Tag: Whitney Houston

15-Feb

This Day In Music, February 15th

On this day in 1986: Whitney Houston started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “How Will I Know.” It was released on November 22, 1985 by Arista Records as the album’s third single. Composed by George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam, the song was originally intended for singer Janet Jackson, but she […]

09-Jan

This Day In Music, January 9th

On this day in 1988: Whitney Houston scored her 6th consecutive #1 song in the U.S. with ‘So Emotional’. It was released as the third single from her second studio album ‘Whitney’ (1987) on October 12, 1987 by Arista Records. The song was written by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly. Billy Steinberg also wrote Madonna’s ‘Like […]

14-Dec

This Day In Music, December 14th

On this day in 1980: Six days after his murder, Yoko Ono called on fans to observe ten minutes of silence in memory of John Lennon. 30,000 gathered outside St George’s Hall in Liverpool, while nearly 100,000 attended a memorial in New York City’s Central Park. On this day in 1985: Whitney Houston scored her […]

26-Oct

This Day In Music, October 26th

On this day in 1985: Whitney Houston went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Saving All My Love For You’, also a #1 hit in the U.K. It was written by Michael Masser and Gerry Goffin with arrangement by Gene Page. It was originally a minor hit for Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. […]

05-Oct

This Day In Music, October 5th

On this day in 1987: Whitney Houston was enjoying her second and final week at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Didn’t We Almost Have It All” the second single from her second album ‘Whitney.’ Originally, another song was to be released as the second single, “For the Love of You”, but Arista Records […]

26-Sep

This Day In Music, September 26th

On this day in 1987: Michael Jackson started a six-week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart with ‘Bad’. Released nearly five years after Jackson’s previous studio album, ‘Thriller’, ‘Bad’ produced five U.S. #1s, “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You”, “Bad”, “The Way You Make Me Feel”, “Man in the Mirror” and “Dirty Diana”, […]

27-Aug

This Day In Music, August 27th

On this day in 1988: George Michael went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Monkey.’ “Monkey” became George Michael’s sixth solo single reaching #1 in the US, and the fourth single to do so from the ‘Faith’ album. George Michael joined Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston as three artists who all had four […]

27-Jun

This Day In Music, June 27th

On this day in 1987: Whitney Houston became the first women in U.S. history to enter the album chart at #1 with ‘Whitney’. She also became the first woman to top the singles chart with four consecutive releases when ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ hit #1. The album produced five Top 10 U.S. singles. Whitney’s first […]

13-Jun

This Day In Music, June 13th

On this day in 1987:  Whitney Houston started a six-week run at #1 on the U.K. album chart with her second LP ‘Whitney.’ With this album, Houston set various records on the U.S. charts. Houston became the first female artist, to debut at #1 with an album and its first four singles, ‘I Wanna Dance […]

11-Jun

This Day In Music, June 11th

On this day in 1988: Nelson Mandella’s 70th birthday tribute took place at Wembley Stadium, London featuring Whitney Houston, Phil Collins, Dire Straits, Stevie Wonder, George Michael, Simple Minds, The Eurythmics ,, Tracy Chapman, and UB40. The event was broadcast live on BBC2 to 40 different countries with an estimated audience of 1 billion.

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