Monday, August 5, 2013

Whitney Houston

Equally adept at danceable pop, stirring gospel and dramatic balladry, Whitney Houston was born fifty years ago on August 9th.  She was one of the most influential recording artists in music history and one of the most accomplished. Her 1985 debut “Whitney Houston”, and her 1987 follow-up “Whitney”, produced eight number one singles and went on to sell more than 50 million copies combined. “I Will Always Love You”, her 1992 single from the film “The Bodyguard” in which she also starred, topped the Billboard charts for a record 14 weeks. Our music collection includes many of her songs including her 1991 performance of the National Anthem. Whitney’s rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner” at the Super Bowl is one of the most amazing presentations of the song ever performed, as the nation had gone to war just days before.

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