Whitney, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and Clive Davis at The Carousel of Hope Ball, held in Beverly Hills in October 2006. This was an annual charity event benefiting juvenile diabetes that Whitney also performed at on other years.
May 2008 - Whitney performing at the Caudwell Children's Charity event for special needs children in the UK. The event, called The Legends Ball, is one of the biggest charity events in the UK and others like Kylie Minogue, Rod Stewart and Elton John have performed. It was held at Battersea Park and she met some of the children the day before and took photos with them at Grosvenor House.
Whitney and Alicia Keys at the New York listening party for the "I Look To You" album, held on July 21, 2009 at Lincoln Center.
Whitney and Clive Davis previewed songs for the album and mingled with celebs and music biz executives afterwards. Alicia and Whitney had become fast friends at this point after working together on "Million Dollar Bill".
This photo was taken at Whitney's album photo session for the "I Look To You" album. Whitney wanted a photo with her mom and daughter and asked photographer Patrick Demarchelier to take this shot at the end of the photo session.
Wishing everyone a Happy Mother's Day this Sunday!
Whitney at The MTV Europe Awards in 1999. The show was held in Dublin, Ireland which was one of Whitney's favorite cities (she performed several sold out nights there on her 2010 Nothing But Love Tour). At this show, which was televised, she performed a medley of "Get It Back/My Love Is Your Love". She received 2 nominations and won for "Best R&B Female Artist". Here she is with her award, happily posing for the cameras.
Whitney appeared on the cover of Harper's Bazaar Magazine in the U.S. in January of 1996. The photographer was Patrick Demarchelier, who later was the photographer of her last album, I Look To You. Her dress here is by John Galliano. This was a breakthrough in the world of fashion magazines as at this point in the early 90's, very few women of color had been on the cover of high fashion mags.
Whitney and the famous host of Soul Train TV show, Don Cornelius. Whitney appeared on Soul Train only once - in February 1985. She performed "You Give Good Love" to a rousing ovation and later in the show performed "How Will I Know" to show audiences she could do up tempo songs as well as ballads. She later appeared on many Soul Train Award shows but this was a classic at the start of her career.
Whitney arriving at The 1989 American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Whitney won 2 AMAs - one for Favorite Rock/Pop Female and the other for Favorite Soul/R&B Female, virtually sweeping all the major female awards of the night and proving early on that she crossed all genres of music.
Whitney’s music crosses all generations & impacts all types of artists. Here's a great example. We came across this article about rising pop star Betty Who, who cites Whitney as one of her greatest influences saying "her voice, just the sound and the impact, was super influential to me as a woman". You can read the full article below & listen to Betty Who's new Slow Dancing EPhere.