Whitney Houston Live Album On the Way, Says Clive Davis

Published: Friday 24th Jan 2014 by Rashad

As Grammy weekend nears, fans of the late pop legend Whitney Houston cannot help but be reminded of this unfortunate time two years ago when the music industry lost one of its most prized possessions.

But, if Clive Davis has anything to do with it, not even death itself will silence The Voice – an instrument many-a-music lover has come to love and cherish since her early 80s debut.

As such, to commemorate the memory of his industry protege, Davis recently shared plans to unveil a live CD filled with Houston’s greatest live recordings.

Learn more below:

L.A. Times:

Clive Davis, 81, is readying his annual, must-see Grammy shindig.  But, before the stars gather to celebrate the year’s best in music, the music mogul shares news on his most famous protege – Whitney Houston – who tragically passed away on Grammy weekend two years ago:

“Whitney never had a live album,” he said. “I really want everyone to know … exactly why during her time she was considered the greatest contemporary singer in the world.

“I’m going through all these recordings of her performances now, many of which I wasn’t at, such as when she was in South Africa,” said Davis. “It’s a revelation: You really hear how astonishing and powerful and compelling she was in a way that wasn’t captured on the studio albums or in her movie performances.”


Davis said he expects the album to be released this year.

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  1. Stephy Tha Lambily January 25, 2014

    My coins are ready to purchase tbh…

  2. eric January 25, 2014

    Bring it on!

  3. Stephy Tha Lambily January 25, 2014

    Clive Davis aint slick. Trynna make some money of Miss Houston but I don’t care. I hope its a 3 disc set of all her powerful performances in crystal clear audio. Whitney Houston is the greatest LIVE singer of all time imho…

  4. Realest January 25, 2014

    Love WhitWhit, but if they’re all performances I can find on youtube I won’t purchase! He better pick his performances well, only the rarest of the rare!

  5. FutureCiara January 25, 2014

    Clive better not scarp this project. This would slay existences!!!!!

  6. Yea ok January 25, 2014

    This post just made me sad a little. I watched the videos posted and it makes me so mad there will never be another time like this. This woman is on this dry as.s stage with nothing but her voice and I was tuned in the whole time. No one is worried bout what she wearing. The lighting. Her hair. Just that voice. I would def buy this.

    Rip Whitney.

  7. ratedxx(love is beautiful) January 25, 2014

    I was never a real fan of Whitney’s music..she was a great singer, can’t deny that, but umm never liked any of her music…

    so now Whitney’s worth more than she was alive…one thing I did notice she lost the powerhouse voice she had before she died…

    clive davis is the devil…never liked him..

  8. Touché January 25, 2014

    Lovebird, oooh you shady little thing.

  9. Realest January 25, 2014

    Some people personify the word “bored”.. Lol all whilst stanning heavily for the vocally impaired, which is the true shade #JobsAreNeededIn2014

  10. Lovebird January 25, 2014

    Vocally impaired is absolutely right and shame on us for letting this mediocrity run rampant for too long.

    It is time we exposed the elephant in the room, which is something we should have done a decade ago.


  11. TinaMinaj January 25, 2014

    Hatebird a Rihanna stan coming for Boxriah’s voice???? LOOOOOL
    I might not be a fan of Mariah’s music but come on…

  12. Stephy Tha Lambily January 25, 2014

    Love Bird, lets not act like Nippy did not have 100+ horrible performances after 1995 so hush…

    Also, almost all Rihanna performances are lukewarm, lazy, tacky & embarrassing!
    Exhibit A

  13. Lovebird January 25, 2014

    Rihanna has never been known for her vocals though, I don’t even know why you brought her up.

    Thanks to Tommy’s clever marketing, Mariah has been pretending to be a vocalist for a good ten years


  14. Lovebird January 25, 2014

    Rihanna is s*** though, which is why it works.

    It is not her fault some artists have the audience guessing which pixel is the “singer”


  15. Lovebird January 25, 2014

    A huge forehead that gets booked to do covers by vogue, essence…etc.

