Women's World Award...
Whitney Houston & Dionne Warwick to be honored for
their lifetime achievements
The first WOMEN’S WORLD AWARDS 2004 laureates have been
announced. President Mikhail Gorbachev will present Whitney Houston, 40, and
Dionne Warwick, 63, with the “World Artist Award Lifetime Achievement” for
their lifework at the WORLD AWARDS gala on June 9, at the CCH Hamburg. Both
artists have confirmed that they will personally accept the award in
Dionne Warwick’s first reaction: “It is a special honor for me to receive
this award. After the worldwide success of the WORLD AWARDS over the past
years I am especially happy to be among the first women to receive this
Georg Kindel, Chairman and Founder of the WORLD AWARDS: “Whitney Houston und
Dionne Warwick have influenced the music world like few others. Over the
years their support for humanitarian concerns, in particular their active
involvement in the ongoing battle against AIDS as well as their sustained
support of children’s initiatives convinced the WORLD AWARDS Committee to
present both with this prestigious award”.
In her career spanning over 18 years Whitney Houston has sold more than 170
million recordings, including more than 120 million albums. With her album,
“Whitney”, she became the first woman to enter the US charts at Number 1.
She is the only artist to have had 7 consecutive No. 1 hits in the US
charts. She has received six Grammys and 21 American Music Awards. Her films
such as the worldwide blockbuster “Bodyguard” with Kevin Costner have been
With her “Whitney Houston Foundation for Kids“ she actively supports the
rights of children as well as supporting many other social and humanitarian
initiatives. This will be one of the few public appearances that Ms Houston
will make this year.
Dionne Warwick, Whitney Houston’s cousin, has been one of the stars of the
popular music for more than 40 years. She has had over 60 hits in the US
charts and was the first Afro-American woman to receive a Grammy in 1968.
She has played an active role for many years in the American Music
Industry’s battle against AIDS. Dionne donated the earnings of her million
selling hit “That’s What Friends Are For” to AIDS research. As a “U.S.
Ambassador for Health” she actively supports a better health system in the
United States and since 2002 has been a United Nations “Goodwill
Günter Stampf, TV-Executive Producer at WORLD AWARDS: “The presentation of
the award to these two superstars will be one of the highlights of the
27 MAY 2004