Eighteen years ago this month, Whitney’s single “Heartbreak Hotel” (with Faith Evans and Kelly Price) hit #1 on Billboard‘s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. It was the second single from her My Love Is Your Love album and Faith and Kelly were prominently featured on the choruses and bridge. The song also was a hit in many countries worldwide and was certified Platinum by the RIAA. It received two GRAMMY nominations and a nomination for Best R&B Video at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards.
Thirty-one years ago today, Whitney achieved her second Billboard Hot 100 #1 single with “How Will I Know.” Produced by Narada Michael Walden, the song received positive reviews worldwide and the video gave her exposure on MTV where it won Best Female Video at the 1986 MTV Video Music Awards. It appeared as a remix on her 2000 album, Whitney: The Greatest Hits.
Thirty-two years ago today (February 14, 1985), Arista Records released the debut album of a young female singer named Whitney Houston. Everyone had high hopes for her, but no one could have predicted the worldwide stardom and icon status she would achieve over the course of her career. The album topped the Billboard 200 chart for 14 weeks, generated three Number One singles and has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide. Happy Valentine’s Day.
Continuing GRAMMY Week – here is one of our favorite GRAMMY performances of Whitney’s when she opened the show in March 1988 in New York City at Radio City Music Hall, performing an extended version of “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me).” Enjoy.