The GRAMMY Museum, in conjunction with the family of Whitney Houston is pleased to present: Whitney! Celebrating the Musical Legacy of Whitney Houston. The exhibition debuted the same week as the premiere of Sparkle, Houston’s last film before her passing in February, 2012. This is the first major museum exhibition to explore the extraordinary life and career of the six-time GRAMMY Award winner.
Whitney! provides an in-depth look at all aspects of Houston’s creative life. Bringing together a collection of diverse artifacts, rare photographs and footage, the exhibit features dozens of items from the private collection of the Houston family, including:
- STAGE COSTUMES WORN BY HOUSTON, INCLUDING HER FAMOUS WHITE, BEADED GOWN WORN AT THE 1994 GRAMMY AWARDS WHEN SHE WON ALBUM OF THE YEAR
- ALBUMS AND CAREER SCRAPBOOKS FROM HOUSTON’S EARLY CAREER
- RARE PHOTOGRAPHS OF HOUSTON BOTH ON AND OFF STAGE
- TICKET STUBS
- CONCERT POSTERS
- TOUR BOOKS
- FAN MEMORABILIA
- AND MUCH MORE
Additionally, The GRAMMY Museum has interviewed artists and musicians who have worked with or have been influenced by Houston, sharing their perspectives on her gift of performance that astounded and touched fans all over the world.
With over 170 million combined album, singles and videos sold worldwide during her career with Arista Records, Whitney Houston has established a benchmark for superstardom that will quite simply never be eclipsed in the modern era. Music historians cite Whitney’s record-setting achievements: the only artist to chart seven consecutive #1 Billboard Hot 100 hits (Saving All My Love For You, How Will I Know, Greatest Love Of All, I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me), Didn’t We Almost Have It All, So Emotional, and Where Do Broken Hearts Go); the first female artist to enter the Billboard 200 album chart at #1 (her second album, Whitney, 1987); and the only artist with seven consecutive multi-platinum albums (Whitney Houston, Whitney, I’m Your Baby Tonight, The Bodyguard, Waiting To Exhale, and The Preacher’s Wife soundtracks, and My Love Is Your Love).
Whitney! will be on display in The GRAMMY Museum’s Special Exhibits Gallery through May 2013.