November 7, 1995 – Whitney’s song “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)” from the soundtrack for the film Waiting To Exhale was released as a single by Arista Records, written and produced by Babyface. At the 39th GRAMMY Awards (February 1997), the song received four nominations and won Best R&B Song. Whitney also performed the song live on the show that evening.
“Exhale (Shoop Shoop)” also won a Soul Train Music Award, two NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Song and Outstanding Female Artist, and was nominated for Best Song From A Movie at the 5th MTV Movie Awards. Whitney enlisted Forest Whitaker (who had directed the Waiting To Exhale film) to direct the music video. The song was a staple on many of her tours.