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August 23, 2002
Lead US Single (?)

BET's Videolink reported today that Whitney is finishing the final touches of her new album, and said L.A. Reid confirmed that Whitney's remake of Debby Boone's 1977 No. 1 hit, "You Light Up My Life", will be the lead single in the USA. Note: "You Light Up My Life" by Debby Boone stayed at Number One for 10 weeks in 1977 and won her a Grammy Award for Best New Artist. According to some insiders, the Whitney version is beautiful and it has been announced as the new "I Will Always Love You" !

August 18, 2002
Behind The Scenes 1999 DVD !

According to the DoRo Productions web site, a "documentary on the last tour of the soul diva (My Love is your Love Tour) is in preparation" and will be released as a DVD. This confirms the earlier reports.

August 16, 2002
Whitney and Toni...

According to an article published in the Canadian hip-hop/r&b magazine called "Juice", the new Toni Braxton album will include a special appearance from Whitney. The new Toni album 'Amplified' should be in stores October 29. source: toni-online

August 16, 2002
'Whatchullokinat' on the charts...

"Whatchulookinat" (Arista) is the 35th Whitney Houston song to debut on The Billboard Hot 100-and, at No. 96, is her lowest-debuting single to date. Until now, "It's Not Right but It's Okay," which opened at No. 87 in May 1999, was her lowest debut as a solo artist. That song peaked at No. 4, so a low debut does not preclude a big finish. "Whatchulookinat" is available as a commercial single and enters the Hot 100 Singles Sales chart at No. 71. The song has not appeared on Hot 100 Airplay yet. For the record, Houston's lowest debut before "Whatchulookinat" was her first chart entry. "Hold Me," a duet with Teddy Pendergrass, debuted at No. 89 in June 1984 and peaked a month later at No. 46. [From Billboard

Note: For now, "Whatchulookinat" is only available as a 12" vinyl in the US.

August 15, 2002
Whitney still in the studio...

As announced previously, Whitney is still recording tracks for her new album. She worked with Rodney Jerkins at the beginning of this week and is going to Los Angeles to finish several tracks with Babyface. The final selection has not been made yet. All the tracklistings on the net are fake. Whitney is working a lot to finish the album as soon as possible. The release date is not fixed yet and the dates that can be seen on the net are not officially confirmed. A limited edition of the new album containing a special dvd with 'behind the scenes' will be released. A dvd with unreleased videos and live performances as well as the MLIYL tour documentary are also planned to be released. [special thanks to K from Arista] from nippyonline

August 14, 2002
No "Whatchulookinat" video...

Houston: Let's Not Go to the Videotape - Don't look for a video to go along with Whitney Houston's new media-bashing single, "Whatcha Lookin' At?," from her upcoming album. The Grammy-winning diva was supposed to start filming the video last Monday [Aug 5] but postponed it until Wednesday. By Thursday, the production was called off entirely. It was to be directed by Dave Meyers, one of the music industry's most in-demand talents, responsible for Enrique Iglesias's steamy "Escape" video with Anna Kournikova, Janet Jackson's "All for You," and Britney Spears's "Lucky," among many others. A rep for Houston confirms the shoot's been canceled and isn't sure whether it will ever be rescheduled: "Arista did not move forward on the video because the album wasn't finished, and they regarded it as more important to finish the album than the video." from New York Magazine, August 12, 2002

August 9, 2002
Just Whitney... November 5?

According to a BMG report issued today in the U.S., Whitney's album appears to have been pushed back to November 5, with a working title of "Just Whitney." A secund BMG report from today said that a Special Edition Just Whitney CD/DVD would be released, also on November 5.

Happy Birthday Whitney!
Whitney celebrates her 39th birthday today. You can post your warm, heartfelt birthday wishes to Whitney via the Platinum Club!

The album will blow you away...
Whatchulookinat? -
Report from
dated 1 August 2002

Whitney is about to blow all her critics away with her new as yet untitled album and the first single Whatchulookinat? It's been a while since Whitney released an album of all new material but believe us the wait has been worth it. Currently penned in for a September 16th release, Whitneys first studio album since the amazing My Love is Your Love sees Whitney on fine form. A combination of up-tempo R&B alongside trademark ballads, the new album will blow you away. thanks Manish

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