aunt Bae, my nourishment of life … Sylvia, my little Chiquita! Billy, Marty, Tommy, Rose, Darrin, and Art, thank you for taking such good care of me. I love you, Whitney
To my lawyer and friend Sheldon Platt, thank you for going through the thick and the thicker with me. I love you.
To my partner in crime, Clive, what can I say – you’re the best. I love you, Whitney.
To my Arista family, I commend you on a job well done. May God bless and keep you.
To LaFace, I thank you.
L.A. and Babyface, I’ve had the best time working and playing with you guys. I’m looking forward to a long musical relationship. We make a good team. Love, your friend and partner, Whitney (Pookis). P.S. Perri, how come we didn’t meet a long time ago? I guess God knew what He was doing – as a matter of fact, I know He did. Love ya, Whitney
Stevland Morris, aka Stevie Wonder, you’ve made a dream of mine come true. You’re a wonder alright. You are a living example of how great God is. I love you. Your friend always, Whitney
Luther Vandross, you and I have known each other for a long time and this is the first time we’ve really worked together. Let’s do it again and again and again. Next time let’s make it a duet. I love you. Your sis, Whitney
Michael Masser, you know I love you. Keep writing those beautiful love songs and I’ll keep singing them. Whitney
Narada Michael Walden, I wish you peace, love and happiness. Love always, Whitney.
Rickey Minor, you got the job done. I love you, Whitney
To my brother and sister BeBe and CeCe, I wuv you. ♥ To thine be the glory.
To Solters, Roskin and Friedman: Lee, Sheldon, Brad, Sylvia, and Susan, thanks for everything, Whitney
To Triad: Richard Rosenberg, Ben Bernstein, Nicole David and the entire Triad staff, thank you, Whitney
Ellin LaVar, You are a lifesaver, you know! I love you, Whitney
Diane Johnson, my fashion coordinator. Girrrl, you are something else! I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Love always, Whitney
To all the unsung heroes, the engineers, what would the music industry do without you. I praise you, Whitney
To all the studios that I’ve worked in. Thank you.
Thanks to all the radio stations across the world. Without you it would be impossible to be heard.
Lastly, to the public, the fans – thank you for your support over the years. Without you there would be no me.
Remember, love is what we make it, so make it love.