by Whitney Houston


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Whitney Houston became an international star with this album. It sold more than ten million copies around the world, yielded a string of number one hit singles across the board like "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)," "Didn't We Almost Have It All," and "Love Will Save the Day," and established Houston as the era's top female star. She later went on to more than solidify that status, with other hit albums and a budding film career. While this is a far cry from soul, it's the ultimate in polished, super-produced urban contemporary material.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Arista
UPC: 0078221840521
catalogNumber: 8405

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Whitney Houston   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Kashif   Synthesizer,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Paul Pesco   Guitar
Kenny G   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Lyricon
Roy Ayers   Vibes
Vincent Henry   Saxophone,Soloist
Jennifer Hall   Background Vocals
Bashiri Johnson   Percussion
Kitty Beethoven   Background Vocals
Michael Boddicker   Synthesizer
Robbie Buchanan   Piano,fender rhodes
Cissy Houston   Track Performer
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Kevin Dorsey   Background Vocals
Nathan East   Bass
Sammy Figueroa   Percussion
Mike Gibbs   Conductor
Jim Gilstrap   Background Vocals
Preston Glass   Keyboards,Multi Instruments,Bells,DX-7,Synthesizer Strings,Roland TR-808,Linn
Greg "Gigi" Gonaway   Tambourine
Nikki Harris   Background Vocals
Jerry Hey   Horn Section
Dann Huff   Guitar
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Randy Kerber   Piano
Paul Leim   Drums
Cory Lerios   Synthesizer,oberheim
Myrna Matthews   Background Vocals
Narada Michael Walden   Percussion,Drums
Marcus Miller   Bass
Raul Rekow   Conga
Claytoven Richardson   Background Vocals
John "J.R." Robinson   Drums
Marc Russo   Horn,Alto Saxophone,Horn Section
Corrado Rustici   Synthesizer Guitar
Ira Siegel   Guitar
Premik Russell Tubbs   Horn,Horn Section
Jack Waldman   Synthesizer
Wayne Wallace   Horn,Horn Section
Fred Zarr   Synthesizer
Walter Afanasieff   Synthesizer,Keyboards,Multi Instruments,Synthesizer Bass
Randy Jackson   Multi Instruments
Frank Martin   Multi Instruments
John "4 Daddman" Robinson   Drums
Linden Aaron   Drums
Frank Gayer Martin   Synthesizer,Piano,Vibes,oberheim,DX-7,Bird Calls,Matrix 12
Jim Gilstrup   Background Vocals
Shambbu Neil Vineberg   Acoustic Guitar
Ralph Shukett   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Frank Martin   Synthesizer,Piano,Vibes,oberheim

Technical Credits

Whitney Houston   Vocal Arrangements
Chuck Jackson   Composer
Jellybean   Producer,drum programming
Kashif   Programming,Producer,rhythm arrangement
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Gene Page   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements,rhythm arrangement
Chris Jasper   Composer
Benny Andersson   Composer
Jim Boyer   Engineer
Robbie Buchanan   String Arrangements,rhythm arrangement
Toni C.   Arranger,Composer
Cissy Houston   Duet
Lincoln Clapp   Engineer
Clive Davis   Executive Producer
Michael Delugg   Engineer
Sam Dees   Composer
James Dougherty   Engineer
Maureen Droney   Engineer
Dave Fraser   Engineer
Mike Gibbs   String Arrangements
Preston Glass   Composer,Programming,Percussion Programming
Greg "Gigi" Gonaway   Simmons
Darroll Gustamachio   Engineer
Jerry Hey   Horn Arrangements
Lee Holdridge   String Arrangements,rhythm arrangement
Dyan Humes   Composer
LeMel Humes   Composer
Michael Hutchinson   Engineer
Marvin Isley   Composer
O'Kelly Isley   Composer
Ronald Isley   Composer
Will Jennings   Composer
Tom Kelly   Composer
Ken Kessie   Engineer
Fred Law   Engineer
Cory Lerios   Oberheim Expander
Gordon Lyon   Engineer
Dennis MacKay   Engineer
Michael Mancini   Engineer
Michael Masser   Composer,Producer
George Merrill   Composer
Narada Michael Walden   Arranger,Producer,drum programming
Jay Rifkin   Engineer
Shannon Rubicam   Composer
Billy Steinberg   Composer
Russ Terrana   Engineer
Björn Ulvaeus   Composer
Jack Waldman   Arranger
Frank Wildhorn   Composer
Tim Rice   Composer
Dean Burt   Engineer
Richard Avedon   Cover Photo
Doc Dougherty   Engineer
Tony Cortez   Arranger
Milton Sincoff   Artwork
James Calabrese   Composer
Linden Aaron   Simmons
David Fraser   Engineer
Bonbo Bob   Percussion Programming
David Drazer   Engineer
Mike Mancini   Engineer
Calvin Harris   Engineer

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Whitney 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
There are many great female singers in history. Aretha Franklin, Patti Labelle, and Mariah Carey. However, Whitney Houston is in a class of her own. She had the greatest voice in the world and I hope she will recover from her problems. WE LOVE YOU WHITNEY AND BOBBY!!! And buy this album Whitney, "Did'nt We Almost Have It All," and "Where Do Broken Hearts," will bring you into tears of joy.
goodgirl2 More than 1 year ago
my godness this woman has such an amazing voice its beautiful my favorite song on her cd is So Emotinal its a really awesome song and i love it all the other songs are just as great i would recommend this cd to all the Whiteny Housten fans!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I luv whitney even if i wasn't born in the 80's i still heard the song i wanna dance wit somebody
Guest More than 1 year ago
Whitney Houston is just the biggest DIVA in music history with stunning 11 number 1# hits this old album profes all that but sadly she doesn´t sounds so great anymore her magical powers are gone what happened to her why did she begin take drugs and drink so much alcohol i just ask if i had a voice like hers i would never destroy my self. But something wen´t wrong for Whitney and still i think no one can take her place vocally Whitney have a rare range 8 octav while Mariah Carey is 6 with all the others divas out there today,Celine dion is 8 to she can top a note like Barbra Streisand so maybe Celine has taken her place but Whitney will always be the Queen diva and i hope she will return with stronger album next time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a man, and whitney fan. I feel that she did not reveal her true feelings. Who was she in love with. I love the sound, videos and album cover-but girl--give me a little more!!!