[13][14] With sales of over 22 million copies, Whitney Houston is one of the best selling albums of all-time.[15][16][17]. The Billboard Music Awards, based on Billboard magazine's year-end charts, was not held before 1990. Upon the album's debut, the critical receptions of Whitney were mixed. Nor does this talented song stylist and Grammy winner take risks and try something just a little daring. The album entered the Billboard 200 at No. "[24] Brad Wete, on a feature article to celebrate for Vibe magazine's 15th anniversary in September 2008, wrote "never before has an African-American woman earned such crossover appeal so early in her career. [72] In 1988, Whitney was certified 6× Platinum[A] by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and 7× Platinum for shipments of 700,000 copies of the album by the Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA), respectively. BRAVO is the largest teen magazine within the German-language sphere. [32][76][77] In November 2006, Whitney was ranked number forty-seven for sales of 2.2 million, making it her biggest-selling album in the UK, on list of "100 Best Selling Albums of All Time in the UK" announced by The Official UK Charts Company. "[72], In 2000, Geoff Mayfield of Billboard magazine, on his column, criticized the NARAS for their vague application of criteria, commenting that "the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences need again to rewrite its definition of [new artists]. But he expressed a little disappointment about undistinguished pop-soul tunes, commenting "many of the songs here are so featureless they could be sung by anyone. [78][79], In 1985, "How Will I Know" was released as the third single officially. Most of critics admitted the commercial value of the album, but were critical because its standard pattern followed the predecessor's winning formula and the materials failed to reveal Houston's individuality. [10][45] It was certified 6× platinum for shipments of 1,800,000 units of the album by the British Phonographic Industry(BPI), becoming the fifth best-selling album of 1986. It was released on February 14, 1985, by Arista Records. By Good Morning America Kanye West is again sparking controversy, this time for the cover art for "Daytona," an album he produced for rapper, Pusha T. According to Pusha, West paid $85,000 to use a 2006 photo of Whitney Houston 's bathroom, filled with what appears to be drug paraphernalia, that was secretly taken by a family member. Her debut album, Whitney Houston (1985), yielded three number one singles in the United States, and she went on to become one of the best-selling musical performers of the 1980s… Houston was one of the show's co-hosts with, She received three nominations, of which she won two (, The album received three nominations including, Narada Michael Walden – Brushes on the Kit of Life, Bongo Bob – percussion programming, drum sampling, Preston Glass – keyboards, synth strings, percussion programming, Frank Martin – DX7, Oberheim Matrix-12, birds, Michael Gibbs – string arrangements, conductor, Michael Gibbs - string arrangements, conducting, Additional assistant engineers – Gordon Lyon - assistant engineer, Paul "Goatee" Hamingson - assistant engineer, Bill "Sweet William" Miranda - assistant engineer, Russell Sidelsky - production coordinator, This page was last edited on 9 February 2021, at 09:39. [48][49] Whitney Houston was also the 1986's top selling album in Australia, staying at number one of the Kent Music Report albums chart for 11 weeks, the longest stay by a female artist at the time. Album covers are original vintage covers. Whitney ended up recording several more covers which they will share in the upcoming record, Candid. The album and the first single, "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)," were hits worldwide, peaking at number one in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and several countries throughout Europe. The band was formed shortly after the breakup of members Max Kakacek and Julien Ehrlich's band Smith Westerns in late 2014. 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By day, he's a journalist, software trainer, … Spanning 10 tracks, the album sees Whitney … See above awards list for her #1-ranked-categories. [37] With the album taking 55 weeks to hit number one, it became the slowest climb to the top of the charts since Fleetwood Mac took fifty-eight weeks to reach the top in 1976, with the band's second eponymous album. When someone comes along and makes an impact such as Whitney has, it'll come as a big surprise to quite a few people that, according to the rules of NARAS, sometimes new isn't New. [67], In February 1986, the controversy was caused at the 28th Grammy Awards by the absence of Whitney Houston's name for the Best New Artist. WHITNEY Back in February we got the whole band together in Chicago with the idea of recording 2-3 covers to share throughout 2020. It has been carefully designed, manufactured and packaged. Whitney Houston The Bodyguard Original Soundtrack Vinyl LP Walmart Red $45.99 New I Wish You Love: More From the Bodyguard * by Whitney Houston (Vinyl, Jan-2018, 2 Discs, Arista) Whitney to perform Livestream Event on June 4th. That alone was sufficient to make her ineligible this year for best new artist according to academy criteria. "[73], The label, wanting Houston to have a solid urban fanbase first, released "You Give Good Love" as the first single. Even the album title fits in with an Arista Records custom of separating female singers—Dionne, Aretha, Carly—from their last names." That’s what all of the golden-throated diva’s … [30][31][32] The single sold 4.2 million copies world wide. [49] Robert Hilburn, in his review for Los Angeles Times, regarded the album as "another commercial blockbuster", writing that the record is "a series of highly accessible selections that will work on a variety of radio formats." What can I say? Narada Michael Walden, who produced the infectious "How Will I Know" on the first album, produced seven of the Whitney album's eleven tracks, three of which became Number 1's on Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart in 1987 and 1988. It also sold 806,000 units at the BMG Music Club as of February 2003.