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.
Here is a rare shot of Whitney at home in New Jersey from 1985. Her incredible career was about to unfold.
Notice Whitney's first album on the right hand side of the photo!
This is an image from the Warwick Saint photoshoot for My Love Is Your Love tour book, CD etc. Whitney loved these images and the fabulous Dolce & Gabbana clothing that they designed for her for the tour.
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New York, NY – September 16, 2014 – Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, has announced plans to release Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances, on Monday November 10th. The six-time Grammy-award winning singer’s first-ever live album features the most memorable live performances from her storied career. The album will also be available as a CD/DVD, which includes stunning videos of Houston’s most unforgettable performances, 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.