On February 20, 1993 (26 years ago) - Arista Records released "I Have Nothing" as the third single from The Bodyguard: The Original Soundtrack Album. The song was written by David Foster and Linda Thompson and produced by Foster. The song was a hit worldwide reaching #4 on the Billboard Hot 100, #1 on Adult Contemporary Chart and #4 on Hot R&B/Hip Hop charts in the U.S. Whitney performed the song on her Bodyguard Tour and tours after. The song has become a staple for singers appearing on music talent shows such as American Idol, The X Factor and The Voice and is featured at the close of her official documentary titled "Whitney", released in July of 2018. Here is that performance which is from The Billboard Music Awards in 1993, the show where she also took home 11 awards!
We are excited to announce that the "Whitney" documentary has been nominated for Outstanding Documentary for the 50th Annual NAACP Image Awards!!! The Image Awards celebrate the accomplishments of people of color in music, TV, literature and film and honors those who promote social justice through creative endeavors. The ceremony will air on TVOne in the U.S. on March 30 from Los Angeles. Also, the documentary is now streaming on Hulu. You can also still get it through iTunes, and at many Targets, Best Buys, Amazon, etc.
34 years ago today ( Valentine's Day - February 14, 1985) marked the debut of Whitney's first studio album. After a bit of a slow start, it eventually topped the Billboard album charts for 14 weeks in the U.S. and contained three Number One singles - "Saving All My Love For You", "How Will I Know" and "Greatest Love Of All" - songs that remain favorites with her legions of fans. In 1986 at the 28th GRAMMY Awards, she won Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female for "Saving All My Love For You". The album was certified DIAMOND in March of 1999 and to date has sold over 13 million in the U.S. and over 22 million copies worldwide.
We are thrilled to announce that "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" has now been certified 3x Platinum by the RIAA! Sales of the single have skyrocketed in the last few years thanks to appearances in movies and TV shows like ‘Love, Simon,’ ‘Pose’ and ‘Isn’t It Romantic’ as well as a commercial for Capital One. Stay tuned for more certification announcements (singles and albums) in the coming weeks!
Even though it's GRAMMY week, we must mention that today is the 25th anniversary of Whitney's iconic American Music Awards performance, singing the medley of "I Loves You Porgy", "And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going" and "I Have Nothing" - arguably her greatest live TV performance. She also went on that night to collect a record (for a female artist) 8 American Music Awards for The Bodyguard!!! And she was presented The Award of Merit by Stevie Wonder. #whatanight
Do you know how many times Whitney says “love” in the song that has remained one of the greatest top selling singles of all time? 13 times! This Valentine’s Day let that special someone know just how much you love them. Shop now at https://bit.ly/2WqBZVc
Great News! The album "I Will Always Love You: The Best of Whitney Houston" (released in November 2012) has RE-ENTERED the Billboard R&B Album Chart at #25 for the week of February 2, 2019!!!! #keepitgoing Listen Here: https://whitneyhouston.lnk.to/IWALY
January 27, 1991 (28 years ago) was the date of Whitney's historic performance at SuperBowl XXV. Here she is in an interview speaking about that day. https://youtu.be/l-1MqUIum8w
Whitney's song "It's Not Right But It's Okay" from her fourth studio album (My Love Is Your Love) was released 20 years ago today - January 25, 1999. Written by Rodney Jerkins, Fred Jerkins III, LaShawn Daniels, Isaac Phillips and Toni Estes and produced by Darkchild (Rodney Jerkins). It peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles charts and reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play Chart and #7 on the Hot 100 R&B/Hip Hop singles chart. It also won Whitney a GRAMMY Award for Best Female, R&B Vocal Performance. The song is also famous for the Thunderpuss club remix.
The long-awaited, exclusive Grammy Exhibition book, detailing the life and legacy of our beloved Whitney Houston, is now available. Follow the link to pick up your copy, and visit the Grammy Museum's Whitney Houston Exhibit before its conclusion in June of this year! Shop now at https://bit.ly/2D8vyyD
"Thinking About You" was written by Kashif and "LaLa" Cope and produced by Kashif for Whitney's debut album and released on January 11, 1985 by Arista Records. It was the second single and even though not fully promoted as such, it became a top 10 hit on R&B singles chart in the U.S. and appeared as the B-side to the 1986 single "Greatest Love of All".