Whitney Houston by Falkor23

Champion(s):

JudyD
If the right one don't get you, the left one will.


Runner(s)-Up:

Dominiquew79
Nice things are everything

Kloefkorn


Quiz Description

Whitney Houston had one of the greatest singing voices of any pop star and seeing as this year marks the 30th anniversary of her 1987 album Whitney, I figured that she deserves her own Alpaca Farm quiz. So without further ado, I present a trivial tribute to the one, the only, Whitney.

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Questions:

Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born in what most populous city in New Jersey on August 9th, 1963?

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Newark

Houston's mother Cissy was a noted gospel singer, but her cousin was what interpreter of songs by Hal David and Burt Bacharach including "Walk on By" and "Do You Know the Way to San Jose?"

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Dionne Warwick

Houston got her first experience singing backup on a song in 1977, doing so on the single "Life's a Party" by which disco group who later had a Top 40 hit with 1978's "Let's All Chant?"

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The Michael Zager Band

What youth magazine featured Houston as one of its first cover models of color?

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Seventeen

Which record executive signed Whitney to Arista after seeing her perform as part of a nightclub act in 1983?

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Clive Davis

What sensual ballad, which ended up hitting the top of the Billboard charts in the spring of 1985, was released as the first single from Houston's self-titled debut album?

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"You Give Good Love"

Originally written for a biopic about and starring Muhammad Ali, what song released as the seventh and final single from that aforementioned album is being sung here in this still from the Eddie Murphy comedy Coming to America?

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"The Greatest Love of All"

Houston's next album, Whitney, was even bigger than her debut. It featured what #1 smash? The video for that song saw Houston surrounded by colorful backdrops, fireworks, and sunglasses wearing backup dancers.

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"I Wanna Dance with Somebody"

As is natural for many musicians, acting is seen as a possible showcase. Houston's TV debut saw her act as Rita, a friend of Kari Michalsen's character Katie on an episode of what Nell Carter sitcom?

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Gimme a Break!

Whitney's film debut came eight years later when she starred alongside Kevin Costner in what movie, the soundtrack of which has sold more than 45 million copies worldwide and is the biggest-selling soundtrack album of all time?

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The Bodyguard

"I Will Always Love You" is arguably the most notable song from The Bodyguard soundtrack. What country singer wrote that song back in 1974, releasing it on her album Jolene?

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Dolly Parton

Getting back to her non-soundtrack work, Houston sang "The Star Spangled Banner" at Super Bowl XXV, a game that saw which team lose its first of four consecutive Super Bowls?

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Buffalo Bills

In 1992, Houston married what ex-New Edition singer, who she had met at the 1989 Soul Train Awards?

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Bobby Brown

Houston's next film was a 1995 romantic comedy co-starring Angela Bassett and Loretta Devine? Its soundtrack featured a #1 hit semi-title track penned by Babyface. Name either the film or the song.

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Waiting to Exhale or "Exhale (Shoop, Shoop)"

In addition to her music and acting work, Houston also dabbled in producing. In 1997, Houston co-starred and executive produced a TV adaptation of what Rodgers and Hammerstein musical starring Brandy Norwood in the title role?

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Cinderella

In 1998, Houston duetted with what fellow R&B singer on the song "When You Believe" on the soundtrack to the animated feature The Prince of Egypt?

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Mariah Carey

Despite her success, Houston also had her fair share of bad publicity to deal with. The struggles that Houston went through in her personal life and marriage were featured in a show named after her husband that debuted on what reality television network in 2005?

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Bravo

in 2013, Houston was posthumously inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame alongside her aunt from Question 2, SNL alum Joe Piscopo, and what US president nicknamed "Uncle Jumbo"?

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Grover Cleveland