Posts tagged "Whitney Houston"

Bobbi Kristina Gets Whitney Houston-Inspired Tattoo

Paris Jackson paid tribute her father Michael Jackson with a photo shrine in her bedroom, and now another daughter of a music icon is honoring their dearly departed parent in a big way. Whitney Houston‘s daughter, Bobbi Kristina, got a tattoo of her mother’s initials on what would have been Whitney’s 49th birthday (August 9).

“Now your truly ALWAYS with us mommy (: we love you… always&forever,” the 19-year-old tweeted, along with an Instagram of her new tattoo: Whitney’s initials, paired with four doves, on her wrists. Her boyfriend, Nick Gordon (who is also her “adopted” brother and former fiance) got a matching tattoo on his wrist as well.

What do you think of Bobbi Kristina’s inked tribute to her mother? Let us know what you think on FacebookTwitter, or in the comments below.

Whitney Houston’s Career-Spanning Greatest Hits Collection Due Out This Fall

Whitney Houston‘s 2000 collection Whitney — The Greatest Hits may be the fourth-best-selling album of the year after fans flocked to it in the wake of the singer’s death, but many who’ve purchased the compilation over the past 12 years have held the complaint that the upbeat tracks appear in remix form, rather than their familiar radio versions. But today, on what would have been Houston’s 49th birthday, RCA Records announced that a career-spanning Whitney hits collection (yes, including the original versions you know and love) is due out this fall.

Billboard reports that a release date, tracklist and title for the set has yet to be announced, but this would be the first Whitney hits collection since the release of her LPs Just Whitney… (2002) and I Look To You (2009). Might we suggest the label take a close look at our own 10 Best Whitney Houston Songs That Radio Forgot list for an idea of which tracks to include?

Whitney Houston’s Acting Roles: A Look Back At Her Career In Hollywood

Whitney Houston was affectionally referred to as “The Voice” throughout her career, but the icon was also a pretty great actress, too. Today, on what would have been her 49th birthday — and one week before the release of her final film, Sparkle — we took a look back at Houston’s TV and film appearances throughout her career. Surprisingly, for a woman with such charisma, beauty and confidence on-screen, we’re surprised at just how few roles she took on.

Head below to travel through Whitney’s journey through Hollywood. (Note: we’re just focusing on Whitney as an actress — which means we’re skipping any film and TV appearances where she played herself. Or whatever version of herself was on Being Bobby Brown.) More »

Whitney Houston’s Birthday: Soundbytes “Celebrates” The ‘Sparkle’ Star!

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Remembering A Legend
Had her life not taken that tragic turn on Feb. 11, Whitney Houston would have celebrated her 49th birthday today. Nearly six months to the day of her passing, the legendary diva is still at the front of our thoughts, not only because the tributes continue to pour in, but because were she alive, Whitney would be kicking up her heels at the red carpet premiere of what became her final film, Sparkle.

For our inaugural Soundbytes segment Extended Cut — where we deep-dive into the biggest news story of the week — we’re highlighting Whitney’s last, sparkling achievement and her enduring legacy. Lift up her voice with us, won’t you?

Alphabeat Tease New Whitney Houston-esque Single “Love Sea”

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Alphabeat's New Single Is A Summer Splash
Well, now we know where Alphabeat went on holiday following their previous single “Vacation” — to the “Love Sea”, naturally. The Danish pop act have teased a minute of the second single from their upcoming third album by noting that the song will be released in full in 10 days (on August 13). And judging by the sound of things, the band was in full-on Whitney Houston mode when they recorded it.

From the opening pop guitar licks to the vocal melody of the “come on closer” refrain, Alphabeat’s “Love Sea” plays like an homage to Whit’s 1985 classic “How Will I Know”. Give the upbeat “Love Sea” a spin above and see if you agree.

