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Rush's parents had first met when they were both students at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Jennifer dedicated her first album release to her mother, "In Memory of Barbara," who had died from cancer before its release and multi-million sales worldwide. Her older brothers both also became musicians: Robert "Bobby" Stern became a saxophonist, and Stephen Stern became a guitarist, a singer, and songwriter, using the name "Stevie Blue". In 2010, Rush revealed that she adopted her artist name "Jennifer" at the insistence of her first publishing/recording company, CBS Songs, the publishing unit of CBS Germany, with whom she signed her first contracts. At the very beginning of her career she wanted to concentrate only on her songwriting, not on singing. It was the co-written single "The Power of Love," the fifth and last single release from her first LP, that became the biggest selling single of 1985 in the United Kingdom, as well as becoming a significant hit in Australia, Ireland, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, Portugal, South Africa and Sweden, and was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as "the best-selling single by a female solo artist in the history of the British music industry. " "The Power of Love" held that status until 1992, when it was outsold by Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You," which was later itself overtaken by Cher's "Believe. "