Clive Davis is the music mogul who signed the icon Whitney Houston when she was only 19 years-old and made her, the star that we love and always will love. In a recent interview he opened up about the incredible journey, that was the singer’s career.
Back in the 1980’s, Clive Davis came across the young Whitney, a girl with an amazing voice, that not long after her first appearance on a television show, became one of the biggest selling pop vocalists of all times.
Whitney Houston sold more than 200 million albums around the globe and her name has a huge importance when it comes to vocalists. She was a true diva, an icon, a passionate performer, that even on a bad day, would make the competition eat a lot of dust.
Whitney’s first live album, Whitney Houston Live (Her Greatest Performances) was released this week, which is super exciting, taking that its track-list is made of some of Whitney’s best live performances.
To mark the release, Clive Davis sat down with the guys from “Digital Spy.” *(DP.) for an interview, in which he revealed a few secrets and after reading it, I couldn’t help but come here and blog about it.
DP. – Why do you think it’s important to collate Whitney Houston’s best live performances?
“THERE ARE A NUMBER OF ARTIST THAT CAN’T DUPLICATE LIVE WHAT THEY DO IN THEIR STUDIO… FOR AN ARTIST OF WHITNEY’S STATURE, IT’S VITAL THAT YOU HAVE A LIVE ALBUM.
WITHOUT QUESTION IT SHOWS VIVIDLY THAT SHE WAS THE GREATEST SINGER OF HER GENERATION.”
DP. – She’s perceived by many as being untouchable in her field, why do you think that is?
“…THERE’S NOTHING SHE COULDN’T SING, NO NOTE SHE COULDN’T REACH, THE RANGE OF HER VOICE, THE DEPTH OF HER VOICE BUT COUPLED WITH HER BEAUTY.
NOBODY COULD COMBINE BALLAD READING THE WAY THAT SHE DID WITH THE INTENSITY OF UPTEMPO.”
I edited the interview to make this post short but sweet, if you want to read the full interview, just go to: www.digitalspy.co.uk and you can read this great interview about one of the “fiercest” divas that ever walked on this planet of ours.
To finish this nostalgia moment, here’s one of my favourite live performances ever, Whitney “nailed it” at the 1998’s “VH1 Divas Live”, when she gave an amazing version of her smash-hit “I Will Always Love You”.