If you thought Whitney Houston was planning on slowing down for 2010- think again. After the success of her recent album, “I Look To You,” Whitney will be commemorating the release of her debut self-titled album. “Whitney Houston” will be remastered and re-released early in 2010 for the album’s 25th anniversary. Released in 1985, the 13x Platinum album includes Houston’s #1 hits “Saving All My Love for You,” “How Will I Know,” and “Greatest Love of All.” The album will also be expanded with five bonus tracks, which include remixes of “Thinking About You,” “Someone for Me,” and “How Will I Know.” An a cappella version of “How Will I Know” will also be included, along with a live version of “Greatest Love of All.”
The set will also include a DVD, which includes newly recorded interviews with Whitney Houston and music mogul Clive Davis about the recording and release of the album that made Houston a superstar. The DVD also includes live performances, including her debut television performance, and music videos. “Whitney Houston: The Deluxe Anniversary Edition” hits stores on January 26th. Her latest album, “I Look To You,” featuring the singles “I Didn’t Know My Own Strength” and “Million Dollar Bill,” has sold nearly a million copies in the United States.
… and in other WH news, BET has announced that they will be honoring the comeback diva at this year’s “BET Honors” ceremony. The show will air February 1st and feature tribute performances from Jennifer Hudson, Patti Labelle and Mary J. Blige.