SCOOP FROM THE SCENE: Whitney Houston's Album Listening Party
Jul 22 | by Natasha
YBF's New York Correspondent Kourtney was on the scene at Whitney Houston's listening party last night for I Look To You at the Lincoln Center in NYC. And here's the lowdown: Whitney looked incredibly fabulous at her comeback event in this extra fitted leathery knee length dress. Clive Davis hosted the entire glamorous affair and it was fabulous--folks were saying one of the best listening parties in years. Spotted chumming it up in the crowd: Martha Stewart, Gayle King, Steve Harvey, Monica, R. Kelly, AJ, Vivia Fox, Freddie Jackson, and every urban radio Program Director in the country, and tons of mainstream media outlets. Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz walked in hand in hand. The two were spotted being very affectionate all night--like they weren't trying to hide anymore. I guess Mashonda signed those divorce papers finally. A. Keys & Swizzy danced and partied and videotaped themselves having fun to the track they produced for Whitney called "Million Dollar Bill". Interesting. They played 9 songs off the album. R. Kelly produced two songs on it--much to the crowd's surprise. Whitney chose to put a throwback track on there and she chose "A Song For You." We hear the crowd was standing up, crying, and just emotional when they heard it. Whitney's speech was fab as she told everyone that her mother is the one who inspired her to do another album. And Whit's voice is sounding great. Looks like the old Whitney is back!
Track listing for I Look To You: Million Dollar Bill-Produced by Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz Nothin' But Love Call You Tonight I Look To You Like I Never Left (featuring Akon) A Song For You I Didn't Know My Own Strength Worth It For The Lovers I Got You One of the fave songs on the album is the title track "I Look To You." Whit gets very intimate on it and it talks about who she was and who she is now. She says a line "I wasn't built to break" that made everybody in the room feel her struggle. Another fave track is R. Kelly's "Salute" that may or may not make the album on September 1st. It indeed sounded like a song for Mr. Bobby Brown.
» REALLY BRUH?! Rich Homie Quan Forgot (Or Didn't Know) The Words To A Classic Biggie Verse...At HIP HOP HONORS!» Juvenile Just Cut Up At The Waffle House -- Punches Customer For Allegedly Calling Girlfriend A Ho» HARPO, Who 'Dis Woman?! Lil Kim Has Us Scratching Our Heads After Posting New Selfies That Look Nothing Like Her
» EXCLUSIVE: Source Says Keshia Knight Pulliam Devastated By Divorce Blindside, Cheating Allegations Surface» That Black Man -- Pastor Mark Burns -- Who Sang Trump's Praises At The RNC Apparently LIED About Being A Kappa, Marc Lamont Hill DRAGS Him!» Cynthia Bailey Goes To War With NeNe -- With Cupcakes, Shoots New India.Arie Video, Stays MUM On Leon Rumors
» Rihanna & Her Balcengia Stole Tour Prague Czech Republic + Queen Latifah & Jada Spotted On The ‘Girls Trip’ Set + T-Boz Spotted In L.A. » BALLER ON DUTY: Iman Shumpert Pushes Baby Iman Jr. In Stroller While Shopping It Up In Beverly Hills » COCOA BEAUTIES! Kelly Rowland & Keke Palmer Hit Fashion Party In L.A. + Kellz Gets Braided Up
» Russell Wilson Gushes On Being Step-Dad To Baby Future & How Ciara Is His Inspiration » Chrissy Teigen Reveals BIG Fight With John At The Wests Wedding + Jaden Smith & Girlfriend Sarah Out In NYC + Ciara & Russell Wilson’s Honymoon Flicks » YBF EXCLUSIVE: Ed Hartwell Files For DIVORCE From Keshia Knight Pulliam!
» Sweetie Pie’s Owner Files A Lawsuit Against Her SON Over Trademark Infringement & Theft + Racist White Woman FIRED After Despicable FLOTUS Tweets» Dr. Dre Gets Handcuffed In His Driveway After Man Said He Had A Gun!» Beyonce Responds To LEMONADE Lawsuit That Claims She Stole Concept + Ciara Claims Future Made Her Lose Out On $500K!
» The ESPYS Red Carpet Flooded With Couples Galore -- Teyana & Iman, Ciara & Russell, Ayesha & Steph, Gabby & Dwyane & More!» Slay Then, Leslie! "Ghostbusters" Star Looks FAB In Custom Christian Siriano Gown After Lack Of Support From Other Designers» BET AWARDS 2016 WHITE CARPET: More Fab Chicks – LisaRaye (With Purple Hair), Yara Shahidi, Alicia Keys & More
» LeToya Luckett & Draya Are Summertime Fine In Malibu + LaLa Anthony Gets Pretty In Pink (And Cut-Outs) For JLo’s Birthday Bash» LaLa Anthony & French Montana Celebrate JLo’s Birthday In Vegas + 50 Cent, Fat Joe & Floyd Party At Drai’s + Celebs Step Out For “The Rap Game” ATL Screening » Chris Rock & Mariah Carey Party It Up At Leonardo DiCaprio’s St. Tropez Charity Gala + Vince Herbert Says Marriage To Tamar Braxton Is “Totally Fine”
» 4 Things We Loved About President Obama's DNC Speech» HOW Does Bill O’Reilly Still Have A Job After His Comments About Slaves Who Built The White House? + Audra McDonald Gives Bill A Much Needed Black History Lesson » 'HER'STORY MADE! Hillary Clinton Becomes First Female Presidential Nominee Of Any Major Party
» Nas & Erykah Badu Join Forces On Powerful Duet “This Bitter Land” + Jennifer Hudson Serves Photoshoot Fab Before Hitting The Stage » Kanye West & Joan Smalls Join Forces For Balmain Fall ’16 Ad + Diggy Simmons Drops New Track “Feel Like” » NEW MUSIC: Gucci Mane Drops “P*$$y Print” Track Ft. Kanye West + Desiigner’s New Single “Timmy Turner”
» Amar’e Stoudemire Announces Retirement After 14 Seasons, Signs 1-Day Deal To Retire As A Knick » OH? Amber Rose Defends Kanye West Amid Taylor Swift Feud + WNBA Lifts Fines For #BlackLivesMatter Supporters » WNBA Players Stage Media Black Out To Support #BlackLivesMatter Movement + Steph Curry Is “Disappointed” By 2017 All-Star Game Location Change
» Nas & Erykah Badu Join Forces On Powerful Duet “This Bitter Land” + Jennifer Hudson Serves Photoshoot Fab Before Hitting The Stage » Amandla Stenberg & Zoe Saldana Strike A Pose For Nylon Español's Summer Issue + Amber Riley & Her Curves Push Through In New Photoshoot » PHOTOSHOOT FAB: Garcelle Beauvais Gets Fierce, Keke Palmer Snaps It Up For The Kidz & Hoopz Becomes One With Nature