You know you’re truly a legend when you have not one, but two greatest hits compilations to your name. While Whitney Houston released only seven solo studio albums in her career, her perfect pitch and silken tone have made her one of the music industry’s greatest vocalists ever. Her untimely death at the age of 48 this year was undoubtedly tragic, but Houston’s legacy lives on. A second greatest hits CD “I Will Always Love You: The Best of Whitney Houston” out November 13, follows up her 2000 compilation “Whitney: The Greatest Hits” and is said to be the definitive collection of her best work. (There is also a 2007 collection “Whitney: The Ultimate Collection” available only outside the U.S.).
This latest greatest hits CD includes the original version of the song “I Look to You” written expressly for Houston by R&B singer/producer R. Kelly, the title track of Houston’s 2009 CD. This version includes newly recorded vocals from Kelly who sang the song at Houston’s funeral.
“The duet version of “I Look To You” between Whitney and R. Kelly is purely and simply a knockout. I believe that everyone will remember the first time they heard it and I think a new classic is being born,” Clive Davis, the album’s producer and Chief Creative Officer of Sony Music Entertainment Worldwide said in a release. He is credited with discovering Whitney Houston after an Arista A&R executive heard the young singer and brought her to Davis.
In addition to the CD, Atria Books will release a book of photographs featuring the singer entitled “Whitney: Tribute to an Icon.” Essays from her longtime manager/sister-in-law Pat Houston, photographer Randee St. Nicholas and Clive Davis are included among the photos. The book will be available on November 27. Proceeds will go to Teen Summit, a charitable organization that Houston supported, as well as to her estate in which her daughter Bobbi Kristina is the sole beneficiary.
Houston was one of music’s most successful female singers of all time. Eleven of her 39 Billboard hit singles went to #1, including “I Will Always Love You” from “The Bodyguard” soundtrack which became her signature song. She is the Guinness Book of World Records’ most awarded female singer of all time, notching 411 music awards including 6 Grammys, 2 Emmys, 16 Billboard Music Awards and 23 American Music Awards.
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This Week’s Celebrity Instagrams (10/15-10/21)
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1. Just a NY girl with BIG dreams....
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2. HAPPY CHILDREN=QUALITY PARENTING. We don't always see eye to eye on everything and that's normal. We're human beings. But we come together and do it right for what's important, the kids. We are not enemies, we are parents. And we are parents 1st. S/O to @monyettashaw for making Mason's bday memorable. S/O to @itscrystalsmith at home taking care of our other lil' Prince. ❤️❤️❤️ THIS IS WHAT CO-PARENTING LOOKS LIKE. #Blessed #Happy #AboveTheDrama #BiggerThanUs
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3. So happy to finally be able to share with you all that I’m the new Global Brand Ambassador for @Revlon! Follow my day on RevlonSnaps. Yay! Choose Love, Everybody! #RevlonXCiara #chooselove #ad
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4. Glam on point!!!@makeupbymotoko & @shaylinjoneshair #easybreezy @lifetimetv #beachesmovie #january2017 😘
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5. ✨True love ✨📸: @jessiemarrerophotography
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7. Today was not easy..but by the grace of God we all got through it. Words cannot express our gratitude for all of your Prayers, Positive thoughts and Support for us throughout the years. Tommy will be missed but most certainly never forgotten...And PLEASE don't ask "Where's Martin?.." he was there too...just not in this picture. Lol! God bless you all.. #LoveConquersAll #MartinShow
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9. West coast get ready for #RockyHorror. I will be live tweeting again. #letsdothetimewarpagain
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10. #THEKEYS pre order yours now ... Available everywhere #NOV22 #WeTheBest 🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑
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11. We about to ROCK at #KCABlackBall!! All for our life-changing effort to end 🌎 AIDS.
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12. Today's #SNAPJACK is brought to you by @yazzthegreatest 😂😂😂💋💋💋
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13. Damn girl you kinda old to be headed to the Go Go. You coming in at the age they leaving. LMAO
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14. Daddy daycare B-Boxin with @acewellstucker @shopraisingace
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15. #FBF Naviyd & URV "LIL MONSTERS"
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16. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ONE OF THE BIGGEST LEGENDS IN OUR HIPHOP HISTORY! @snoopdogg CONTINUED BLESSING AND LOVE FAMILY!!!!! REAL OG!
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17. Thank you for a beautiful night VSU! Let's do it again! #HOMECOMING
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18. Had a great time this morning with my familia Erica, Griff & Truth!!
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19. Check out my interview on @essence facebook live. #inmyownwords #nycpromo #day2
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20. #She💋 #tbt #TheCoveAtTheAtlantis #DawgPawsAndAll
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21. Bae #retailtherapy
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22. Why me and @coryhardrict got the same pose... and notee... new mouth #naked
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23. When my husband is my personal 'hype-man'! it kills me every time! 💜😂 #WHATNOW #lostfiles📷
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24. Diggy Simmons
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25. Hand full of @jacquieaiche 💙💎💍 @esnail_la 💅🏾
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26. SuperSoulers! You can watch my interview with Carl Lentz live from my Facebook page, tomorrow at 11a ET| 8a PT. #SuperSoulSunday
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27. 💋 .. When the friendship is easy like Sunday morning. ☀️
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28. Sunday mornings are the best........... hugs and cuddles with my angel
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29. #huggar16 #hellohuggars
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30. My gym is everywhere!.. #RnBMoney #TheGeneral 📸: @twelvepastseven
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31. Nothing I would rather be doing... Rocko setting up our movie, Romelō working on a puzzle & Laiyah singing and sharing all she's learning at school... I'm so grateful for the joy they've brought into my life ... Praying for peace , joy & love in the home of EVERY family ♥️ #HeadScarfPJSunday LOL 😂
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