[ OFFICIAL FAN CLUB NEWS ]  [ MTV NEWS - WHITNEY SITE ]  [ TV APPEARANCES ]   [ BULLETIN BOARD ]


UK...

The World Music Awards 2004 will air in the UK on 9 October 2004, at 14:55.  Whitney Houston performed a medley of 'I Believe In You And Me' and 'I Will Always Love You' on the show.

[Thanks Rachel J.]


NEWSFILE: 26 SEPTEMBER 2004
 


Sales Update...

An update on Whitney Houston's sales in the US for the week ending 19 September 2004 according to Neilson Soundscan:

1. Whitney: The Greatest Hits (Album): 961 (885)
2. The Bodyguard: 369 (316)
3. Just Whitney...: 191 (193)
4. Whitney: The Greatest Hits (Video): 167 (152)
5. Whitney Houston: 159 (152)
6. The Preacher's Wife: 131 (173)
7. My Love is Your Love (Album): 129 (126)
8. Whitney: 126 (111)
9. The Star Spangled Banner: 64 (45)
10. I'm Your Baby Tonight (Album): 30 (15)
11. One Wish: The Holiday Album: 12 (34)

[Thanks Jim R.]


NEWSFILE: 23 SEPTEMBER 2004
 


Whitney Houston Performance...

A new gallery of pictures from Whitney Houston's World Music Awards performance (Wednesday night, Las Vegas) can be found here.  The gallery also includes screen captures of the performance.

[Special Thanks Steve S.]


Houston...

[From Liz Smith's Syndicated Column/New York Newsday]

Houston, We've Got No Problem

THERE ISN'T MUCH in popular culture, or what I see on TV, that moves me in a positive way. But Whitney Houston at Wednesday night's "World Music Awards" was breathtaking. She looked like a goddess. She moved like a goddess, and when she opened her mouth to sing "I Believe in You" and "I Will Always Love You," she was the Whitney of old, with perhaps more poignancy. She seems to have more grace, as well as a palpable gratitude for having survived her travails and being able to stand there at all. (Whitney's classy appearance was followed by Anna Nicole Smith making a presentation. Courtney Love also was at this show. Let's try to imagine a conversation between Smith and Love!)


Whitney & Clive...

Undercover Music News reports on the news that Whitney Houston will shortly begin working on a new album under the guidance of Clive Davis.  The report features a photograph of Whitney and Clive together.  Undercover Music News: Whitney Houston Back With Clive Davis


Celine's Admiration...

[From Ireland Online]

Whitney Back On Form

Celine Dion led the applause after troubled singer Whitney Houston's triumphant performance at Wednesday night's World Music Awards.

The soul diva performed a medley of her hits at the Las Vegas event and was given a standing ovation by the crowd - just months after being treated for drug problems in rehab.

Dion, who was at the awards to pick up the Diamond Award for selling more than 100 million albums, said of Houston: "I admire her tremendously and I don't think anyone will take her place."

Celine Halts Press Conference...

[From The Mirror]

CELINE DION

AND the award for most cringe worthy performance goes to... Canadian crooner Celine Dion.

During a press conference, silly Celine halted proceedings so she could hear troubled diva Whitney Houston sing.

As Whitney belted out I Will Always Love You, dotty Dion got down on her hands and knees, tears welling in her eyes, and said: "I just want to say how amazing Whitney is. She's had such a difficult life."

And then, if all that wasn't quite enough, Celine was joined prostrate on the carpet by fellow "eccentric" Courtney Love.

Ladies... clapping really would have been sufficient.


NEWSFILE: 17 SEPTEMBER 2004
 


Whitney Houston Stuns...

Citing her as being 'Curvy and flushed with colour', Sky News reports on the World Music Awards and Whitney Houston is their lead story. 

Much of the world's entertainment press featuring prominent lead stories on Whitney Houston's performance 


Red Carpet Commentary...

Entertainment Tonight feature this short video that has Kelly Clarkson, Clive Davis and Alicia Keys talking about Whitney Houston's performance scheduled for later that evening.

[Thanks Sylwia]


Not A Comeback...