Listen To Whitney Houston’s “His Eye Is On The Sparrow” And Stream The ‘Sparkle’ Soundtrack

Though Sparkle hits theaters August 17 (a week after what would have been Whitney Houston‘s 49th birthday on August 9), the film’s soundtrack will drop on July 31. But why wait til then to give it a listen? The entire soundtrack — including “I’m A Man” performed by Cee Lo Green, “Something He Can Feel” (popularized by En Vogue‘s 1992 cover) and a whole slew of Jordin Sparks solo numbers — is available for streaming online right now. Head to the film’s Soundcloud page to listen to the 11-song soundtrack, but first, hop below to hear Houston perform one of her last recordings, the gospel tune “His Eye Is On The Sparrow”. More »

Amy Winehouse Foundation To Build Children’s Hospice: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: One year after Amy Winehouse‘s untimely death, The Amy Winehouse Foundation announced its plan to build a children’s hospice in north London. [NME]

:: Everyone’s favorite vacation exhibitionist, Rihanna, filmed an interview with Oprah in her native Barbados, airing Sunday, August 19 on the OWN network. And its new 15-second video trailer makes it sound like the Most. Exciting. Interview. Ever. [Punchbowl Blog]

:: Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift probably celebrated after their big wins at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards, but another pop star didn’t even realize she’d won. Nicki Minaj first heard about her surfboards (including one for Choice R&B/Hip Hop Artist) via Twitter, even tweeting “Did I really?” after one fan sent his congratulations. [Popdust]

:: Although Kelly Clarkson has no plans to return to American Idol as a judge, the “Dark Side” singer is offering her own suggestion to join Mariah Carey at the judge’s table: fellow Idol winner Carrie Underwood! [Us Weekly]

:: Recent bikini babe Jordin Sparks talks about having to believe in herself after getting cast in Sparkle, and opens about about Whitney Houston‘s final months on set. [AOL Music]

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Whitney Houston’s Death Ranked Among TV’s 20 Most Impactful Moments

Sony Electronics and the Nielsen television research company released a study of TV’s Most Impactful Moments of the past 50 years on Wednesday. The survey was conducted in February of this year via an online questionnaire of 1,077 adults, and the resultant televised events were ranked by whether people remembered watching them (hence the oldest event being the JFK assassination in 1963), if they recalled where they watched it, who they were with and whether they talked to other people about what they had seen. More »

Whitney Houston, Jordin Sparks & Cee Lo Green Featured On ‘Sparkle’ Soundtrack: View The Tracklist

Whitney Houston‘s Sparkle co-stars paid tribute to her in the “Celebrate” video, and now you, too, can honor the iconic singer’s talent by picking up Sparkle: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on July 31. The 11-track compilation features Houston on two songs, the gospel number “His Eye Is On The Sparrow” as well as the R. Kelly-produced “Celebrate”. Cee Lo Green drops in on opening track “I’m A Man”, and Jordin Sparks is the star of the hour, appearing on more than half the movie musical soundtrack’s tunes. Check out the full tracklist below. More »

BET Awards 2012: Whitney Houston Tributed By Mariah Carey, Brandy, Monica & Cissy Houston

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Mariah Gives A Diva-Worthy Tribute
During the the BET Awards in Los Angeles, Mariah Carey did the honor of delivering a touching speech about her late friend Whitney Houston, who died on February 11. “The first time I heard Whitney’s voice, I was mesmerized, like the rest of the world,” Carey said after walking on stage. The songstress went on to state that she was captivated by “the power in [Houston's] range, the richness of her tone and her unique ability to wrap a lyric emotion.”

Those who also paid tribute to Houston at the awards show included Monica, who performed gospel number “I Love The Lord”, and Brandy, who tackled Whitney classics “I’m Your Baby Tonight” and “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”. Houston’s brother Gary followed up with “Where You Are” before Whitney’s mother Cissy sang a moving rendition of “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”

Catch Mariah’s speech above, and the Whitney tribute performances below. More »