(Media and Entertainment)
Jordin Sparks
Mary J. Blige
Stevie Wonder
Clive Davis
Angela Bassett
(Movies & TV)

See also

Whitney Houston

Knowledge Identifier: +Whitney_Houston


Whitney Houston

American music artistadd

Category: Music

Born in 1963.

Countries: United States (74%), United Kingdom (8%), (4%)

Main connections: VH1, I Will Always Love You, Jordin Sparks

Linked to: Recording Industry Association of America, Billboard, Chaka Khan, Dionne Warwick




This timeline needs to be reviewed and corrected, as it has been automatically generated from multiple web sources.
Please help improve it by adding dated informations, images and videos about Whitney Houston.

Whitney Houston was born in 1963 add something


At the age of eleven, Houston began to follow in her mother's footsteps and started performing as a soloist in the junior gospel choir at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, where she learned to play the piano. add something


In 1977, at age 14, she became a backup singer on the Michael Zager Band's single "Life's a Party". add something


Then in 1978, at age 15, Houston sang background vocals on Chaka Khan's hit single "I'm Every Woman", a song she would later turn into a larger hit for herself on her monster-selling The Bodyguard soundtrack album. add something


Marilyn McCoo - She was the first to record "Saving All My Love for You" in 1978, later sung by Whitney Houston


Houston had previously been offered several recording agencies. add something


Love on Top - A throw-back to 1980s music, the uptempo R&B song exhibits style similar to that of Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston and The Jackson 5, among others


Dann Huff - In the 1980s Huff has played guitar on albums for Michael Jackson, Scritti Politti, Whitesnake, Roger Hodgson, Steven Curtis Chapman, Doro Pesch, George Benson, Whitney Houston's debut album " Whitney Houston", Barbra Streisand, Kenny Rogers and more


Dorothy Dandridge - Starting in the 1980s, stars such as Cicely Tyson, Jada Pinkett Smith, Halle Berry, Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston and Angela Bassett acknowledged Dandridge's contributions to the role of African-Americans in film


She's So Unusual - The album was the second best-selling album in Canada by a female artist in the 1980s, behind Whitney Houston's self titled debut album, selling more than 900,000 copies


Love on Top - "Love on Top" was acclaimed by music critics who appreciated the 1980s-vibe Beyoncé attempted and they compared the song to multiple artists of that time, including Stevie Wonder and Whitney Houston


Houston signed with Arista in 1983 but did not begin work on her album immediately. add something


In 1983, Gerry Griffith, an AR representative from Arista Records saw her performing with her mother in a New York City nightclub and was impressed. add something


She appeared as a lead vocalist on a Paul Jabara album, entitled Paul Jabara and Friends, released by Columbia Records in 1983. add something


Paul Jabara - Jabara's album "Paul Jabara & Friends", released in 1983, features guest vocals by a then-20 year old Whitney Houston


She was not eligible for the Best New Artist category due to her previous hit RB duet recording with Teddy Pendergrass in 1984. add something


It would appear on her debut album in 1985. add something


With production from Michael Masser, Kashif, Jermaine Jackson, and Narada Michael Walden, Houston's debut album Whitney Houston was released in February 1985. add something


Jeffrey Osborne - In 1985, he wrote the lyrics to the Whitney Houston hit "All at Once"


Saving All My Love for You - A cover of the song was done by American recording artist Whitney Houston, for her debut, self-titled album, which was released on February 14, 1985, by Arista Records


Also included on the album were four new songs: "Could I Have This Kiss Forever", "Same Script, Different Cast", "If I Told You That", and "Fine," and three hits that have never actually appeared on a Houston album: "One Moment in Time," "The Star Spangled Banner," and "If You Say My Eyes Are Beautiful," a duet with Jermaine Jackson from his 1986 Precious Moments album. add something


At the 1986 Grammy Awards, Houston was nominated for three awards including Album of the Year. add something


By 1986, a year after its initial release, Whitney Houston topped the Billboard 200 albums chart and stayed there for 14 non-consecutive weeks. add something


Houston was 1 artist of the year and Whitney Houston was the 1 album of the year on 1986 Billboard year-end charts, making her the first female artist to earn that distinction. add something


Houston won seven American Music Awards in total in 1986 and 1987, and an MTV Video Music Award. add something


