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‘Waiting To Exhale’ Soundtrack Hit #1 In 1996

Whitney Houston - Waiting To Exhale: Original Soundtrack Album

On this date in 1996, the Waiting To Exhale soundtrack reached #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Whitney contributed three songs to the soundtrack — the #1 single “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)” and the hits “Count On Me” and “Why Does It Hurt So Bad.” Whitney personally selected the artists who appeared on the soundtrack. The movie opened at #1 in North America and paved the way for black ensemble films that followed.

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