When a Woman Loves (song)

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"When a Woman Loves" is the first single by singer R. Kelly from his eleventh studio album Love Letter. The song peaked at number 93 on the Billboard Hot 100; and it was promoted with a music video directed by Kelly and Jeremy Rall.[1] In 2011 R. Kelly was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance, but lost.[2]

"When a Woman Loves"
Single by R. Kelly
from the album Love Letter
ReleasedSeptember 7, 2010 (2010-09-07) (digital)
Recorded2009 (2009)
Length5:11 (album version)
4:36 (radio edit)
Songwriter(s)R. Kelly
Producer(s)R. Kelly
R. Kelly singles chronology
"Sign of a Victory"
"When a Woman Loves"
"Radio Message"

Music videoEdit

The music video is directed by Jeremy Rall, who also directed kellys later music video "Radio Message".[3]

Critical receptionEdit

Entertainment Weekly commented that the song "has a classic throwback vibe unlike almost anything in his recent catalog."[4]


Chart (2010) Peak
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[5] 36
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 93
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[7] 16
US Ringtones (Billboard)[8] 28


  1. ^ ""When A Woman Loves" by R. Kelly – Music Video – VH1.com". VH1. August 31, 2010. Retrieved October 22, 2014.
  2. ^ http://www.dailynews.com/20101202/2011-grammy-awards-complete-list-of-nominees
  3. ^ http://www.jeremyrall.com/music-videos/
  4. ^ "First Look: R. Kelly's 'Love Letter' Cover". Urbanbridgez.com. November 9, 2010. Retrieved March 14, 2012.
  5. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – R. Kelly – When a Woman Loves" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
  6. ^ "R Kelly Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
  7. ^ "R Kelly Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
  8. ^ "R. Kelly Chart History: Ringtones". Billboard. Retrieved March 29, 2018.