Following her death, reports of a Whitney Houston biopic have become just as speculated as the untimely tragedy itself.
Said to be orchestrated by Houston’s long time friend Clive Davis, the last few weeks have seen the likes of Jennifer Hudson, Meagan Good and Rihanna named as possible contenders for the starring role.
So now we want to know.
Who do you think should play Houston in the movie and more importantly, do you feel the talk of a bio pic has come too soon after her death.
Peek these interesting shots of Young Money taken at last night’s ‘NBA All Star’ game.
Sat court side in the company of boss’ Lil Wayne and Mack Maine as well as label mate Drake,Nicki Minaj was snapped getting quite familiar with the ‘Lollipop’ maestro after delivering an upbeat performance during the game’s half time show.
The untimely passing of Whitney Houston has seen much of the singer’s hits rocket into to the upper echelon of the charts.
However, for as much as we love Houston’s classic cuts, we’re also keen ardent appreciators of her latter material. Case, point, 2003’s ‘Try It On My Own’.
Lifted from the late star’s 5th studio album ‘Just Whitney’, the song and its accompanying were initially hailed upon release – with ample reason too. Vocally, the track would become one of the last recorded showcases of ‘The Voice’ (see: potent, textured, and effortless); while the visual underlined the track’s compelling lyrics. Lyrics which relayed a narrative of going it alone after years of corporate scaffolding.
All rather fascinating stuff given that the song’s housing album was the first and only to not feature creative input from Houston’s long-time mentor Clive Davis. Indeed, it was then-head of Arista LA Reid who took creative helm of the project.
And yet it was this juxtaposition of Whitney being in control versus a reality which saw her life spinning out of it which sunk the song and the album moreover. The media (and the masses they influence) were simply not entertaining any such “in-control” notion. Indeed, it seemed the more Whitney proclaimed it, the less people believed.
As such, ‘Try’ peaked at #84 on the Billboard Hot 100, while ‘Just Whitney’ peaked at #9 on the US album tally.
Still, neither can take away from the “stellar” that was the Babyface produced song and the ‘Just Whitney’ album moreover. Both earn a well-deserved spot next to the legend’s best material. Commercially successful or not.
Platinum songbird Rebecca Ferguson is celebrating a year of trailblazing success with her first headline tour.
And while the trek sees the X Factor star serve up stirring renditions of her own material (such as chart-topper ‘Nothing’s Real But Love’), it also sees her give a soulful nod to other acts – including Drake.
Peep her take on the Young Money MC’s ‘Take Care’ at the jaunt’s Oxford stop below…