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‘When You Believe’ Peaked On Hot 100 This Day In 1999

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Twenty-five years ago today (January 30, 1999), “When You Believe” with Whitney and Mariah Carey peaked at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100. The film version was written by Stephen Schwartz for the animated feature The Prince of Egypt, and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Whitney and Mariah recorded the pop single version, with additional music and lyrics by Babyface, for the film’s end credits and soundtrack, and it also was included on Whitney’s My Love Is Your Love album and Mariah’s compilation album #1s. Whitney and Mariah performed their version at the Oscars in March 1999.

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