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Sir Stefwhit
Jun 4th, 2009, 03:10 PM
I created this thread at a happy time in her life and career. Whitney was making her comeback with her 2009 album 'i look to you'. No one moved my soul quite like Whitney. Her voice had a transformative effect on me and I miss her dearly.

Since this is the official Whitney Houston thread- feel free to add to this thread any news, tributes, favorite videos- or anything else of Whitney you want.
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LATEST NEWS (updated 01-09-13)

CBS Special Examines Night Whitney Houston Died And Its Impact On The Grammys
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/02/07/cbs-special-examines-night-whitney-houston-died-and-its-impact-on-the-grammys/

Whitney Houston's wax in the Madame Tussauds of New York
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.549029728461019.126398.137919866238676&type=1

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From one of Whitney's closes childhood friends, business partner, and long time confidant.

From Robyn Crawford

I met her when she was 16. It was at a summer job. I was working at a community center in East Orange, New Jersey, and she was working just like the rest of us. She was there to work. She introduced herself as "Whitney Elizabeth Houston," and I knew right away she was special. Not a lot of people introduced themselves with their middle names back then. She had peachy colored skin and she didn't look like anyone I'd ever met in East Orange, New Jersey.

She was nothing like the Whitney Houston she became but at the same time she was already there. She knew, and so did everyone around her. She was doing shows in Manhattan with her mother, and she'd change her clothes in the car and get on stage and do her thing. She hadn't signed her contract yet. But she was modeling for Wilhelmina because she was discovered on the street. She was walking in front of Carnegie Hall and someone walked up to her and said, "There's a modeling agency upstairs that's looking for someone just like you." She walked upstairs and they signed her. That's what it was like, that's what she gave off. She looked like an angel. When my mother first met her, she laughed and said, "You look like an angel, but I know you're not." And she wasn't. But she looked like one.

She chose the life she lived, and she chose it from the beginning. She knew the life better than anyone. Her mother was Cissy Houston, and she had been on the road with Dionne Warwick. She got her chops singing in church, and her mother said to her, "You know, you can always sing for free. You can always sing in church. You don't have to choose the professional life." But she chose because she'd been chosen. Some people sing just because. She was never like that. She had to put on her gear. She knew it was going to be a job and that's how she treated it. Once she committed to something, she finished it. Not long after I met her, she said, "Stick with me, and I'll take you around the world." She always knew where she was headed.

And we went around the world. I was her assistant and then her executive assistant and then her creative director. I was her point person for the day-to-day. I traveled all around the world first-class and anyone who ever worked for her will tell you her checks never bounced. You knew she was going to take care of you. She wasn't going to be in a five-star hotel while you were in a two. I flew the Concorde the way some people ride the bus. She shared the fruits, and she changed a lot of lives. The record company, the band members, her family, her friends, me — she fed everybody. Deep down inside that's what made her tired.

It was never easy. She never left anything undone. But it was hard. The Bodyguard was great when it was done, but it was a lot of work. She did the movie, she did the music, she did everything — and when she was done, she was done. She nailed it. The music supervisor brought her Linda Ronstadt's version of "I Will Always Love You" way before Kevin Costner brought Dolly Parton's version — and she always knew what she could do with it. So when Kevin came in and played it for her and told her he wanted her to sing it for the movie, she said, "Fine." She wasn't much for showing off what she had, except when she had to.

I always compare her performance of that song with a great athlete hitting his peak — with Michael Jordan in the playoffs. It was the absolute pinnacle of what she could do, of what anyone could do — and then she had to keep on doing it. Everybody wanted to hear her sing that song, and so she sang it. It didn't matter whether she had a cold, or wasn't in good voice; she had to deliver it, and she had it arranged so she could deliver every last note. And even if the note wasn't there, the feeling was. A lot of her songs were like that. They were a lot to deliver, but she delivered them every note, every time.

It's so strange that she died when she did. February was her month. Her first album was released on Valentine's Day, right around the time of the Grammys, right around the time of Clive Davis's party. It was an orchestrated thing. She was Clive's girl, his great discovery. And she died right before Valentine's Day, right before the Grammys, right before Clive's party. Of course, she was going. I don't know if she was singing, I don't know what kind of pressure she was putting on herself. But she was going, that's for damned sure.

People thought they had to protect her. She hated that. And that's what people don't understand: She was always the one doing the driving. Someone just called and told me that the family kept Whitney from seeing her. Nobody kept Whitney from doing anything. She did what she wanted to do. When people left her or were told to leave, they could never believe that Whitney would never call them — but she never did. She was working hard to keep herself together, and I think she felt that if she admitted any feeling of sadness or weakness she would crumble. One time, back when we were young, we were out, we were partying, and I said, "Listen, I have to go. I'm tired. I can't make it." And she looked at me with her eyes wide and said, "I've got to make it."

And that was Whitney. She could not pick up the phone, and that meant it was too painful. I have never spoken about her until now. And she knew I wouldn't. She was a loyal friend, and she knew I was never going to be disloyal to her. I was never going to betray her. Now I can't believe that I'm never going to hug her or hear her laughter again. I loved her laughter, and that's what I miss most, that's what I miss already.

I'm trying not to think of the end. I'm trying not to listen to all the reports. All these people talking about drugs — well, a lot of people take drugs, and they're still around. Whitney isn't, because you never know the way the wind blows. I just hope that she wasn't in pain and that she hadn't lost hope. She gave so much to so many people; I hope that she felt loved in return. She was the action, for such a long time. She's out of the action now. I hope she can finally rest.

mirzalover
Jun 4th, 2009, 03:53 PM
I cant wait.

Bijoux0021
Jun 4th, 2009, 04:09 PM
Great! I hope she has a successful comeback.

madlove
Jun 4th, 2009, 04:26 PM
hopefully it'll be a success

Rerun
Jun 4th, 2009, 05:34 PM
I dunno, she just wasted the most beautiful soul voice of our time...

what she was able to produce with her vocal cords was amazing and almost unbelievable but was under the light what she did after and how she ruined everything

still wish for her all the best

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jun 4th, 2009, 07:57 PM
lol she's gonna go up against Mariah :tape: Mariah has her new album out in September (maybe the 2nd week). Should be interesting.

Just like the good old days, Mariah vs. Whitney :hearts:

Rerun
Jun 4th, 2009, 08:31 PM
lol she's gonna go up against Mariah :tape: Mariah has her new album out in September (maybe the 2nd week). Should be interesting.

Just like the good old days, Mariah vs. Whitney :hearts:


obviously Withney was better :p

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jun 4th, 2009, 08:49 PM
obviously Withney was better :p

Voice wise definitely (especially now with Mariah's voice :tape: ) However, I do prefer Mariah's music :o

Rerun
Jun 4th, 2009, 09:44 PM
Voice wise definitely (especially now with Mariah's voice :tape: ) However, I do prefer Mariah's music :o


well usually I don't like pop music either, but damn, what she could produce with that voice was :eek:

woosey
Jun 4th, 2009, 10:21 PM
i wonder how her voice sounds now - post drugs...

woosey
Jun 4th, 2009, 10:23 PM
is she still married? i thought they were divorced or at least not together. she still has a ring on.

ElusiveChanteuse
Jun 4th, 2009, 11:49 PM
What?! Whitney vs Mimi?! :sobbing:
I'll still buy Mimi's album no matter what.:p
Good luck Whitney. With all the hype, I'm sure it'll be a pretty successful comeback.:yeah:

volta
Jun 5th, 2009, 08:12 PM
God Akon and Swizz Beatz are the ones that are making me go :help: Stargate is also making me a bit :unsure: i swear if i hear a SO sick beat one more time ... :o anyway i just hope that this is classic Whitney we've been waiting for a good time so this better be good :(

Just Whitney wasn't as BAD as ppl were saying, i think that On My Own is still classic Nippy.

Paneru
Jun 5th, 2009, 08:59 PM
Good on Whitney for cleaning house and getting her life & career back! :yeah:
She and Clive really took their time to get it right.

Very excited even more by this news as I read both David Foster & Diane Warren
are very happy with the work they did with Whitney on this album.

BartoliBabes
Jun 5th, 2009, 10:57 PM
obviously Withney was better :p

um disagree:p

BartoliBabes
Jun 5th, 2009, 10:59 PM
goodluck whitney support ya all the way girl:)

So Disrespectful
Jun 6th, 2009, 01:32 AM
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I hope her voice is in better condition now...

Monirena Wiles
Jun 6th, 2009, 03:02 AM
It's easy to hate on Whitney. She has made a lot of mistakes and she has had a lot of bad performances, and has made a lot of bad choices. She is still a child of god and one of the most talented singers of all time. I think that is why so many people are rooting for her this time around. Her music is ok and I am not really a fan, but I wish her well. If her music is good I will support her because I love comebacks. I wonder if she will do a sit down interview and talk about everything she has been through?

supergrunt
Jun 6th, 2009, 03:06 AM
let's be honest, the voice is gone

Sir Stefwhit
Jun 6th, 2009, 05:51 AM
supergrunt- I don't think it's about Whitney trying to outdo herself or comparing her now voice to what it was back in the day. Of course Whitney's voice is not of the same caliber as it once was. She set the bar so high and no way in hell she is going to come close to that bar, but at this point in her career she doesn't have to.

It's much more important for her to come out with quality music. Maybe this time around she doesn't hit the soaring high notes and hold notes for an eternity, but instead she emotes feeling and soul. Whitney far off her mark, is still way more talented than most girls in the industry today. And let's face it, today it's not even about the voice- which is why now of day you don't have to be able to sing to make albums. I hope Whitney brings maturity and fun to her music. If she succeeds in that, then I think the project will be successful.

Count me amongst those who are wishing her well and hoping for the best.

As for that video posted- why? It's too easy to find bad performance- we all know what happened and it's a testament that drugs ruin lives.

Here's a much more positive video, a feel good video:
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ce
Jun 6th, 2009, 07:47 AM
whitney :sad:
i hope she comes back

Venus_Serena
Jun 6th, 2009, 02:10 PM
She had such a great voice ... I still love her :)

BartoliBabes
Jun 6th, 2009, 07:13 PM
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I hope her voice is in better condition now...

that vid is scary bad:sad::help:

skanky~skanketta
Jun 8th, 2009, 01:58 AM
OMG I cant wait for her album to come out! Loved Whitney from day 1 and will continue to do so.

Y'all should go to youtube and check out The Greatest Love of All, LIVE, some Arista event. AMAZE!

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 8th, 2009, 02:11 AM
I hope she comes back stronger than ever:cool:. I really miss hearing her songs on the radio aswell as the hot club mixes that always tear up the Billboard dance charts :worship:.

volta
Jun 8th, 2009, 08:34 AM
OMG i knew that that was going to be the beat from Stargate track :o they don't know how to change it's always the same old same old , SHIT :fiery: i hope none of their tracks makes the cut :sobbing:

Kart
Jun 8th, 2009, 09:05 AM
I'm looking forward to her comeback album though I think Akon is just so awful.

I do hope the songs are a decent showcase of her talents - it'll be a disappointment if she goes in the direction of Mariah that seems to whisper more than sing these days.

tonythetiger
Jun 8th, 2009, 04:43 PM
supergrunt- I don't think it's about Whitney trying to outdo herself or comparing her now voice to what it was back in the day. Of course Whitney's voice is not of the same caliber as it once was. She set the bar so high and no way in hell she is going to come close to that bar, but at this point in her career she doesn't have to.

It's much more important for her to come out with quality music. Maybe this time around she doesn't hit the soaring high notes and hold notes for an eternity, but instead she emotes feeling and soul. Whitney far off her mark, is still way more talented than most girls in the industry today. And let's face it, today it's not even about the voice- which is why now of day you don't have to be able to sing to make albums. I hope Whitney brings maturity and fun to her music. If she succeeds in that, then I think the project will be successful.

Count me amongst those who are wishing her well and hoping for the best.

As for that video posted- why? It's too easy to find bad performance- we all know what happened and it's a testament that drugs ruin lives.

Here's a much more positive video, Whitney in her prime:
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What a beautiful and poignant post. You speak the truth with perfect clarity. Thank you! I'm just glad that Whitney is in a better place and singing again. She's 45 years old, nobody should expect her to hit the notes she hit 25 years ago, but I just pray that her voice has healed to some degree and that she loves singing again.

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jun 28th, 2009, 06:10 PM
The album is called "I Look To You" right?

plantman
Jun 28th, 2009, 06:22 PM
Whitney.....:bounce:

I can hardly contain my excitement.

Here's wishing you the best in your comeback!

