On February 27, 1998, at The 12th Annual Soul Train Music Awards, Whitney was honored with the “Quincy Jones Award for Outstanding Career Achievement in the Field of Entertainment.” The event was held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and hosted by Patti LaBelle, Erykah Badu and Heavy D. The “Whitney Tribute” portion of show was performed by Ronald Isley (Exhale Shoop Shoop), Terry Ellis (How Will I Know), Kenny Lattimore (I Believe In You and Me) and Monica (You Give Good Love). #blackhistorymonth
Twenty-five years ago this week (February 20), “I Have Nothing” was released as a single in the U.S. It was the third Whitney single from The Bodyguard soundtrack and went on to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song. The song peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was #1 on Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. The song was written by David Foster and Linda Thompson and produced by David Foster. The song also appears on the current album I Wish You Love: More From The Bodyguard as a live version.
The Winter Olympics are currently on in South Korea but the Summer Olympics also were held in South Korea – in 1988!! And the official song back then was Whitney’s “One Moment In Time!” Released in August 1988, and written by Albert Hammond and John Bettis, the song was produced by Narada Michael Walden. It reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100, appeared on the Summer Olympics album and became a worldwide anthem. In 1989, Whitney performed the song at the opening of the 31st GRAMMYs® – to a standing ovation! Whitney performed the song at several occasions after that, including the U.S. Open Tennis Championships/Arthur Ashe Stadium opening. The song also was included on Whitney: The Greatest Hits, on The Ultimate Collection, and second disc of I Will Always Love You: The Best of Whitney Houston. This photo is from her performance of the song on the GRAMMYs.
Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” has been included in a new 44-track Spotify playlist by former First Lady Michelle Obama, who dedicated the playlist to her husband, 44th U.S. President Barack Obama, for Valentine’s Day. Listen to Whitney in the playlist below!
Who makes you “so emotional” this Valentine’s Day? Tell them you care with a special e-card, featuring your pictures and your favorite love songs by Whitney. Visit AlwaysLoveYou.com.