Beyonce releases "Listen" single
"Listen" is a song sung by American R&B singer Beyoncé Knowles.
The song was written by Henry Krieger, Scott Cutler, Anne Preven, and produced by The Underdogs for the soundtrack in the 2006 musical film Dreamgirls. "Listen" is one of four compositions written specifically for the Dreamgirls (film). In the film, character Deena Jones sings the song to assert independence over her controlling husband. The song is remembered as one of Knowles' more heartfelt and emotional ballads.
The track was released as the lead single from film's soundtrack album on December 5, 2006 in the United States, and appeared as a hidden track on international editions of Knowles' second solo studio album, B'Day. "Listen" was a critical success, and it won Best Original Song at the 2007 Annual Critics' Choice Awards.
1. "Listen" (Album version)
2. "Listen" (Instrumental)