BartoliBabes
Jun 28th, 2009, 09:50 PM
im also very excited because i don't think whitney would come back if she wasn't fit and ready

CR3WLFC
Jun 28th, 2009, 09:51 PM
She will be performing tonight.

Monirena Wiles
Jun 28th, 2009, 11:11 PM
I have been watching the red carpet and no one has mentioned her. If she was going to be on the BET awards tonight wouldn't they announce it? A lot of people would tune in just for that. If she is there I dont think she will perform. She will probably just be a presenter or maybe she'll MC the tribute to Michael Jackson. Either way I cant wait to see her and hope she does well.

gmokb
Jun 28th, 2009, 11:25 PM
Its so funny, I have been listening to her music all day and then I came to the notice board and saw this thread.

Monirena Wiles
Jun 29th, 2009, 08:53 PM
Here's a really bad quality version of a remix to Whitney's BRAND NEW song, "Didn't Know My Own Strength".

http://www.4shared.com/file/114731047/e36aed74/Whitney_Houston_I_Didnt_Know_My_Own_Strength.html

I can't make out anything in the clip the sound is too distorted- but for those with better ears report back....I love it!! :hearts: It's not that clear but I can still hear the beat. Her vocals are a lot harder to hear but from what I can hear I like.

tonythetiger
Jun 30th, 2009, 04:47 PM
Bump!

harloo
Jun 30th, 2009, 05:14 PM
I hope Whitney's voice has improved. When she performed at the grammy party Clive Davis has annually she was completely off key. It's was just sad hearing Whitney sounding that way.

jrm
Jul 1st, 2009, 12:52 PM
'The Greatest Roll Of All'

'Saving All My Dope For You'

I Wanna Sniff With Somebody'

Cannot wait :haha:

plantman
Jul 1st, 2009, 03:23 PM
'The Greatest Roll Of All'

'Saving All My Dope For You'

I Wanna Sniff With Somebody'

Cannot wait :haha:

OMG.....:tape:

Monirena Wiles
Jul 2nd, 2009, 07:01 PM
Thank you so much for posting that!

I just found out she will be performing at Times Square in September. They announced it on Good Morning America.
Pt4nY6TKWak

volta
Jul 2nd, 2009, 08:39 PM
OK so the song is not finished yet. But DJ Vasquez got a hold of an accapella version of the song, he slowed it down and through a random beat on top of it. The beat he used was to another song and not too flattering.

SO ...a fan took what he did, drowned out his music, and created his own music and layered it with her vocals. So this WILL NOT be remotely how the song sounds- but you can get the gist of it.


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Here are the Lyrics:
…I had no where to turn I had no where to go
Lost sight of my dream, thought it would be the end of me
I thought I'd never make it through
I had no hope to hold on to
I thought I would break
I didn't know my own strength
And I crashed down and I tumbled
But I did not crumble
I got through all the pain
I didn't know my own strength
Survived my darkest hour
My faith kept me alive
I picked myself back up
Hold my head up high
I was not built to break
I didn't know my own strength

Found hope in my heart, I found the light to light my way out of the dark
And all that I need is here inside of me
I thought I'd never find my way
I thought I'd never lift that weight
I thought I would break
I didn't know my own strength
And I crashed down and I tumbled
But I did not crumble
I got through all the pain
I didn't know my own strength
Survived my darkest hour
My faith kept me alive
I picked myself back up
Hold my head up high
I was not built to break
I didn't know my own strength

There were so many times I
Wondered how I'd get through the night
I thought I took all that I could take
I didn't know my own strength
And I crashed down and I tumbled
But I did not crumble
I got through all the pain
I didn't know my own strength
Survived my darkest hour
My faith kept me alive
I picked myself back up
I'll hold my head up high
I was not built to break
I didn't know my own strength
i Love it , it kinda reminds me of " On My Own"

tonythetiger
Jul 2nd, 2009, 09:50 PM
That GMA was awesome.

Bijoux0021
Jul 2nd, 2009, 10:57 PM
:rocker2: Whitney! :woohoo:

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jul 2nd, 2009, 10:58 PM
What the fuck has happened to her voice?

Just awful :sobbing:

~{X}~
Jul 2nd, 2009, 11:04 PM
The drugs happened.

You can tell just by everything that the drugs happened.

But its good she is getting back on her feet and hopefully has a great comeback!

Bijoux0021
Jul 2nd, 2009, 11:13 PM
What the fuck has happened to her voice?

Just awful :sobbing:
Sadly, because of so many years of using and abusing drugs, her voice will probably never be the same. I'm just happy she's still with us and making a comeback. I wish I could say the same for Michael Jackson.

Sir Stefwhit
Jul 2nd, 2009, 11:18 PM
I'm just so happy she's back and more importantly in good health. Thinking about what happened to Michael Jackson and then thinking about how close Whitney came to only God knows what, just makes me appreciate her more. Maybe that's why I'm connecting to the song. Lyrically it's powerful and Whitney moved me with the honesty in her voice- that raw tone that people probably don't like is what makes this song work for me.

THIS IS AN AWESOME REMIX!!!!
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~Cherry*Blossom~
Jul 2nd, 2009, 11:27 PM
Seriously? :confused: It's such a heartfelt, emotional and soulful song. She's 45 years old so if you're looking for BodyGuard vocals you'll be disappointed, but she sounds great in this song to me. It's a strong vocal- but nothing will please everyone. Hopefully other songs on the album will speak to you.

The lyrics are good. The voice isn't. I wasn't expecting PEAK Whitney :lol: because of all the drugs but I wasn't expecting this croaky sound. It sounded pretty bad to me. I'm really disappointed. I really didn't expect Whitney's voice to go the way of Mariah's. *sigh*

I await the up tempo songs because Whitney does know how to make great up tempo records!

2Black
Jul 3rd, 2009, 02:44 AM
So very true and for every action there's a reaction. So I'm sure there are lingering effects. But the honesty and sincerity in her voice is still there. She can emote so much emotion and if you compare her to everyone out right now she's still better than 90% of people out there. Did u watch the BET awards?

I'm just so happy she's back and more importantly in good health. Thinking about what happened to Michael Jackson and then thinking about how close Whitney came to only God knows what, just makes me appreciate her more. Maybe that's why I'm connecting to the song. Lyrically it's powerful and Whitney moved me with the honesty in her voice- that raw tone that people probably don't like is what makes this song work for me.

Well said ... I wish MJ had known his own strength

MH0861
Jul 3rd, 2009, 03:56 AM
What a dreadful song :o :tape: She waited 7 years to come back with this??

borisbecker
Jul 3rd, 2009, 04:41 AM
It's a great song. Her voice sounds different, but that's mostly because she's older. She sings with a lot of expression.

volta
Jul 3rd, 2009, 09:54 AM
So very true and for every action there's a reaction. So I'm sure there are lingering effects. But the honesty and sincerity in her voice is still there. She can emote so much emotion and if you compare her to everyone out right now she's still better than 90% of people out there. Did u watch the BET awards?

I'm just so happy she's back and more importantly in good health. Thinking about what happened to Michael Jackson and then thinking about how close Whitney came to only God knows what, just makes me appreciate her more. Maybe that's why I'm connecting to the song. Lyrically it's powerful and Whitney moved me with the honesty in her voice- that raw tone that people probably don't like is what makes this song work for me.

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i like it but it's not lead single material AT ALL , this would be good as the last single of the album :(
They had sooo much time and were able to make a strategy and really think on what they were going to do after Mariah's single now i just dont know what to expect, bad BAD Clive

ElusiveChanteuse
Jul 3rd, 2009, 10:14 AM
Yeah, this is just not a HIT material which she wants in order to make her comeback HUGE.
It's just alright for me.:shrug:
Hopefully there're other better choices.

Apoleb
Jul 3rd, 2009, 11:11 AM
The voice isn't a problem. I actually like the raspy tone and some artists have done great with much less. But this feels like Try It On My Own part II, and the lyrics are very bleh. I would've preferred an uptempo.

Thanx4nothin
Jul 3rd, 2009, 11:32 AM
The lyrics are good. The voice isn't. I wasn't expecting PEAK Whitney :lol: because of all the drugs but I wasn't expecting this croaky sound. It sounded pretty bad to me. I'm really disappointed. I really didn't expect Whitney's voice to go the way of Mariah's. *sigh*

I await the up tempo songs because Whitney does know how to make great up tempo records!

Mariah's voice is still phenomenal. It isn't what it was but shes still the best out there, and with rest, what she did with Fly Like a Bird on AI was awe inspiring.

People degrade so much. So misinformed.

Beat
Jul 3rd, 2009, 12:44 PM
Producers and songwriters said to aid with the set include will.i.am, Sean Garrett, Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Diane Warren, David Foster, Stargate, Akon, and John Legend.
always a bad idea to work with a such a wide range od producers on one album. especially if they include wll.i.am.

her voice has changed so much! :eek:

ce
Jul 3rd, 2009, 02:21 PM
its boring

azinna
Jul 3rd, 2009, 02:25 PM
The voice isn't a problem. I actually like the raspy tone and some artists have done great with much less. But this feels like Try It On My Own part II, and the lyrics are very bleh. I would've preferred an uptempo.

I very much agree. If she was going ballad, then she needed Babyface to do it.... she could've still worked wonders with the rasp around some shoop, shoop

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jul 3rd, 2009, 06:24 PM
Mariah's voice is still phenomenal. It isn't what it was but shes still the best out there, and with rest, what she did with Fly Like a Bird on AI was awe inspiring.

People degrade so much. So misinformed.

Well you either haven't heard her sing live recently or you are deaf!

2Black
Jul 3rd, 2009, 06:38 PM
Thank you Whitney & Clive ... this song has inspired me all day today. I love those lyrics ... I wasn't built to break...

Lulu.
Jul 3rd, 2009, 07:39 PM
:inlove:

Brooks.
Jul 4th, 2009, 04:28 AM
People are being waaaaaay too harsh. It's a good song. It's a little cheesy, but all Diane Warren songs are. Her vocals are good, all things considered. Whitney is never going to sing like she did during the Bodyguard days again, so people just need to get over that.

Thanx4nothin
Jul 4th, 2009, 03:54 PM
Well you either haven't heard her sing live recently or you are deaf!

I'm a huge fan and have listened to every recent live performance I can get access to. She covered 4.2 octaves on her most recent album, and you say she has lost her voice.

I refuse to get into this debate with you, obviously you are clueless with regards music.:rolleyes:

BartoliBabes
Jul 4th, 2009, 04:03 PM
really surprised i like this song alot:p

her voice sounds pretty good too:kiss:

definitely getting this alb:angel:

moby
Jul 4th, 2009, 05:35 PM
!?! Reminiscent of one those cliched "inspiring" songs written for the American Idol finale, except much worse. Inexistent melodic contours, forgettable chord progression, pedestrian beat. A 101 in the How-Not-To of pop songwriting.

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jul 10th, 2009, 01:56 PM
I'm a huge fan and have listened to every recent live performance I can get access to. She covered 4.2 octaves on her most recent album, and you say she has lost her voice.

I refuse to get into this debate with you, obviously you are clueless with regards music.:rolleyes:

Awww, Mimi's lamb is in denial :haha: It's hard to debate with a blind fan so I'm glad you aren't going to get into this debate. I myself am a huge Mariah fan. Hell I was the poster who started the threads for her two last albums and thought they were both really good. I actually like E=MC2. But I can tell that her voice isn't nowhere near as good as it was and her singing live (when she actually does sing live and not mime) is really bad.
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As for this remix, I don't know much about dance music but I have to say that this sounds much better than the original. Whitney's current voice fits this sound more imo. I actually like it!

Monirena Wiles
Jul 10th, 2009, 06:48 PM
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Now I have no idea if this is an official remix or not- but it's freakin' hottt and definitely needs to be on her upcoming album. The song went from good t great!!!

:hearts: Much better!

CrossCourt~Rally
Jul 10th, 2009, 06:58 PM
I love the dance mix! :worship::banana:

I bet all the top remix djs are clamoring to get on board to remix this anthem :bounce:

aznunit2k5
Jul 11th, 2009, 01:44 AM
They are seriously considering that song as the first single?!!? Sorry but her comeback is offically DEAD.

Obsessed by Mariah is just has better production. The lyrics in Obsessed are easier to make out and dare I say fun?

When did Whitney become so damn boring?

Mariah's album is out August 25th! A week before Whitney's. I'm buying Mariah's and I am waiting to see if Whitney's is even worth buying.