[From Chicago Sun Times]

ON "ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT" this evening, anchor Mark Steines interviews embattled diva Whitney Houston and legendary record producing mogul Clive Davis, who is credited with making her a superstar in the music world. They talked about how they will be collaborating again on an upcoming album.

Whitney refused to give any details about the new project, but asked that it not be called a "comeback."

"I decided to take my time and live my life and raise my daughter. So, to my family, I've never gone anywhere," she tells ET.

Whitney dedicated a song to her mentor Davis at the World Music Awards in Vegas on Wednesday. Insiders say it was Clive who encouraged -- or forced -- Whitney to go into a rehab program to clean up her act.

"Is Whitney independent? Does she have a strong will? Does she have her own personality? Without question," Davis says. "We've always had an unbelievable chemistry."

[From 'Stella's Column']


Closer To Reality...

Associated Press reports on the Bravo deal with Bobby Brown to record a reality show set to air in 2005.  See also the Boston Herald report.


NEWSFILE: 16 SEPTEMBER 2004
 


Performance...

[Associated Press Report]

WHITNEY HOUSTON PERFORMING AT WORLD MUSIC AWARDS

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Whitney Houston's just been added to tonight's World Music Awards. The announcement didn't come until this afternoon that Houston would sing a medley of "I Believe in You and Me" and "I Will Always Love You." She'll be part of the tribute to record industry executive Clive Davis, who's getting a lifetime achievement award. A-B-C will broadcast the show live from Las Vegas.

[Thanks Edwin]


Whitney Houston Interview...

Entertainment Tonight reports that they will interview Whitney Houston tonight.  The interview took place in Las Vegas ahead of Whitney's performance at the World Music Awards.

Read excepts of the interview in this Entertainment Tonight report.

Click Here to see a two minute video preview of the interview.



Is Whitney Back?...

In his report published today, Fox News' Roger Friedman speculates about Whitney Houston's return and gets a little ahead of himself with predictions for multiple Grammy nominations in 2006.  Read Is Whitney Back? Ask Clive.


Together Again...

[From Liz Smith's Syndicated Column/New York Newsday]

FLASH! TOGETHER AGAIN! I do mean producer supreme Clive Davis and his most glittering discovery, Whitney Houston. Tonight in Las Vegas, where Clive accepts an honor at The World Music Awards, he and Houston are set to announce that they will work on a new album - their first in five years. This is fantastic. The original Clive-Whitney combo has gone down in the music-biz history books of unprecedented sales, hits, airplay. May they never part.


Bravo...

Bravo today confirmed they have teamed up with B2 Entertainment and Brownhouze Entertainment for the reality show, Being Bobby Brown, set to air in the second quarter of 2005.

Read Bravo Partners With B2 Entertainment And Brownhouze Entertainment For 'Being Bobby Brown'


NEWSFILE: 15 SEPTEMBER 2004
 


World Music Awards Performance...

[From ET Online]

WHITNEY HOUSTON TO PERFORM AT WMA
September 14, 2004

Vocal diva WHITNEY HOUSTON is scheduled to perform at Wednesday night's World Music Awards as a tribute to her mentor and industry father, music mogul/producer CLIVE DAVIS. Airing live from Las Vegas at 9 p.m. EST on ABC, the World Music Awards are presented annually to the world's top-selling recording artists in various countries around the globe -- an honor determined solely by record sales and, ultimately, the fans. Last year's winners include NORAH JONES, EMINEM and DIXIE CHICKS. In 1994, Whitney received the Legend Award in recognition of her global success and outstanding contributions to the music industry.


Whitney To Perform...

[From Platinum Club Website]

Whitney To Perform At World Music Awards

Whitney is set to perform at the World Music Awards tomorrow night. She will perform as a tribute to Clive Davis. The awards will be broadcast live from Las Vegas at 9 p.m. EST on ABC. Be sure to tune in!


NEWSFILE: 14 SEPTEMBER 2004
 


Seventeen Is Sixty...

[Elites TV Report]

Houston Remembers Seventeen Big Break

WHITNEY HOUSTON thrilled the editors of teen magazine SEVENTEEN when she sent them a special note to commemorate the glossy's 60th birthday.

The soul diva recalled making her debut in the publication when she was just 17 back in December 1980 and editors back then gave her a big break.

