Early modeling shot of Whitney – early 80s.
Here’s an early photo of Whitney with her mom, Cissy Houston, and producer Narada Michael Walden. This was taken around 1983-84 during the recording of Whitney’s first album, titled Whitney Houston. Narada produced (and co-wrote) the track “How Will I Know,” which was released as a single in November 1985 and became her second #1 Hot 100 single. The song was originally written for Janet Jackson, but she passed on it and Whitney did it with altered lyrics and production from Narada.
Outtake from photo shoot for advertising poster for Whitney’s “Classic Whitney” (Live from Washington, D.C.) HBO Special – 1997.
Before signing to Arista Records and launching her music career, Whitney was a successful model. Here she is in a print ad for Scope mouthwash in the early 80s.
Happy Birthday Chaka Khan, Chaka Khan, Chaka Khan! (Still photo from “I’m Every Woman” video shoot 1992.)