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Remembering Whitney on what would have been her 49th Birthday today



“Whitney Houston was a laser beam … She always gave me better than what I asked for in the studio” – David Foster.


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David Foster Remembers Whitney Houston



The producer describes working with the magic of Whitney’s voice

By Rolling Stone
March 3, 2012 12:00 AM ET

I met Kevin Costner by chance up in Vancouver. He said, “I’m doing this new project – would you be interested in doing the music for it?” And of course, I said yes. When we started working on The Bodyguard, Quincy Jones took me to lunch and said to me, “This is the most important project of your career.” I don’t know how he knew, but he was right.

The song was originally supposed to be “What Becomes of the Broken Hearted.” I tried to demo it twice, and I played it for Whitney both times, but my heart wasn’t in it. She was like, “Uh, I don’t know.” I called Kevin and said, “I think we should find another song.” The next day, he said, “What about ‘I Will Always Love You?'”


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Album Review: Whitney Houston’s ‘I Look to You’ – in stores October 31th

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From Los Angeles Times:

Certain voices stand like monuments upon the landscape of 20th century pop, defining the architecture of their times, sheltering the dreams of millions and inspiring the climbing careers of countless imitators. Whitney Houston owns one of those voices.

When she was at her best, nothing could match her huge, clean, cool mezzo-soprano — not Madonna’s canny chirp, not Bono’s stone church wail nor Bruce Springsteen’s ramshackle growl. No, it was Houston who best embodied the feminine but gym-toned, black-inspired but aspirationally post-racial sound of global crossover pop. Like a Trump skyscraper, Houston the singer was as showily dominant as corporate capitalism itself.

Then, like many a glorious edifice, Houston’s voice fell into disrepair...

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David Foster and Friends U.S. and Canadian Tour Dates Announced

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NEW YORK – (Business Wire) Famed musical showman, producer and songwriter David Foster and some of his talented friends will be embarking on a 10-city tour of “David Foster and Friends” starting in Chicago on October 21st, including stops in New York, Boston, LA, Vancouver, Miami and other markets, it was confirmed today by Warner Bros. Records. In addition to such artists as Philip Bailey from the chart-topping Earth, Wind and Fire, Oprah protégé Charice, Chicago’s Peter Cetera and American Idol’s Michael Johns, fans can expect surprise visits at every show.

Foster, who has an unparalleled four-decade career producing, writing, discovering and nurturing some of the greatest talents in music, has added a special event to the “Foster and Friends Show” – a HIT MAN Talent Searc...

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Whitney Houston is Coming Back

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New Whitney Houston Album Set for September Release
Management confirms the diva is back this fall with a new material

From softpedia.com:

Talk of a new album from one of the best-selling female performers of all times, Whitney Houston, has been going strong since the beginning of the year, but it’s just now that anything official is made public. “Undefeated,” Whitney’s comeback album, will hit music stores worldwide on September 1, her record label tells People magazine.

“Houston’s seventh studio album – rumored to be titled ‘Undefeated’ – will include the Diane Warren-penned ‘I Didn’t Know My Own Strength’.” People writes, citing speculation in the US and international media...

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Whitney Houston new single confirmed

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From Vibe.com:

Rumors of Whitney Houston’s return have been swirling for years. Now, Diane Warren, the songwriter behind Houston’s comeback single, has the goods. “The song is called ‘I Didn’t Know My Own Strength’,” Warren told an audience at the Experience Music Project’s annual Pop Conference in Seattle on Friday. “Whitney’s back. Big time.”
Warren said she wrote the song specifically for Houston. “I tried to get inside her head,” Warren said about the track, which Houston performed at Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammy Gala on February 7. “Strength” will be featured on the 45-year-old singer’s seventh solo album, and will be produced by famed hitmaker David Foster. The still-untitled project has been speculated as a 2009 release, but that date is not confirmed...

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Interview: Bringing Whitney Houston Back

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by Parade.com

Move over Britney, Whitney Houston is ready to take the title of comeback queen. And David Foster, the legendary hit-maker for stars ranging from Barbra Streisand and Celine Dion to Madonna and Michael Jackson, is finally talking about his reunion with the superstar.

Foster collaborated with Houston on the blockbuster soundtrack single “I Will Always Love You.” He knows fans are wondering if she’s ready to resume her hugely successful career after years battling her personal demons.

Q: You and Whitney are finally together again. How is she doing?

David Foster: I was in the studio with her last week. She’s in great shape and she looks good. We have this fantastic song that Diane Warren wrote and we went in and recorded it. It went really well...

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Foster and Whitney together again

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According to Mtv.com Clive David said Whitney Houston “is going into the lab with hitmaker David Foster next week to record a ballad called “I Didn’t Know My Own Strength.”

Whitney Houston Rehearses For Comeback At Clive Davis Grammy Party
By Shaheem Reid – MTV.com

BEVERLY HILLS, California — Every year on Grammy Awards weekend, Clive Davis puts his stamp on the artist he feels will be the next blue-chip performer under his wing. The nod has become almost as important as winning a Grammy itself. This year, however, Davis’ biggest splash will be an act he discovered decades ago: Whitney Houston.

“She’s rehearsing around 9 p.m. tonight,” Davis said on Thursday afternoon, during practices for his legendary extravaganza at the Beverly Hilton...

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Audio interview: David to work with Justin Timberlake and Whitney Houston

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From Oprah.com:

For the past 35 years, David Foster has written and produced some of the most beloved songs of artists such as Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand and Earth, Wind and Fire. Gayle King talks with the 14-time Grammy winner about his career and future projects.

David says songwriting has been a part of his life since his days in junior high band. As a member of the 1970s band Skylark, David was introduced to the Los Angeles music scene, and after his band broke up, he became a sought-after producer and songwriter. “Most everything I wrote … I wrote with somebody else, so I like to think of myself as having good hands and so I can be good hands for anybody who wants to write a song,” he says.

From producing hit songs like Whitney Houston’s version of “I Will Always Love You” t...

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