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09 December 2016

Twenty-four years ago this week, Whitney’s version of “I Will Always Love You” reached #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 pursue a solo career.

Parton’s version of “I Will Always Love You” attained commercial success, twice reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart — first in June 1974, and again in October 1982, with her re-recording. With this achievement, Parton became the first artist ever to earn a #1 record twice with the same song.

Whitney Houston recorded her interpretation of the song for the 1992 film The Bodyguard. Her single spent 14 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It has since become one of the best-selling singles of all time and it remains the best-selling single by a woman in music history. Houston’s version of “I Will Always Love You” re-entered the charts in 2012 after her death, making it only the second single ever to reach the top three on the Billboard Hot 100 in separate chart runs.

Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner in The Bodyguard
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02 December 2016

Here’s a great photo of Whitney relaxing on the set of the “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” video shoot in New York City in the 80s.

Whitney Houston on the set of the I Wanna Dance With Somebody Who Loves Me video shoot
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28 November 2016

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 album of all time with over 6 million copies. The film of the same name was released a few weeks later.

Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner in The Bodyguard film and Whitney Houston The Preacher's Wife soundtrack
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23 November 2016

“How Will I Know” was released 31 years ago this week. Enjoy, and we wish a Happy Thanksgiving to all those celebrating.

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21 November 2016

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.

Whitney Houston American Music Awards 1994
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