[60]. [7] It made her the fourth artist to achieve that feat overall, behind Elton John with Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy and Rock of the Westies, Stevie Wonder with Songs in the Key of Life and Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band with Live/1975–85. Houston performed "Saving All My Love for You" and was interviewed by Rivers. [74][75] The jazzy-pop "Saving All My Love for You" was released next and really put her on the map. [23], Whitney Houston received generally positive response from critics with praise for Houston's vocal prowess, although some criticism of the album's pop formulaic nature. [58] Billboard picked the enormous success of her debut album release on the charts as one of 110 Musical Milestones in its history. [42][43] She became also the #1 pop artist of the year. Chicago indie rockers Whitney have announced a new covers album. He claimed that "Whitney was simply an unknown vocalist making a 'cameo' appearance on just one of eight or nine songs contained in a major artist's album. Jermaine Jackson, who had emerged from the shadow of his younger brother Michael, produced three songs. The following is a list of albums by Dolly Parton, beginning in the 1960s spanning through present day.Browse through this extensive collection of Dolly’s work over the years. In the United Kingdom, it peaked at number two on the albums chart, spending 119 weeks on the chart. Narada Michael Walden came in to revise and then produce "How Will I Know". The album ranked #79 on Robert Hilburn's list,[60] #2 on Paul Grein's list and #5 on Dennis Hunt's list. Philadelphia Inquirer. [48] Dolores Barclay of The Associated Press complimented Houston on her vocal ability: "Whitney Houston has a fine instrument and uses it well. "[70], Davis, on his commentary in Billboard magazine the issue of January 18, 1986, pointed out the misapplication of the literal meaning or the board of trustees' rules, stating that "[perfectly clear] is often a matter of opinion. The album had a more pop feel than the first album. [35][36] Thanks to successive hit singles and winning at the Grammys, eventually Whitney Houston topped the Billboard 200 album chart in March 1986. The award went to Sade. And frankly, I don't have a lot of respect for N.A.R.A.S., the Grammy people's ruling system, because it's so inconsistent. [23] It took a year and a half for Jerry Griffith, then Arista's A&R chief and the one who had recommended Whitney to Davis, and Davis to amass suitable songs for the album. It received heavy airplay and can still be heard on AC stations. The album Whitney was Whitney Houston's second studio album, released in 1987. [16][17] According to the Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales data in 1991, as of 2009, the album sold over 1,038,000 copies in the United States. Appealing as this album is, Davis may never have imagined how Whitney Houston would shift tastes, pushing toward skyscraping ballads where the singer’s affectations, not the songs, were paramount -- a move that later led to hollow records, but on Whitney Houston the songs were as important as the immaculate productions. With 1.2 million copies sold there, it would become the biggest selling album by a female artist in the UK, a record that has since been broken. However, he expressed his considerable disappointment that Whitney did precious little to define the singer's vision, adding that she had a sensational voice but didn't assert much vocal character on it. 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Shura – Obsession. The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA in 1995 and is now a testament to her outstanding musical career. [37] The latter peaked at number one Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary chart for three weeks. This is based on general numbers of nomination at the Billboard Music Awards. [70] He added that "it is a conspicuous injustice that Whitney will not be getting her shot. "[73] (The official guidelines read, "for a new artist who releases, during the eligibility year, the first recording which establishes the public identity of that artist.") [29] In addition, it was certified Gold in UK, Canada, and Sweden. August 27, 1986. That natural vocal gift lay the foundation for Whitney Houston's eponymously-titled first studio album, a blend of ballads, duets, and mid-tempo dance songs. It reads: An artist is not eligible in the best new artist category if the artist had label credit or album credit, even if not as a featured artist, in a previous awards' year. I … "Didn't We Almost Have It All" performance was used as the single's promo music video later. Along with three straight number one singles from Houston's previous album, this gave the singer an unprecedented seven consecutive number one hits, surpassing the Beatles and the Bee Gees, who each had six number one consecutive hits. With her debut also selling over a million copies, this would make Houston the first female artist to have two albums sell over a million copies in the UK. Whitney Houston is the self-titled debut studio album by American singer Whitney Houston. 