Tracie Spencer - She performed Whitney Houston's 1986 hit "How Will I Know" and won the competition


Following the release of the album, Houston embarked on the Moment of Truth World Tour, which was one of the ten highest grossing concert tours of 1987. add something


With many expectations Houston’s second album, Whitney, was released in June 1987. add something


At the 30th Grammy Awards in 1988, Houston was nominated for three awards, including Album of the Year, winning her second Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "I Wanna Dance With Somebody. add something


Houston won two American Music Awards in 1988 and 1989, respectively, and a Soul Train Music Award. add something


Robin Beck - The first sequence was Belinda Carlisle, Tiffany and Kylie Minogue in 1988; the second threesome consisted of Whitney Houston, Enya and Robin Beck


In 1989, Houston formed The Whitney Houston Foundation For Children, a non-profit organization that has raised funds for the needs of children around the world. add something


After spending much of the early and mid 1990s working on motion pictures and their adjacent soundtrack albums, Houston's first studio album in eight years, the critically acclaimed My Love Is Your Love, was released in November 1998. add something


Luther Vandross - In 1990, Vandross wrote and sang background for Whitney Houston in a song entitled "Why Do You Love-" which appeared on her "I'm Your baby Tonight" album


Beyonce Knowles - In the fall of 1990, Knowles enrolled in Parker Elementary School, a music magnet school in Houston, where she would perform on-stage with the school's choir.


Mariah Carey - Mariah Carey’s debut hit from 1990, “Vision of Love,” followed two years later by Whitney_Houston’s version of “I Will Always Love You,” set the bar insanely high for notes stretched louder, longer and knottier than most pop fans had ever heard.


Celine Dion - She has been described as a reigning "Queen of Pop" for her influence over the record industry during the 1990s, alongside other female entertainers, including Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey


Kirk Whalum - The 1990s brought Whalum a diverse series of session and touring jobs, working with artists like Whitney Houston, Willie Norwood, Babyface, Nancy Wilson, Yolanda Adams, Take 6, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Barbra Streisand, Kirk Franklin, Edwin Hawkins, Quincy Jones, Kevin Mahogany, Al Green, and Luther Vandross


Linda Thompson (actress) - Their collaborative successes include "No Explanation" for the 1990 film "Pretty Woman", and "I Have Nothing" sung by Whitney Houston in the 1992 motion picture, "The Bodyguard", for which they were nominated both for the Academy *award for Best Song in 1993 and the Grammy *award for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television in 1994


With America entangled in the Persian Gulf War, Houston performed "The Star Spangled Banner" at Super Bowl XXV on January 27, 1991. add something


Monie Love - Love was featured on her brother Dave Angel's remix of Whitney Houston's R&B hit "My Name Is Not Susan" in 1991, and appeared in the music video alongside Houston


After a three year courtship, the two were married on July 18, 1992. add something


Scan system. add something


She performed the edit version of "Saving All My Love for You," changing some of the words—"making love the whole night through" was changed to "holding each other the whole night through"—for the censors on the episode. add something


Spandau Ballet - Gary Kemp did a little more acting, appearing in a supporting role in the Whitney Houston hit "The Bodyguard", and in 1995 he released his only solo album, "Little Bruises"


Rita Pavone - In 1992, Pavone returned to the United States, where she sang during a multiple artists concert that included Whitney Houston, Frank_Sinatra, the Bolshoi Ballet and Cher at the Sands hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey


Lawrence Kasdan - The script became stuck in "development hell" and became one of several scripts successively called "the best un-made film in Hollywood"; it was eventually produced as a 1992 film starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner


Diana Ross - Years later, Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner assumed the roles of Ross and O'Neal in the 1992 film.


Jennifer Rush - "The Power of Love" held that status until 1992, when it was outsold by Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You"


Bobby Brown - In July 1992, Brown married singer Whitney Houston, with whom he had daughter Bobbi Kristina the following year.


