On this day in 1995, Brandy released ‘Sittin’ Up In My Room’. The song was taken from the multi-Platinum #1 soundtrack ‘Waiting To Exhale’, and was written and produced by Babyface.
‘Sittin’ Up In My Room’ peaked at #2 on Billboard’s Hot 100, which at the time was Brandy’s most successful single release. It was kept from the top spot by ‘One Sweet Day’ by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men which dominated the #1 spot for sixteen weeks. It also peaked at #2 on the US Dance Single Sales and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts, and was certified Platinum by the RIAA. In New Zealand, the single peaked at #6, and stayed in the Top 30 for ten weeks before being certified Gold.
The music video was directed by Hype Williams, and starred actor Donald Faison, who is best known for his role as Turk in TV show Scrubs and appeared in the ‘Waiting To Exhale’ film. Brandy had previously worked with Hype Williams for the music videos ‘I Wanna Be Down (Remix)’, ‘Baby’, and ‘Brokenhearted’.
The Doug Rasheed Hip Hop Remix featured LL Cool J.
Watch the music video: