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Retro Rewind: Billboard Hot 100 This Week In 1995 #FBF

Whitney Houston Debuts At #1 With Last Chart-Topper 'Exhale'

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Readers of That Grape Juice know what avid music lovers we are – especially of hits past.

So, as our retrospective features, ‘From the Vault’ and ‘TGJ Replay,’  allow us the chance to re-spin the gems and jams of yesterday of one artist, our newest feature, Chart Rewind (a variation of our current Retro Rewind assay), accedes salutes to an entire era of music history.

This week we tip our hats to ‘Exhale (Shoop Shoop),’ the 11th and last Hot 100 chart-topper of music’s premier diva Whitney Houston.

Lifted from the ‘Waiting To Exhale’ soundtrack (which celebrated its 20th anniversary this month), the tune delivered Whit’s first ever #1 debut on the tally – a feat added to her already impressively decorated Hot 100 resume. Knocking then “rival” Mariah Carey down to #2, ‘Shoop’ may have known brief tenure at the top (as Carey returned to #1 the week after with her record-breaking hit ‘One Sweet Day’), but it still made its mark on record books for having the longest run at #2 in the history of the Billboard Hot 100.

Tuck in below and tell us your fave song from the top 25 of Billboard’s Hot 100 this week in 1995…


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Weigh In: Whitney Houston Fans Cry Foul Over Adele’s Record-Breaking ‘Hello’

'I Will Always Love You' Singer's Fans Demand Billboard Provide "Context"

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There are only a handful of artists in the history of ever whose careers can even be mentioned in the same sentence with diva supreme Whitney Houston.  Her illustrious Hot 100 and Billboard 200 resume read of almost untouchable heights and more records set than can be adequately mentioned in one article (“first female to debut at #1 on Billboard 200,” “first artist to sell 1 million albums in one week,” “first and only artist to have 7 consecutive #1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100” merely touch the tip the iceberg).

But, as the age old adage goes:  ‘records are made to be broken.’

For, just two weeks ago, Adele said ‘Hello’ to the Hot 100 and history books as her long-awaited return brought with it a massive 1.1 million sold in just one week.  Seeing her name penciled atop the list of ‘most singles sold in one week’ tally, the song’s performance was nearly double that of former record-holder Flo-Rida‘s 636,000 sold for his 2009 single ‘Right Round.’  The impressive chart triumph was widely celebrated, that is, until some outlets began pitting its success against Houston’s signature hit ‘I Will Always Love You’ – which held the overall record for most singles sold in one week at 632,000.

Then, Nippy fans cried foul.  The premise of their argument is simple:  Billboard records should have context…


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Bobby Brown To Release New Tell-All Book About Whitney Houston & Bobbi Kristina


Bobby Brown is making plans…and they include the lives and deaths of his ex-wife Whitney Houston and their daughter Bobbi Kristina.

Details on his new memoir below…


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Whitney Houston Hologram Set For 2016 World Tour #ICYMI

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Just months after the announcement late Tejano/pop star Selena was set to see a “digital embodiment” release new music and tour, now music lovers are being greeted with reports iconic pop diva Whitney Houston will experience the same.

Yep, a Houston hologram – designed by Hologram USA in partnership with the ‘I’m Every Woman’ singer’s estate – will touch every corner of the globe in a 2016 world tour.

Get the details inside:


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Bobbi Kristina’s Death Ruled A Homicide


Bobbi Kristina‘s death has been a ruled a homicide.

Shocking news below…


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Celebrities React To Death of Bobbi Kristina

Oprah Winfrey, Ciara, Wendy Williams, Monica, & More Extend Condolences


In news that can only be classified as tragic, Bobbi Kristina – daughter of late pop icon Whitney Houstonreportedly expired tonight at the young age of 22.

Krissy, as she was affectionately called by her Grammy award winning mother, had been in a comatose state for seven months before passing away at an Atlanta hospice care center.

Since the story broke, fans and fellow celebrities alike have been pouring out condolences for the Houston and Brown family.  See some of your favorite stars’ weigh in on the tragic news:


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Breaking News: Bobbi Kristina Brown Dies Aged 22


Tragic news just in.

The only child of late singer Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina Brown, has passed away aged just 22.

TMZ confirmed the unfortunate occurrence moments ago.

Bobbi died at the Atlanta hospice care facility where she has been looked after since June 24th, after family were informed that there was no chance of recovery from the coma state she had been in for seven months.

As reported, she was found submerged in her bathtub on January 31st, and police believe she was underwater for anywhere between 2 and 5 minutes. Paramedics were able to resuscitate her, but she was in a medically induced coma and placed on life support.

Her mother Whitney died in February 2012 after also being found unconscious in a bathtub.

Speaking in a press statement, the Houston family said:

“She is finally at peace in the arms of God. We want to again thank everyone for their tremendous amount of love and support during these last few months.”


May Bobbi Kristina Rest In Peace.

Our sincerest thoughts and prayers go to Houston and Brown families at this incredibly sad time.



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