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40 Years Whitney Houston – The tragic story of the Queen of Pop


40 Years Whitney Houston – The tragic story of the Queen of Pop

With songs like "I Will Always Love You" and "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" she wrote music history: Whitney Houston. The woman with the golden voice. Many experts consider her the greatest pop singer of the 20th century. In total, the American has sold over 200 million records worldwide over the course of her career. Countless records accompany her biography: "Whitney Houston" was the most successful debut album of all time, "Bodyguard" is the most successful soundtrack album to date and "The Preacher's Wife" is the most successful gospel album of all time. Her song "I Will Always Love You" is the best-selling single by a female artist in pop music history. No one has had back-to-back #1 hits on the US charts, and no pop artist has won more awards and prizes worldwide. At the same time, hardly anyone has fallen as far as Whitney Houston. A crash that ends in a far too early death at just 48 years old.

This field of tension between a brilliant artist and a tragic private person is highlighted in the documentary event "40 years of Whitney Houston - the tragic story of the Queen of Pop." The occasion is the release of the single "Life Is A Party" in 1978, the first sound carrier with a lead vocal by Whitney Houston. The four-hour documentary describes the musical career of the successful singer and shows some recordings from her concert and private life that have never been shown before, excerpts from her best, but also her most disturbing TV appearances and a total of 43 music videos.

In often exclusive interviews, family members, friends, companions, experts and famous artists report on the successful but also tragic story of the singer. Family members include mother Cissy Houston, brother Gary Houston, sister-in-law and executor Pat Houston, and cousin Dionne Warwick, herself a pop legend.

Exciting background information is also provided by interviews with stylist Ellin Lavar, who was also a close friend.