Posts Tagged ‘Whitney Houston’

New Whitney Houston Album Confirmed, Set for Fall Release

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Those who are true fans of R&B will NOT talk about the genre without mentioning one of the greatest to ever do it. Before your favorite was your favorite, they were listening to and admiring the one and only, Whitney Houston.

While it’s been almost three years since the passing of the iconic songstress, the incredible sounds of the diva have managed to live on and Clive Davis doesn’t have any plans of letting them die out any time soon.

Taking to the Today Show Tuesday morning, the former mentor and close friend of the powerhouse vocalist announced that November will see the release of Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances. Noted as her first live album ever, the CD/DVD package will include 16 live songs on CD and 19 performances on DVD. Tracks will include the 1985 Tonight Show performance of “You Give Good Love,” while the DVD will host sets such as “The Star Spangled Banner” at Super Bowl XXV in 1991 and “I Will Always Love You” at The Concert for a New South Africa in 1994.

“She was without question the greatest vocalist in the world,” stated Clive during the interview. “This is her legacy.”

Houston’s family has given their blessings over the posthumous release and her mother, Cissy, has also assisted Davis in compiling the tracks for the epic release.

Take a look at Clive’s announcement and the CD/DVD set tracklisting after the jump!

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New Music: Jade Novah – #ToWhitneyLoveJade (Whitney Houston Tribute)

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Broadway R&B infused artist Jade Novah is paying homage to one of the greatest to ever do it with her brand new tribute to Whitney Houston.

From her favorite childhood Houston songs to her most popular, Novah tapped producer Devin Johnson for a dynamically-revised, 11-song medley. Showcasing her powerful range and pitch, Novah delivers a noteworthy vocal performance, while celebrating the iconic vocalist in honor of her upcoming birthday.

“Whitney Houston was such an inspiration for not just myself, but many generations of music-lovers,” says Jade. “Her seamless transition between phenomenal vocalist to outstanding actress made her a woman after my own heart. Re-creating her timeless music was nostalgic and reminded me why I strive to create musical experiences that evoke emotion and spread a message of positivity. Happy Birthday, Whitney!”

Take a listen to her tribute medley below. How do you think she did?

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Listen: Deborah Cox Sings “I Will Always Love You” for Whitney Houston Movie

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After the announcement that actress YaYa DaCosta had been cast to portray Whitney Houston in the upcoming Lifetime biopic movie of the iconic vocalist, there were rumors that singer Deborah Cox would actually be singing the songs for the film.

While many fans are still not interested in the film being made at all they could not even be mad at this choice, since Deborah has always been known for her big voice, and the two collaborated back in 2000 for the duet “Same Script, Different Cast.” But, now we can hear a snippet of what she might sound like on-screen.

TMZ has leaked what they are calling an audio preview of Cox covering Whitney’s mega hit “I Will Always Love You,” for a live performance scene. A statement from Lifetime stated that the “music rights and clearances are still being worked out,” but if this film is really going to be made at this time, we certainly have no problem with Cox handing the vocals after hearing this.

The film simply titled Whitney Houston, directed by Angela Bassett, just began shooting and is set to premiere in early 2015.

Check out the audio clip below…What do you think??

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First Look: Yaya DaCosta as Whitney Houston in Lifetime Biopic

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Yaya DaCosta makes her official introduction for the role of Whitney Houston in the upcoming Lifetime biopic Whitney Houston. Entertainment Weekly has shared the first look at the 31-year-old “America’s Next Top Model” contestant as she recreates the late legend’s 1987 Whitney album cover.

“I just looked at the picture and did the pose!” said DaCosta.

The film, directed by Houston’s Waiting to Exhale co-star Angela Bassett, just began shooting and is set to premiere in early 2015.

Lifetime is also developing an Aaliyah biopic. Disney Channel actress Zendaya was set to star, but dropped out of the project last month.

Tell us: Do you think Yaya make a convincing Whitney? See the original cover art below:

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Whitney Houston Biopic Coming to Lifetime in 2015

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Whitney Houston’s story will be televised on a small screen near you. The film, which is set to air on Lifetime in 2015, will be directed by actress Angela Bassett. The telepic will mark the Oscar nominee’s directorial debut.

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Clive Davis Confirms Whitney Houston Live Album

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It’s Grammy weekend so you know Clive Davis is gearing up for his annual pre-Grammy extravaganza at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Taking some time out to speak with the L.A. Times, the entertainment mogul confirmed his plans to release a Whitney Houston live album!

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Jordin Sparks, Mario & More Tribute Whitney Houston at ‘For The Love of R&B’ Event

It was a bittersweet moment on Thursday night as many of R&B’s stars held court at Tru Hollywood in honor of Whitney Houston. The late legends Sparkle co-star Jordin Sparks and Mario had hosting duties, and delivered some touching performances. They were also joined by Whitney’s close friend Kim Burrell who had many in tears during her rendition of “I Believe In You & Me.”

See another clip from the event below…

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Whitney Houston’s Madame Tussauds Wax Figures Unveiled

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This year on February 11th will be a year that the late and great Whitney Houston passed away. The legendary Pop icon has had countless tributes in her honor since her passing but this one by far takes the cake. The famous Madame Tussauds wax museum just unveiled four brand new figures of the late Whitney Houston. The wax statues were all made in the museum’s London studio and will be dispersed to the museums in New York, Washington DC, Las Vegas, and Hollywood.

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