Heal the World - The song reached number two in the UK Singles Chart in December 1992, kept off the number one position by Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You"


Houston was initially offered the role of Cinderella in 1993, but other projects intervened. add something


Houston won a record 11 Billboard Music Awards at its 4th ceremony in 1993. add something


In an interview with Rolling Stone in 1993, the singer commented that "people know who Whitney Houston is—I'm black. add something


Houston won three Grammys for the album in 1994, including two of the Academy's highest honors, Album of the Year and Record of the Year. add something


She has the record for the most WMAs won in a single year, winning five Awards at the 6th World Music Awards in 1994. add something


She holds the all-time record for the most American Music Awards of any single artist and shares the record with Michael Jackson for the most AMAs ever won in a single year with 8 wins in 1994. add something


In October 1994, Houston attended and performed at a state dinner in the White House honoring newly elected South African president Nelson Mandela. add something


In 1995, Houston starred alongside Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine, and Lela Rochon in her second film Waiting to Exhale, a motion picture about four African-American women struggling with relationships. add something


In 1996, Houston starred in the holiday comedy The Preacher's Wife, with Denzel Washington. add something


House Productions and was joined by Debra Martin Chase. add something


In 1997, the Franklin School in East Orange, New Jersey, New Jersey was renamed to The Whitney E. Houston Academy School of Creative and Performing Arts. add something


Purdum, "Television; The Slipper Still Fits, Though the Style Is New", New York Times, November 2, 1997. add something


Brandy Norwood - In 1997, Norwood was hand-picked by executive producer Whitney Houston to play the title character in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s television version of Cinderella featuring a multi-cultural cast that included Jason Alexander, Whoopi Goldberg, and Houston.


My Love Is Your Love - "'My Love Is Your Love"' is the fourth studio album by American singer Whitney Houston, released worldwide on November 17, 1998


Mary J. Blige said that Houston's inviting her onstage during VH1's Divas Live show in 1999 "opened doors for all over the world. add something


In 1999, Houston participated in VH-1's Divas Live '99, alongside Brandy, Mary J. Blige, Tina Turner, and cher. add something


In November 1999, Houston was named Top-selling RB Female Artist of the Century with certified US sales of 51 million copies at the time and The Bodyguard Soundtrack was Top-selling Soundtrack Album of the Century by the Recording Industry Association of America. add something


Dolce & Gabbana - In 1999 the duo appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in support of singer Whitney Houston, who used the show to debut the Dolce & Gabbana designed costumes for her "My Love is Your Love" tour, considered by fashion and music critics to be unusually "risqué"


Luther Vandross - In 1999, Whitney Houston sang Vandross' "So Amazing" as a tribute to Vandross as he sat in the audience during the Soul Train *awards


Christina Aguilera - Since her debut in 1999 Aguilera has been compared to the likes of Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston.


VH1 - The most successful of these "diva" shows was produced in 1999 featuring Whitney Houston, Tina_Turner, Cher, LeAnn Rimes, Mary J. Blige, Faith Hill, Chaka Khan, Brandy, and special "divo" Elton John


It's Okay" (US 4, UK 3) won Houston her sixth Grammy Award for Best Female RB Vocal Performance; "My Love Is Your Love" (US 4, UK 2) with 3 million copies sold worldwide; and "I Learned from the Best" (US 27, UK 19). add something


In May 2000, Whitney: The Greatest Hits was released worldwide. add something


In 2001, Houston was the first artist ever to be given a BET Lifetime Achievement Award. add something


RB singer Aaliyah's death in a 2001 plane crash derailed production which would have began in 2002. add something


She stated Houston deserves the title considering she's been there from the beginning in 2001 when Houston obtained Sparkle production rights. add something


In August 2001, Houston signed the biggest record deal in music history with Arista/BMG. She renewed her contract for $100 million to deliver six new albums, on which she would earn royalties. add something


Joss Stone - In 2001, at the age of thirteen, Stone auditioned for the BBC Television talent show "Star for a Night" in London singing Franklin's 1968 Goffin-King hit " A Natural Woman" and Whitney Houston's 1998 "It's Not Right but It's Okay"


The Princess Diaries (film) - "'The Princess Diaries"' is a 2001 American comedy film produced by singer and actress Whitney Houston and directed by Garry Marshall


Also in 2002, Houston did an interview with Diane Sawyer to promote her-upcoming album. add something


In 2002, Houston became involved in a legal dispute with John Houston Enterprise. add something


In December 2002, Houston released her fifth studio album, Just Whitney. add something