Sir Stefwhit
Jul 11th, 2009, 04:45 AM
Obsessed by Mariah just has way better production. The lyrics in Obsessed are easier to make out and dare I say fun?

When did Whitney become so damn boring?

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Boring!? OK... not really sure how to respond to that criticism....lol Did you listen to the words? It's a personal song about being lost, being close to giving up and finding the strength to make it through.

Not sure why you want to make this a Mariah vs. Whitney thing. I personally love both and will support both- just not sure why you felt the need to bring up "Obsessed" and compare them. They have absolutely nothing in common what so ever..lol

Here are the "boring" lyrics: (that you can't make out...:lol: )
Lost touch with my soul
I had no where to turn
I had no where to go
Lost sight of my dream,
Thought it would be the end of me
I thought I’d never make it through
I had no hope to hold on to,
I thought I would break

I didn’t know my own strength
And I crashed down, and I tumbled
But I did not crumble
I got through all the pain
I didn’t know my own strength
Survived my darkest hour
My faith kept me alive
I picked myself back up
Hold my head up high
I was not built to break
I didn’t know my own strength

Found hope in my heart,
I found the light to life
My way out of the dark
Found all that I need
Here inside of me
I thought I’d never find my way
I thought I’d never lift that weight
I thought I would break

I didn’t know my own strength
And I crashed down, and I tumbled
But I did not crumble
I got through all the pain
I didn’t know my own strength
Survived my darkest hour
My faith kept me alive
I picked myself back up
Hold my head up high
I was not built to break
I didn’t know my own strength

There were so many times I
Wondered how I’d get through the night I
Thought took all I could take

I didn’t know my own strength
And I crashed down, and I tumbled
But I did not crumble
I got through all the pain
I didn’t know my own strength
Survived my darkest hour
My faith kept me alive
I picked myself back up
Hold my head up high
I was not built to break
I didn’t know my own strength

Apoleb
Jul 11th, 2009, 08:15 AM
Uptempo Remix (Alex Dubb)
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Boring!? OK... not really sure how to respond to that criticism....lol Did you listen to the words? It's a personal song about being lost, being close to giving up and finding the strength to make it through.

Not sure why you want to make this a Mariah vs. Whitney thing. I personally love both and will support both- just not sure why you felt the need to bring up "Obsessed" and compare them. They have absolutely nothing in common what so ever..lol

Here are the "boring" lyrics: (that you can't make out...:lol: )
Lost touch with my soul
I had no where to turn
I had no where to go
Lost sight of my dream,
Thought it would be the end of me
I thought I’d never make it through
I had no hope to hold on to,
I thought I would break

I didn’t know my own strength
And I crashed down, and I tumbled
But I did not crumble
I got through all the pain
I didn’t know my own strength
Survived my darkest hour
My faith kept me alive
I picked myself back up
Hold my head up high
I was not built to break
I didn’t know my own strength

Found hope in my heart,
I found the light to life
My way out of the dark
Found all that I need
Here inside of me
I thought I’d never find my way
I thought I’d never lift that weight
I thought I would break

I didn’t know my own strength
And I crashed down, and I tumbled
But I did not crumble
I got through all the pain
I didn’t know my own strength
Survived my darkest hour
My faith kept me alive
I picked myself back up
Hold my head up high
I was not built to break
I didn’t know my own strength

There were so many times I
Wondered how I’d get through the night I
Thought took all I could take

I didn’t know my own strength
And I crashed down, and I tumbled
But I did not crumble
I got through all the pain
I didn’t know my own strength
Survived my darkest hour
My faith kept me alive
I picked myself back up
Hold my head up high
I was not built to break
I didn’t know my own strength

Those lyrics are crap. Full of every cliche you can find of an "inspirational song". Just because they're about a "serious topic" doesn't make them good. It's Diane Warren though no? So that's not surprising.

aznunit2k5
Jul 11th, 2009, 03:24 PM
Whitney's song will flop on the charts faster than you can say CRACK.

Sir Stefwhit
Jul 11th, 2009, 04:07 PM
Whitney's song will flop on the charts faster than you can say CRACK.
You're nasty, bitter, and dare I say, a tad bit threatened.

I love Mariah Carey and want her to do well, but some of you lambs are a hot mess. You're one of the worst, but I wont keep you from your job- so keep hating cuz that's all a hater can do at the end of the day. Seriously though, "GO AWAY". This diva feud is sooo beyond ridiculous and so are you.

You're the one who claimed that Obsessed, "would rule charts and be played non-stop on the radio" so we all see firsthand how clairvoyant you really are... :lol:

Thankfully the fans will have their say- and not you. I think you're in for a surprise this time around (so you better get your excuses ready).

BartoliBabes
Jul 11th, 2009, 04:21 PM
You're nasty, bitter, and dare I say, a tad bit threatened.

I love Mariah Carey and want her to do well, but some of you lambs are a hot mess. You're one of the worst, but I wont keep you from your job- so keep hating cuz that's all a hater can do at the end of the day. Seriously though, "GO AWAY". This diva feud is sooo beyond ridiculous and so are you.

You're the one who claimed that Obsessed, "would rule charts and be played non-stop on the radio" so we all see firsthand how clairvoyant you really are... :lol:

Thankfully the fans will have their say- and not you. I think you're in for a surprise this time around (so you better get your excuses ready).

i am a mariah carey fan but also love whitney too:drool: and i have to admit some mariah "lambs" are ridiculous:lol:

Lulu.
Jul 11th, 2009, 06:05 PM
Love the remix. :hearts:

Sounds better that the original, much like "It's not right, but it's okay"

azinna
Jul 11th, 2009, 06:18 PM
Remix is somewhat better. Still not a transcendent song.

I'm not asking for a "I Will Always Love You" or "All the Man that I Need."

But she should have at least a "I Have Nothing" or "You Give Good Love" or a "Shoop, Shoop" somewhere there to put up as a lead single. Otherwise, things will get dicey for this album real quick.

aznunit2k5
Jul 11th, 2009, 06:33 PM
You're nasty, bitter, and dare I say, a tad bit threatened.

I love Mariah Carey and want her to do well, but some of you lambs are a hot mess. You're one of the worst, but I wont keep you from your job- so keep hating cuz that's all a hater can do at the end of the day. Seriously though, "GO AWAY". This diva feud is sooo beyond ridiculous and so are you.

You're the one who claimed that Obsessed, "would rule charts and be played non-stop on the radio" so we all see firsthand how clairvoyant you really are... :lol:

Thankfully the fans will have their say- and not you. I think you're in for a surprise this time around (so you better get your excuses ready).

Sorry if I didn't make it clear but I am truly a Whitney fan. I just wished she would have came up with something better after 2-3 years of pushing her album back.

Secondly, releasing a ballad as your first single is just the wrong thing to do. You want to release an mid-tempo or up-tempo beat. Something like "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" would've done. I wouldn't have been mad at her for using auto-tune.

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jul 15th, 2009, 09:08 PM
Whitney looks much better than Madonna!

Sir Stefwhit
Jul 15th, 2009, 11:17 PM
SHE'S BACK: Whitney Houston shines at new album launch
USA TODAY

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/07/14/article-1199707-05B64C61000005DC-486_468x759.jpg
Whitney Houston last night put her troubled decade behind her as she arrived in London to promote her new album - looking downright dazzling.

Gone was the drug-ravaged face and body and in their place was the highly-polished professional-looking Whitney of yesteryear.

The legendary pop star arrived at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in an on-trend animal-print Dolce & Gabbana autumn 2009 dress to launch her new album, I Look to You in front of a select group of guests, which included Topshop boss Sir Philip Green.

As she unveiled the single I Look to You - her first studio performance in seven years - the crowd gave her a standing ovation.

In recent years Whitney stunned fans with her gaunt appearance, admitting in 2002 that she used drugs, and checking in to rehab in 2004.

But, since her 2006 split from Bobbi Brown and winning custody of their daughter, Bobbi Kristina, Whitney has been steadily planning this comeback with the help of her old friend and J Records boss, Clive Davis.

Whitney is a mega-star of the music world, being the only artist ever to have had seven consecutive multi-platinum albums, beating even the Beatles.

Worldwide she has sold 140 million albums and 50 million singles, with the Bodyguard hit I Will Always Love You becoming one of the biggest selling records of all time.

New Album Cover:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51XdfiWBS8L._SL500_AA240_.jpg

mckyle.
Jul 16th, 2009, 12:08 AM
I really DO NOT like the cover. :o

BartoliBabes
Jul 16th, 2009, 12:33 AM
SHE'S BACK: Whitney Houston shines at new album launch
USA TODAY

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/07/14/article-1199707-05B64C61000005DC-486_468x759.jpg
Whitney Houston last night put her troubled decade behind her as she arrived in London to promote her new album - looking downright dazzling.

Gone was the drug-ravaged face and body and in their place was the highly-polished professional-looking Whitney of yesteryear.

The legendary pop star arrived at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in an on-trend animal-print Dolce & Gabbana autumn 2009 dress to launch her new album, I Look to You in front of a select group of guests, which included Topshop boss Sir Philip Green.

As she unveiled the single I Look to You - her first studio performance in seven years - the crowd gave her a standing ovation.

In recent years Whitney stunned fans with her gaunt appearance, admitting in 2002 that she used drugs, and checking in to rehab in 2004.

But, since her 2006 split from Bobbi Brown and winning custody of their daughter, Bobbi Kristina, Whitney has been steadily planning this comeback with the help of her old friend and J Records boss, Clive Davis.

Whitney is a mega-star of the music world, being the only artist ever to have had seven consecutive multi-platinum albums, beating even the Beatles.

Worldwide she has sold 140 million albums and 50 million singles, with the Bodyguard hit I Will Always Love You becoming one of the biggest selling records of all time.

New Album Cover:
http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs178.snc1/6720_1026336878108_1815893154_59827_4993303_n.jpg

that CANNOT be the official album cover:o:tape:

on the other hand i am sooooo happy for whitney you can see how genuinely happy she is in them pics:D

mirzalover
Jul 16th, 2009, 12:34 AM
She looks like she was in the middle of her royal portrait and she started to giggle and she is trying to hold it in. She also looks like a lighter version of the 1st Vivian on the Fresh Prince. After all that...I do like the cover. :lol:

tonythetiger
Jul 16th, 2009, 02:37 AM
What a beautiful cover!!! I can't wait to get this album. I'm amazed!

volta
Jul 16th, 2009, 01:08 PM
I really DO NOT like the cover. :o

im not a fan either but it does have that Whitney feeling. it's imo just a 2009 version of the Whitney Houston album cover

btw The record company speaks

"We love the song and the leaked version is not the final. We have not yet decided what the first single will be but this is a strong contender. Thanks for your feedback."

and another rumour:
"Mill Dollar Bill" (written by Alicia Keys and Produced by Swizz Beatz) is supposedly the first single due July 28th and not "I Didnt Know My Own Strength."

mckyle.
Jul 16th, 2009, 01:29 PM
Well, I like her hair and her outfit, but her facial expression is awful. It's like she's trying to recreate the same face she made on her debut album, but it doesn't really work this time.

http://www.imperfectenjoyment.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/whitney-houston-first-record.jpg

volta
Jul 16th, 2009, 01:33 PM
^^ yep. and the background looks outdated as well.

it kinda appeals to a larger audience (from teens to "elderly" ppl) though, gives her more marge of success i guess :lol: i just want the music to be good

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jul 16th, 2009, 02:35 PM
:lol: I have that album on vinyl :hearts: Seeing that cover brings back memories.

ElusiveChanteuse
Jul 16th, 2009, 03:29 PM
The cover it alright.:shrug:

Beat
Jul 16th, 2009, 03:34 PM
What a beautiful cover!!!

:eek: say what?? it looks terrible, so unoriginal, tame and quite ugly. the photograph itself is also very bad, her position is akward and she doesn't quite look into the camera :shrug:

2Black
Jul 16th, 2009, 07:59 PM
I would just love to see what some of these people who are being so negative would look like. Most times in life, people who are very negative are insecure themselves.

To Whitney, I say, it is so good to have you back. You look great & those pics from the London premiere look great too.

pierce85
Jul 17th, 2009, 12:57 AM
that's a classy cover.so beautiful and natural,her face looks so fresh and not at all plastic,i love her expression as well.i don't understand why many people are so critical to those who like it,it's just a matter of taste after all.

azinna
Jul 17th, 2009, 01:21 AM
Looks a bit stiff in that cover photo. Beautiful. yes. Even regal. But somehow older and more mature than even current photos of her on the town. The cover says, straight-to-adult-contemporary to me.

The music needs to be good, cause the cover won't sell it.

