Whitney, Denzel Washington and 'Preacher's Wife' director Penny Marshall on the set in early 1996 (the film was released in December '96). Filming took place in and around Newark and Paterson, New Jersey and at Chelsea Piers in New York City (and also a bit in Tarrytown, NY).
The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Music, Original Comedy or Musical score and received five NAACP Image Award nominations including one for Best Actress for Whitney. The soundtrack is the best selling gospel album of all time.
Whitney and Clive Davis during a TV interview in 2004 to promote Clive being honored at the World Music Awards that year.
Whitney was a regular performer at Clive Davis' legendary pre-Grammy party. Here she is in 2009 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California entertaining the crowd.
Here is an outtake from the photo shoot Whitney did for the 'I Look To You' album. The photo session took place in New York City and the photographer was Patrick Demarchelier, a world famous fashion photographer.
Here we see Whitney goofing around during the shoot.
Whitney at rehearsals in Florida for the "I'm Your Baby Tonight" tour.
Whitney Houston’s first-ever live album Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances makes impressive debuts at #1 on Billboard R&B chart, #2 on R&B/Hip Hop Chart and #17 on the Top 200
“Fans revere Whitney Houston’s studio recordings, but she scaled her greatest vocal peaks in live performance. If you never got to see her in concert, you ain’t heard nothin’ yet. It’s Whitney Houston as you’ve never heard her before. Five stars!”-NY DAILY NEWS
New York, NY – November 19, 2014 –Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances, the six-time Grammy-award winning singer’s first-ever live album, has made impressive Billboard chart debuts today, entering at #1 on the Billboard R&B chart, #2 on the R&B/Hip Hop chart and #17 on the Top 200, following its release Nov. 10 release on Sony Legacy Recordings. Available as a DVD and CD, the package features Houston’s most memorable live performances from her storied career, reinforcing her as one of the greatest vocalists of all time. Both the audio and visual content have undergone state of the art restoration and remastering and the package has earned glowing media acclaim as well. USA TODAY called Houston “…The greatest pop-soul singer of her generation" and the LA TIMES said “…an exceptionally expressive song interpreter and a magnetic personality in concert.” NEWSDAY stated that "Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances is the legendary performer at her best, singing live” and BET praised, “Whitney Houston was not only one of the greatest singers of all time, she was a legendary performer as well."
Few voices in modern musical history are as loved as the late Whitney Houston's. Yahoo Music is pleased to debut the video for "I'm Every Woman" live from "The Concert for a New South Africa," a trio of concerts recorded in South Africa in November 1994 following the election of Nelson Mandela to the country’s presidency. Houston became the first international musician to perform in South Africa after the end of apartheid.
On November 10, this amazing talent will be celebrated with the collection Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances, the first-ever live collection of Whitney’s greatest performances compiled on CD & DVD.
Celebuzz has the distinct pleasure of featuring Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" from her iconic live performance during The Concert For A New South Africa which took place in November 1994. The performance is included on Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances, which will be released on November 10.
Whitney, a powerful icon among audiences black and white, male and female, became the first international musician to perform in South Africa after the end of apartheid.
At a 1990 concert celebrating Arista's 15-year anniversary at Radio City Music Hall in New York, Whitney wowed a crowd of tuxes with just-right pauses and perfect pitch on "Greatest Love Of All." ...She was true to the song, adding Whitney flair in pockets. Then she let loose culminating in her signature lift off.
Clive Davis has put together a project titled Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Live Performances (November 10th). The Voice is amazing in a studio but those vocals unleashed on a stage is one of the greatest loves of American music.
Given the peerless quality of her voice, it’s hard to believe that Whitney Houston never recorded a live album. Sony Legacy Recordings is remedying that situation by releasing Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances on November 10.
In 2009, Whitney gave a two-part interview to Oprah Winfrey, Part one taped in New York and Part two taped in Chicago at Harpo Studios. In Part 2, she sang "I Didn't Know My Own Strength" - a soulful performance which is part of her upcoming CD/DVD - Whitney Houston Live - Her Greatest Performances - out on November 10.
In 1990, Arista Records turned 15 years old and celebrated the occasion with a Radio City anniversary concert named for Dionne & Friends' chart-topping "That's What Friends Are For." Performers and guests included Hall & Oates, Patti Smith, Carly Simon, Whoopi Goldberg and Exposé, but one of the highlights came when Whitney Houston jogged to the stage for a glorious, effortless take on her 1987 hit "I Wanna Dance With Somebody."
The show originally aired on CBS and has long been bootlegged, but here, watch the proper, high-quality version of Houston's spectacular performance – the version that will appear on the forthcoming Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances compilation. Out November 10th, the two-disc set spans from "Home" (recorded on The Merv Griffin Show in 1983) to "I Didn't Know My Own Strength" (recorded on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2009), and also includes three songs from her "Welcome Home Heroes" special and her Super Bowl XXV "Star Spangled Banner." The full tracklist –and a pre-order link – is available here.