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Don Philip & Christina Aguilera May Rework 'If You Say My Eyes Are Beautiful'

Jive Records recording artist Don Philip may very soon have the distinction of being the only artist to record duets with both of today's reigning teen queens, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.Pop music fans may recognize Philip from his duet with Spears, "I Will Still Love You," from her multiplatinum debut album, ...Baby One More Time. Now the
23-year-old Miami, Florida, native tells LAUNCH that he is working on putting together a duet with Aguilera--a remake of the classic 1986 Whitney Houston and Jermaine Jackson duet "If You Say My Eyes Are Beautiful".

"I want to be like Mariah [Carey]," says Philip. "You know how for a few years Mariah was the person everyone did duets with? So I'm trying to put together this next duet together with this certain girl who is a 'genie in a bottle'--Christina Aguilera--and we're talking to her people and we're trying to remake the song 'If You Say My Eyes Are Beautiful' by Whitney Houston and Jermaine Jackson."

Philip adds that he hopes their cover of the track is different from the original version, which most recently appeared on Houston's greatest-hits package this spring. "I always say, 'If you're going to remake a song, you ought to do it better or different,' and I think I can take Jermaine," Philip says. "And I don't know, but I think Christina can take Whitney right now, so I think it will be a great duet. So, we're trying to put that together and hopefully put it on this really huge soundtrack that's coming out."

Philip's debut solo album on Jive Records will be released August 22. The first single from the album, "You Make Me Love You. . . More," is out now. The album also contains a track titled "How Did I Ever," which was written by Philip's fellow Jive artist, the Backstreet Boys Brian Littrell.-- Jason Gelman, New York.

NEWSFILE: 15 AUGUST 2000

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