On August 22, 2009, "I Look To You" peaked at #19 on the Billboard R&B singles chart. The song is from her seventh studio album of the same name. Watch full music video here: https://youtu.be/5Pze_mdbOK8
"Million Dollar Bill" was the first official worldwide single from Whitney's "I Look to You" album and was released on August 18, 2009 (10 years ago). Alicia Keys and her husband Swizz Beatz wrote and produced the song, which samples Loleatta Holloway's "We're Getting Stronger" co-written by Norman Harris. The video was mostly shot in the New York City neighborhood of Chelsea. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/wNIcVTmUSOU
August 13, 1985 (34 years ago) - "Saving All My Love For You" was released by Arista Records as the second single (in the U.S.) from her debut album. Written by Michael Masser and Gerry Goffin (who was married to Carole King), the song went on to become a worldwide hit (her first Number One) and garnered her a Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
On August 13, 1987 (32 years ago today), Arista Records released the second single from Whitney's second album - "Didn't We Almost Have It All", written by Michael Masser and Will Jennings, and produced by Michael Masser. Approximately 6 weeks after its release, it reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, where it remained for 2 weeks and became her fifth consecutive Number One. The official video is of her live performance of the song at a concert in Saratoga Springs, New York. Watch the full video: https://youtu.be/i_4PlM85NJo
The birthday love for Whitney this weekend was amazing! Keep the party going with Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/playlists/B07W6BLT3H
We’re overwhelmed with all of the love and support around Whitney’s birthday! Continue celebrating all weekend long by listening to her essential tracks on Apple Music! 🎶 https://WhitneyHouston.lnk.to/listenFA/applemusic 📸: Randee St. Nicholas
Celebrate Whitney’s birthday with the custom “Higher Love” Snapchat Lens! Get in on the celebration by clicking here —https://smarturl.it/HLSnap?iqID=w and sharing on your socials using the hashtag #HigherLove
"If I Told You That" - the duet with Whitney and George Michael was released as a single on August 8, 2000 (19 years ago today). The song had first appeared as a solo recording on the My Love Is Your Love album and the duet was featured on Whitney: The Greatest Hits. The music video was shot in the New York area and featured Whitney and George in a nightclub, meeting on the dance floor. The director of the video was Kevin Bray, who directed many music videos and went on to film and TV, directing TV shows such as Suits (which starred Meghan Markle, now The Duchess of Sussex!)
19 years ago today, Whitney's duet with Enrique Iglesias "Could I Have This Kiss Forever" peaked at #52 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was written by Diane Warren and produced by David Foster and appeared on Enrique's debut English language album and Whitney: The Greatest Hits. The song received chart success in many countries around the world and the video was directed by Francis Lawrence, who went on to be the director of 3 Hunger Games films. Watch the full music video: https://youtu.be/zsfj9j0kjoU
Last month was the 28th Anniversary of the release of "My Name Is Not Susan!” Watch: https://youtu.be/iHJ0_ci8xbk
"It Isn't, It Wasn't, It Ain't Never Gonna Be", the duet recorded between Whitney and Aretha Franklin, peaked at #41 on the Billboard Hot 100 30 years ago today (it reached Top 10 on the R&B/Hip Hop Charts). The song appeared on Aretha's album "Through The Storm". Narada Michael Walden produced the album cut and Teddy Riley produced the re-mix. Watch the full video: https://youtu.be/XhvpZvPyVUk
More great news for "Higher Love"!!!! Us Weekly names it Top 10 Songs of Summer! Read more: https://www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/news/songs-of-summer-2019-whitney-houston-katy-perry-ed-sheeran/
On July 18, 1987 Whitney's "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” reached #1 on the Dance Charts. To celebrate, we released 6 new Spotify visuals for some of Whitney’s top tracks! Check them out here: https://WhitneyHouston.lnk.to/toptracks
Whitney's song "Run To You" from The Bodyguard Soundtrack peaked at #31 on the Billboard Hot 100 26 years ago today (July 17, 1993). It was her fourth Top 40 hit from this album/soundtrack. Watch the full video here: https://youtu.be/h9rCobRl-ng
This Sunday (July 14) will make the tenth anniversary of the first of three listening parties that Clive Davis and Whitney held to mark the imminent release of her last studio album "I Look To You". This event was held in London at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Whitney and Clive played tracks from the album for key UK press and invitees.
In July 1988, Arista Records officially released "Love Will Save The Day" as the fifth single from Whitney's second album "Whitney". It was produced by legendary Jellybean Benitez. Here she is performing the song at the Special Olympics opening ceremonies at Notre Dame Stadium the previous summer after album had been released.