    Not my fault fashion magazines don’t want to be mistaken for architect magazines by not booking a certain someone on the cover.

  16. Realest January 25, 2014

    Mariah is a vocal legend, now, then and forever more. “Mariah Carey; Unplugged” is certified 5times platinum and is a vocal standard for LIVE recordings of albums ! Opinions trying to be pushed off as receipts are further proof of the boredom you face when the lessor you staN for is a #VocalSnoozefest #SorryNotSorry


  17. JOHNVIDAL January 25, 2014

    Whitney Houston is the best live singer I´ve ever seen, I agree with @stephy on that. It´s just magical greatness.
    Are they going to include the same performances again though? South Africa? Really? in 1994? Dear Clive: is that new to you? I mean, Whitney´s tours in the 80s are absolutely unbelievable, I just can´t believe some of those performances, but you always have to listen to them in poor quality and thanks to fan recorded stuff. Why the hell didn´t they start making Whitney DVDs until 1990 or so???? They had to be retarded.
    To hear 80s Whitney listen to this “I am Changing” performance Sam posted.

  18. JOHNVIDAL January 25, 2014

    What the hell is @lovebird saying in this post? lol Can´t he understand he stans for Rihanna????????? LOLOLOL omg it´s hilarious these how stans of these current artists really think their faves are greatness or something. In posts like this when you are reminded of true greatness is when they just look pathetic.

  19. Stephy Tha Lambily January 25, 2014

    @LoveBird….. Lets watch Rihanna pat her h***** infected p**** THA REAL REASON WHY CHRIS BROWN BEAT HER ASS FROM GIVING HIM THE HERPS…
    Also, a tacky nasty s** demon performance…

  20. DIGGER BEY January 25, 2014


  21. Stephy Tha Lambily January 25, 2014


    The reason for posting all those videos is to not bash and/or put down artist like a Rihanna because I like some of her music too. But my problem is you being all uppity & think you know it all saying s*** like Beyoncé is a s** p*** star. When clearly Rihanna has more d*** sucking songs than any of our favs.

    Rihanna cannot sing she just has a youthful cute pop tone THAT WILL FADE OVER TIME! She is nothing special to brag about. You stan for a non singing pop tart bitchh THAT SELLS S** S** S** S** S** DRUGS & more demonic things you trying to accuse Beyoncé of doing. Atleast, Beyoncé EXCUSE ME Queen B can actually sing LIVE while dancing in 5 inch heels.

    Rihanna be on stage talking the GOAT lango. Jumping around. Looking lost. Shouting & bending out trying to act like she feeling a song she aint even write. Rihanna is nothing more than a POPtart star that’s it. Her beauty will fade & people will grow tired of her stupidity…

    Rihanna’s music will not keep selling like Mariah Careys has after a 20 year career. Her stuff is nothing but a NOW thing. She is cute with a cute voice but nothing more. Also, I cant wait until what she looks like once she enters her 30s/40s and finally all that crack,weed,drinking & parting catches up with her gonna make her look like.

    Lets not forget she gonna have to have a baby. Lets see how that’s gonna effect her image. What?!? She gonna be on stage patting her loose mother p**** singing CAKE at the age of 40..

    Bye Lovebird. Rihanna will have her down fall just like Mariah, Whitney had/having theirs. So beeee gonne.

    Also, I wonder what Rihanna gonna sound/perform like in her 40s (if she even lives that long) if she sounds like shitt now at the age of 25 CAN YOU IMAGINE HER DOWNFALL…

  22. DIGGER BEY January 25, 2014

    I LUV U CLIVE FOR THIS!!!! I own a few of her live song performances!!! The Woman Voice is the definition of EPIC! I CAN’T WAIT TO GET MY HANDS ON THIS!

  23. Stephy Tha Lambily January 25, 2014

    I love you Digger Bey…

  24. Stephy Tha Lambily January 25, 2014

    Digger Bey, can you pretty please change avi back to the Blue Beyoncé Pic..