Houston remembers, 'Before I became a professional singer, I was a model and Seventeen gave me one of my first breaks. There were not many African-American models at the time and I will always be grateful to Seventeen for including me.'

Supermodel TYRA BANKS also recalls getting her big break in the magazine, appearing in a staged barbecue shoot with CAMERON DIAZ, and the magazine has received other starry birthday greetings from SARAH JESSICA PARKER, BRITTANY MURPHY and LINDSAY LOHAN.

(KL/SV/GES) WENN


Artist Collection...

The Whitney Houston Artist Collection CD is due for US release on 12 October 2004 according to VH1.

[Thanks Dzemil S.]


Sales Update...

An update on Whitney Houston's sales in the US for the week ending 5 September 2004 according to Neilson Soundscan:

1. Whitney: The Greatest Hits (Album): 934 (911)
2. The Bodyguard: 310 (346)
3. Whitney Houston: 168 (163)
4. ...Just Whitney: 153 (194)
5. The Preacher's Wife: 148 (131)
6. The Greatest Hits (Video): 146 (140)
7. Whitney: 115 (104)
8. My Love is Your Love (Album): 109 (113)
9. The Star Spangled Banner: 53 (69)
10. One Wish - The Holiday Album: 13 (8)
11. Itís Not Right But Itís Okay: 13 (9)
12. I'm Your Baby Tonight (Album): 13 (40)

[Thanks Jim R.]
 


NEWSFILE: 10 SEPTEMBER 2004
 


Seventeen...

Whitney Houston's letter to Seventeen magazine commemorating its sixtieth birthday is published on the October 2004 issue and reads as follows:

Happy Birthday Wishes To Seventeen!

I will always hold a special place in my heart for this magazine. Before I became a professional singer, I was a model and Seventeen gave me one of my first breaks. There were not many African-American models at the time and I will always be grateful to Seventeen for including me.

Peace, Whitney

Further along in the magazine, Whitney is shown on the cover from 1981.  Next to it is a picture from Divas Duets and has commentary stating Whitney has sold over 120 million records and that her ninth US CD is in the works.

[Thanks Karly]


NEWSFILE: 9 SEPTEMBER 2004
 


Sales Update...

An update on Whitney Houston's sales in the US for the week ending 29 August 2004 according to Neilson Soundscan:

1. The Greatest Hits (Album): 911 (959)- 1.425 million
2. The Bodyguard: 346 (305) - 11.756 million
3. Just Whitney: 194 (218) - 723,700
4. The Greatest Hits (Video): 140 (178) - 116,085
5. The Preacher's Wife: 131 (166)- 2.438 million
6. Whitney Houston: 163 (144)- 991,930
7. My Love is Your Love (Album): 113 (156)- 2.739 million
8. Whitney: 104 (110)- 942,785
9. The Star Spangled Banner: 69 (63)- 1.214 million
10. I'm Your Baby Tonight (Album): 40 (44)- 1.726 million

[Thanks Jim R.]


NEWSFILE: 1 SEPTEMBER 2004
 

NEWSFILE ARCHIVES

Classic Whitney Mailing
List Subscription

subscribe    

 

Buy Whitney CDs From EIL.COM

Arista Army

Rolling Stone's Whitney Houston Section

n a v i g a t e  c l a s s i c  w h i t n e y
HOME
Introduction
Biography
FAQ

Webrings
INFORMATION
Newsfile
Archive
Newsfile Reports
Awards // Records
Sales Statistics
Current Tour Info
MUSIC
Albums // Singles
Chart Log
Lyrics
Videography
Tours
Audio // Video
MOVIES
The Bodyguard
Waiting To Exhale
The Preacher's Wife
Cinderella
New Movie Projects
Movie Index
IMAGE GALLERY
Album Covers
Singles Covers
Magazines
Whitney Live
Videos
Listed Galleries
INTERVIEWS//REVIEWS
Interviews & Articles
Music Reviews
Movie Reviews
WHITNEY'S WEB
Links
Arista
W H Foundation
Fan Club
COMMUNICATE
Discussion Forum
Mailing List
ICQ
Chat Room
Webmaster
Email Manish

www.classicwhitney.com - Copyright Notice & Disclaimer