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2014

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Watch Whitney Houston Perform 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody'

October 9, 2014

In 1990, Arista Records turned 15 years old and celebrated the occasion with a Radio City anniversary concert named for Dionne & Friends' chart-topping "That's What Friends Are For." Performers and guests included Hall & Oates, Patti Smith, Carly...

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Whitney Houston's Mom Pleads for Biopic Cancellation

July 23, 2014

Cissy Houston, mother of late pop singer Whitney Houston, is pleading with television network Lifetime to cancel their upcoming biopic focusing on her daughter's tumultuous relationship with former husband Bobby Brown. "No one connected with this movie...

2013

Album Review

The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album

November 13, 2013

With 1,061,000 copies sold in a week and holding five Number One positions on the Billboard charts simultaneously, The Bodyguard's soundtrack is one of the fastest-selling albums and sports one of the fastest-selling singles in music-industry history....

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Peter Rauhofer, Pioneering DJ and Producer, Dead at 48

May 7, 2013

Pioneering DJ, producer and remixer Peter Rauhofer died today after a long battle with brain cancer, according to a note from friend and manager Angelo Russo posted on Rauhofer's Facebook page. He was 48. The New York-via-Austria DJ is best known for...

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Six Things You Didn't Know About Clive Davis

March 4, 2013

It's taken almost four decades, but Clive Davis – former head of Columbia, Arista and J Records, now chief creative officer of Sony Music Entertainment – has written a sequel to his 1975 memoir. The Soundtrack of My Life (penned with RS contributing...

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Clive Davis Comes Out in New Memoir

February 19, 2013

Clive Davis' new memoir, The Soundtrack of My Life, is full of inside stories from throughout his famed career. But the biggest revelation is a personal one: For the first time, the 80-year-old record executive discusses his "bisexual life." Davis, who...

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Alicia Keys Set to Sing Super Bowl Anthem

January 18, 2013

Alicia Keys will perform the national anthem at Super Bowl XLVII, the Associated Press reports. Last year's anthem was sung by Kelly Clarkson, and past singers have included Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Billy Joel, Diana Ross, Neil Diamond, Cher, Barry...

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20 Songs You Can't Even Believe Are 20 Years Old

June 21, 2013

Remember that dancing bee girl from Blind Melon's "No Rain" video? She's 30. That won't mean much to incoming college freshmen, who weren't even alive during Kurt Cobain's lifetime. But for those who wore flannel shirts and watched that new show Late...

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FBI Releases Whitney Houston Records

March 4, 2013

The FBI has released its records regarding three investigations conducted by the bureau on behalf of Whitney Houston. The files show the FBI investigated an alleged extortion attempt in 1992 but determined no crime occurred. Agents also looked into possible...

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Bobby Brown Sentenced to 55 Days in Jail on DUI Charge

February 27, 2013

Bobby Brown was sentenced to 55 days in jail yesterday after acknowledging in court that he was caught driving drunk last year near Los Angeles, Reuters reports.  Brown didn't appear in the Los Angeles courtroom, but his attorney entered a plea...

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Whitney Houston's Mother Criticizes Bobby Brown in New Book

January 29, 2013

Whitney Houston's mother Cissy writes in her new book that she doubted from the start whether Bobby Brown was right for her daughter, and adds that Whitney might not have ended up so "deep" into drugs if they'd separated earlier, The Associated Press...

2012

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'VH1 Divas' Tribute to Whitney Houston

December 17, 2012

VH1 Divas paid tribute to the late Whitney Houston last night, celebrating the singer with an electrifying medley by Jordin Sparks, Ledisi and Melanie Fiona. Sparks kicked off the performance with "I'm Every Woman," pushing into her high register with...

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Bobbi Kristina to Sing on 'The Houstons'

November 28, 2012

Bobbi Kristina follows in the footsteps of her late mother Whitney Houston by making her singing debut tonight on the family's Lifetime reality show The Houstons: On Our Own, MTV reports. Bobbi Kristina met with Ricky Minor, the musical director...

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Whitney Houston's Estate Publishing Tribute Book

August 29, 2012

Whitney Houston's estate will publish Whitney: Tribute To An Icon, the only officially sanctioned Houston tribute book, on November 27th, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The book will contain photos and essays, including an entry from producer Clive...

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Women Who Rock: Jordin Sparks

August 3, 2012

"Music was something that was a constant when we were filming," recalls Jordin Sparks about her time working with Whitney Houston on the upcoming movie Sparkle, out August 17th. "Every morning when she would come in, she would put her iPod on the little...

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Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan Recordings Added to Grammy Hall of Fame

November 21, 2012

Recordings by Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan are among 27 inductees into the Grammy Hall of Fame, along with entries by AC/DC, Frank Sinatra, Elton John, Billy Joel and Whitney Houston. McCartney and Wings' Band on the Run, Dylan's...

Sparkle

August 16, 2012

Whitney Houston deserved better than to go out onscreen with this botch job remake of a 1976 soap opera that never deserved another thought. Hell, Dreamgirls did a better job of fictionalizing the story of the Supremes into a viable musical. The new Sparkle...

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Jordin Sparks on 'Sparkle,' New Solo Work

August 3, 2012

In part two of the Rolling Stone interview with Jordin Sparks, the star of Sparkle talks about her audition, reveals a particularly intense scene with co-star Whitney Houston and says she's already working on a new solo record. "Sparkle fell into...

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