Sittin' Up In My Room

Album: Waiting to Exhale (1996)
Charted: 30 2

Songfacts®:

  • This song by American singer Brandy was written and produced by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds for the soundtrack of the 1995 Forest Whitaker directed movie Waiting to Exhale. The track was one out of five singles the album spawned and reached #2 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
  • Babyface later recalled to Singersroom.com: "That was all part of a number of songs written at the same time. I was at a studio working with Forest Whitaker on a project so I ended up writing 'Sittin' up in My Room' there. Did the demo at a house I hand in LA… Brandy came over and we put down the idea. It was amazing how quick she did it. I think I listened to some Aaliyah records to start that song idea. Forest ended up using it for a scene in his movie."
  • The music video, directed by Hype Williams, finds Brandy sittin' up in her room while a house party goes on downstairs. Waiting to Exhale actor Donald Faison makes an appearance as her love interest. Williams has also helmed clips for most of the hip-hop universe, including The Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur, Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z, and Kanye West.

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