Get to Know Whitney Houston
The following year saw the release of Just Whitney (December 2002), her fifth studio album and first for the new millennium. An A-list of handpicked hitmakers and producers contributed to the album, among them Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Missy Elliott, Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs, Teddy Bishop and Gordon Chambers. The diverse program of ballads included "Try It on My Own," (written by Babyface and Carole Bayer Sager); "My Love" (a duet with Bobby Brown); and a powerful remake of Debbie Boone's 1977 "You Light Up My Life." Also among the album's gems were such hip grooves as "Love That Man" and the old-school style jam "Things You Say" (written and produced by Missy Elliott).