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Whitney Houston ‘So Emotional’ #1 In January 1988


January 9, 1988 – “So Emotional,” the third single from Whitney’s second album, reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became her sixth consecutive #1. It also hit #5 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

“Her voice wasn’t warmed up, but she recorded almost 90 percent of the song that day. That’s unusual, says Narada Michael Walden, who credits the fresh performance to the fact that Whitney recorded it in one session.” – Billboard, January 1988

The music video included actual tour performance footage, shot at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania.

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