Sir Stefwhit
Jul 17th, 2009, 03:13 AM
Even without having a single out to promote her album, the buzz she's got off this cover has caused her Amazon rank to sky rocket.
Amazon.com Sales Rank: #145 in Music (Whitney Houston)

Compare that to Mariah who's got a top 15 single out and who has the publicity of a video to promote her album.
Amazon.com Sales Rank: #336 in Music (Mariah Carey)

This is not meant as a Mariah vs. Whitney thing- I'm only comparing showing that people seem to have an interest or curiosity at this point with Whitney's project.

new-york
Jul 17th, 2009, 03:31 AM
she looks airbrushly tired on the cover, but oh well, she's back.

show us the old school groove.

tonythetiger
Jul 17th, 2009, 04:21 AM
:eek: say what?? it looks terrible, so unoriginal, tame and quite ugly. the photograph itself is also very bad, her position is akward and she doesn't quite look into the camera :shrug:

Ugly!? Akward? Are you kidding me? I think you're being totally hateful and dishonest. It's one thing to not like the cover, because you think it's stiff or mature, but to say it is ugly is simply a lie and you know it.:fiery:

And, to the poster that said it wont sell because of the cover's mature feel, I also disagree. If this cover resembles the debut album and it sold millions, why wouldn't this one do the same? The debut sold to the younger generation at the time because it was about the voice and not the booty like Mariah. This one should do the same. And futher more, Beyonce's last album was a straight on shot of her looking similar to this one of Whitney and that didn't keep her from selling millions. :rolleyes:

Beat
Jul 17th, 2009, 09:47 AM
Ugly!? Akward? Are you kidding me? I think you're being totally hateful and dishonest. It's one thing to not like the cover, because you think it's stiff or mature, but to say it is ugly is simply a lie and you know it.:fiery:

just to make it clear: i didn't say whitney was ugly on that cover. she was always an utterly beautiful woman and still is (although it's hard to tell by that rather photoshopped cover shot). all i said was that i thought the graphic designer who did this album artwork could have tried a lot harder. i don't see how that is being dishonest or lying...? :shrug:

BartoliBabes
Jul 17th, 2009, 12:06 PM
Even without having a single out to promote her album, the buzz she's got off this cover has caused her Amazon rank to sky rocket.
Amazon.com Sales Rank: #145 in Music (Whitney Houston)

Compare that to Mariah who's got a top 15 single out and who has the publicity of a video to promote her album.
Amazon.com Sales Rank: #336 in Music (Mariah Carey)

This is not meant as a Mariah vs. Whitney thing- I'm only comparing showing that people seem to have an interest or curiosity at this point with Whitney's project.

yeah i understand why you compare them, but i dont think them amazon figures mean much at all... but i'm a fan of both mariah and whitney and i'm definitely getting both of their albums:bounce:

Monirena Wiles
Jul 17th, 2009, 03:06 PM
Here's the video from her listening session in London a few days ago:

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volta
Jul 17th, 2009, 04:08 PM
i'd LOVE her to drop a "Queen of the Night" part 2 :hearts:

that or something similar to this
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oldie but freaking GOOD

azinna
Jul 17th, 2009, 04:27 PM
I get what you're saying. I think if you're talking about today's youth you're spot on. This cover wont get her any new fans and wont do anything for younger generation. But if you're talking about people who grew up with Whitney, or the mom's who shop at Walmart seeing this on the shelves, or the people turned off with today's overly sexed marketed singers, then I disagree- this is definitely the cover that speaks to them. Whitney used to be one of those rare artist that appealed to elementary school aged kids and grandmas alike. If she's looking to rekindle some magic from yesteryear then I think it's a clever cover.

Which is why I said "adult-contemporary." And those folks tend not to buy on cover alone. Young kids do. I think the pop music market is very segmented nowadays. So I don't at all expect the cover to appeal to elementary school kids, high schoolers, young parents and grandmothers. Those were Thriller-Whitney!-Faith-True Blue times, Sir Stefwhit. I remember them and sigh repeatedly. When the word "crossover" meant something.

I think the last time that really happened for an album (not single) was, ironically, The Bodyguard. Half the people who bought the album were trying to forget she kissed Kevin Costner...so you know the cover didn't help them. But the woman came out and tore sh*t up with nothing but 3 singles and a dynamite Chaka cover. That's why toddlers and great-grandmothers alike were at the cashier register with her disc in hand. Folks were surprised to get home and hear Aaron Neville? and Curtis Stigers? during the second half of the album.

And, to the poster that said it wont sell because of the cover's mature feel, I also disagree. If this cover resembles the debut album and it sold millions, why wouldn't this one do the same? The debut sold to the younger generation at the time because it was about the voice and not the booty like Mariah. This one should do the same. And futher more, Beyonce's last album was a straight on shot of her looking similar to this one of Whitney and that didn't keep her from selling millions. :rolleyes:

Which is why I said the music better be good cause the cover won't sell the album. I never said the cover would prevent the album from doing well. In fact, I was there for Whitney's debut and that cover didn't do anything for me or my peers. "How Will I Know" did. "All At Once" did. "You Gave Good Love" and "The Greatest Love of All" had us buying the LP and cassette.

I can remember only one of her covers actually selling the album: that was the 2nd, Whitney! It said: "Here is a phenom. Are you going to come with now, or come when the tickets are sold out?"

BartoliBabes
Jul 17th, 2009, 05:40 PM
can't wait for this album:worship:

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jul 17th, 2009, 06:09 PM
Thanks for posting that video Monirena Williams.

It's so good to see Whitney back. She looks amazing. You can't help but root for her after seeing that video!

TennisMindCamp
Jul 17th, 2009, 10:35 PM
Wow! Awesome cover! Much success Miss Houston!

BartoliBabes
Jul 18th, 2009, 06:52 PM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_yHFrOtUsKOo/Sl66ZmKW0WI/AAAAAAAAEuM/vFLRTRM6vuk/s1600-h/Whitney+Houston+-+I+Look+to+You+(Official+Album+Cover).jpg

Lulu.
Jul 18th, 2009, 08:15 PM
She looks like she was in the middle of her royal portrait and she started to giggle and she is trying to hold it in.

My thoughts exactly. Love her earrings though! :D

tonythetiger
Jul 19th, 2009, 05:09 AM
just to make it clear: i didn't say whitney was ugly on that cover. she was always an utterly beautiful woman and still is (although it's hard to tell by that rather photoshopped cover shot). all i said was that i thought the graphic designer who did this album artwork could have tried a lot harder. i don't see how that is being dishonest or lying...? :shrug:

Seems like if it was the artwork you didn't like you would have just said you didn't like the treatment of the type or whatever. And, what makes you so sure there was a lot of photoshopping on the picture? I'm sure some touchup work was done as that's what all professional images receive to some degree, but how do you know there was more than normal?

zvonarevarulz
Jul 19th, 2009, 07:00 AM
Whitney:hearts:

hablo
Jul 19th, 2009, 12:57 PM
You can always check the first post for the very latest updates!!

Updated: 07-15-09
Album Cover- Finally revealed:
http://www.whitneyhouston.com/whitney_cover_ilooktoyou_500x500.jpg

The official album cover for Whitney Houston's 7th studio album I Look To You was revealed today via her official website. Whitney Houston's new album will be released worldwide September 1, 2009 on Arista Records.

Updated: 07-15-09
http://www.rap-up.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/whitney-london-1.jpg
A radiant Whitney Houston previewed her first studio album in seven years, I Look to You, for VIPs, media, and fans at a private listening event at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in London on Tuesday. Clive Davis was on hand to play nine songs from the set, due Sept. 1.

The Songs Previewed:
1. “Million Dollar Bill” (Swizz Beatz/Alicia Keys)
2. “Nuthin’ But Love” (Danja)
3. “Call You Tonight” (Stargate/Johnta Austin)
4. “I Didn’t Know My Own Strength” (David Foster/Diane Warren)
5. “Like I Never Left” (Akon/Claude Kelly)
6. “For the Lovers” (Danja/Claude Kelly)
7. “I Look to You” (Harvey Mason/Tricky Stewart/R. Kelly)
8. “Worth It” (Eric Hudson/Johnta Austin)
9. “A Song for You” (Stargate/Leon Russell)

Wow. She looks different somehow. :eek:

hablo
Jul 19th, 2009, 12:59 PM
just to make it clear: i didn't say whitney was ugly on that cover. she was always an utterly beautiful woman and still is (although it's hard to tell by that rather photoshopped cover shot). all i said was that i thought the graphic designer who did this album artwork could have tried a lot harder. i don't see how that is being dishonest or lying...? :shrug:

That pic looked photoshopped to me too. ;)

Max565
Jul 19th, 2009, 03:29 PM
The cover's not that bad. :scratch: Photoshopped excessively, yes. But not that bad. ;)

I quite liked the song but I agree that it's not lead single material. It's still a bit too :yawn:

The Dawntreader
Jul 19th, 2009, 03:51 PM
Nice to see Whitney back looking healthy:)

Shame her voice is shot though.

Wannabeknowitall
Jul 19th, 2009, 11:19 PM
:cough: http://www.zshare.net/audio/62878019964dcc27/ :cough:

CrossCourt~Rally
Jul 19th, 2009, 11:19 PM
:cough: http://www.zshare.net/audio/62878019964dcc27/ :cough:



WHAT A HOT MIX !!! :banana::worship:

Wannabeknowitall
Jul 19th, 2009, 11:33 PM
WHAT A HOT MIX !!! :banana::worship:

I have no idea what you're referring to.
A remix for a song that is not official out yet. Unheard of. :tape: :bolt:

tonythetiger
Jul 21st, 2009, 01:42 AM
Nice to see Whitney back looking healthy:)

Shame her voice is shot though.

Her "shot" voice can sing your favorite artist under the table.:lick:

Sir Stefwhit
Jul 22nd, 2009, 10:43 AM
Last week Whitney Houston had a listening party for her new album in London and yesterday Clive hosted another listening party in New York. There's one more scheduled in Los Angles Thursday as well.

WHITNEY HOUSTON- New York Listening Event PICS
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Published by Clay Cane
on Wednesday, July 22.
-Last night, the legendary Clive Davis hosted a listening session for Whitney Houston's new album I Look To You, which is in stores September 1st. Held at Jazz @ Lincoln Center in New York City, the event was packed with stars like Martha Stewart, Gayle King, Vivica Fox, Dionne Warrick, Alicia Keys (in the house with Swizz Beats!) LA Reid, Andre Harrell, Diane Sawyer - and the iconic Whitney Houston, who was absolutely stunning. She looked happy, grateful and beautiful. When Whitney hit the stage for a small speech the person next to me said,"That's m*thaf**kin' Whitney Houston!" The diva received a standing ovation from a crowd (and the world!) who has been waiting for the return of the original pop-soul diva.

I was lucky enough to attend and here is a preview of the seven new tracks that were played (two leaked tracks were played, "Like I Never Left" featuring Akon and "I Didn't Know My Own Strength" written by Diane Warren and produced by David Foster). I wasn't able to catch every producer's name or the exact lyrics so the credits are subject to change. Note: Clive Davis did stress the songs were still being polished.

1. "Million Dollar Bill" (written and produced by Alicia Keys and Swizz Beats)

An up-tempo, joyful track about love and probably one of the funkiest songs Whitney has ever done. "Million Dollar Bill" has an amazing bass line and almost recalls early Michael Jackson in Off The Wall. The catchy hook, "You make me feel like a million dollar bill." Her vocal is strong with some power notes toward the end. The song has an Alicia Keys sound but fits for Whit - it's current without making her seem like she is trying to compete with teenagers. The song received a standing ovation.

2. "Nothin' But Love" (produced by Danja)

Whitney's shout out to those who her love her and those who hate on her, she's got "Nothin' But Love" for all of them. Completely up-tempo and definitely an R&B club track that has the potential of sounding even hotter with a remix. The vocal stays around her lower register and, again, holds some classic Nippy notes at the end.

3. "Call You Tonight" (produced by Stargate)

Fun, mature and a song everyone can relate to. Heavily produced and while it can be tough to adjust to a pure vocalist like Whitney sing to a production heavy song, the mid-tempo track works for this album. "Call You Tonight" sounds like one of the better tracks from Just Whitney. Some lyrics include, "Destiny, I believe in it" and "I wish I could stay but I got to go, I'll call you tonight."

