On this day in 1998, Whitney Houston released her fourth studio album, ‘My Love Is Your Love’. With this album, Whitney moved into a more R&B and hip-hop direction, and producers included Rodney Jerkins, Missy Elliott, Wyclef Jean, Babyface and David Foster.
The album produced five worldwide hit singles, starting with ‘When You Believe’ for the soundtrack of ‘The Prince of Egypt’ with Mariah Carey, ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ featuring Faith Evans and Kelly Price, ‘It’s Not Right But It’s Okay’, ‘My Love Is Your Love’, and the final single ‘I Learned From The Best’. Three of the singles were Top 5 hits in the US, and four topped the Dance Club Songs chart.
The album peaked at #13 in the US, spent 75 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart and it was certified 4x Platinum by the RIAA. It went on to sell over 10 million copies worldwide.
The album earned Whitney her sixth Grammy award for ‘Best Female R&B Vocal Performance’, an MTV Europe Music Award, two NAACP Image Awards and more incredible accolades.
Whitney played 67 shows as part of the ‘My Love Is Your Love World Tour’ in support of the album, and it was a huge success, particularly in Europe where it was the highest grossing arena tour of 1999.