Shakira - Also in 2002, Shakira joined the likes of Cher, Whitney Houston, Celine_Dion, Mary J. Blige, Anastacia, and the Dixie Chicks for "VH1 Divas Live Las Vegas"


Let Go (Avril Lavigne album) - Arista had established a deal with DataPlay earlier in 2002, and included "Let Go" alongside albums by rock singer Santana and singer Whitney Houston in the release


Mary J. Blige - In April 2002, Blige performed with Shakira with the song "Love Is a Battlefield" on VH1 Divas show live in Las Vegas, she performed "No More Drama" and "Rainy Dayz" as a duet with the returning Whitney Houston


In late 2003, Houston released her first Christmas album One Wish: The Holiday Album, with a song listing of traditional holiday songs. add something


Houston's father later died in February 2003. add something


In May 2003, Houston placed at number three on VH1's list of "50 Greatest Women of the Video Era," behind Madonna and Janet Jackson. add something


Bobby Brown - In late 2003, Brown was arrested for misdemeanor battery, allegedly for striking Houston while shouting epithets.


Having always been a touring artist, Houston spent most of 2004 touring and performing in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Russia. add something


The series aired in 2005 and featured Houston in, what some would say, not her most flattering moments. add something


Beyonce Knowles - Knowles and Destiny's Child band mate, Kelly (R._Kelly) Rowland, along with the former's family, founded the Survivor Foundation, a charitable entity set up to provide transitional housing for 2005 Hurricane Katrina victims and storm evacuees in the Houston, Texas area.


Kelly Rowland, in an Ebony's feature articles for celebrating black music in June 2006, recalled that " wanted to be a singer after I saw Whitney Houston on TV singing 'Greatest Love of All'. add something


Daniel Levitin - In 2006 mixed and co-produced tracks for Diane Nalini's "Songs of Sweet Fire" CD. He has performed on saxophone with Mel Tormé, Sting, and Bobby McFerrin, and on guitar with Rosanne Cash, Blue Öyster Cult, Rodney Crowell, Michael Brook, Gary Lucas, Victor Wooten, members of the Steve Miller Band, Norton Buffalo, Whitney Houston's band, and David Byrne


Houston's entrance into the music industry is considered one of the 25 musical milestones of the last 25 years, according to USA Today in 2007. add something


USA Today listed it as one of the 25 most memorable movie moments of the last 25 years in 2007. add something


Hannah Tan - In 2007, she appeared on the Live Earth stage at Live and Loud KL 2007 before acts such as Elliott Yamin, Shaggy and Whitney Houston


Elliott Yamin - On December 1, 2007, Yamin performed at the Live & Loud 07 Music Festival in Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia, where he was the opening act for one of his personal idols, Whitney Houston


In 2008, Rolling Stone listed Houston as the thirty-fourth of the 100 greatest singers of all time, stating "Her voice is a mammoth, coruscating cry: Few vocalists could get away with opening a song with 45 unaccompanied seconds of singing, but Houston's powerhouse version of Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You" is a tour de force. add something


In 2008, Billboard magazine released a list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists to celebrate the US singles chart's fiftieth anniversary, ranking Houston at number nine. add something


Rodney King - Wayne performed as the 2008 Virgin Mobile Music Fest with Kanye West, performing the remix of "Lollipop" with West and lip-syncing to Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You"


Diana Ross - In February 2008, Ross was guest speaker at the Houston-based Brilliant Lecture series at The Hobby Center, Houston.


Houston released her new album, I Look to You, on August 2009. add something


Houston gave her first interview in seven years, appearing on Oprah Winfrey's season premiere on September 2009. add something


As of December 2009, "I Look to You" has been certified platinum by the RIAA for sales of more than one million copies in the United States. add something


Alicia Keys - In 2009, Keys approached Clive Davis for permission to submit a song for Whitney Houston's sixth studio album "I Look to You"


Swizz Beatz - In 2009, Swizz Beatz produced many popular singles including "Nasty Girl" by Ludacris featuring Plies, "Who's Real" by Jadakiss featuring OJ da Juiceman, "Million Bucks " by Maino, "Million Dollar Bill" by Whitney Houston, "I Can Transform Ya" by Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne and "On to the Next One" by Jay-Z .