4. "Salute" (written and produced by R. Kelly)

Whitney is saying goodbye to a lover who has done her wrong, but she is letting go with no anger and confidently sings, "I salute you." Could she be channeling Bobby Brown? The song is strictly R&B and almost sounds similar to "Heartbreak Hotel" from the My Love Is Your Love album. More instruments than productions with keys and a strong vocal from Whitney. One line, "You think you know everything, you think your sh*t don't stink."

5. "I Look To You" - R. Kelly

Say what you want about R. Kelly but the man can still make a good R&B song. "I Look To You" is the title track and my favorite song so far. Beautiful lyrics like, "As I lay me down, heaven hear me now." Her voice is deeply powerful, channeling classic Whitney with a pop sense but an R&B vocal. This song proves that she has not lost her voice and it's definitely a melody I cannot wait to hear live. Whitney clearly feels every line and chord, charging through the ballad, transcending her own experience and reaching others who have been through adversity. Whitney has been criticized for not being emotional enough in her music - this track knocks out that complaint. From where I could see, Bobbi Kristina, Whitney's daughter, was getting emotional during the song.

6. "Worth It" (R. Kelly)

"This song is for the lovers…" is one of the lines. Youthful and radio friendly, another R&B track. Nothing much to add about this one, enjoyable to listen to and had folks in the audience bobbing their head - I think I even saw a few head nods from Martha Stewart!

7. "A Song For You" (produced by Stargate)

Popularized by Donny Hathaway, "A Song For You" is a new spin on the Leon Russell classic. The beginning starts slow and the crowd gasped when they realized what song she was singing. Whitney sounded incredible, nearly haunting and before you knew it the song turns into a club banger! Mr. Davis explained the song was recorded just the night before. Definitely one for those who loves Whitney's club tracks.

Overall, the nine tracks that were played received a good response. The album definitely has the potential to be a hit and for Whitney there is no such thing as a "comeback." Icons "don't call it a comeback" then just jump back in the game whenever they are ready. One thing Ido know is no one should expect 1985 Whitney. Artists evolve and it's limiting when we trap performers in a particular box or era. The best piece about the tracks is that Whit has some grit to her voice, her vocals are still strong but she doesn't mind getting a bit nasty with it. While the album isn't finished, I believe folks will be pleasently surprised.

supergrunt
Jul 22nd, 2009, 02:56 PM
Wow, the review was very positive. I can not wait for it to be released :) .

Sir Stefwhit
Jul 23rd, 2009, 12:08 AM
Whitney was interviewed on 7-22-09- check it out:
http://www.etonline.com/news/2009/07/76661/

I know AMAZON.COM is not the litmus test of success, but it's extremely encouraging that Whitney has managed to not only break the top 100, but to break the top 50 in pre-sales- and currently sits at #47 on their ranking chart.

Keep in mind Whitney hasn't released a single song, nor has she even shot a video yet- AMAZING!!!

The reviews that poured in after last night's event are overwhelming positive- far too many to post.

And the new clip featured on GMA this morning of the title song, "I Look To You" is awesome. I'm still curious how this will actually translate into sales, but I sure am wishing her the very best!!! I'm not sure how long it will stay on youtube (see first post), so here's a link to upload the song into mp3:

http://rs237.rapidshare.com/files/258821813/I_Look_To_You_Whitney_Houston_s_New_Sound_on_ABC_N ews.mp4

Wannabeknowitall
Jul 23rd, 2009, 01:25 AM
"I Look To You" is classic Whitney.
It will work very well on soft rock,adult contemporary, and urban AC formats.
With the help of club remixes that will immediately follow those three formats, it should make the top 15 of the billboard hot 100.

Alizé Molik
Jul 23rd, 2009, 02:20 AM
"I Look To You" is classic Whitney.
It will work very well on soft rock,adult contemporary, and urban AC formats.
With the help of club remixes that will immediately follow those three formats, it should make the top 15 of the billboard hot 100.

I agree! I see a it's not right, but its ok sort of success for that song (optimistic?) It's jsut great to see whitney back and healthy and SINGING! awesome.

ily nippy :drool:

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jul 23rd, 2009, 11:45 AM
I Look To You sounds great! Can't wait for the album now!

BigB08822
Jul 23rd, 2009, 04:29 PM
I Look To You sounds better than the other song I heard, can't remember the name. Her vocals sound much better on this but it is only 30 seconds and stayed in her comfort range except when she went into her head voice on the "you's".

tonythetiger
Jul 23rd, 2009, 05:25 PM
Great reviews indeed. Other standouts are Million Dollar Bill and A Song for You. I can't wait for the release.

volta
Jul 23rd, 2009, 05:31 PM
oh it has that classic Whitney stamp :hearts: MUCH MUCH better than the first track that leaked and was rumoured to be the lead single.
have no clue how this ballad will work for her but this shoudl be interesting :bounce:

Wannabeknowitall
Jul 23rd, 2009, 07:30 PM
oh it has that classic Whitney stamp :hearts: MUCH MUCH better than the first track that leaked and was rumoured to be the lead single.
have no clue how this ballad will work for her but this shoudl be interesting :bounce:

"I Didn't Know My Own Strength" is cheesy as an original but it will do great on the dance charts.

volta
Jul 24th, 2009, 08:47 AM
the whole song

Lfgd-DK3LuE

her voice is raspy now, kinda raw

the song is great

Lulu.
Jul 24th, 2009, 10:04 AM
Great song, really glad she's back.

Sir Stefwhit
Jul 24th, 2009, 10:38 AM
the whole song

Lfgd-DK3LuE

her voice is raspy now, kinda raw

the song is great!

Thanks for that!!!! I just updated the first post. For sure her voice has changed- it's no longer about the pyrotechnics, the long long belts, and she doesn't hit you over the head with whooping mammoth of a voice.

The one thing that hasn't changed though is what she is able to make you feel with her voice. No other singer has the ability to make you feel like Whitney can. She conveys such emotion through her voice it's remarkable- and definitely her gift. I agree with your description her voice is heavier and huskier- but the great news is that it's still on point. It may be different but it's still powerful in it's own-right and just as moving as it ever was.

As for the song itself- last night when it premiered people were calling in crying and giving testimonies. I've never witnessed anything like it- the response was over the top positive. As a result of the feed back the station that premiered it actually played it every 20 minutes over the next 4 hours.

volta
Jul 24th, 2009, 11:11 AM
Thanks for that!!!! I just updated the first post. For sure her voice has changed- it's no longer about the pyrotechnics, the long long belts, and she doesn't hit you over the head with whooping mammoth of a voice.

The one thing that hasn't changed though is what she is able to make you feel with her voice. No other singer has the ability to make you feel like Whitney can. She conveys such emotion through her voice it's remarkable- and definitely her gift. I agree with your description her voice is heavier and huskier- but the great news is that it's still on point. It may be different but it's still powerful in it's own-right and just as moving as it ever was.

As for the song itself- last night when it premiered people were calling in crying and giving testimonies. I've never witnessed anything like it- the response was over the top positive. As a result of the feed back the station that premiered it actually played it every 20 minutes over the next 4 hours.
yeah , it's all about the emotions now , i actually like this raspy raw voice it's just a shame that she lost one the best voices (if not The best voice) Ever.
There are parts where she reminds me of Fantasia :lol:

the song is great , the more i play it the more i love it. the bad thing is that the majority of buyers are teens so don't know how they will respond to this but hurray , Whitney is back :bounce:

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jul 24th, 2009, 11:55 AM
This sounds stunning. I absolutely love it.

You can tell her voice isn't the same but Whitney still has this gorgeous quality about her voice that still remains.

Monirena Wiles
Jul 24th, 2009, 12:36 PM
Whitney hit a homerun with this one.:inlove: It makes me get teary-eyed, well done Whitney.

azinna
Jul 24th, 2009, 12:40 PM
Excellent. Simply excellent. Her interpretation and expressive quality have always set her apart, and it's simply great to have her back.

...and she knows what to do with a little rasp, too.

...As for the song itself- last night when it premiered people were calling in crying and giving testimonies. I've never witnessed anything like it- the response was over the top positive. As a result of the feed back the station that premiered it actually played it every 20 minutes over the next 4 hours.

This is truly beautiful to hear. Again, it's what has always set Whitney Houston apart. She connects. Even when it's the silliest of synth-laden pop songs or a cover of a soon-to-be-classic.

The Dawntreader
Jul 24th, 2009, 12:43 PM
To be fair guys, she doesn't sound bad at all actually. She's lost nearly all of her upper range, but i'm always one for the evolution of vocal ranges. At her age, i think it would be over-zealous to be spanning 3 octaves anyway.

Take note Mariah Carey:tape::lol:

ElusiveChanteuse
Jul 24th, 2009, 01:57 PM
Pretty nice.:D
Though I wish she had done a little more in the end part(chorus?).

So Disrespectful
Jul 24th, 2009, 02:10 PM
A key change towards the end when the percussion comes back in (at 3:30) would have given the song a bit more lift, but maybe she doesn't have that in her anymore.

I don't mind the song at all, and her voice is still lovely despite the reduced range. However, it does sound a little dated (even the production). I guess it's just a pleasant, old-fashion power ballad and I'm sure it will serve its purpose.

Apoleb
Jul 24th, 2009, 02:23 PM
Sounds like a 90s song. Definitely an improvement over the other one. But I'm not feeling it that much. The whole inspirational theme is just meh. (I do love the adlibs on the bridge).

Monica_Rules
Jul 24th, 2009, 02:30 PM
Classic Whitney with a modern twist. I quite like it.

volta
Jul 24th, 2009, 02:37 PM
it is kinda dated but it also sounds GREAT. The prob is that the last ballad to have a good run on the charts was Alicia's "no One" (i think) so i don't know how this will turn out for her (even if most ppl love it), not only that but she'll have to face Mariah's next single (a ballad as well) and Madonna's Celebration (although Madonna queened up her sound yet again so it will be massive in Europe but might not do that well in the US but than again she'll probably release Revolver ft Lil Wayne over there which is alot more urban and has the Hard Candy vibe soo ...)

Whitney
Madonna
Mariah

these 3 are releasing albums around the same time, this should be interesting

Max565
Jul 24th, 2009, 04:32 PM
oh great... stupid Sony has removed it from YouTube.. :rolleyes: Really wanted to hear it!

brickhousesupporter
Jul 24th, 2009, 04:57 PM
oh great... stupid Sony has removed it from YouTube.. :rolleyes: Really wanted to hear it!
Make haste.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFznuRE2h5M

Max565
Jul 24th, 2009, 05:10 PM
Make haste.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFznuRE2h5M

Oh! Thank you! :worship::)

2Black
Jul 24th, 2009, 06:25 PM
Sang Whit!!!

Monirena Wiles
Jul 24th, 2009, 08:55 PM
pictures from her los angeles party.

http://www.rap-up.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/whitney-la-listening-3.jpg

http://cache4.asset-cache.net/xc/89232690.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193334E6B5204AF254C54C9DA09A07A47BD E30A760B0D811297

http://cache1.asset-cache.net/xc/89231434.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193334E6B5204AF254C962254C3D0136E1E E30A760B0D811297

tonythetiger
Jul 24th, 2009, 09:15 PM
To be fair guys, she doesn't sound bad at all actually. She's lost nearly all of her upper range, but i'm always one for the evolution of vocal ranges. At her age, i think it would be over-zealous to be spanning 3 octaves anyway.

Take note Mariah Carey:tape::lol:

I'm glad you recognize this time around. She sounds amazing to me, but I'll admit I'm baised. But no one can argue that she looks incredible.

jefrilibra
Jul 24th, 2009, 10:08 PM
The DIVA is back! I love the song. It's raw and honest. Her voice always gets to me even though it's not what it once was and she's still able to sing circles around 90% of the wannabe singers right now.

I really can't wait for 1 Sep.

Go Whitney!:worship:

swissmr
Jul 24th, 2009, 10:30 PM
She sounds completely different :tears: It's still great to have her back though.

Maria Croft
Jul 25th, 2009, 08:00 AM
It's a nice song, but so far everything I've heard sounds a little boring.

