This photo is from the photo shoot for the Greatest Hits album. Photos by David La Chapelle. At one point, Whitney wanted the cigarettes removed from the floor as she did not want to be perceived as promoting smoking - but this is the original shot with the cigarette butts left in.
This photo of Narada Michael Walden, Aretha Franklin and Whitney was taken at the recording session for the duet "It Isn't, It Wasn't, It Ain't Never Gonna Be". It appeared as a track on Aretha's 1989 album "Through The Storm". Album version produced by Narada and re-mix was produced by Teddy Riley.
Whitney and Mariah performed "When You Believe" at the Oscars on March 21st of 1999. The song was written for the Dreamworks' animated movie "The Prince of Egypt" and appeared on the soundtrack as well as Whitney's album "My Love Is Your Love" and Mariah's album “Number 1’s”. The song was produced by Babyface.
This is from the photo shoot for My Love Is Your Love album. This photo was actually taken on the road behind Whitney's New Jersey home at the time. She loved that she got to do this photo session at home.
This being Super Bowl week in the United States, we want to post Whitney's incredible performance of the National Anthem. This took place in January 1991 in Tampa Stadium in Florida. The game was between the Buffalo Bills and the New York Giants and took place during the height of the Gulf War. Her performance resonated with patriotism. No one has been able to come close. The song was released as a single several times - she was the first musical act to take it to Top Ten (#6) and have it certified platinum after 9/11.