Twenty four years ago this week (June 21, 1993) “Run To You” was released as the fourth single from The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album. The song became a moderate hit, peaking at Number 31 on the Billboard Hot 100. Sales were somewhat lower simply because people already owned the album. Nonetheless, it was well received, and along with “I Have Nothing,” was nominated for Best Original Song at the 1993 Academy Awards. Both songs lost to “A Whole New World” from Aladdin.
When Whitney first got signed to Arista Records, Clive Davis held a few “listening parties” mainly in Los Angeles and New York so that songwriters and producers could meet Whitney and want to work with her. This photo was taken at one of those events, held at The Vine Street Club in L.A. in 1983. Pictured with Whitney is Gerry Griffith, the A&R executive who brought Whitney to Clive’s attention, and her cousin, Dionne Warwick.
Early recording photo of Whitney in the studio – from around 1983. She went on to sell over 170 million records worldwide!
Interesting article with Whitney’s former producer Narada Michael Walden in honor of 30th anniversary of Whitney’s second album:
When Whitney met Mick: Secrets of Whitney Houston’s 1987 classic ‘Whitney’
– Entertainment Weekly
Whitney Houston followed up the success of her debut album with the release of the GRAMMY award-winning Whitney album, 30 years ago today.