August 13, 1985 – “Saving All My Love For You” was released as the second single from Whitney’s debut album, titled Whitney Houston. The song was written by Michael Masser and Gerry Goffin (Carole King’s former husband and songwriting partner) and produced by Masser. The song became an enormous hit worldwide and her first song to top the Billboard Hot 100. It won Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female at the 28th GRAMMY Awards.
Masser had seen Whitney perform with her mother at Sweetwaters club in New York City and knew he wanted to work with her. The music video was filmed in London and was controversial at the time due to its “adultery” theme but Whitney said at the time “…the video tells a story but it’s by no means my story.”