Divas have a reputation of being a little snooty, not really wanting to share the spotlight or work with anyone else. When they do decide to record a duet, the result is usually pretty amazing, but they’re so few and far between. You could almost fit every duet recorded by Janet, Mariah, Beyonce, and Madonna onto one album.
Not Whitney. Before she was made it big, she seemingly spent all her time recording duets with Jermaine Jackson, and over the course of her career, she released duets fairly regularly. Whitney wasn’t just the best singer of our time because she had a great voice—she had great ears too. You can’t add vocal flourishes without being able the hear the chords, and you can’t sing a great duet without being able to hear your partner.
So, let’s countdown Whitney Houston’s greatest duets!
** “Impossible/It’s Possible” with Brandy
I’m gonna drop this in as an honorable mention because that whole Cinderella experience was huge. Brandy was working with her idol, Whitney was executive producing, ABC got it’s highest movie ratings of all time, and it was a multi-ethnic cast retelling classic Disney.
10. “Something in Common” with Bobby Brown
If I didn’t have such conflicting emotions about their relationship, I’d actually rate this song higher. It’s actually a pretty good production from LA Reid and Whitney & Bobby sound good together on a record.
9. ”We Didn’t Know” with Stevie Wonder
This mid-tempo jam is everything I love about the early 90s: casio keyboard, epic 5-minute length, major/minor keychanges, and Whitney Houston.
8. “It Isn’t, It Wasn’t, It Ain’t Never Gonna Be” with Aretha Franklin
This sassy duet with the Queen of Soul in the late 80s didn’t burn up the charts like Whitney’s earlier releases, but it’s a welcome, upbeat addition to both of their catalogs.
Ketan and I went to a holiday party in NJ over the weekend and decided to meet up with a friend of mine afterward at Posh in Hell’s Kitchen. Whenever someone texts me with “I’m at Posh, come join!” I break out into hives and decline quickly. For some reason, I’ve heard Posh and conjured images of Bartini—one of the worst places on the face of the earth—for the past couple of years. But it was actually decent. Small, but the music was good. And there was actual dancing going on as opposed to GayGrinding.
Anyway, this song came on and I was like ::stinky face:: “WTF is this?” Halfway through, I really started feeling myself though and I guess now I’m obsessed. Correction. I liked the song, then I found out it was Nicole Scherzinger and then I became obsessed. You know I’m weirdly fascinated by her non-career.
When I saw all the gays on Facebook/Twitter talmbout Enrique is about to tour with Britney, my only reaction was “Why?” Enrique is cute and all, but does he have a ton of gay fans or something? Because I know a whopping TWO of his songs. And I’m pretty sure most of Brit’s fans aren’t really checkin for Mr. Iglesias. Looks like Enrique has finally come to his senses as well.
If reports abound today are to believed, it is Enrique Iglesias’s ego which is behind his decision to drop out of Britney Spears’s tour.
Multiple sources have revealed that the Lothario singer just couldn’t handle being Brit’s support act and had originally agreed to join her on the understanding they had equal billing, TMZ.com reports. (cont.)
This seems to be the sequence of events:
Enrique’s team and Brit’s team start working out the specifics of a joint tour.
Brit goes on GMA, PERFORMS HORRIBLY, and lets out some details of the tour.
The details make it sound like Enrique is actually her supporting act and not an equal partner.
Enrique is like HELL NAW and pulls out.
The article seems to want to paint that negatively, as if Enrique’s ego is so big he couldnt’ possibly play second fiddle to her. But maybe, just maybe he saw the performance and didn’t wanna be associated with that train wreck??? He’s already a star. He can make some coin without riding the coattails of a washed up, no-talent, not-even-trying has-been.