July 29, 2009
Whitney Houston’s Comeback is Almost Here!
After seven years out of the industry, Whitney Houston is planning a major comeback. Over the last few years she has dealt with a range of problems, from legal issues, to drugs, to Bobby Brown. But now she wants everyone to know that she’s back and better than ever with a new album, set to be released on August 31, 2009.
Houston’s new record is entitled, I Look to You, and she has teamed up with some major stars, including Alicia Keys and Akon, who will be featured in one of the songs. It is a long-awaited and highly anticipated album, but if she has played her cards right, Houston’s comeback will be smooth and swift. Well-known producer Clive Davis is behind the album, so hopefully it will not disappoint!
The album will be her seventh, and perhaps not the last (well, actually, depending on how it is…). The last record she made— not including her Christmas album, One Wish: The Holiday Album—was called Just Whitney. It was fairly successful, peaking at #9 on the U.S. Billboard top 200 album list. She released four singles from the album: “One of Those Days,” “Whatchulookinat,” “Love That Man,” and “Try it On My Own.” They peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at 72, 96, –, and 84, respectively.
Houston is credited as one of the world’s top-selling artists. In her career she has managed to sell over 140 million albums worldwide (54 million in the United States alone). She is also considered by many to be one of the greatest singers of all time. If you’ve ever watched shows like American Idol or other talent competitions, the people who attempt to match or surpass Houston’s songs and vocals inevitably fail, and they fail big time.
Whitney Houston is also one of the few singers who made the transition from singer to actor fairly well. She acted in three feature films, which were all successful in the box office. If we’re being honest, The Bodyguard (Mick Jackson, 1992) is one of my guilty pleasure movies. The music is some of her most famous (including the infamous cover of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You”), and she looked amazing. She was also in Waiting to Exhale and The Preacher’s Wife with Denzel Washington. Those were major roles and she executed them successfully.
With the names she has partnered with and her vocals, the expectations run high. It is time for her return to grace and I can’t wait to see how the album turns out!
Posted by Shaane at 11:14 am