Oprah Winfrey sat down with Whitney Houston’s family – daughter Bobbi Christina, sister-in-law Patricia Houston and brother Gary Houston – for their first interview since her passing. The interview will air Sunday, March 11, as part of Oprah’s Next Chapter on OWN at 9/8c. Read More
Brandy played at Los Angeles’ Factory Nightclub last evening, where she announced her upcoming album title, Two Eleven. She later confirmed the title on Twitter, revealing the sentimental connection to the title – her birth date and her idol and friend Whitney Houston’s death date.
Rico Love, Jim Jonsin, Danja, Timbaland Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, Noah “40″ Shebib, Chris Brown, Drake and Frank Ocean have been confirmed as contributors. It’s due out in June via RCA. Read More
Whoopi Goldberg took the day off, so the producers of The View thought it was wise for Mary J. Blige to serve as a guest host. Staying true to their nosey demeanor, Barbara Walters and co. asked MJB about her thoughts on Whitney Houston’s death and funeral.
“I never go to funerals but I’m really happy I went to hers,” she said. “This was really sad because she was everything to women like us.”
Barbara then segued the conversation to Whitney’s public struggle with drugs by asking Mary about her past addiction. Mary began the conversation by stating an awkward disclaimer: “I’ve never done crack!” Watch below. Read More
When he isn’t exhaling Mary Jane, Robin Thicke is in the studio utilizing his unique voice. His latest masterpiece is a stripped cover of Whitney Houston’s “Exhale (Shoop Shoop),” lifted from Waiting To Exhale‘s soundtrack. As expected, Mr. Thicke does Whitney proud.
“This is my tribute to the great Whitney Houston,” he tweeted. “Sending my prayers to her family.” Read More
Original American Idol, Kelly Clarkson, invited season 1 runner-up, Tamyra Gray, on stage to assist her in a lovely tribute to Whitney Houston. The soulful divas performed Houston’s “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)” at Atlanta’s Fox Theater. Read More
The Adele juggernaut is unstoppable. After winning six gramophones, Adele’s 21 finds itself at the top of Billboard 200 for the 21st non-consecutive week. This week marks the one-year anniversary of her sophomore album, and the biggest sales week it has seen since its debut.
Billboard reports 21 moved an astonishing 730,000 copies post-Grammys, besting a record previously held by Norah Jones’ Come Away With Me, which sold 621,000 in its 53rd week. This brings 21‘s total to 7.35 million in the US and over 18 million worldwide. 21 is expected to spend it’s 53rd week at number one next week, with projections already exceeding 300,000.
Adele’s debut album, 19, also experienced a sales boost. It sold a whopping 87,000 copies, bringing it up from number 9 to number 4. Read More
Earlier tonight, the 2012 BRIT Awards were held at the O2 Arena in London. Ed Sheeran and Adele were the big winners of the night, taking home two trophies each.
Poised and full of sass, Adele gave a shaky and repetitive rendition of “Rolling In The Deep.” However, it’s not her awards or performance that will have people talking. Adele gave the Brits a middle finger salute after James Corden cut her off during her acceptance speech.
A dapper Bruno Mars, who won best international male solo artist, doo-wopped his way through another impressive rendition of “Just The Way You Are.” Rihanna, the international female solo artist of the year, painted London with vibrant colors as she paraded across the stage, gleefully singing her smash, “We Found Love.” Read More
Earlier today, Whitney Houston’s homegoing service was being held at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, NJ. View videos of the performances and speeches from the service below. Read More