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27 June 2017

Thirty years ago today, Billboard issue dated June 27, 1987 – Whitney debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” went to No. 1 on the Hot 100.

Read more at Billboard.

Whitney Houston - Whitney album cover
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26 June 2017

Interesting article with Chris Cox (of Thunderpuss fame) on the famous remix of “It’s Not Right But It’s Okay” which Whitney famously performed at Gay Pride in NYC in June of 1999 and which became a huge hit.

Read more at The FADER.

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23 June 2017

Twenty four years ago this week (June 21, 1993) “Run To You” was released as the fourth single from The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album. The song became a moderate hit, peaking at Number 31 on the Billboard Hot 100. Sales were somewhat lower simply because people already owned the album. Nonetheless, it was well received, and along with “I Have Nothing,” was nominated for Best Original Song at the 1993 Academy Awards. Both songs lost to “A Whole New World” from Aladdin.

Whitney Houston - Run To You
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16 June 2017

When Whitney first got signed to Arista Records, Clive Davis held a few “listening parties” mainly in Los Angeles and New York so that songwriters and producers could meet Whitney and want to work with her. This photo was taken at one of those events, held at The Vine Street Club in L.A. in 1983. Pictured with Whitney is Gerry Griffith, the A&R executive who brought Whitney to Clive’s attention, and her cousin, Dionne Warwick.

Whitney Houston, Gerry Griffith and Dionne Warwick at Vine Street Club listening party in Los Angeles in 1983
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09 June 2017

Early recording photo of Whitney in the studio – from around 1983. She went on to sell over 170 million records worldwide!

Whitney Houston in recording studio circa 1983
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