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People love to hate Simon Cowell — for pioneering TV singing contests with The X Factor and American Idol and/or for playing the role of resident asshole on those shows — but give the guy credit for this much: In this era of rampant individualism, he sees the enduring value of a team. We saw… More »

It was just over two years ago that Glasgow trio Chvrches first tapped their synth keys into our hearts with their dark, romantic pop. Aside from their Recover EP and full-length debut The Bones Of What You Believe, the band has given us a lot of listening material, covering songs by many other artists at… More »

Barely 24 hours before this year’s Grammy Awards ceremony began, Whitney Houston, a woman who’d once seemed like a cyborg engineered to win as many Grammys as possible, was found dead in a Los Angeles hotel room. Houston was exactly the sort of artist who the Grammys are built to honor — enormously talented, ridiculously… More »

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Whitney Houston Hologram Coming Next Year

Just a few days after we found out that Billie Holiday's hologram would be gracing (grazing?) the Apollo stage comes the announcement that Whitney Housto…
James Rettig | September 11, 2015 - 5:28 pm

Feud Between Whitney Houston And Bobby Brown’s Families Erupts At Bobbi Kristina’s Funeral

Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston, passed away last Sunday at 22, six months after being found unresponsive i…
Peter Helman | August 1, 2015 - 6:28 pm

Bobby Brown Releases Statement About Daughter Bobbi Kristina’s Death

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston, passed away yesterday at the age of 22, as People reports. She…
Peter Helman | July 27, 2015 - 6:47 pm

Whitney Houston’s Estate Issues Statement Criticizing Lifetime Biopic

Last night Lifetime aired Whitney, a Whitney Houston biopic starring and directed by Angela Bassett. Bassett and Houston costarred in Waiting To Exhale, and Bassett…
Chris DeVille | January 18, 2015 - 9:56 am

Watch The Trailer For Lifetime’s Whitney Houston Biopic

Last month, Lifetime aired an Aaliyah biopic that was so bad it sent Timbaland on an Instagram rampage. Next month, the network will air Whitney,…
Tom Breihan | December 5, 2014 - 8:35 am

Watch Sam Smith Cover Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know”

Back when people actually watched American Idol, one of the classic mistakes a contestant could make was covering Whitney Houston. The judges would always cautio…
Tom Breihan | June 20, 2014 - 12:11 pm

Chvrches – “It’s Not Right But It’s Okay” (Whitney Houston Cover)

This week, the Scottish synthpop trio Chvrches released their debut album The Bones Of What You Believe, and we made it our Album Of The…
Tom Breihan | September 27, 2013 - 9:55 am

Watch Kanye, D’Angelo, More Play B.E.T. Awards 2012

Last night, BET broadcasted their BET Awards, a ceremony that went down at L.A.'s the Shrine Auditorium and featured a star-studded performance lineup as folk…
Corban Goble | July 2, 2012 - 9:06 am

Watch R. Kelly & Stevie Wonder Perform At Whitney Houston’s Memorial Service

There's a lot to be said about the fucked-upedness of airing a goddam funeral across multiple television networks, but Saturday's Whitney Houston memorial service did,…
Tom Breihan | February 20, 2012 - 9:24 am

Chris Cornell Breaks Up Airport Fight, Covers Whitney Houston

Last month, Chris Cornell compared Kanye West's soundcheck to "retarded children" at an Australian festival. This week, he broke up a fight in an airport…
Tom Breihan | February 17, 2012 - 1:21 pm

Download 3 Great Whitney Houston Mashups

In the days after Whitney Houston's untimely death, the Internet sprang to action to find ways to pay tribute to her immense, singular talent and…
Corban Goble | February 15, 2012 - 10:00 am

Girls Cover Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You”

At the Laneway Festival in Singapore this past weekend, Girls frontman Christopher Owens paid tribute to the fallen Whitney Houston by playing a solo versio…
Tom Breihan | February 13, 2012 - 12:59 pm

Grammys 2012 Comment Party!!

It's the 2012 Grammys! The Stereogum crew is over at my house, there may or may not be pizza and beer involved, and on the…
Amrit Singh | February 12, 2012 - 7:55 pm

R.I.P. Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston, one of the biggest pop stars of the '80s and '90s, has died, as ABC News reports. The cause and location (UPDATE: locatio…
Tom Breihan | February 11, 2012 - 9:03 pm

Watch Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Cover Whitney Houston

A tipster recently let us know that Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. covered Whitney Houston's 1987 nugget "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)," quite…
Tom Breihan | September 26, 2011 - 5:28 pm

My Brightest Diamond Sings Whitney Houston

You know how when you’re at the karaoke bar and your one friend that really thinks she can sing grabs the mic and does some…
Stereogum | June 14, 2007 - 9:32 am

Don’t Call Me, Whitney

AP reports that Bobby Brown will no longer be sticking his hand up Whitney Houston’s constipated ass. So to speak. Their fourteen-year marriage “which withstood…
Scott Lapatine | September 13, 2006 - 8:39 pm