Note to God

"Note to God" is a song written by Diane Warren and first recorded by American R&B singer JoJo in 2006 for her album The High Road.[1] "Note to God" is partly an emotional prayer. The lyrics are composed of things that would be written in a letter to God.[2]

"Note to God"
Song by JoJo
from the album The High Road
ReleasedOctober 17, 2006 (2006-10-17)
Recorded2005–2006
Genre
Length4:27
Label
Songwriter(s)Diane Warren
Producer(s)

ChariceEdit

"Note to God"
 
Single by Charice
from the album Charice
ReleasedMay 15, 2009
FormatDigital download
Recorded2009
Genre
Length3:59
Label143
Songwriter(s)Diane Warren
Producer(s)David Foster
Charice singles chronology
"Always You"
(2009)
"Note to God"
(2009)
"Pyramid"
(2010)

On May 18, 2009, Filipino pop singer Jake Zyrus performed it on The Oprah Winfrey Show. The song recording produced by David Foster, was performed prior to Zyrus's gender transition. It served as the first North American single for his album, Charice. It was only released as a digital download but it charted in the US and Canada due to high digital sales.

Multiple Grammy Award-winner Diane Warren confirmed on The Oprah Winfrey Show that she immediately knew the song "Note to God" was perfect for Zyrus the moment she heard the young singer's voice.[3] She also expressed her enchantment with Zyrus's rendition of her song and how the singer surpassed the expectations she set for this composition.[3]

This emotionally packed song, which brought the studio audience to their feet and Oprah Winfrey to tears on The Oprah Winfrey Show, was accompanied by an orchestra, David Foster and the Western Michigan University's vocal jazz ensemble, Gold Company when it debuted on the show.[4]

PromotionEdit

Zyrus launched his debut single "Note to God", also credited under his former name Charice, with a performance on The Oprah Winfrey Show on May 18, 2009.[2][5] This number served as the final act of Oprah's "Search for the World's Smartest and Most Talented Kids"; a year-long series which showcased kids with outstanding skills and talents from across the globe.[6]

On May 30, 2009, Zyrus sang the song on the popular Italian television show, Ti lascio una canzone.[7]

On December 27, 2009, he appeared on the grand finale of Singapore Idol as a guest performer and sung two of his signature songs, a medley of songs from The Bodyguard and "Note to God".

Chart performanceEdit

On the issue date of June 6, 2009, "Note to God" entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number 44,[8] while debuting at number 35 on the Canadian Hot 100.[9] "Note to God" peaked on the Billboard Hot Digital Songs chart at number 24,[10] and the Hot Canadian Digital Singles chart at number 9.

ChartsEdit

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[11] 35
US Billboard Hot 100[12] 44

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Macpherson, Alex (January 19, 2007). "JoJo, The High Road". The Guardian. Retrieved May 29, 2009.
  2. ^ a b Serillano, Amor (May 26, 2009). "Charice sings her "Note to God"". Philippine Online Chronicles. Retrieved June 12, 2009.[dead link]
  3. ^ a b "The World's Most Talented Kids". Oprah.com. Retrieved June 12, 2009.
  4. ^ "Gold Company performs on 'Oprah'". WMI News. April 28, 2009. Retrieved June 12, 2009.
  5. ^ Lamb, Bill. "Charice Releases "Note to God" - Can Oprah Make a Pop Star?". About.com. Archived from the original on May 25, 2009. Retrieved May 28, 2009.
  6. ^ "Oprah's Search for the World's Smartest and Most Talented Kids". Oprah.com. Retrieved June 12, 2009.
  7. ^ "Ecco chi è la ragazza filippina che ci ha stregati a Ti lascio una canzone". ilsussidario.net. May 29, 2009. Archived from the original on June 7, 2009. Retrieved June 12, 2009.
  8. ^ "The Billboard Hot 100 "Note To God"". Billboard. Archived from the original on October 11, 2014. Retrieved July 7, 2020.
  9. ^ "Canadian Hot 100 "Note To God"". Billboard. Retrieved July 7, 2020.
  10. ^ "Hot Digital Songs "Note To God"". Billboard. Retrieved July 7, 2020.
  11. ^ "Charice Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved July 7, 2020.
  12. ^ "Charice Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved July 7, 2020.

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