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Saturday, August 29, 2009

WHITNEY HOUSTON PART V

My Love Is Your Love is the fourth studio album by American singer Whitney Houston, released in 1998 (see 1998 in music). It featured uptempo dance, ballads, mid-tempo R&B, hip hop, reggae, and torch songs. The first single to be released from the album was a ballad, a duet with Mariah Carey entitled "When You Believe", which peaked at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100. The second release from the album was Heartbreak Hotel", which peaked at #2. The third single, the urban-dance "It's Not Right but It's Okay", earned Houston her sixth Grammy Award and peaked at #4 on the charts. The fourth release was the title track, "My Love Is Your Love", which peaked at #4 on the US Hot 100, and became Houston's third best selling single ever, after "I Will Always Love You" and "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)". The fifth and final single was "I Learned from the Best", which peaked at #27. The album debuted and peaked at number 13 on the Billboard 200 chart with sales of 123,000 and went on to be certified 4× platinum in the U.S. and has sold an estimated 10 million copies worldwide to date. A concert tour in support of the album was also successful.
"Heartbreak Hotel" is a 1999 single from American R&B/Pop singer Whitney Houston, and the second single released from her My Love Is Your Love album; but the first not included on any other album as first single "When You Believe" was. The song also features R&B singers Faith Evans and Kelly Price accompanying her. "Heartbreak Hotel" reached the Top 30 of the Billboard Hot 100 on January 26, 1999 and peaked at number two on March 9 and number one on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs on February 2, and was certified Platinum by the RIAA. It was a hit in several countries worldwide. The song also received two nominations at the 2000 Grammy Awards: Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance by a Group or Duo, though it did not win. The video was nominated for Best R&B Video at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards.
 "It's Not Right but It's Okay" is a 1999 R&B/dance song by American singer Whitney Houston, from her fourth studio album My Love Is Your Love. Initially featured as the B-Side of "Heartbreak Hotel," it became the album's third single and peaked at #4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. It was #1 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, peaked at #7 on the top 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, and was certified Gold by the RIAA. The music video was directed by Kevin Bray. Houston won the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for this song. The song reached #3 in the UK Singles Chart in March 1999 and stayed in the chart for 15 weeks because it was a hugely popular radio hit.

"My Love Is Your Love" is a 1999 song by American R&B singer Whitney Houston. Released as the fourth single off Houston's album of the same name, it peaked at #4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 on December 21, 1999 (after reaching the Top 40 on September 14, 1999), #2 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs on September 14 (after reaching the Top 40 on August 3 and was certified Platinum by the RIAA. The song peaked at #2 on the UK Singles Chart in July 1999. Along with the original mid-tempo reggae-influenced version that was produced by Wyclef Jean, a dance remixed version was also released. The dance remix, by Jonathan Peters also appears on the 2000 Totally Hits 2 compilation.The single was also extremely successful worldwide, hitting the Top Ten in nearly two dozen international markets. At over three million units sold globally, it stands as Houston's third most successful single, after "I Will Always Love You" and "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)".
"I Learned from the Best" is a 2000 single from American R&B/Pop singer Whitney Houston; the fifth and final single from Houston's multiplatinum 1998 album My Love Is Your Love. The ballad became a moderate hit, peaking at number twenty-seven on the US Hot 100. Dance remixes of the song by Hex Hector and Junior Vasquez topped the U.S. dance chart for three weeks. (Whitney's record label released the single well after the song had become a smash in the dance clubs, had the song been released before the song became such a huge hit, the song would have charted higher). Houston gained another Top 20 hit on the UK singles chart with this song, where it peaked at number 19. The song was written by Diane Warren.


Whitney: The Greatest Hits is a compilation album by American singer Whitney Houston, released in 2000. The set consists of disc one with ballads and disc two with uptempo numbers and remixes. Houston's performance of "The Star Spangled Banner" at Super Bowl XXV, and 1988 Olympics tribute "One Moment in Time" are also included in the set. The release is also on DVD format which includes music videos of past hits, as well as live performances and interviews. The RIAA certified it 3× platinum on Nov 12, 2002, for shipments of 1.5 million in the U.S. Worldwide the album has sold an estimated 8 million copies to date.[1] In the U.S., copies sold at Circuit City stores included a third disc containing new club remixes.
"If I Told You That" is a 2000 duet by American singer Whitney Houston and British singer George Michael, and is the second single from Houston's Whitney: The Greatest Hits album. It was not released as a single in the US but was released in the UK, where it became a Top Ten hit, peaking at #9. The song first appeared on Houston's 1998 multi-platinum My Love Is Your Love album, where she sang it solo. George Michael's vocals were later recorded to the song when it was being added to Houston's greatest hits package.

"Could I Have This Kiss Forever" is a 2000 duet from singers Whitney Houston and Enrique Iglesias, written by Diane Warren. The song first appeared on Iglesias's debut English-language album Enrique as a slow Latin styled ballad. It achieved success in many countries, such as Switzerland and Lettland where it topped the chart.Houston and Iglesias had never actually met in person as both of them originally recorded the song in separate studios; Houston in Hamburg, Germany and Iglesias in Los Angeles, California. The two eventually met in the studio, however, when the song was re-recorded for single release, with the new version being mid-tempo. The new version was released by Houston's label, Arista, as the first USA single of her greatest-hits collection Whitney: The Greatest Hits, (while "If I Told You That" lead as the single in most European countries). It was the sixth single from Enrique's album Enrique and available in his compilation Greatest Hits (Enrique Iglesias album) released in 2008. The song was moderately successful internationally; hitting #1 in several countries worldwide, among them Switzerland and Spain. It also hit the Top Ten in others, and attain Gold status in Australia, Germany, and Switzerland, and reached the European top ten. It had minor success in the US, reaching #52.

