Some anthems are so perfect they should never be touched. I’d place Whitney Houston’s “It’s Not Right But It’s Ok” in that category. A theme song for wronged lovers the world over, Nippy’s sassy R&B kiss-off is an enduring delight/crutch in times of need. Which makes CHVRCHES decision to cover it a mental challenge.
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Diamonds are a girl’s best friend — and so are VMA moonmen.
In case you haven’t heard by now (err, that’s impossible), the MTV Video Music Awards are coming up on Sunday. We’re all super stoked to see which acts will win — especially the Best Female Video category, which sees Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato,… More »
Did You Hear?
:: Lady Gaga’s pioneering marketing techniques will not harm album sales. Copies of ARTPOP sold through her app will count towards the Billboard chart. Jay-Z is somewhere fuming. [Spin]
:: Grab a tissue. Cissy Houston has written an open letter to granddaughter Bobbi Kristina in a bid to fix… More »
Musicians have been dating each other for decades, and when they join together in the studio, the results are pretty magical. One of the first mainstream pop duets performed by a real-life couple was 1965’s “I Got You Babe” by Sonny and Cher. This feel-good song has become the platform for the artists of today to create their… More »
Did You Hear?
:: Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina is officially engaged to Nick Gordon. She posted the news on Facebook, writing “YES, we me nick are engaged. I’m tired of hearing people say ‘eww your engaged to your brother or if Whitney was still alive would we be together or would she approve of this’.” More »
Moms — where would we be without them? (Well, not alive, we suppose.) Better yet, where would our favorite pop stars be without them?! Some of them know the world would be a dismal place if not for the women who brought them into this world, which is why, time and time again, musicians have… More »
Ariana Grande quickly attracted Mariah Carey comparisons with the smooth vocal acrobatics and bouncy pop sensibility of “The Way,” and pop fans began thinking, praying, hoping, “Could it be? Could she be the One Voice To Save Us From This #Darkness?” And now, Grande has given us another reason to believe, posting an a cappella… More »
They say time is a healer, but the loss of Whitney Houston is just as raw as the moment the devastating news of her passing broke on February 11 last year. It’s hard to comprehend that we’ll never get to hear that beautiful voice soar again or there’s a lingering sense of injustice that Nippy… More »
It’s been a year since music legend Whitney Houston died at the age of 48. In the time following her February 11, 2012 passing, performers spanning generations and genres have paid tribute to the esteemed singer.
In fact, there wasn’t a proper music event in 2012 that didn’t seize the opportunity to memorialize… More »
When Madame Tussauds decided to honor the memory of the Whitney Houston, they knew just one wax statue of the late pop icon wouldn’t be enough. The wax museum told the Houston family they wanted four figures of Whitney to highlight standout moments from her triple decade career, and the Houstons happily agreed. Sister-in-law/former managerÂ Pat… More »
With the 55th Annual Grammy Awards just days away, we’ve got that yearly itch to revisit the fashions of Grammys gone by. This time, however, we’re scratching it in a different way. This isn’t a hottest red carpet roundup. Instead, you’re not going to see Jennifer Lopez in that green Versace dress, or Rihanna rocking… More »
Oprah Winfrey sat down with Whitney Houston’s mother Cissy for an episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter which aired Monday night (January 28). While there were several scandalous revelations from Cissy (e.g. she’s really not OK with homosexuality…nor with Bobby Brown), the biggest bombshell came from Whitney’s brother Michael, who made a tearful appearance in the episode.
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It’s taken quite awhile for CBS’ We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston to come around, given that the late great diva passed away way back in February. But it’s never too late to honor such a legend, as stars like Celine Dion, Usher, and Jennifer Hudson gathered to honor to… More »
Backtracking is our recurring look back at the pop music that shaped our lives. Friends may come and go, but we’ll be spinning our favorite albums forever.
The Bodyguard — the film and soundtrack — was arguably the zenith of Whitney Houston’s glittering career. She achieved a superhuman level of stardom in 1992 and… More »
Who better than Brandy to cover the October/November issue of Vibe Vixen? The “Wildest Dreams” songbird is smoldering in her hot pants, high heels and leather jacket for the latest issue. (The belt-between-the-boobs look does remind us a bit of Nicki Minaj’s dominatrix leotard in “The Boys” music video.) Below, the R&B siren speaks on the… More »
Last night (October 15), Brandy celebrated the release of her sixth LP Two Eleven (which dropped today and which we love) with an intimate concert in New York City. The singer performed tracks from the new album as well as old hits, but perhaps the most exciting moment came when she honored Whitney Houston. Brandy… More »