Kygo X Whitney Houston's remake of Steve Winwood's "Higher Love" enters the Hot 100 at No. 63. Winwood's original version of the song won the 1986 Grammy Award for record of the year. Here are other instances where an artist charted with a cover of a Grammy-winning record of the year. Whitney Houston performs on stage during the 2004 World Music Awards at the Thomas and Mack Center on Sept. 15, 2004 in Las Vegas. It's fairly unusual to cover a record of the year winner, since that award is a strong indicator that a song has been recorded definitively
Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer and actress. She was cited as the most awarded female artist of all time by Guinness World Records and remains one of the best-selling music artists of all time with 200 million records sold worldwide. She released seven studio albums and two soundtrack albums, all of which have been certified diamond, multi-platinum, platinum, or gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Whitney Houston's 'The Bodyguard' took the crown in 1994. Whitney was competing in a category full of men - Billy Joel, Sting, . and Donald Fagen - but she emerged the leading lady
Whitney Houston is one of the most successful female singers of all time. Her accomplishments have been recognized with six competitive Grammy Awards, and one Grammy Hall of Fame Award, giving her a total of 7 Grammy Awards. Though she has been nominated twenty-six times and for two times songs performed by her were nominated for Song of the Year.
Whitney Houston performs during the 21st annual American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium Feb. 7, 1994 in Los Angeles. Houston's death comes on the eve of the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, where the six-time Grammy winner had gathered with hundreds of artists for Sunday's program. The organizers of the Grammys said singer Jennifer Hudson will pay tribute to Houston during Sunday's broadcast. Police say the 48-year-old Houston was pronounced dead late Saturday afternoon in her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Police say the cause of her death has not been determined. Her self-titled debut album, released in 1985, sold 25 million copies worldwide. Her talent took her from music to movies, where she starred in hits like The Bodyguard and Waiting to Exhale. In recent years, she struggled with drug and alcohol abuse.
Grammy Award winner R. Kelly wrote and produced the original version from Houston's last studio album of the same name. The duet version of 'I Look To You' between Whitney and R. Kelly is purely and simply a knockout. I believe that everyone will remember the first time they heard it and I think a new classic is being born," states Clive Davis, the album s producer and Chief Creative Officer, Sony Music Entertainment Worldwide. while still alive, Whitney Houston produced a double album set of her greatest hits. The first disc contained the original versions that appeared as they were on the radio single. The second disc was a horribly overwrought collection of remixes and alternate arrangements.