And it's sad that her voice sounds the same as it did on Just Whitney.

tonythetiger
Jul 26th, 2009, 02:23 AM
Mariah pushed her album back because she has always had a complex when it comes to Whitney. She has always struggled with acceptance from the music industry.

volta
Jul 26th, 2009, 08:47 AM
Mariah pushed her album back because she has always had a complex when it comes to Whitney. She has always struggled with acceptance from the music industry.

it has alot more to do with Obsessed (and all the singles after touch my body) tanking than Whitney

tonythetiger
Jul 27th, 2009, 01:11 AM
I disagree. I think the buzz that Whitney is getting will clearly over shadow her album on Sept. 1. She is pushing it back to Sept. 15 hoping that she will have a better chance of debuing at number 1.

tonythetiger
Jul 27th, 2009, 04:20 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1Vt6J5W24s

New demo snippet for Whitney called "Salute". Written and performed by R Kelly.

volta
Jul 27th, 2009, 04:55 PM
I disagree. I think the buzz that Whitney is getting will clearly over shadow her album on Sept. 1. She is pushing it back to Sept. 15 hoping that she will have a better chance of debuing at number 1.

but the buzz was expected and they knew that Whitney was going to come back when they (Mariah and her team) announced a release date for her album, what they didn't expect was Obsessed to do as poorly (didn't even make the top 10) as it did. If Obsessed was a hit than she would stay with the original plan and release it when they said she would.
the prob is that everything that she has dropped after Touch My Body has flopped, they can't affod to release an album with no hits anymore.


Mariah never had good opening weeks(only time she did was with E=MC2 i think) , Mariah's albums have longevity they stay in the charts for a long ass time (when they don't flop), besides, she was going to release her album first so Whitney's album wouldn't change a thing on her debut status as there was a week between them

volta
Jul 28th, 2009, 06:36 PM
I Turn To You (MP3 CD RIP)

http://www.zshare.net/audio/63288886ad4628c6/

BartoliBabes
Jul 28th, 2009, 08:25 PM
Link for, I Didn't Know My Own Strength?

Apoleb
Jul 28th, 2009, 08:27 PM
but the buzz was expected and they knew that Whitney was going to come back when they (Mariah and her team) announced a release date for her album, what they didn't expect was Obsessed to do as poorly (didn't even make the top 10) as it did. If Obsessed was a hit than she would stay with the original plan and release it when they said she would.
the prob is that everything that she has dropped after Touch My Body has flopped, they can't affod to release an album with no hits anymore.


Obsessed isn't doing badly by any means. It's still steadily racking up radio impressions at a consistent pace. The difference is that they didn't time the download release with the peak airplay which didn't translate into higher billboard position (like they did with TMB and other #1s). Still, #10 doesn't make a song a flop and it is shaping up to be a decent radio hit.

volta
Jul 28th, 2009, 09:27 PM
Obsessed isn't doing badly by any means. It's still steadily racking up radio impressions at a consistent pace. The difference is that they didn't time the download release with the peak airplay which didn't translate into higher billboard position (like they did with TMB and other #1s). Still, #10 doesn't make a song a flop and it is shaping up to be a decent radio hit.

it's doing poorly for someone with Mariah chart status. Unlike It's Like That Obsessed was not meant to warm up the radio for the next single ,Obsessed was meant to be a hit and it isn't.

the thing is, Obsessed isn't even getting half of the spins TMB got and it peaked on itunes at what 4 or 3 (down to 20ish now). her airplay is stabilizing more then increasing imo (she's behind 6m compared to last week) because urban is giving the song spins while pop isn't doing much with it (pop might start to pick up the song but i don't see them doing it specially when they didn't even support TMB all that much).
it didn't reach top 10 and it's probably going to end up between 15 and 22 in the charts this week...
she needs to let this tiresome act go and get back to doing pop music.

anyway back to Whitney's single is getting BIG support from radio specially urban

Sir Stefwhit
Jul 29th, 2009, 12:00 AM
...
anyway back to Whitney's single it's getting BIG support from radio specially urban

With only three days counting toward the single's tally, 'I Look To You' is the fastest growing song on the Urban AC charts. It debuts for the week at #18 on the chart.

Based on Urban airplay her song will debut on this weeks R&B chart (again this is only after 3 days of airplay).

More good news for Whitney fans- Album gets EARLY RELEASE:
http://www.etonline.com/media/img/2009/06/94977/98_whouston_patrickdemarchelier_090604_whitneyhous toncom.jpg
With the excitement building for the release of Whitney Houston's first album in seven years, it's been announced that fans can get I Look to You sooner than they thought!

The album, which was expected to hit store shelves on September 1, will now be made available on August 31. In addition, those who can't wait another month can download a free song starting today at www.whitneyhouston.com.

Meanwhile, ET was recently with the songstress as she talked about her highly anticipated album.

"I just think that the songs themselves will speak to you when you hear them, and you'll understand where I am [and] some of the changes I've gone through for the better," Whitney told ET.

tonythetiger
Jul 29th, 2009, 01:48 AM
I love the promotion they're doing for this album.

BartoliBabes
Jul 29th, 2009, 03:15 PM
it's doing poorly for someone with Mariah chart status. Unlike It's Like That Obsessed was not meant to warm up the radio for the next single ,Obsessed was meant to be a hit and it isn't.

the thing is, Obsessed isn't even getting half of the spins TMB got and it peaked on itunes at what 4 or 3 (down to 20ish now). her airplay is stabilizing more then increasing imo (she's behind 6m compared to last week) because urban is giving the song spins while pop isn't doing much with it (pop might start to pick up the song but i don't see them doing it specially when they didn't even support TMB all that much).
it didn't reach top 10 and it's probably going to end up between 15 and 22 in the charts this week...
she needs to let this tiresome act go and get back to doing pop music.

anyway back to Whitney's single is getting BIG support from radio specially urban

and how do you know?:confused:

why is mariah's album important in whitney's thread anyway?

volta
Jul 29th, 2009, 04:40 PM
and how do you know?:confused:

why is mariah's album important in whitney's thread anyway?

you can tell by the production , promotion and the fact that ILT was released during the lowest part of her career where radio was not giving her any spins and she was seen as dead and gone. They needed a strategy and that's what ITL was ,the glue between radio and WBT.
Obsessed was meant to be what a lead single is meant to be a hit for the album to start of with good sales , it didn't and that's why the album release date changed

i don't know when it turn into her i'm just replying :lol:

but back to whitney

Here is a review of her new album "I Turn To You" from rap it up magazine. Also - if you visit www.whitneyhouston.com - you can download her new single for free!!!

They also pushed up her release date - it is now scheduled to be released August 31st

1. “Million Dollar Bill”
Swizz Beatz/Alicia Keys

As we first reported here, Swizz Beatz produced this track. Alicia Keys wrote it after personally asking Clive to write for Whitney’s album. The song doesn’t have a typical Swizz sound and feels more old-school R&B. It puts you in a good mood, but don’t let the title fool you. This is not an attempt at being a hip-hop club banger. It was the favorite for many. No doubt this will become a single.

2. “Nothin’ But Love”
Danja

Uptempo, danceable, hand-clapping beat. Whitney’s vocals are on prominent display as she belts out several long runs. Urban radio will eat this up.

3. “Call You Tonight”
Stargate/Johnta Austin

This was a contender for the lead single. It features a guitar riff common in Stargate productions (“With You” and “Irreplaceable”). “I wish that I could stay, but I gotta go/ Let me call you tonight, just as soon as I get home,” she sings.

4. “I Didn’t Know My Own Strength”
David Foster/Diane Warren

A version of this previously leaked to the Internet. Clive likened the power ballad to “I Will Always Love You.” It was recorded after her separation from Bobby Brown and tells of triumph in the face of diversity. Clive told Diane Warren, “You’ve written one of your great copyrights.”

5. “Like I Never Left” feat. Akon
Akon/Claude Kelly

Another track that leaked last year. The version that was played sounded more complete with added bass. Clive said Whitney wanted an island song, so they reached out to Akon. Clive started to dance to this one, which was pretty entertaining in itself. We didn’t love this when we first heard it, but it has grown on us considerably.

6. “Salute”
R. Kelly

Militaristic, marching beat. R. Kelly also has his vocals featured (“Eh eh eh”). One of our personal faves. “I’m a soldier girl/ In this world/ I stand alone/ I can be strong/ I walked the lines/ I made it home/ It’s good to know without you I made it.” Whitney even throws in an LL Cool J reference: “Don’t call it a comeback, I’ve been here for years.”

7. “I Look to You”
R. Kelly/Tricky Stewart/Harvey Mason Jr.

Powerful piano ballad that sums up the album. “When all my strength is gone, I look to you,” she sings. “This song says all I wanted to say,” explains Whitney of the title track, which is also the first single.

8. “Worth It”
Eric Hudson/Johnta Austin

Midtempo piano ballad. “I know somebody’s gonna make love to this song tonight,” she coos. A great groove and the dark horse of the album.

9. “A Song for You”
Leon Russell/Harvey Mason Jr.

A cover of Leon Russell’s 1970 song. Starts off slow with a piano intro, then speeds up towards the middle. Some of the audience got up and danced when they heard this. An unexpected take on a classic.

Whitney Houston’s 7th studio album I Look to You arrives September 1.

i am VERY afraid of the Swizz Beatz, Akon and Stargate tracks x_x

Danja :hearts: but i wonder what the track sounds like ...

Dodoboy.
Jul 30th, 2009, 01:28 PM
American Radio is READY for Whitney to take over!

AI for 30/7/09

WHITNEY HOUSTON - I Look To You = 14.133 (+ 3.273) Biggest gain of the day :speakles:

2Black
Jul 30th, 2009, 01:52 PM
I am soooooooooooo wishing Whitney well ... I love comeback stories!!!

BartoliBabes
Jul 30th, 2009, 05:34 PM
it ain't even all about success

but just giving something to her fans

if it does well then bonus:bounce:

Monirena Wiles
Aug 6th, 2009, 02:11 PM
Brand NEW song called Million Dollar Bill.
h_YK1sFAd-g

azinna
Aug 6th, 2009, 02:14 PM
Nice, thanks.

Sir Stefwhit
Aug 6th, 2009, 11:06 PM
Million Dollar Bill in it's entirety:
http://wel0vemusic.skyrock.com/2575011969-Evenement-Ecoute-Million-Dollar-Bill-de-Whitney-Houston.html

mirzalover
Aug 6th, 2009, 11:59 PM
I Love This

brickhousesupporter
Aug 7th, 2009, 12:04 AM
It will definately be a club banger.

Daniel K
Aug 7th, 2009, 12:07 AM
My favorite new song so far.
"Say OH oh oh oh"

MH0861
Aug 7th, 2009, 01:19 AM
The first two ballads have been yawnsome but Million Dollar Bill is great! :D

supergrunt
Aug 7th, 2009, 01:20 AM
mehh
when u hear that alicia keys wrote something u expect something it to be amazing and not mediocre

azinna
Aug 7th, 2009, 03:24 AM
Strong, strong, strong single.
Can feel the melding together of what Whitney and Alicia have brought to music.
And it just simply reminds me of the pure release that pop-dicso-funk used to be about.

volta
Aug 7th, 2009, 09:05 AM
Million Dollar sounds like something from Robin Thicke's last album

don't know how to feel about it , it has that retro disco fever that i adore and i can see classic Whitney there but i'm not LOVING it yet . it' a grower i guess

Renalicious
Aug 7th, 2009, 01:12 PM
Well, this is the most 'Whitney-esque' song since her comeback I think. I quite like it. "I Look To You" is kinda disappointing though, I like "I Didn't Know My Own Strength" better...

HRHoliviasmith
Aug 7th, 2009, 01:58 PM
I don't like it.

Monirena Wiles
Aug 7th, 2009, 02:50 PM
I was getting scared because I want to support her comeback and the other songs did not excite me. The ballads have nice lyrics and because they meant something personal to Whitney I liked them. But this one I just like because it is a great song. It makes you feel good. Sound like she has a hit on her hands this time.

harloo
Aug 7th, 2009, 03:59 PM
I had to give Million Dollar Bill a few listens but I really like this song. It has a different sound of sorts. I really wish Whitney would get back to her power ballads because that's really what set her apart from the pack. However, I realize her voice may not be strong enough for them anymore. Did Neyo write anything on this album? He such a good songwriter and would have wrote her a beautiful song.

Maria Croft
Aug 7th, 2009, 04:57 PM
I really like this song, the ballads aren't anything special, but this is a nice comeback song :yeah:

Apoleb
Aug 7th, 2009, 05:09 PM
I quite like it. It's not over the top good, but it's a very solid number. Better than Mariah's and Madonna's singles. Ironically, the lyrics are the weakest point. Alicia Keyes is so overrated. Anyways, I really like Whitney's new voice and interpretation. It's all about whether she gets the right material.

Olórin
Aug 7th, 2009, 05:34 PM
I really like this single and it's probably going to be the biggest 'hit'.

Musically, I think I Look To You has been my favourite so far. It's not epic or spectacular in the fashion of classic Whitney ballads like I Will Always Love You, or the Greatest Love of ALL, by any means; but it is powerful in it's understated and quiet strength to me. Something of a slower burner...definitely a grower. The lyrics are good, and I hope it does well.