Houston is the most awarded female artist of all time, according to Guinness World Records, with 2 Emmy Awards, 6 Grammy Awards, 30 Billboard Music Awards, 22 American Music Awards, among a total of 415 career awards as of 2010. add something


The 2010 BET Honors was held at the Warner Theatre in Washington, DC and aired February 1, 2010. add something


Similarly, she is ranked as one of the "Top 100 Greatest Artists of All Time" by VH1 in September 2010. add something


The Way You Make Me Feel - In February 2010, Whitney Houston performed "The Way You Make Me Feel", along with Jackson's "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'", during her I Look to You Tour


Lin Yu Chun - On April 2, 2010, Lin sang Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You", earning Lin 25 points


Lin Yu Chun - On August 11, 2010 Lin sang Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" on America's Got Talent season 5 on the YouTube selection episode, receiving a standing ovation from the crowd


At the 2011 Grammys, Gaga gave a shout-out to Houston, and said that she wrote the song "Born This Way" thinking about Houston's vocals. add something


Early in 2011, she gave an uneven performance in tribute to cousin Dionne Warwick at music mogul Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy gala. add something


In May 2011, Houston enrolled in rehabilitation center again, as an out-patient, citing drug and alcohol problems. add something


In September 2011, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Houston will produce and star (alongside Jordin Sparks and Mike Epps) in the remake of the 1976 film Sparkle. add something


Marty Beller - On TMBG's 2011 album "Album Raises New and Troubling Questions", the fourth song is "Marty Beller Mask" which suggests that TMBG's drummer is actually Whitney Houston wearing a mask of Beller


Tika Sumpter - On September 12, 2011, it was announced that Sumpter would be playing one of the sisters, Deloris, in the music-themed film "Sparkle" alongside Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, Derek Luke & Carmen Ejogo


Whitney Houston died on February 11, 2012. add something


Ken Ehrlich, executive producer of the 54th Grammy awards, announced that Jennifer Hudson would perform a tribute to Houston at the February 12, 2012, awards add something


Chaka Khan, in an interview with CNN's Piers Morgan on February 13, 2012, shared that she felt the party should have been canceled, saying "I thought that was complete insanity add something


Houston had an invitation-only memorial on Saturday, February 18, 2012, at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey add something


Houston was buried on Sunday, February 19, 2012, in Fairview Cemetery, in Westfield, New Jersey, New Jersey next to her father, John Russell Houston, who died in 2003 add something


Accompanied by Esperanza Spalding belting out "What a Wonderful World" along with the Southern California Children's Choir, Houston was featured in the "In Memoriam" montage alongside other cinema greats at the 84th Academy awards, held at the Hollywood and Highland Center on February 26, 2012 add something


On March 22, 2012, the Los Angeles County coroner's office reported the cause of Houston's death was drowning and the "effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use" add something


On May 21, 2012, "Celebrate", the last song Houston recorded with Sparks, premiered at add something


The accompanying music video for Celebrate was filmed on May 30, 2012 add something


In June 2012, the McDonald's Gospelfest in Newark became a tribute to Houston add something


The video was shot over 2 days, and a sneak peek of the video premiered on "Entertainment Tonight" on June 4, 2012 add something


The movie was released on August 17, 2012 in the United States add something


Jeff Hostetler - Chris Cuomo of ABC News interviewed Hostetler as part of "One Moment in Time: The Life of Whitney Houston", a two-hour special on ABC shortly after the 2012 death of singer Whitney Houston


Mike Epps - Epps most recently starred alongside Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston in the 2012 remake of Sparkle, in his first non-comedic role as the main antagonist, Satin.


BeBe Winans - In 2012, Winans released "The Whitney I Knew", a memoir about Whitney Houston, who had died earlier that year


Tamela Mann - Mann will appear in the upcoming 2012 film Sparkle, a remake of 1976 film of the same name, alongside Whitney Houston and American Idol winner and R&B singer Jordin Sparks, who makes her film debut


I Will Always Love You - On the day of Houston's death in February 2012, Parton said in a statement to "Billboard" "Mine is only one of the millions of hearts broken over the death of Whitney Houston, I will always be grateful and in awe of the wonderful performance she did on my song and I can truly say from the bottom of my heart, 'Whitney, I will always love you


MTV - MTV aired similar one-hour live specials with music videos and news updates following the death of Whitney Houston on February 11, 2012, and the death of Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys on May 4, 2012


