Today (August 9), Whitney Houston would have celebrated her 49th birthday. Despite her untimely passing in February, WATM pays tribute to one of the best, if not the best, to ever pick up a mic. Even at her lowest points, nothing or no one can take away what she brought to the table, musically, in the ’80s and ’90s. Speaking of the ’80s, watch Whit crush the stage — with nothing more than big hair, a fringe-y dress and a mic — on MTV in 1986.
Thanks for the music. Happy Birthday, Whitney!
Fans at Washington D.C.’s Howard Theater were treated to Brandy’s first live performance of “Put It Down,” the lead single from her upcoming sixth album Two Eleven, last night. The 90s powerhouse commanded the stage with her crisp live vocals and booty-poppin’ choreography. It’s clear Frank Gatson, Beyoncé’s longtime choreographer who’s responsible for Bran’s moves in the still-unreleased “Put It Down” music video, has taught the “Full Moon” singer a thing or two about selling an 8-count and owning the stage.
It’s refreshing to Brandy FINALLY promoting her Chris Brown-assisted single that’s been available on iTunes since May, even if only through radio promo. Baby steps. Next, she’ll have to follow-up the underperforming track with something to really make people want to shell out $9.99 when her album drops. By the way, there’s no better time than the present to release the video, Bran. Just sayin’.
D’Angelo will make his first televised performance in over a decade at the this year’s BET Awards.
After weeks of hearing “sometime this summer,” Brandy has finally set a release date for her new album, Two Eleven.
She catches hell from critics but damn, Rihanna knows how to move a single.
Rihanna snags her 22nd top 10 single on the Hot 100, as “Where Have You Been” vaults 11-9 in its seventh week.
The song’s ascension into the top 10 moves Rihanna closer to the record for most Hot 100 top 10s among women in the chart’s almost 54-year history, according to Billboard.
It’s been a minute since we’ve heard new solo material from R&B songbird Tweet. The soulful singer, who signed a deal with DuBose Music Group earlier this year, launched her music series, “Tweet Tuesdays,” today and released a cover of Aretha Franklin’s “Day Dreaming.”
Her third studio album and first with DuBose Music Group, Simply Tweet, is scheduled for release later this year.
Listen to her cover of “Day Dreaming” below.
Cissy Houston, mother of the late Whitney Houston, has signed a deal with HarperCollins to pen a memoir, telling the “unabridged and unbelievable story” of her Grammy Award-winning daughter, who died in February at age 48.
The as-yet-titled project is the follow-up to last year’s Here I Am, which spawned the Grammy nominated smash “Motivation” featuring Lil Wayne.
“I am more excited going into it this time than last time because I have a concept,” she told the magazine.