Olórin
Aug 7th, 2009, 05:40 PM
I had to give Million Dollar Bill a few listens but I really like this song. It has a different sound of sorts. I really wish Whitney would get back to her power ballads because that's really what set her apart from the pack. However, I realize her voice may not be strong enough for them anymore. Did Neyo write anything on this album? He such a good songwriter and would have wrote her a beautiful song.

Her voice just can't facilitate them anymore. The power-ballads were basically a showcase for "The Voice". Sadly The Voice is gone - but it's actually an opportunity for Whitney to go in a different direction. A less spectacular and understated ballad can say just as much as a really powerful one, and who is really doing them these days? I wouldn't expect I Look to You to be number one, but I hope it does well and that it offers some diversity to the charts.

moby
Aug 7th, 2009, 05:46 PM
Like it a lot. Much better than the other two tracks I've heard so far. Tend to see it more as a great album track then something to be released. I don't know what I feel about it as a single, seems too laidback old-school R&B to be current - and isn't that a euphemism for dated? It has a similar vibe to Teenage Love Affair, perhaps unsurprisingly, and will probably chart similarly.

CrossCourt~Rally
Aug 7th, 2009, 05:46 PM
I like MDB, but i think i will like an "uptempo" version even better. In anycase, i'm sooo glad Whitney is back :hearts:

Olórin
Aug 7th, 2009, 05:48 PM
Like it a lot. Much better than the other two tracks I've heard so far. Tend to see it more as a great album track then something to be released. I don't know what I feel about it as a single, seems too old-school R&B to be current - and isn't that a euphemism for dated? It has a similar vibe to Teenage Love Affair, perhaps unsurprisingly.

Aren't we in the middle of an 80's revival :shrug:
Perhaps being dated is a good thing...

moby
Aug 7th, 2009, 05:54 PM
Aren't we in the middle of an 80's revival :shrug:
Perhaps being dated is a good thing...No, I do think it will do well on the charts (pulling numbers out of the air, I would hazard the bottom rungs of the top 40?), just not spectacularly. It's all about expectations. At this point in her career (mounting a comeback of sorts), that's better than nothing I suppose.

Olórin
Aug 7th, 2009, 06:16 PM
No, I do think it will do well on the charts (pulling numbers out of the air, I would hazard the bottom rungs of the top 40?), just not spectacularly. It's all about expectations. At this point in her career (mounting a comeback of sorts), that's better than nothing I suppose.

Well that certainly is out of the air. If they market it well and it picks up popularity it will certainly be in the top 40, who knows how high really; anything can happen in a few weeks.

I don't think it feels dated at all personally. It's not a transcendent single, but I think it will hit a vibe with a lot of people. It has a certain je ne sais quoi, is it Alicia Keys is it Whitney Houston, who the hell is it? You're right though, it is all about expectation.

~Cherry*Blossom~
Aug 7th, 2009, 07:09 PM
I absolutely love this song :hearts: Her voice sounds good. It works really well. A real summer song :cool:

tonythetiger
Aug 7th, 2009, 09:06 PM
This song is great! I like ILTY and Strength, but this is the first time I got that tingle that made me smile throughout the whole song. I've been waiting to hear something from this album that takes me over the cliff of the unexpected. I love the bridge, the hook, the belts and those catchy Ohhhhhhhh ohhhhhhhs, makes you go left, right, up, down...if you feel good, put one hand in the air...!!!!! It will be a dance favorite for a lot of people. Totally creativity for Alicia, Swizz, and WHITNEY.

Sir Stefwhit
Aug 8th, 2009, 01:28 PM
It's probably Whitney's single most infectous song of her career. I will admit after the first listen you're not completly sold, but after the third listen the song really starts to uplift you and you can't help but dance to it- and before you know it, it's stuck in your head.

They finally have the full version available on youtube. The one I posted in the first post was a 2 min. clip- so for those that didn't go to the link I provided for the full version (sometimes I'm too lazy to follow links to,) here you go:
ctPOYFQPo3s

Sir Stefwhit
Aug 8th, 2009, 02:58 PM
Turns out that "Million Dollar Bill" is sampled from Loleatta Holloway's Stronger:

9KXJPlLLBW8

Olórin
Aug 9th, 2009, 12:20 PM
Im really loving both of the singles released so far, they really grow on you - you're right about how infectious MDB is.

I Look to You is such a good ballad for life's journey - I've listened to it about ten times in a row now :lol:

supergrunt
Aug 10th, 2009, 03:44 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fk4x4fkRnEI

supergrunt
Aug 10th, 2009, 03:44 AM
luv the song

Renalicious
Aug 10th, 2009, 08:19 AM
I'm warming up to I Look To You. It may even be better than I Didn't Know My Own Strength. Same with Million Dollar Bill. Gosh, I'm getting all excited for the comeback now. :sobbing:

tonythetiger
Aug 10th, 2009, 04:20 PM
Turns out that "Million Dollar Bill" is sampled from Loleatta Holloway's Stronger:

9KXJPlLLBW8

LOL! That was comical. As always, Whitney takes a cover to a different level.

Olórin
Aug 10th, 2009, 06:13 PM
I'm warming up to I Look To You. It may even be better than I Didn't Know My Own Strength. Same with Million Dollar Bill. Gosh, I'm getting all excited for the comeback now. :sobbing:

I think I look to You is definitely a grower, and I like it a lot more than Strength.

LOL! That was comical. As always, Whitney takes a cover to a different level.

I don't think you can call what Whitney does covers; as every single 'cover' she has done, has been an improvement on the original.

Dodoboy.
Aug 10th, 2009, 08:11 PM
I LOVE this song!

Dave.
Aug 10th, 2009, 08:21 PM
I love Million Dollar Bill. Nice upbeat song and as someone said with a nice summery feel to it. Whit :yeah:

aznunit2k5
Aug 11th, 2009, 01:57 AM
Wow it is really awful.

Her voice sounds like crap in this one. Very hoarse and raspy. The only remotely catchy part are the O's. Thats it...Really? O's is all you can do? Plus this sounds too old for radio. Flop.

So far 3 lackluster songs. This one is the biggest disappointment since she worked with Alicia Keys.

BigB08822
Aug 11th, 2009, 03:10 AM
All the hype on this song and it isn't that great. It certainly makes you want to tap your feet to the beat and clap along. I can see how it got everyone jamming at the listening party but that does NOT translate to big radio play or huge sales for the single. The album will sell huge on her name alone but after the first month or two it will take the singles to keep it going and this wont do it. Is it really only 2:51 in length? It only really has a verse and then chorus and bridge followed by chorus. Weird construction. I see this doing well on Urban but I don't think it will do well on Pop except for the curiosity spins it gets out of the gate.

2Black
Aug 11th, 2009, 04:48 AM
Cool song but I Look To You is STILL the song for me. I love the words plus those warm, passionate vocals just take it over the top for me. Whitney & a ballad will always equal genius for me. Sang Whit!!!

Olórin
Aug 11th, 2009, 12:36 PM
The album will sell huge on her name alone but after the first month or two it will take the singles to keep it going and this wont do it. Is it really only 2:51 in length?

No it's 3:26, what are you listening to?

crazzycat
Aug 11th, 2009, 01:36 PM
Whitney Houston as alwaya marvellous, all her songs are treasures of American stage, she can't stop to suprise us more and more

tucker1989
Aug 11th, 2009, 03:23 PM
Love both songs, but Million Dollar Bill is fantastic!

BigB08822
Aug 11th, 2009, 07:25 PM
I never said I don't like it! I just don't think it lives up to the insane hype it got. This song was being touted as THE jam. Whitney's ultimate comeback single. It simply isn't, IMO. I still like the song, though.

~Cherry*Blossom~
Aug 11th, 2009, 07:52 PM
LMAO, I was gonna complain that my name wasn't on the list for "Loves it" but then I realised I'm Rubberduckzilla :o

I still think I'm supernova :rolls:

Olórin
Aug 11th, 2009, 08:04 PM
I never said I don't like it! I just don't think it lives up to the insane hype it got. This song was being touted as THE jam. Whitney's ultimate comeback single. It simply isn't, IMO. I still like the song, though.

The song hasn't been hyped up insanely :confused: Name me one person who has called it Whitney's ultimate comeback single - it's a comeback single and it's not even the lead single. It is a good upbeat song...no it's not the next I Wanna Dance with Somebody or even the next Exhale. Perhaps you had higher expectations for it - but I don't think it has been generall hyped up, not outside of this thread at least :lol:

debopero
Aug 11th, 2009, 10:33 PM
The song hasn't been hyped up insanely :confused: Name me one person who has called it Whitney's ultimate comeback single - it's a comeback single and it's not even the lead single. It is a good upbeat song...no it's not the next I Wanna Dance with Somebody or even the next Exhale. Perhaps you had higher expectations for it - but I don't think it has been generall hyped up, not outside of this thread at least :lol:

I think he is referring to some of the reviews the song got from the listening parties.

Kart
Aug 11th, 2009, 11:24 PM
The song sounds okay. I expect I'll like it because I like her but she sounds a shadow of herself.

Maybe I need to listen to some of the other songs.

BigB08822
Aug 11th, 2009, 11:49 PM
The song hasn't been hyped up insanely :confused: Name me one person who has called it Whitney's ultimate comeback single - it's a comeback single and it's not even the lead single. It is a good upbeat song...no it's not the next I Wanna Dance with Somebody or even the next Exhale. Perhaps you had higher expectations for it - but I don't think it has been generall hyped up, not outside of this thread at least :lol:

There is more than one review of the listening parties that stated this song was so good that nearly the entire room got up and began dancing. Come on now....that is huge hype to live up to. These listening parties arent comprised of a bunch of 20 somethings so for the entire room to be up dancing makes it seem like some massive hit in the making. I suppose I should have known, if the song got an entire room of 50 somethings up dancing then it wont be my cup of tea nor pop radios.

tonythetiger
Aug 12th, 2009, 11:37 AM
You can't please everybody. I think the song is out of the box in a very positive way. The message is clean, encouraging, and the beat is catchy. That is something radio has been missing in my opinion. She's not trying to fit into today's radio crap about sex, money, or taking off your clothes. Give the song a chance, maybe some of you will learn to appreciate good music and not stuff that will not be remembered in 5 years.

BigB08822
Aug 12th, 2009, 04:31 PM
I didn't make the "cup of tea" remark until after you posted my name under the not liking it category. Whatever, say I don't like it...I don't really care and Whitney could give a damn...

Sir Stefwhit
Aug 13th, 2009, 02:18 AM
For Whitney's sake I hope this forum is reflective of how the general public will feel about her new song:

Those who don't like it:
BigB08822
aznunit2k5
olivasmith

Those who are on the fence:
vöŁ†ä
Kart

Those who love/like it:
crazycat
tucker1989
Dave
Dodoboy
Serena~lover
Tonythetiger
Renalicious
Supergurnt (change his mind)
Sir Stefwhit
Azina
Mirzalover
Brickhousesupporter
Shuaitina Pengis
MH0861
Monirena Wiles
harloo (song grew on him)
Summon
Apoleb
CrossCour~Rally
Rubberduckzilla

jefrilibra
Aug 13th, 2009, 08:07 AM
Put me in the LOVE LOVE LOVE section.

MDB is so old school yet refreshing! This is what music is all about, great vocals and melody and NO auto-tuning. I'll take this track over any of the crap that's ruling the charts right now.

And I also love I Look To You too. Whitney's voice may not be what it once was but it's still powerful, passionate, haunting and sincere. The diction, phrasing and falsetto are undeniably Whitney's. I literally get goose bumps listening to the song at night. The ending reminds me a lot of I Will Always Love You.

Drake1980
Aug 14th, 2009, 04:18 AM
I don't know about that. It wasn't horrible but I can't see it being a hit.

jefrilibra
Aug 14th, 2009, 04:24 AM
Whitney performing in Central Park on Tuesday Sep 1 2009 for Good Morning America. And it's FREE!

We have some additional details of Whitney's anticipated performance on Good Morning America this September. Be sure to mark your calendars for this once in a lifetime event!

Good Morning America
September 1, 2009
Whitney Houston Live Performance
Central Park, NYC
Enter at 69th Street and 5th Avenue
Gates open at 11am

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 14th, 2009, 04:26 AM
Good song but not the best for sure.

Looking forward to seeing her performing live. :angel:

Pops Maellard
Aug 14th, 2009, 12:59 PM
I didn't like it. Crap song. :shrug: People are being too nice and willing to accept anything just 'cause it's Whitney and her comeback.