"Fine" is a song by American R&B singer Whitney Houston, and was the fourth single from her 2000 album, Whitney: The Greatest Hits. The song peaked at number fifty-one on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. The music video features Houston at a rooftop cocktail party. In the U.S., a DVD single was released. It includes the videos for "Fine" and the Houston-George Michael duet "If I Told You That," plus behind-the-scenes footage from the "Fine" video shoot.

"The Star Spangled Banner" is a charity single recorded by American singer Whitney Houston to raise funds for soldiers and families of those involved in the Persian Gulf War. Written by Francis Scott Key, the "The Star-Spangled Banner" is the national anthem of the United States. The musical arrangement for Whitney Houston's rendition was by conductor John Clayton. The recording was produced by music coordinator Rickey Minor, along with Houston herself. Traditionally performed at sports games in the U.S., "The Star Spangled Banner" was performed by Houston at Super Bowl XXV in 1991. A recording of her live performance was released as a single to raise funds for the soldiers of the war and their families. It debuted at number 32 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 (Houston's highest debut at that time) and peaked at number 20, making Houston the only act to turn the national anthem into a pop hit. (It was not released outside the U.S.) On Houston's DVD of greatest hits, her performance is included among the disc's music videos. The single's video is compiled of footage from the recording of Houston's performance at the Super Bowl in 1991. Houston donated her portion of the proceeds. After the September 11, 2001 attacks, Arista Records re-released Houston's "The Star Spangled Banner". She once again donated her share of the royalties, as did Arista Records, towards the firefighters and victims of the terrorist attacks. This time the single peaked at #6 on the US Hot 100, and was certified platinum by the RIAA. This now made Houston the first musical act to take the national anthem Top 10 in the US, and have it certified platinum.
Just Whitney… is the fifth studio album by American pop/R&B singer Whitney Houston, released by Arista Records on December 10, 2002 (see 2002 in music) in North America. The album debuted at number nine on the Billboard 200 chart with first week sales of over 205,000 copies and eventually achieved platinum status in the U.S. While the album saw the highest first week sales of Houston's career, and became a respectable seller, it became Houston's lowest seller at the time.[1][2] Though the four singles from the album—"Whatchulookinat", "One of Those Days", "Try It on My Own" and "Love That Man"—were not top forty hits on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, remixes of three of the singles hit number-one on the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. "One Of Those Days" was a Top Ten hit on that chart.[3][4] A video single of "Try It on My Own" achieved gold status. According to Nielsen SoundScan, as of June, 2009, the album has sold 737,000 copies in the United States. Just Whitney has sold approximately three million copies worldwide.

"Whatchulookinat" is a 2002 single released by American R&B/pop singer Whitney Houston. The song serves as the initial single from Houston's U.S. platinum selling fifth studio album, Just Whitney. The song, which was co-written by Houston, was her response to what she felt was intense and sometimes unfair and inaccurate media criticism at the time. The single peaked at #96 on the Billboard Hot 100, but fared much better on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart, where it hit #1. "Whatchulookinat" has several remixes from Thunderpuss, Full Intention, Junior Vasquez, Peter Rauhofer, Razor 'N Guido and P. Diddy. The single performed strongly in some international markets; reaching #3 in Canada and #13 in the United Kingdom.
"One of Those Days" is a 2002 song by American R&B singer Whitney Houston, and was the second single from her album Just Whitney. It features an sample of The Isley Brothers' 1983 song "Between the Sheets". It reached number seventy-two on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and became a modest R&B hit, peaking at number twenty-nine on Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. A remix of the song features rapper Nelly. There are other remixes of the track that were not released, such as an extended mix, an instrumental,and Old School N Pain Mix. Almighty Records did a remix of the song and it was featured on the Album 'Almighty Downunder Volume 2'. 'One Of Those Days' is the first track on the 2nd CD of the Double CD Album. The track runs 6:54.


"Try It on My Own" is a 2003 single released by American R&B/pop singer Whitney Houston. The song is about overcoming doubts or fears so a person can reach the point in their life where they can "try it on their own". It was the third single released off Houston's platinum album Just Whitney and, like "Whatchulookinat" and "One of Those Days" before it, was a modest hit on the Hot 100. It became a hit on the U.S. adult contemporary singles chart reaching number ten, and the remixed version became a number-one U.S. dance hit. Houston performed "Try It on My Own" on an episode of the television series Boston Public ("Chapter Sixty-Six"), which first aired in May 2003. On May 20, 2003 Arista released a DVD single featuring the videos for "Try It on My Own" and "One of Those Days", both which were certified gold by the RIAA. "Try it On My Own" Has remixes from Thunderpuss, Mike Rizzo, Maurice Joshua, Pound Boys and Mauve.

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