This Will Be by Natalie Cole

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"This Will Be" is a song performed by Natalie Cole and composed by Chuck Jackson and Marvin Yancy. Often appended with "(An Everlasting Love)" but not released as such, this was Natalie Cole's debut single in 1975 and one of her biggest hits, becoming a number-one R&B and number-six pop smash in the U.S. and also reaching the UK Top 40. Cole won a Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, a category that had previously been dominated by Aretha Franklin. It would also help her win the Grammy Award for Best New Artist.

Cole had been turned down by every label approached, but finally gained the interest of Larkin Arnold the executive of Capitol Records, through demos produced by Jackson and Yancy. The two wrote the song at the end of sessions for Arnold, just as he and Cole were about to leave town.

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