Mariah's "Obsessed" is better. At least it has some hooks.

aznunit2k5
Aug 14th, 2009, 11:19 PM
It is a crap song. She has lost the umph and the snippets for the rest of her album aren't promising. FLOP FLOP FLOP.

Sir Stefwhit
Aug 15th, 2009, 12:11 AM
- I'm loving those ALBUM snippets and this is going to easily one of the best albums of the year. Here's online feedback from a blog that posted the snippets:

http://www.thatgrapejuice.net/2009/08/listen-whitneys-i-look-to-you-lp.html?showComment=1250265872174#c645543109526638 6906

At August 14, 2009 9:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous
Words escape me. This has to be one of the best albums I have heard in a very long time. I can't wait to hear it in full. Her voice is sounding incredible and it sounds so contemporary, without losing who she is. "Million Dollar Bill", "Nothin' But Love", "Call You Tonight", "I Look to You" and "For the Lovers" are my favourites. Damn! That's half the album too. I'll be buying my copy :)

At August 14, 2009 9:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous
Make love to this song TONIGHT, TONIGHT, TONIGHT!!!!! love the lyrics and Whitney's voice is crisp, clear, POWERFUL, strong, full of passion. Nippy is officially back! This album is a must buy.

At August 14, 2009 9:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous
i love WORTH IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! it will go straight to no.1 for sure!!!!

At August 14, 2009 9:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous
Awwww, hell!!! Whitney came HARD, man!!! Way to go. This is a hot R&B album with a lot of crossover appeal. She still singing some tunes reminiscent of old, but some newer tracks that shows she can teach the newbies how to master a true R&B cut. HOT.

At August 14, 2009 9:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous
great album and great song choice. definitely better than the title track and the ballads. seems like they saved the best for last!!!! Clever strategy. tryin to set us up making us believe that whit whit's voice is no longer there and then BOMB her voice is back. I mean, vocally no one ever tops this woman..even in the year 2009 and this woman is like 40 something and still outsings all the chicks out there. Calling U tonight and Worth it are definitely hits.

to that one person who is so obviously craving attention... sad sad lambs :lol:

Pops Maellard
Aug 15th, 2009, 12:20 AM
to that one person who is so obviously craving attention... sad sad lambs :lol:

I'm not a Lamb, I'm speaking unbiasedly. It's just not a good song.

Sir Stefwhit
Aug 15th, 2009, 12:31 AM
^I wasn't talkin' about you. I was talkin' about the lamb who's made five different post all saying the same thing about not liking Whitney and wishing for her to flop. You're just a person giving an honest an opinion with no agenda- I know that. I can tell the difference.

Speakin' of honest people just giving opinions (good and bad)- here are more from that grape juice:

At August 14, 2009 8:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous
AMAZING!!!!
I absolutely love "Worth It" and "Calling You Tonight". Potential #1 hits if promoted properly.

At August 14, 2009 8:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous
Nothin But love is my jam and also Worth It. great songs whitney!!!

At August 14, 2009 9:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous
WEWWW FOR THE LOVERS!!!!!!! LIKE IT
DEFF GONNA BUY IT!!

At August 14, 2009 9:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous
whitney's voice is phenomenal here. i mean...WOW All these years definitely worth the wait. I absolutely love Worth It probably the best song from the album as well. even better than Mill Dolla Bill

At August 14, 2009 9:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous
Worth It and I Got You are HOTTTTT!

jefrilibra
Aug 15th, 2009, 12:33 AM
There are at least 6 tracks from the album that really caught my eye and ear.

31 Aug cant come soon enough.

Sir Stefwhit
Aug 15th, 2009, 12:59 AM
There are at least 6 tracks from the album that really caught my eye and ear.

31 Aug cant come soon enough.
Now I can understand why most people at the listening parties were lovin' the album. :inlove:

My favorite snippets were:
Nothin But Luv
Worth It
For the Lovers
Call You Tonight

~Cherry*Blossom~
Aug 15th, 2009, 08:06 AM
Holy crap, Whitney is back BIG TIME!

The album sounds amazing.

I love the sound of Call You Tonight. Sounds beautiful!

I Got You and For the Lovers sound good too. Can't wait for the album.

My only problem is that it only has 11 songs :speakles: :sobbing:

2Black
Aug 19th, 2009, 08:42 PM
Just heard the full version of SALUTE ... love it SANG WHIT!!!

volta
Aug 19th, 2009, 09:54 PM
full version of Salute

http://usershare.net/6riyurr2r7oa


i hate this beat UGH

Monirena Wiles
Aug 21st, 2009, 08:15 PM
full version of Salute

http://usershare.net/6riyurr2r7oa


i hate this beat UGH

The album will be released online before I can even buy it. :lol:

It's ok, nothing special. I still like Million Dollar Bill the best.

Pengwin
Aug 21st, 2009, 08:19 PM
I really like Million Dollar Bill, it reminds me of a catchier version of 'Just Fine' by Mary J Blige

Olórin
Aug 22nd, 2009, 12:08 AM
The album will be released online before I can even buy it. :lol:

It's ok, nothing special. I still like Million Dollar Bill the best.

Well compared to most popular music in the top 40 today I beg to differ. It most certainly is special, we have a singer back who doesn't use autotune and whose vocal abilities extend beyond one octave. I enjoy the odd Britney or Madonna song, but honestly they have spawned so many 'artists' with minimal natural talent, and the charts are full of them. The album is doing well on amazon US, only being outsold by the Beatles at the moment. I just hope the world embraces Whitney's comeback, because she offers some welcome diversity to the music-biz.

aznunit2k5
Aug 23rd, 2009, 11:01 PM
FULL ALBUM HERE: http://www.zshare.net/download/645525039ceb04b7/

Don't download it on iTunes remember :)

aznunit2k5
Aug 23rd, 2009, 11:02 PM
I am not going to lie. I am hating on Whitney but I LOVE "Call You Tonight" the best song on the album. All of the other songs are crap in my opinion. Just giving credit where it is due.

Olórin
Aug 23rd, 2009, 11:05 PM
So you have little taste. :shrug:

aznunit2k5
Aug 23rd, 2009, 11:08 PM
What do you mean? It is not just a little taste. It is the full album. All songs. I gave you the link:

http://www.zshare.net/download/645525039ceb04b7/

Listen to Call You Tonight. It is a favorite.

Apoleb
Aug 24th, 2009, 10:07 AM
It's a snoozefest. There are some solid to decent material (Million Dollar Bill, Call You Tonight, Salute, For the Lovers), but the problem is that vocal arrangements with previous Whitney songs have usually depended on her ability to suddenly infuse tremendous power. They didn't change the formula here, but Whitney sounds downright tired, so there's little to keep the tempo going. They should have opted for a more beat driven material.

ampers&
Aug 24th, 2009, 11:59 AM
Unfortunately, I'm pretty underwhelmed. Good to see she's really off crack and trying hard, tho.

harloo
Aug 24th, 2009, 03:46 PM
I've been listening to her album since last week. My favorites are Million Dollar Bill, Worth It, Call You Tonight For The Lovers, and Like I Never Left. The big surprise to me is that I actually liked what Akon brought to the table.

My only problem is the ballads. They're beautiful songs but Whitney doesn't seem to deliver her usual vocal acrobatics. Whitney usually makes ballads into her own by using her own unique ad-libs but they weren't present on this album. In my opinion, the old Whitney would have killed I Look To You and Didn't Know My Own Strength. Oh well, I've already pre-ordered via Amazon anyways. Wish her the best of luck!! Overall, it's still a decent effort.

~Cherry*Blossom~
Aug 24th, 2009, 07:47 PM
Call You Tonight is amazing. Absolutely love that song!

Olórin
Aug 24th, 2009, 08:19 PM
Such a good album!

tonythetiger
Aug 24th, 2009, 09:01 PM
Amazing!! I can't believe how good it is. My standouts are:
1. Million Dollar Bill
2. Call You Tonight
3. Song for You
4. Worth It.
5. Like I Never Left
6. Salute
7. For The Lovers

Heck, I can't rank these songs, I love them all! Well "Nothin But Love" is only one that doesn't move me. Everything else is insane.

Olórin
Aug 24th, 2009, 09:18 PM
http://www.whitneyhouston.com/

It's streaming from the official site at the moment. I really can't wait to be able to download it from itunes.

I think this album is actually a lot more urban and more pop-y than a lot of her previous albums. It's contemporary without trying to be too current, and if it is a little 80's/early 90's, I think it is in a good way, i.e. infusing the old with the new.

Olórin
Aug 24th, 2009, 09:22 PM
It's a snoozefest. There are some solid to decent material (Million Dollar Bill, Call You Tonight, Salute, For the Lovers), but the problem is that vocal arrangements with previous Whitney songs have usually depended on her ability to suddenly infuse tremendous power. They didn't change the formula here, but Whitney sounds downright tired, so there's little to keep the tempo going. They should have opted for a more beat driven material.

What on earth are you talking about, rhythym drives this album more so than any other Whitney material. Whitney's voice is always at the forefront, but every song has a very clear beat, whether it's the piano, strings, drumbs, bass etc. Obviously this album isn't the bodyguard #2 in terms of power but I really can't say I agree with you that she sounds tired. I feel that comment to be somewhat uninformed, but I guess pointless cynnicism is what you do best.

Apoleb
Aug 24th, 2009, 09:26 PM
What on earth are you talking about, rhythym drives this album more so than any other Whitney material. Whitney's voice is always at the forefront, but every song has a very clear beat, whether it's the piano, strings, drumbs, bass etc. Obviously this album isn't the bodyguard #2 in terms of power but I really can't say I agree with you that she sounds tired. I feel that comment to be somewhat uninformed, but I guess pointless cynnicism is what you do best.

WTF? Who said Whitney didn't have lambs? :lol:

Seems like you can't wrap your head around a fact that some people won't like this album. She sounds tired according to my subjective hearing taste, and there are plenty of people on the net who are dissapointed with the status of her voice. Deal with it.

aznunit2k5
Aug 24th, 2009, 09:46 PM
If you think about it, the only good song on the album..."Call You Tonight" is only good because of the production and music. Her vocals didn't deliver on any song on the album. Total disappointment really.

I mind as well get an instrumental version of Call You Tonight.

Sir Stefwhit
Aug 24th, 2009, 11:12 PM
aznunit2k5- Give it a rest already. You've made numerous threads about how you wish the album flops and fails- you posted links and told people to download the album for free and not to buy it- and on every song you've heard you said you hated them.

You have zero credibility and nobody is listening to your foolishness. You're pathetic and a bona fide waste of space- shoe and be gone already.

Why put energy and effort into wishing someone failure? You don't have to like Whitney, lots of people don't- but why make it a mission to hate on her. Too childish for me to devote anymore time to you- grow up already!

~Cherry*Blossom~
Aug 25th, 2009, 08:23 PM
Call You Tonight is written by Johnta Austin :hearts: I have about 30 of his songs and they are amazing. Yet his album, Ocean Drive, was never released :sobbing:

He's the guy that wrote We Belong Together.

Call You Tonight is amazing. Listened to it so many times the past two days! She needs to release this song!

As for the whole album, it's pretty good. Her voice isn't as good as it was, but that's to be expected. I like Call You Tonight, For The Lovers, Million Dollar Bill, I Look To You, Salute, Like I Never Left. There are a few others too that I like, but can't remember the names. It's a good album.

~Cherry*Blossom~
Aug 25th, 2009, 08:33 PM
lol, I just realised I've had Call You Tonight for ages. I had the demo by Johnta Austin on my iPod :o How did I not listen to that song more times than I actually did (only 5)

jefrilibra
Aug 26th, 2009, 02:02 AM
On the set of MDB video shoot!

http://i.cocoperez.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/whitneyhouston__oPt.jpg


Oprah aint playin. Who else but Miss Whitney!

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn192/nokidn_bucket/Untitled-1-4.jpg


http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs142.snc1/5280_121464867219_22433917219_2288688_2354325_n.jp g

starin
Aug 26th, 2009, 08:17 AM
I like call you tonight but I feel like the song is straight up from 1999 a la Lonestar but w/ a beat added. most of her album feels mid to late 90's. All good songs but no stand outs and feels dated.

Pengwin
Aug 26th, 2009, 12:29 PM
Disappointing. Everything after Track 1 sucks. I hope Mariah produces somthing better (unlikely based on Obsessed :rolleyes: ).

Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, Christina Aguilera, Beyonce > Whitney and Mariah