  25. Lovebird January 25, 2014

    LMAO I don’t get the point of all those Rihanna videos; Rihanna has never paraded herself as a vocalist, so posting her videos is pointless.

    Posting 1 million videos of Rihanna failing to hit a note does not take away from the fact that Mariah is a mediocre vocalist.

    Mariah is the one who has built a smoke screen on her supposed vocal ability which she fails at (See BET awards performance of Beautiful).

    If you call yourself a top notch vocalist like Mariah, you better prove it. Mariah has always been mediocre and thanks to Tommy’s clever marketing, has managed to build a successful career based on smoke and mirrors.

  26. Stephy Tha Lambily January 25, 2014

    Tell me, where & when has Mariah Carey called herself a HIGH ALL MIGHTY vocalist. Mariah Carey has always downplayed her vocal talent. When people would ask her how many octaves she has she would simply say I don’t know & just brush it off like she was not that good of a singer. Mariah NEVER walked around and said IM THE GREATEST SINGER EVER…
    Bye LoveBird…

  27. Theman January 25, 2014

    Mariah surpassed WH, in a lot of areas so quit it with the she was never this or that. Her lower notes, upper register, whistle register, artistry, & musicianship. It’s all simply unmatched.. She’s the greatest technical singer..

  28. Stephy Tha Lambily January 25, 2014

    @The Man…

    I agree. Mariah Carey was/is a far better artist then Whitney Houston ever was. Even PRINCE & RKelly (who are true musical genius in their own right) has praised Mariah for creating her OWN classics…

    But I must say. Whitney Houston was the far better LIVE singer than Mariah. Whitney infact I think was better tha Patti & Aretha. Her confident, poise, vocal control, stamina, vocal control, crystal clear chest voice, FAST vibrato.

    Whitney Houston was just the perfect singer not to mention the most beautiful singer of all time. I mean Nippys had the most beautiful brown skin with model like features…

    Her church house performances beat anything Mariah or Beyoncé or Rihanna or Brandy or anyone that has come after Whitney has done…

    Whitney Live On Stage In Her Prime>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    But Mariah Carey is a musical/vocal genius for creating her OWN material & finding her own voice/style.

  29. Theman January 25, 2014

    Whitney is the greater performer,interpreter but MC is the greater Technician/Musician.. Mc has just as much poise. Whitney’s presence is out of this world. As a PerformanceSinger/Interpreter/PresenceWH >>>> As a TechnicalSinger/Vocalist/Artist MC >>>>….

  30. JOHNVIDAL January 25, 2014

    I agree with both @stephy and @theman
    Whitney is the best live singer in pop history and also the most beautiful singer ever. I totally agree. I call her the Voice and also The Face! Perfection.
    And Mariah is such an artist and unique singer.
    Just two greats. Death at @lovebird trying to defend ridiculous Rihanna. And btw, wasn´t @lovebird a Mariah Carey fan not that long ago??? lmao these proffesional bandwagoners kill me.

  31. CHIMIER C January 25, 2014

    I love both Whitney & Mariah for different reasons but I STAN for Empress Whitney :

    Whistle Register: Mariah
    Head Voice/Super Head Voice: Whitney
    Upper Register: Mariah
    Middle-Register: Whitney
    Lower Register: Mariah
    Vocal Musicianship: TIE
    Vocal Technicality: TIE

    MC’s runs edges WH out with sheer fluidity and vocal acrobatics in her upper chest voice. MC’s simply more fluent and flexible, there. Not only does she flow/fuse with the melody/meter, but she incorporates insanely diffcult fioratura and knows how to manipulate her voice to shape with the music. Her tonal quality only adds to the beauty; she’s strictly musical. Because of WH’s SUPERIOR interpretive wit, she ad-lib’s/improvises better; her gospel roots makes her “on the spot” – she was also the MUCH BETTER live performer/interpreter.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/Chimier – subscribe to me on YouTube.

