Dreamgirls: Music from the Motion Picture

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Dreamgirls: Music from the Motion Picture
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
ReleasedDecember 5, 2006
RecordedThe Underlab, Los Angeles: December 2005 – April 2006
Genre
Length65:05
Label
Producer
Deluxe Edition cover
Cover for 2-disc Deluxe Edition
Singles from Dreamgirls: Music from the Motion Picture
  1. "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going"
    Released: December 5, 2006
  2. "One Night Only"
    Released: August 15, 2006
  3. "Listen"
    Released: January 29, 2007
 
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Dreamgirls: Music from the Motion Picture
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
ReleasedDecember 5, 2006
RecordedThe Underlab, Los Angeles: December 2005 – April 2006
Genre
Length65:05
Label
Producer
Deluxe Edition cover
Cover for 2-disc Deluxe Edition
Singles from Dreamgirls: Music from the Motion Picture
  1. "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going"
    Released: December 5, 2006
  2. "One Night Only"
    Released: August 15, 2006
  3. "Listen"
    Released: January 29, 2007

Dreamgirls: Music from the Motion Picture is a soundtrack album for the 2006 film Dreamgirls. The album was released by Music World Entertainment and Columbia Records on December 5, 2006 in two versions: a single-disc standard release, and a two-disc deluxe edition. The one-disc version includes highlights from the film's songs, including "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going", "One Night Only", and "Listen", while the two disc version includes all songs present in the film alongside several bonus tracks.

Background[edit]

Harvey Mason, Jr. and Damon Thomas of the production team The Underdogs served as producers and arrangers for the film's soundtrack, which is performed by the actors in the film, including Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Hudson, Anika Noni Rose, Sharon Leal, Keith Robinson, and others.[1] The soundtrack includes four new songs not present in the stage version of Dreamgirls: "Listen", "Love You I Do", "Patience", and "Perfect World". "Listen" was released to radio the week of October 16 as the first official Dreamgirls soundtrack single; the disco version of "One Night Only" was issued in late summer as a 12" club single and as an exclusive download on iTunes.

Critical reception[edit]

The Dreamgirls soundtrack was nominated for the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media, losing to The Beatles' Love. "Listen", "Love You I Do", and "Patience" were all nominated for the 2006 Academy Award for Best Original Song. However, "Love You I Do" won the Grammy that same year for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media.

Commercial performance[edit]

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The one-disc version of Dreamgirls: Music from the Motion Picture debuted at number 20 on the US Billboard 200, with sales of 92,000 units.[2] In its fifth week of release, the soundtrack reached the top of the Billboard 200 with a low sales week of 68,000 units. In a way Beyoncé Knowles broke her own record because the Dreamgirls soundtrack charted at number-one with the lowest number of SoundScan-tracked sales for a number-one album since the Destiny's Child's #1's album, on which Knowles also appears and which debuted at number-one with 113,000 copies sold.[3] The following week, the soundtrack broke its own all time low record, holding on to the number one spot with a sales decrease of 9% good for 60,000.[4] This record was later broken by Taylor Swift selling 52,000 copies of her album Speak Now in its sixth non-consecutive week at No. 1 in January 2011.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks produced by The Underdogs (Harvey Mason, Jr. and Damon Thomas) Matt Sullivan and Randy Spendlove except for the dance mixes on the Deluxe set (remixed by Eric Kupper & Richie Jones).

All lyrics written by Henry Krieger and Tom Eyen (unless otherwise noted). 

