Remembering Whitney - The greatest voice of our time. Share your memories at http://www.whitneyhouston.com/
31 years ago today, Whitney achieved her second Billboard Hot 100 #1 single with "How Will I Know." Produced by Narada Michael Walden, the song received positive reviews worldwide and the video gave her exposure on MTV where it won Best Female Video at the 1986 MTV Video Music Awards. It appears as a remix on her 2000 Whitney: The Greatest Hits album.
32 Years Ago Today (February 14, 1985), Arista Records released the debut album of a young female singer named Whitney Houston. Everyone had high hopes for her but no one could have predicted the worldwide stardom and icon status she would achieve over the course of her career. The album topped the Billboard album charts for 14 weeks, generated three Number One singles and has sold over 25 million copies worldwide. Happy Valentine's Day.
Continuing with Grammy Week - here is Whitney in the press room backstage at the 42nd Recording Academy / GRAMMYs after winning Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for the song "It's Not Right But It's Okay," which she also performed on the show. The ceremony was held on February 23, 2000 in Los Angeles, California.
Continuing Grammy Week - 1994 was a banner year for Whitney as she earned 3 Grammy Awards in one night at the 36th Annual Recording Academy / GRAMMYs Awards, held again in New York City at Radio City Music Hall on March 1. All the Grammys she won that night were for The Bodyguard - Record of The Year ("I Will Always Love You"), Album of the Year (Bodyguard soundtrack) and Best Pop Performance, Female ("I Will Always Love You"). Here is Whitney pictured in the press room after winning.
Continuing Grammy Week – Whitney won her second Grammy on March 2, 1988 for Best Pop Performance, Female for the song “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me).” The ceremony was held in New York City at Radio City Music Hall, which was a rare occurrence for the Recording Academy / GRAMMYs. Whitney was presented the award by Anita Baker and Robbie Robertson that night.
It's Grammy week. Here is Whitney when she received her first Recording Academy / GRAMMYs Award, for "Best Pop Performance, Female" for the song "Saving All My Love For You." The ceremony was held on February 25, 1986 at The Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall in Los Angeles, Calfornia. The award was presented to her by her cousin Dionne Warwick and Julian Lennon. She was 22 years old.