  32. Royalkev January 25, 2014

    I skip a day and come back to find such wonderful news! I’m so ready for these performances! Whitney was the greatest live vocals I ever witnessed! I remember my aunt taking me to see her at Radio City Music Hall (I believe)during the BG years and I was initially upset at first because I thought I wouldn’t be able to hear her the way I wanted, we were seated somewhere in the middle of the theater (I was younger then and this one one of my first concert experiences). My aunt was a big Luther fan and we were ALWAYS in the 3/4 row at his concerts. So I’m a little pissed off that we had these seats and I thought I was going to barely be able to enjoy the concert. Turns out I was so wrong, Whitney sounded like she was in the row before me. It felt like the was singing right in my face! I couldn’t have been more in love with her that night.

    As for the whole Whitney and Mariah thing, they truly are different artists. I do consider Mariah to be great, simply because she was a superior writer to many in the industry. Still being an artist requires so much: style, showmanship, talent, etc… Whit had that in abundance and those two were on top of their game for totally different reason.

  33. MuiMui January 25, 2014

    Isn’t it amazing how Even with Ri not being the biggest Belter,singer in the game, shes still able to do many things the legends has done.
    Like with her limited hard ware,shes still able to sale music, to the tune of over Ten Million Albums, and make it to the music record books with her singles.

  34. MuiMui January 25, 2014

    People can keep posting when she did Hero,but just think she has gone from that song on to songs like “Umbrella” which owned the charts in 2007. Because of Hero she has been able to sing songs like Diamond, stay and Piu.

  35. MuiMui January 25, 2014

    And Ri is one of the few who has a song that she featured with and it has done Exceedingly well.
    Wonder how is it that She is Featured with Eminem on
    “LTWUL” and the Single has gone Diamond. Many of the seasoned Artist are Struggling to bring in Diamond sales with their Features.

  36. MuiMui January 25, 2014

    Whats equally telling is Ri song with Eminem “Monsters” is hugging the charts, like a body suit.Downing this girl and talking smack will not stop her.
    While WHITNEY, Has the Voice,Poise,Charm,and Sales and still don’t have the Brass to show for it

  37. Slayretha Franklin January 25, 2014

    Looking forward to this. So far they haven’t done much with releasing rare in the vault material from Whit.

  38. DIGGER BEY January 25, 2014

    Why are The Rihc*nts bringing Hoeianna’s name up n the post??? Simply Pathetic. This is about someone that’s a REAL ICON! Not an Singles Queen. Anyway The Lames are so pressed lmao. WHITNEY VOCALS >>>>>>> MooMoo vocals and it will always be this way. Listening to the Heyday Whitney Vocals its like HEAVEN ON EARTH! I haven’t heard anyone come close to having an beautiful to powerful voice like hers!!!!! NO ONE! NO ONE! NO ONE! She semi inspired MooMoo anyway. The Student could never come for The Teacher!!!!!

  39. Roi January 25, 2014

    this old fukked sheeny still milks her name. sigh

  40. MuiMui January 25, 2014

    Its not all about the Gifts you was born with, its about how you are perceived by those who buy your music and support you. And often times just like with Whitney having A Album make it to the top Ten of the Best, and Biggest Selling Album in Music History and don’t have the Grammys to Reflect that is So f&*%&* Crazy.
    Which means it Really don’t matter how Ri might sound are what she sales are what kind of Chart News she makes it does not matter a single shyt because She will always be Knocked down by the Str!pper with the Mic.

  41. MuiMui January 25, 2014

    Hive don’t hate the player, Navy, hate the game.

  42. AboutTime! January 25, 2014

    Ook! This is going to selll like crazy!

  43. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) January 25, 2014

    When I say this Whitney post I knew Mariah’s name had to be mentioned. Lol @ her impact. Lovebird is pathetic. It doesn’t matter if Rihanna never established her self as a vocalist. You still have ZERO rights to shade anyone’s voice while being a Stan of Ke$ha’s back-up singer. Mariah has always been a vocal legend and you will deal. There are things that Mariah could do with her voice that wouldn’t couldn’t. Mariah could do everything Whitney could do but just didn’t attain that killer vocal power.