No.TitlePerformer(s)Length
1."Move"  Jennifer Hudson, Beyoncé Knowles, Anika Noni Rose 
2."Fake Your Way To The Top"  Eddie Murphy, Rose, Hudson, Knowles 
3."Cadillac Car"  Murphy, Rose, Hudson, Knowles, Rory O'Malley, Laura Bell Bundy, Anne Warren 
4."Steppin' To The Bad Side"  Jamie Foxx, Keith Robinson, Hinton Battle, Murphy, Rose, Hudson, Knowles 
5."Love You I Do"  Hudson 
6."I Want You Baby"  Murphy, Rose, Hudson, Knowles 
7."Family"  Keith Robinson, Hudson, Knowles, Rose, Foxx 
8."Dreamgirls"  Knowles, Hudson, Rose 
9."It's All Over"  Hudson, Foxx, Knowles, Rose, Robinson, Sharon Leal 
10."And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going"  Hudson 
11."When I First Saw You"  Foxx 
12."Patience"  Murphy, Rose, Robinson 
13."I Am Changing"  Hudson 
14."I Meant You No Harm/Jimmy's Rap"  Murphy 
15."One Night Only"  Hudson 
16."One Night Only (Disco)"  Knowles, Rose, Leal 
17."Listen"  Knowles 
18."Hard To Say Goodbye"  Knowles, Rose, Leal 
19."Dreamgirls (Finale)"  Hudson, Knowles, Rose, Leal 
20."When I First Saw You (Duet)"  Foxx, Knowles 
Deluxe Edition[6]
Notes

Credits[edit]

Credits are adapted from the album's booklet.[1]

Technical and production

Orchestra

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAward showRecipientCategoryResult
2006Satellite Awards[7]Best Original Song"Listen"Nominated
"Love You I Do"Nominated
2007Óscar[8]"Listen"Best Original SongNominated
"Patience"Nominated
"Love You I Do"Nominated
Black Reel Award[9]"Listen"Best Original SongNominated
"And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going"Won
"One Night Only"Nominated
Best Original SoundtrackWon
American Music AwardFavorite SoundtrackNominated
Broadcast Film Critics Association[10]Best Original SoundtrackWon
Best Original Song"Listen"Won
Golden Globe Awards[11]Nominated
NAACP Image Awards[12]Outstanding AlbumWon
2008Japan Gold Disc Awards[13]Soundtrack Album of the YearWon
Grammy Awards[14]Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaNominated
Best Song Written for a Motion Picture or Television"Love You I Do"Won

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

RegionCertificationSales/shipments
Japan (RIAJ)[20]Gold100,000^
United States (RIAA)[21]Platinum1,000,000[22]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dreamgirls: Music from the Motion Picture (Liner notes). Music World, Columbia. 2006. 
  2. ^ Katie Hasty, "Ciara, Eminem, Stefani Overtake The Billboard 200", Billboard.com, December 13, 2006.
  3. ^ Hasty, Katie (Jan. 10, 2007). "'Dreamgirls' Takes No. 1 In Sluggish Sales Week". Billboard.com. Retrieved from http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/1063394/dreamgirls-takes-no-1-in-sluggish-sales-week on Jan. 10, 2007.
  4. ^ Katie Hasty, "'Dreamgirls' Remains No. 1 As Sales Keep Sliding", Billboard.com, January 17, 2006.
  5. ^ "Latest Music News, Band, Artist, Musician & Music Video News". Billboard.com. 2010-01-16. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  6. ^ "Dreamgirls (Music from the Motion Picture) [Deluxe Edition] by Various Artists". US: iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Official press release for International Press Academy Satellite Awards Nominations" (PDF). pressacademy.com. International Press Academy. 2006-12-01. 
  8. ^ "2007 Academy Awards Winners". 
  9. ^ "Black Reel Awards - 2007". Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "THE 12th CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS WINNERS AND NOMINEES". bfca.org. Broadcast Film Critics Association. Retrieved 17 May 2010. 
  11. ^ "2007 Golden Globe Awards". Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  12. ^ "Image Awards Upstaged by Resignation of NAACP President". Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  13. ^ "Gold Disc Awrds". RIAJ. Julho de 2007. Retrieved 22 September 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  14. ^ "Grammy 2008 Winners List". MTV.com. MTV Networks. 10 February 2010. Retrieved 17 May 2010. 
  15. ^ "Dreamgirls - Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  16. ^ "Soundtrack - dreamgirls". Achart. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 
  17. ^ "Beyoncé – Billboard 200 chart history". Billboard. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Beyoncé – Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart history". Billboard. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Beyoncé – Billboard 200 chart history". Billboard. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Japanese album certifications – Beyoncé – Beyoncé" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. 
  21. ^ "American album certifications – Beyonce – BEYONCE". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  22. ^ Sisario, Ben (November 4, 2014). "Beyoncé to Release a New Album, a Version of her Old Album". The New York Times. Retrieved November 4, 2014.