Friday, February 4, 2011


Whitney Houston was a success right from the start with her 1985 debut album, "Whitney Houston" and then became a superstar with the hit 1992 film and soundtrack, "The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album". She is one of my all-time favorite musical artists.

After a few "lost years", Whitney Houston managed to pull her self together by finally dumping her loser husband, Bobby Brown, getting help for substance abuses issues and putting her music career back in order.

With the help of her mentor, Clive Davis, he teamed her up with some of the top contemporary writers and producers, then released, "I Look To You" in 2009. While it was far from her best work and her voice is still not in the best of shape but I really enjoyed the album.

One of the better tracks on the album was "Million Dollar Bill" which was co-written and produced by Alicia Keys. I am surprised it didn't do better on the charts because it really is a fun and catchy tune. I just heard it again recently and I wanted to give it another spin.

Million Dollar Bill - (2009)

Here she is performing the song live on "The X-Factor" television show and unfortunately, the strain on her voice is showing:


During a loving musical tribute while receiving this year's lifetime achievement award from BET, we were reminded of what an amazing ...