    DEATH @ Dogger H**
    Mariah was not influenced by Whitney. Where do people keep getting this idea? Mariah have always said from 1990 onwards that Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Patti, Gladys were her faves and MAJOR influences. Vision of love was written two years after Whitney made her debut. You guys need to calm down.

  44. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) January 25, 2014

    The idiots will do anything to deny Mariah’s talent and impact. Mariah is still the only female to have 5 albums on Nielsen’s list.

  45. DIGGER BEY January 25, 2014

    Is this Delusional Rihtarted C*nt still talking about The Who*e?

  46. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) January 25, 2014

    When I saw*

  47. Stephy Tha Lambily January 25, 2014

    Digger Bey, Mariah Carey was not the only one to NOT reach Nippys status when it came to live vocals BEYONCE is another.. So stop it… Also, address Mariah Carey as Mariah Carey & stop being a pressed H**+ stan alright b****.

  48. Bey_on_ce January 25, 2014

    Whitney Houston had a voice like no other!!! No woman could touch her voice !!! It was very different and it was music to the soul so lovebird plz stick to rihanna no singing no performing ass !!!! Oh yeah and no album selling ass either!!! We love u Whitney Houston

  49. Lolz January 25, 2014

    Im sure it will sell better than mariahs next effort

  50. Stephy Tha Lambily January 25, 2014


    Rihanna can have 300000 number 1 hits & still wont get the respect of REAL fans of music will ever have respect for that GOAT singer,,,

    Also, Whitney Houston has 200,000,000+ million records 400+ awards including album of the year & song of the year Grammys.. She also has many many many great LIVE performances to show BRASS… Idiot

  51. Stephy Tha Lambily January 25, 2014

    Its boggles me the disrespect Mariah Carey gets on this site… WIERD

  52. JaQuan January 25, 2014

    OMG I love me some Whitney! By far the greatest. Many will have their opinions but we all know the truth. She set the stage for your current faves. But she did it with grace, poise, and pure vocal talent. Nevermind her personal life cause we all go through s#it. Everyone last one of your faves today looked up to her. I respect Mariah as well cause she was a fan & friend of Whitney’s. Plus she has her own talent.

    But Whitney studied the best and when she said this comment on MTV ” There will never be another me!” she was so right!

  53. DOSSOME January 25, 2014

    Of course mariah had to be disrespected as usual and its not even whitney’s fans doing it,but stans of these mediocrities we have no time for….MARIAH still has the best selling live album in the history of soundscan and she even topped hot 100 with a live song for four weeks.NUMBERS DO NOT LIE

  54. DOSSOME January 25, 2014

    Oh,if you cannot imagine your fave doing an MTV UNPLUGGED concert,then your opinion on vocals is rendered invalid as of this moment

  55. Theman January 25, 2014

    Again MC is the greatest female singer as far as overall singing goes, that includes skill as well.. She is a beast.. She is certainly on WH level.. But her skill >>>>

  56. RihannaNavy January 25, 2014

    Phuck Whitney, Phuck Mariah, Phuck Beyonce. They’re all overrated b****** with little talent.

  57. Roi January 25, 2014

    I’m still crying over her death. RIP, Whitney.

  58. MC!!! January 25, 2014

    DVDs existed in the 80/90s? the only reason why its so hard because those concerts were recorded on a vhs format….come on y’all how old are y’all 13?

  59. Manu January 25, 2014

    You are reaaally bored!!! Theres nothing you can post or write here…nothing!! Will change the FACT that Mariah Carey IS an icon and will FOREVER be one of the best singers EVER

  60. CiGold January 27, 2014

    What’s up with the Mariah and Rihanna bashing?

    Mariah Carey has proved time and time again that she’s a singer. Her voice may have changed, but I’m sure y’all don’t and won’t look or sound the same 10 years from now.
    Whitney was great too, a legend!
    Let Rihanna do her thang. And it takes marketing to even sell the best singers in the world. So hush now!

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