Whitney Houston
01/13/2017 at 17:01. Facebook
Here's Whitney with beloved family dog "Thor", growing up in East Orange, New Jersey (early 80s).
Here is a great performance by Whitney on the Arsenio Hall Show in 1990.
Wishing everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year!
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"Do You Hear What I Hear" was originally released in 1962 and has become a beloved holiday and Christmas song ever since, having been recorded by everyone from Bing Crosby to Bob Dylan and many others! Whitney recorded the song for an album called 'A Very Special Christmas' released in 1987 and benefitting The Special Olympics.
Here is Whitney performing the song on The Tonight Show.
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Whitney and The Georgia Mass Choir performed "I Love The Lord" and "Joy To The World" from Whitney's movie The Preacher's Wife at the 50th Anniversary of Ebony Magazine, held at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles in 1996. Enjoy.
Twenty-four years ago this week, Whitney’s version of “I Will Always Love You” reached No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.The song was written and originally recorded in 1973 by American singer and songwriter Dolly Parton. Her country version of the track was released as a single in 1974 and was written as a farewell to her one-time partner and mentor Porter Wagoner upon Parton’s decision to...
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Here's a great photo of Whitney relaxing on the set of "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" video shoot in New York City in the 80s.
Two more November “anniversaries” for Whitney:
November 25, 1992 was the release of her first film The Bodyguard starring Kevin Costner and Whitney as singer Rachel Marron. The film went on to gross $411 million worldwide and generate the most successful soundtrack of all time. And November 26, 1996 was the release of the soundtrack for The Preacher's Wife, which became the best selling gospel...
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The American Music Awards aired on TV last night. Whitney still holds the record for the most AMAs won by a female with a total of 22, including two special awards. Taylor Swift is the closest female with 19.
An anniversary week for Whitney: On November 17, 1992 The Bodyguard soundtrack was released, and on November 17, 1998 she released the album 'My Love Is Your Love.'

'The Bodyguard' album to date is the biggest selling soundtrack of all time with over 45 million copies, and 'My Love Is Your Love' has sold over 15 million copies with the accompanying tour being the highest grossing tour of...
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On November 6, 1990, Whitney's third album titled 'I'm Your Baby Tonight' was released in the U.S. It stayed in the Top Ten on the Billboard charts for 22 weeks, included the hit singles "I'm Your Baby Tonight," "All The Man That I Need," "Miracle" and "My Name Is Not Susan," and has sold over 12 million copies to date.
On November 3, 1992, "I Will Always Love You" was released as a single. This song, from the soundtrack of Whitney's first movie The Bodyguard, was written by Dolly Parton and had been recorded by her as well as several other artists including Linda Ronstadt and John Doe (whose version is playing on the jukebox when Kevin Costner and Whitney are dancing). The song became a worldwide phenomenon...
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The late Whitney Houston is the latest subject to have captured director Kevin Macdonald’s fascination, and he felt particularly compelled to explore the star’s life – on stage and off.

“Whitney came from this lineage of amazing African-American singers,” he explains. “Her mother was Elvis’ backing singer, her cousin was Dionne Warwick and her godmother was Aretha Franklin. Whitney surpassed...
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This week in 1985, "Saving All My Love For You" went to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, marking the first number one single for Whitney, who went on to have seven consecutive No.1 singles! Michael Masser wrote the song, but many people don't know that he co-wrote it with Gerry Goffin who was married to Carole King! This is the artwork for the original single sleeve.
Whitney photographed by Randee St. Nicholas for her tour book for the 2010 Nothing But Love Tour, her last tour. The photo session took place in Atlanta, Georgia.
Glamour shot - 1990 - Fame Magazine. Have a great weekend.
Gospel and Contemporary Christian singer CeCe Winans was one of Whitney's closest friends (and godmother to her daughter). Here they are pictured at the 1995 VH1 Honors Show where they performed "Bridge Over Troubled Water."
Happy Birthday to the great Cissy Houston, who turns 83 years young today.