Dolly Parton - On February 11, 2012, after the sudden death of Whitney Houston, Dolly Parton stated, "Mine is only one of the millions of hearts broken over the death of Whitney Houston


R. Kelly - On February 18, 2012, R._Kelly (R._Kelly_(album)) performed at Whitney Houston's memorial


Stevie Wonder - Wonder performed at the February 19, 2012 memorial service for Whitney Houston at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey


Adam Lambert - In a March 2012 interview, rock artist Meat Loaf rated Lambert's voice in the company of only two others, Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin, based on "that jet pack quality to their voice that just lets it take off


Tika Sumpter - On May 21, 2012, "Celebrate", the last song Whitney Houston recorded with Sparks, premiered at


Jordin Sparks - On May 21, 2012, "Celebrate", the last song Whitney Houston recorded with Sparks, premiered at


MC Hammer - It was reported in July 2012, that Hammer was encouraged to marry Whitney Houston by her father at the Super Bowl in 1991.


Debra Martin Chase - The film, released August 2012, stars Whitney Houston


I Will Always Love You - Our Lady J released a cover of "I Will Always Love You" on her 2013 debut album "Picture of a Man," with an arrangement unique from both the Dolly Parton original and well-known Whitney Houston cover


In August 2014, Houston was inducted to the official Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame in its second class add something


Angela Bassett - It was announced in May 2014 that Bassett would make her directorial debut with a film based on the life of Whitney Houston, who Bassett had worked with previously


Bobby Brown - In January 2015, Brown's daughter with Houston, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was found unconscious in her bathtub at her residence in Roswell, Georgia


Angela Bassett - In 2015, Bassett directed "Whitney" an American made-for-television biographical film directed based on the late American recording artist Whitney Houston and her turbulent marriage to R&B artist Bobby Brown that premiered on Lifetime in North America on January 17, 2015


In March 2016, it was announced that Nick Broomfield, director of the controversial films Kurt & Courtney and Biggie & Tupac, is making a documentary on what caused Houston's success and death add something


On April 27, 2016, it was announced that a documentary film that depicts the life and death of Whitney Houston is in progress and will be released in 2017 add something


Kevin Macdonald (director) - On April 27 2016, it was announced that Macdonald would partner with the film production team Altitude, who are behind the *award-winning & controversially acclaimed Amy Winehouse film "Amy" , on a new documentary film based on Whitney Houston's life and death


The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement - In March 2016, despite the death of producer Whitney Houston in February 2012, Garry Marshall announced that Hathaway, who was pregnant with her first child, would appear in a third "Princess Diaries" film after she gave birth


Kevin Macdonald (director) - On April 27, 2016, it was announced that Macdonald would partner with the film production team Altitude, who are behind the *award-winning & controversially acclaimed Amy Winehouse film "Amy" , on a new documentary film based on Whitney Houston's life and death


The film, "Whitney," premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and will be released internationally in theatres on July 6, 2018 add something


Pink (singer) - Although sick with influenza, Pink sang the United States national anthem before the 2018 Super Bowl, a dream she had since, as a child, seeing Whitney Houston sing at Super Bowl XXV in 1991


Kevin Macdonald (director) - He is making a Whitney Houston documentary which is due to be released theatrically in 2018


Whitney Blake - R&B and Pop singer, Whitney Houston was named after Blake, as stated in the 2018 documentary "Whitney"


Dee Dee Warwick - The 2018 documentary film "Whitney", directed by Kevin Macdonald, included allegations that Warwick had sexually molested the young Whitney Houston when Whitney was between seven and nine years old


John Cena - On January 11, 2018, it was announced that he would be hosting the *awards ceremony again on March 24, 2018, becoming the third host behind Whitney Houston, and Rosie O'Donnell to host the ceremony back to back years


Jennifer Hudson - On January 27, 2018, Clive Davis, who signed Hudson and promoted her as the new Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin following her departure from American Idol, disclosed that Hudson had been handpicked by Franklin to portray her in an upcoming bio-pic


Jennifer Hudson - On January 27, 2018, Clive Davis, who signed Hudson and promoted her as the new Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin following her departure from American Idol, disclosed that Hudson had been handpicked by Franklin to portray her in an upcoming bio-pic