December 11, 2003
'One Wish' sales
Arista Records issued a press release today on the sales of
its various projects, including Whitney's holiday album. The company says the
album has sold nearly 400,000 units to date :
"Whitney Houston's One Wish - The Holiday Album, her first collection of
Christmas tunes, added another landmark to one of the most extraordinary
careers in popular music when it was released last month. With sales of nearly
400,000 units, the album is top 10 on the Seasonal chart and top 20 on the R&B
side (and climbing), and adds a new title to Whitney's catalog that will continue
to sell for years to come."
December 7, 2003
Whitney in Russia
Whitney is expected to do three concerts in Russia next February -
. February 8 - NewIce Arena, StPetersburg
. February 10 - Kremlin Palace, Moscow
. February 11 - Kremlin Palace, Moscow
November 9, 2003
Praise in Atlanta
from whitney-fan.com -
Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown appeared with
Pastor John P. Kee and The New Life Community Choir
at the Praise 97.5 FM anniversary on Saturday, November 8
in Atlanta, Ga. Whitney and Bobby joined Pastor Kee on stage
and sang backup on the songs "Grateful," "I Believe" and "Show Up."
(thanks Marie-Eve, Luis)
October 31, 2003
'One Wish' Commercial
from whitneyhouston.com -
Whitney Films Commercial For 'One Wish - The Holiday Album'!
On Wednesday, October 29
Whitney filmed a commercial in Atlanta, GA for her eagerly anticipated new album,
'One Wish - The Holiday Album' due in stores on November 18, 2003! Stay tuned to the Web site for further details on the premiere of Whitney's 'One Wish' commercial!
October 24, 2003
Christmas Album Details !
Whitney's Christmas album will be in stores November 18, 2003! The album, titled One
Wish - The Holiday Album will contain 11 tracks.
Whitney's daughter Bobbi Kristina joins Whitney on one of the tracks!
The album was produced by Mervyn Warren and Whitney.
You can click the thumbnail at the left to view the album cover.
And here is the tracklisting:
1. Deck The Halls/Silent Night
2. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
3. Little Drummer Boy Featuring Bobbi Kristina Brown
4. Cantique de Noel (O Holy Night)
5. One Wish (For Christmas)
6. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
7. I'll Be Home For Christmas
8. The First Noel
9. O Come O Come Emanuel
10. Joy To The World
11. Who Would Imagine A King
And if you want to view promotional artwork for
"One Wish - The Holiday Album", click the thumbnail at the right
September 30, 2003
Whitney's Christmas Album
Whitney has one remaining track left to record for her highly anticipated
Christmas album, which she will be recording tonight in the studio.
She is working hard to make a Christmas album that her fans will love!
The tentative release date for the album is November 11.
sources: whitneyhouston.com, BMG
September 26, 2003
Diana Ross was chosen as Legendary Female in the first
Capital Gold Legends Awards in the U.K., according to their web site. As
previously reported, Whitney Houston, Madonna, Tina Turner and Aretha
Franklin also were nominated. Nominees were chosen by readers of the
Daily Express and OK! magazine, as well as Capital Gold listeners and
VH1 viewers who provided a total of about 125,000 votes. All money
raised will benefit the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty
to Children. source: whitney-fan.com
August 27, 2003
New Whitney photos
You can view photos of Whitney taken
at DeKalb County Courthouse in Georgia this morning.
She was there to attend husband Bobby Brown's hearing
for violating probation from an earlier
DUI (Driving Under the Influence) conviction.
August 21, 2003
from whitneyhouston.com -
Whitney and Debra Martin Chase of Brownhouse Productions would
like to say thank you to Whitney fans for making their production of
"The Cheetah Girls" one on the most watched TV movies on the Disney
Channel! Whitney is still working very hard in the studio to give her
fans a mind blowing Christmas album that they will love! Whitney would
also like to extend her deepest appreciation and thank all of the fans
who have posted birthday wishes on her site. Last weekend she sat down
and read all of the email messages! Thanks to you all from Whitney!
August 11, 2003
Houston celebrates at age 40 (and a day) -
source: Atlanta Journal and Constitution) -
The approximately 600 people who crammed into the Taboo Bistro & Bar party Saturday night didn't get to glimpse the guest of honor until her 40th birthday was technically over. Security was tight as pop star and part-time Atlantan Whitney Houston turned up for the festivities early Sunday morning.
July 17, 2003
Whitney Houston's "Just Whitney..." album has been nominated for a Soul Train Lady of Soul Award in the category of Best R&B/Soul Album of the Year, Solo.
Here are all the nominees in this category: "Love story," Vivian Green - "This is who I am,"
Heather Headley - "Just Whitney," Whitney Houston -
"Voyage to India," India Arie.
The 9th Annual (2003) Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards will take place live Saturday, August 23, 2003 at 8:00 PM ET at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.
July 16, 2003
Whitney Recording Christmas album!
From the Platinum Club -
Last night Whitney went into the studio to begin recording for a Christmas album that will be released this fall. Mervyn Warren, who was the main producer on The Preacher's Wife soundtrack, is producing the album. Stay tuned to the Web site for more details on Whitney's forthcoming Christmas album and for information on the release date!
June 9, 2003
New Whitney biography
Here are details about a new Whitney book to be published in October 2003 -
From amazon.fr - Book description: The unauthorized biography
of the mercurial diva and her public fall from grace. -
Publisher comments: Whitney Houston burst onto the music scene in 1985
with a stunning debut album, garnering numerous awards, including a
Grammy for the single, “Saving All My Love for You.” Since then,
she’s released limited new material, yet she retains her preeminence
in the industry and her enormous popularity with fans. Similarly,
as an actress, since starring in the blockbuster movie The Bodyguard,
she’s chosen to appear in only three other movies. Still, she remains much in
demand among casting directors. Now James Robert Parish reflects
on the extraordinary journey that has taken her from a difficult childhood,
to becoming the protégée of powerful Arista producer Clive Davis,
to today’s diva, mired in rumors of peculiar behavior and drug abuse.
He also looks at how the shy, pretty young girl from a devout background
became the subject of lurid tabloid gossip, much of it focused on her turbulent
relationship with her husband, bad–boy hiphop star Bobby Brown.
James Robert Parish is the author of many biographies and reference
books on the entertainment industry, including
The Hollywood Book of Death and Hollywood Divas.
June 5, 2003
Whitney in 'Essence'
From extratv.com -
She's seen the highest highs and the lowest lows. Now Whitney Houston is spilling
in the new issue of Essence magazine. Mikki Taylor, editor of Essence says,
"Here's the truth in Whitney's own words."
Words written about Whitney include alleged drug abuse,
reports of an eating disorder, and the recent death of her father.
Taylor says despite the singer's often-turbulent relationship
with husband Bobby Brown, he is the reason this woman still rocks.
Taylor says, "She says it's been called the princess and the bad boy.
That's just a myth. They're just two people in love."
Now the star is rising, resurrected it seems, with the help
of spiritual friends. Whitney and Bobby recently visited the Black
Hebrews religious group in Israel. The diva tells Essence that
an unlikely source started this personal rebirth: Pebbles, the former founder
of music group TLC. Taylor says, "Everyone needs a sister friend to remind you of the truth of who you are."
And so, this incredible singer is back, happy, healthy and ready
to make more music, answering the prayers of millions of fans.
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