Remembering Whitney - The greatest voice of our time.
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On December 4, 1990 (29 years ago today ), Arista Records released Whitney's song "All The Man That I Need" from her third album, I'm Your Baby Tonight. 🎶 Written by Michael Gore and Dean Pitchford, produced by Narada Michael Walden and featuring a saxophone solo by Kenny G, the song became a worldwide hit, becoming Whitney's ninth number-one. The song went on to be nominated for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female at the 34th Annual Grammy Awards and also received a nomination for Best R&B/Soul Single at the 6th Soul Train Music Awards.
On December 1, 1990 (29 years ago ) Whitney's song "Im Your Baby Tonight" from her album of the same name, hit Number One on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop charts. Here she is performing the song the following year from her legendary concert "Welcome Home Heroes" for the troops and their families of the Gulf War.
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Whitney Houston's soundtrack to 'The Preacher's Wife' was released on November 26 1996 by Arista Records - 23 years ago today. The album still stands as the best selling Gospel album of all time, having sold an estimated 6 million copies worldwide - it reached No.3 on the Billboard 200 and No.1 on the Billboard Gospel Album chart and Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop album chart. Here's a moment from the video "I Believe In You and Me" — the lead single from the album.
On November 25, 1992 (27 years ago today ), the film "The Bodyguard" was released in the U.S. Made for $25 million dollars, it went on to gross over $411 million worldwide. The soundtrack to date is the best selling soundtrack of all time. This was Whitney's first foray into acting.
On November 22, 1985 (34 years ago today ), Whitney's song "How Will I Know" was released as a single from her debut album. The song was produced by Narada Michael Walden, who she worked with on many productions over the years and it became her second #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100. The video was able to expose Whitney to an MTV audience and was very successful, receiving MTV Award nominations for Best Female Video and Best New Artist (she won for Best Female Video ). Rolling Stone called the song "irresistibly danceable".
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On November 18, 2003 (16 years ago today ), Whitney's Christmas album "One Wish: The Holiday Album was released. The title track reached the Top 20 on the Adult Contemporary chart. It features classic holiday songs including "Joy To The World" and "Who Would Imagine A King", both of which first appeared on The Preacher's Wife soundtrack as well as "The First Noel" and "Little Drummer Boy" featuring a duet with Bobbi Kristina.
November 17 was a big day in Whitney "history" - that date marking the release of 3 of her albums (one posthumously ). ✨ November 17, 1992 (27 Years ago ) marked the release of "The Bodyguard" soundtrack. It has sold more than 45 million copies worldwide to date and remains the biggest selling soundtrack of all time as well as producing the worldwide hit "I Will Always Love You." November 17, 1998 (21 years ago ) was the release of Whitney's album "My Love Is Your Love", her fourth studio album and first in 8 years at that time after releasing several movie soundtracks. The album spawned five singles and was an international hit, particularly in Europe. Finally, November 17, 2017( 2 years ago ) marked the release of "I Wish You Love: More from The Bodyguard, a 25th Anniversary salute to The Bodyguard soundtrack which features film versions of Whitney's songs and rare live performances.
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Arista Records released Whitney's song "Fine" from her compilation album "Whitney: The Greatest Hits" on November 14, 2000 (19 years ago today ). The song was written and produced by Raphael Saadiq. The video shows Whitney at a rooftop party (shot in NYC ). Press praised Whitney's vocal performance with LA Weekly writing "Fine is soulful, tight and funky as hell. And the vocal performance ranks among Whitney's best."
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On November 8, 1994 (25 years ago today ) Whitney began her 3 concert tour in South Africa known as "Whitney: The Concert for A New South Africa". ✨ Her performances were to honor Nelson Mandela and she was the first major musician to visit the newly unified country. The mini-tour consisted of three shows - November 8 in Durban, November 12 in Johannesburg and November 19 in Cape Town. The show in Johannesburg's Ellis Park was televised on HBO. All proceeds from the event were donated by Whitney and her foundation to carefully selected South African Children's Charities and The President's Trust Fund (for the freed Nelson Mandela ), etc. Over 200,00 people attended these performances. One of the highlights of the trip was when Whitney and her family got to spend private time with Nelson Mandela in Pretoria, the capital city of South Africa.
On this day (November 7, 2009 ) ten years ago, Whitney's song "Million Dollar Bill" from her seventh studio album "I Look To You" reached Number One on the Dance Chart. It became Whitney's 13th Number One dance single in her lifetime (she now has 14 with the addition of Higher Love in 2019 ). The song was written and produced by Alicia Keys and her husband Swizz Beatz. The single also charted in many other countries and did well on the R&B/Hip Hop Charts in the U.S. where it spent 16 weeks, peaking at #16 .
"Exhale (Shoop Shoop )," featured on the soundtrack to the film "Waiting To Exhale" was released as the lead single on November 7, 1995 (24 years ago today ) by Arista Records. The song was written and produced by Babyface and became Whitney's 11th and final Number One single. It received four Grammy nominations at the 39th Annual Grammy Awards (where she also performed the song ) and won Best R&B Song. The song also won other awards including a Soul Train Music Award. The video was directed by Forest Whitaker who also directed the film.
On November 6, 1990 (29 years ago today ) Whitney's third studio album "I'm Your Baby Tonight" was released by Arista Records. In addition to working with previous producers Narada Michael Walden and Michael Masser, she also worked with production team L.A. Reid and Babyface as well as Luther Vandross (Who Do You Love ) and Stevie Wonder (We Didn't Know ). Whitney and Rickey Minor co-produced a track called "I'm Knockin'". The album reached Number 3 on the Billboard 200 and Number One on the R&B/Hip Hop Chart. The Japanese edition of the album had the bonus track "Higher Love" which was re-mixed by Kygo in 2019 to worldwide success, having recently been certified Gold in the U.S. and Platinum in the U.K.
November 1992 (27 years ago ), "I Will Always Love You" was released as a single worldwide. Whitney's arrangement of this Dolly Parton song was recorded for the soundtrack of The Bodyguard, her film debut. The record company initially felt that an a cappella intro would not be successful but were quickly proved wrong as the song went to Number One around the world. It remained Number One in the U.S. for 14 consecutive weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and is the best-selling song by a female artist of all time.
📸Rare photo of Whitney and Cissy at Sweetwater's Club in NYC - early 80s. (Courtesy of The Estate of Whitney E. Houston ) _____ Don't forget to vote for Whitney for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. You can vote every day until January 10. Link in bio 🔗
"One of Those Days" was released on October 29, 2002 (17 years ago today ) as the second single from Whitney's album "Just Whitney". The song was recorded in Atlanta, Georgia and produced by Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs ( who produced "No Scrubs" for TLC as well as songs for Destiny's Child and others ) and samples The Isley Brothers song "Between The Sheets". The video was directed by Kevin Bray (one of Whitney's favorite video directors ) and was also filmed in Atlanta and features a cameo by Ronald Isley! ✨ Don't forget to vote for Whitney for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. You can vote every day until January 10 - link in bio!
We’re happy to have “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” as part of @nowthatsmusic 's new release! Listen to the '80s Hits and Remixes' playlist now! (Link in IG story )
"The Best of Pentatonix Christmas" is out now and features a special recording of Whitney's "Do You Hear What I Hear." 🎄Stream or download - link in bio!