Whitney Houston to perform in
SHANGHAI, China - Singer and actress Whitney Houston will make her debut
China concert appearance with a July 22 show in Shanghai.
"Whitney has said that China is her favorite country, so it will definitely
be an emotional show," chief sponsors Shanghai Wenguang News and Media Group
said in a news release.
Houston, 40, is widely known in Asia for her rendition of "I Will Always
Love You," from the 1992 movie "The Bodyguard."
The Grammy Award winner entered a drug rehabilitation center in March but
was given a lifetime achievement award at the Women's World Awards earlier
this month in Germany.
Backed by China's highest family incomes, Shanghai has recently hosted shows
by acts ranging from Mariah Carey to aging British hard rockers Deep Purple
and Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli.
American boy band Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears are also planning China
21 JUNE 2004