Jennifer Rush is a New York, American based Pop/Rock, R&B, and Adult Contemporary singer, best known for the million-selling single "The Power of Love", which went on to be covered by Celine Dion, and Laura Branigan (Rush also co-wrote "The Power of Love").
Her single "The Power Of Love" was the biggest hit of 1985 in the United Kingdom, (as well as becoming a massive hit across Denmark, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Japan, Australia and South Africa) and was listed in the Guinness Book Of Records as "the best selling single by a female solo artist in the history of the British music industry". It held that status until 1992, when it was outsold by Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You". "The Power of Love" topped the charts for more than 8 weeks in Australia, South Africa and numerous European countries.
Number one in several countries, Rush's version reached only number 57 in the United States Billboard Hot 100 chart. Later that year, the adult contemporary duo Air Supply changed the pronouns in the chorus for their own version, but fared no better on the same chart.
Two years later, gutsy pop-rock vocalist Laura Branigan, best-known for dance-pop successes with "Gloria" and "Self Control" would take her cover version of "The Power Of Love" into the U.S. Top 40. After several more cover versions, Celine Dion made a U.S. chart topper with the same song in 1994. One version, by Michael Crawford, necessitated a lyric-change from "I am your lady and you are my man", to "You are my lady and I am your man", with limited success.
It was Rush's 1987 album Heart Over Mind, featuring compositions by Desmond Child and Michael Bolton and guitar work from Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi), that finally brought her Top 40 success in her home country, with the Elton John duet "Flames Of Paradise".
While her career continued to result in Platinum and multi-Platinum sales of her albums and singles in both English and Spanish, she was ignored by the masses in her home country, initially because her record label in the U.S. did not understand how to best market her music. A secondary dilemma was her massively powerful voice combined with the bombastic music production of her songs which was seemingly too 'European' for the U.S. listener.
Jennifer continued her success through the 90s in Europe (especially in Germany), releasing four highly-acclaimed albums, the last being 1998's Classics (along with new songs, re-recording her biggest hits with the Hungarian Philharmonic Orchestra). After that she took a well-deserved "time off" in New York City, dedicating her time to her daughter. A series of "best of" collections followed in the new millennium. Jennifer surprised her fans with a new boxed set— Stronghold - The Collector's Hit Box—in August 2007. This compilation includes all Jennifer Rush singles from 1982 to 1991 (with her first record company), and in their "extended versions" where they exist. Furthermore it includes all B-sides and other rare or unreleased tracks (among them four James Bond theme songs with the RIAS orchestra in Berlin—recorded in 1984). Another highlight of the new compilation is the new DJ Dave Kurtis 2007 remix of "I Come Undone".
In 2006 both she and her daughter moved to London in the UK where Jennifer has been continuing working on a new album. In March 2008 she confirmed the new album is set to be released in 2008.
Despite the title, this DVD misses some videos by Jennifer Rush:
The Power Of Love (full-length and completely different video), Ring of Ice (first video), Madonna's Eyes, Till I Loved you (duet with Plácido Domingo) and Never Say Never.
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