I feel like an anxious kid waiting for Santa as I impatiently wait for the Whitney Houston film “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” to hit theatres on December 22, 2022.

Whitney Houston was known as the “greatest singer of her generation.” She was also known as ‘THE VOICE.”

Whitney Houston was one of the greatest vocalist of all-time. She was a popular actress and also a huge box office draw for theatres.

Even though Whitney Houston left us on February 11, 2012. She is still beloved worldwide and ranks as one of the best performers, and best-selling female artists of all time.

Throughout her career from 1985-2012 Whitney received many awards and accolades to include 2 Emmy Awards, 6 Grammy Awards, 16 Billboard Music Awards, 8 Soul Train Music Awards, 14 World Music Awards, 22 American Music Awards and 28 entries in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Whitney Houston has also been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, the Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

I had the opportunity to be around Whitney on a few occasions.

My first encounter with Whitney was when she dropped by a record store that I managed in Los Angeles CA. Her first album was just released, and Clive Davis suggested that she should meet some of the key players in radio and retail. This brought her to my store where she sat on our counter and watched as customers bought her album as it played over the sound system in my store.

Whitney Houston’s self titled debut album available on CD here or LP here

This was not an official in-store autograph signing event, so customers were not aware that she would be in the store. They had no idea that Whitney was watching as they purchased her debut album. Whitney Houston was humble, sweet, and had a wholesome look and persona. At the time, she had no idea that she was about to become a musical icon and one of the GREATEST OF ALL-TIME!

On another occasion in 1995, I was invited to a private listening party for the “Waiting to Exhale” soundtrack. It was a star-studded event. I will never forget how the atmosphere in the room changed as Tupac entered with Faith Evans who was also featured on the album. This was the last time I had the opportunity to speak to Tupac. Just ten months later on September 7, 1996, Tupac was shot in Las Vegas and succumbed to his wounds six days later.

When Whitney walked into the party with Clive Davis, I watched as the other celebrities became star-struck fans that clamored to speak to her. The film and soundtrack for “Waiting to Exhale” were both phenomenally successful. You can get the film and view the movie trailer here …Waiting to Exhale available at DeepDiscount.com

Here are a couple of my most treasured photos with Whitney.

When the biographical musical film on the life of Whitney Houston is released on December 22, there will be another surge in the sales of Whitney’s music and films. This is why I chose to write about Whitney now. Her music and films will make excellent gifts for the holidays. Now through the end of the year all of Whitney’s music and films are currently on sale and well stocked here: Everything Whitney Houston at DeepDiscount,com