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From there, I went on to her debut and was knocked out even more. "[71] Finally, the NARAS nominated a-ha, Freddie Jackson, Katrina and the Waves, Julian Lennon and Sade for Best New Artist. [18][19] In addition, the album earned one nomination for Record of the Year in 1987 for "Greatest Love of All", a cover of "The Greatest Love of All", originally recorded by George Benson in 1977, ten years before and was the main theme of the boxer Muhammad Ali biopic "The Greatest" in the same year. But Green replied to him, writing "The rule that disqualified Whitney is perfectly clear. But she, like other critics, was critical of the song material on the record, commenting "There is no depth, and not much excitement. Lacey added, "Houston has a silky, rich, vibrant voice that moves between steely edges, or curls sensuously around the notes. He added that "the category has already had its twists and turns. It was released on February 14, 1985, by Arista Records. As a result, it became the first debut album – and the first album by a female artist – ever to generate three number one singles. Dolly Parton’s List of Albums Browse and preview nearly 90 albums by Dolly Parton . Whitney is the second studio album by American singer Whitney Houston, released on June 2, 1987 by Arista Records as the follow-up to her best-selling debut album, Whitney Houston.[2]. Pg G1. "[32] Liam Lacey of The Globe and Mail said the "arrangements frequently border on formulaic but such ballads as "Saving All My Love for You", "Greatest Love of All," and "Hold Me" are some of the loveliest pop singing on vinyl since the glory days of Dionne Warwick." "[70], Despite Davis' refutation, the NARAS stuck by its decision to disallow Whitney Houston from competing for best new artist in the balloting. [7][8], Whitney achieved international sales success. [30][31] It was also certified Platinum in Germany, Netherlands and Finland, respectively,[73][74][75] 2× Platinum in Switzerland, Austria and Sweden, respectively. Image Parodies-> Album Covers-> W-> Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You: The Best Of Whitney Houston by Whitney Houston (2012) Audio CD. The fifth and final single to be released off the album, "Love Will Save the Day," peaked at number nine on the Hot 100 Singles chart. [23] The soulful ballad would top the R&B chart and surprise the label by crossing over and reaching number three on the pop chart while the singer was playing at nightclubs in the United States. [28] Thanks to its strong sales and airplay across Europe, it went to top position of European Hot 100 Singles chart and remained at the summit for eight weeks. [54] On June 27, 1987 the album topped the chart and remained there for eleven consecutive weeks, the longest run among the releases that reached peak position of the year. The single was an even bigger success hitting number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. I was introduced to this album via MTV's playing of "So Emotional." We hope you enjoy it. Upon hearing that Houston would be denied the opportunity to compete in the Best New Artist category for 1985, Clive Davis, then the president of Arista Records, sent a letter of complaint to Michael Greene, the president of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), and had been told that "Whitney was banished from the circle of newcomers because she had appeared as a duet guest vocalist on one song on Jermaine Jackson's album, and one on the comeback album by Teddy Pendergrass, both in the preceding year (1984)." He was not positive of her vocals on it, commenting "What's more unsettling is that in the two years since Whitney Houston was released, the singer hasn't gotten much more expressive. Initially Davis had a hard time finding songs for her. [...] If differences of opinion arise as to the extent of identity a solo artist may have had while with a previously released group, we take a vote and abide by the majority. Albums aren't only known for their artwork, they can also be well known for an iconic piece of artwork that adorns the cover. In Japan, the album was ranked number two on list of the 1986's best-selling album by a foreign artist, with a total of 450,000 units combined sales of LP, CD and Compact Cassette, only behind Madonna's True Blue. [23] It became another number one single for Houston, topping the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart and Hot Black Singles chart respectively. Jon Pareles of The New York Times criticized something as formulaic on the album, stating that: "Whitney plays everything safe. [59], At the 28th Grammy Awards in 1986, Whitney Houston received four nominations—Album of the Year, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Saving All My Love for You", Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for "You Give Good Love" and Best Rhythm & Blues Song for "You Give Good Love"—and won Houston's first Grammy, Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female. Records included in some cases. [46][47] In Canada, the album reached the top spot on the albums chart and remained there for 17 weeks to become the longest stay at the summit by a female artist. As a result of massive popularity across Europe, the album topped the European Hot 100 Albums chart for eight weeks in 1987. Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone. [13][14], The album was successful worldwide. * Sales figures based on certification alone.^ Shipments figures based on certification alone. Mar 7, 1986, Page 48. They released their debut album, Light Upon the Lake, in June 2016 and have toured internationally. [77] With her first number one, Houston began appearing on high-profile talk shows and became the opening act for Jeffrey Osborne and Luther Vandross. The album features five top 10 hits on the US Billboard Hot 100, which also became international hits. In 1986, at the 28th Grammy Awards, Whitney Houston received four nominations; including Album of the Year[18] and won one, Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female for her song "Saving All My Love for You". They also praised her vocals as follows: "Houston's voice sounds good, real good. Budgeted at $200,000, it finally cost almost $400,000. [40] It also spent a 46 weeks in the top 10, equalling Carole King's record with Tapestry. It was 1987's third best-selling album in the UK, behind Michael Jackson's Bad and U2's The Joshua Tree, and was ranked number six on list of "The Best-Selling Albums of the 1980s in UK". 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