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Whitney Houston’s ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ Was Re-released After September 11

Whitney Houston - The Star Spangled Banner 2001 CD single front cover

On September 26, 2001 — after the September 11 attacks — Arista Records re-released Whitney’s “The Star Spangled Banner” with both Whitney and Arista donating all royalties and proceeds to the New York Fraternal Order of Police and The New York Firefighters 9/11 Disaster Relief Fund, totaling more than $1 million. The single reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100, setting a new record for the anthem.

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