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SCOOP FROM THE SCENE: Whitney Houston's Album Listening Party

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.
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johnsimth's picture

I am NOT a FAN!

I am NOT a FAN!
shugbee's picture

Kels did "I LOOK To YOU"

Kels did "I LOOK To YOU" also....That will be a hit..check Kels singn a lil on YouTube....
Dina-BMore's picture

Back to Ms. Whitney....I am

Back to Ms. Whitney....I am so happy you are back. This is an early birthday surprise for me since the CD will be on shelves in 09/09. Happy Birthday to me! Can't wait to buy it. I have all Whitney's Cds and albums. Whitney has the best voice ever!!!!!
The Voice....1andOnly's picture

i think it's so hilarious how

i think it's so hilarious how people think they know everything about a situation based on BLOGS and mess like that. pliable minds. that's everyone's problem these days. always up in someones personal business. clearly ak and swizz don't care what anyone thinks either way. but you can't take away from her humanitarian efforts at all. that's a completely different aspect and she does more than anyone on the scene right now. anyway, im so excited for this album and i can't wait to experience it.
jai's picture

Go ahead Ms. Whitney Houston.

Go ahead Ms. Whitney Houston. you can never keep a legend down! She looks good and happier, I'am proud of her. I hope her CD does well and she has a big comeback, good music doesn't die
binky's picture

No one will top the late

No one will top the late great Donny Hathaway's version of A Song For You. Ima play that right now *siiiighhh* Whitney's album cover is hella airbrushed. But im glad shes back on her a-game.
im fkkkkkin fabulous's picture

Unless she says the same

Unless she says the same thing in 2 different songs, its "I Didnt Know My Own Strength", not "I Look To You" where she says she wasnt built to break: "I picked myself back up Hold my head up high I was not built to break I didn’t know my own strength"
memememe's picture

Whoever said FAKE

Whoever said FAKE HUMANITARIAN is an idiot...that is all.
Evade's picture

MY BABY IS BACK

MY BABY IS BACK
BH's picture

PRAISE JESUS!!!

PRAISE JESUS!!!
chaka1's picture

WHO ARE U PEOPLE THAT KEEP

WHO ARE U PEOPLE THAT KEEP SAYING THEY ARE DIVORCED. THEY ARE NO WHERE NEAR DIVORCED. THEYVE ONLY BEEN IN COURT FOR TEMPORARY SUPPORT ONCE. AKEYS HAS BEEN DATING AND SHACKED UP WITH A MARRIED MAN. JUST FACE IT. WHO CARES AT THIS POINT , ITS OLD. BUT DONT SUGARCOAT THE SHYT.. ITS PLAIN OLD HOMEWRECKING. Just: I hope the very best for Whitney.She’s too talented to not still be on top.As for Alicia and Swizz, she wrote the song and he produced it.And as for their relationship, people can stop with the homewrecking comments now.He and Mashonda are divorced, it was finalized this past April, and they seem to be on good terms with each other.So, what else is there to say to about the situation?If Alicia and Swizz’s relationship doesn’t work out, then it just doesn’t.They obviously want to take that risk, so let them.There are no victims in this. i agree its no ones business, i just wish she wasnt a fake humanitarian,shes a walking contradiction and swizz, well, he just done for whatever makes sense at the moment jjj: It’s good to see that Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz aren’t hiding anymore. They make a couple. ..and their relationship is nobody’s business, I hope it works for them.I wish Whitney (more) success…I’m glad to see her back.
ADULTURY's picture

i agree its no ones business,

i agree its no ones business, i just wish she wasnt a fake humanitarian,shes a walking contradiction and swizz, well, he just done for whatever makes sense at the moment jjj: It’s good to see that Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz aren’t hiding anymore. They make a couple. ..and their relationship is nobody’s business, I hope it works for them.I wish Whitney (more) success…I’m glad to see her back.
BIGTHINGSPOPPING's picture

Congrats, Whitney. Can't wait

Congrats, Whitney. Can't wait to buy the CD in Sept. Welcome back!
ohnoudient's picture

Would you all get over Alicia

Would you all get over Alicia and Swiss dating. You have no idea how they're relationship went down. All you know is what Mashonda has been going around saying. If they're relationship was done, Swiss can date whoever he want.
Erica (original)'s picture

I hope the very best for

I hope the very best for Whitney. She's too talented to not still be on top. As for Alicia and Swizz, she wrote the song and he produced it. And as for their relationship, people can stop with the homewrecking comments now. He and Mashonda are divorced, it was finalized this past April, and they seem to be on good terms with each other. So, what else is there to say to about the situation? If Alicia and Swizz's relationship doesn't work out, then it just doesn't. They obviously want to take that risk, so let them. There are no victims in this.
Just's picture

Go on Whitney! Your the bomb!

Go on Whitney! Your the bomb! What makes Alicia Keys think that Swizz Cheats wont do the same thing he did to Mashonda to her??? I really thought Alicia was better than that. SMH.
BIANCA's picture

I can hardly wait for her

I can hardly wait for her album to drop Finally good music is coming back! I am tired of all this teenage type music playing these days
YAY's picture

Go head Whitney!!! I'm

Go head Whitney!!! I'm looking forward to hearing her new music. She looks great!
Melody's picture

Congrats to Whit on her

Congrats to Whit on her comeback, I pray that she will have continued success moving forward!
divine Queen's picture

il def be getting a copy of

il def be getting a copy of her new album. glad to see her back
wendy's picture

I sincerely hope that Whitney

I sincerely hope that Whitney didn't crack out her voice, her blessing. I would love for Whitney's voice to still be like Whitney of old because we DEFINITELY need to turn the R&B tide back to real true talent, singing ability & lyrical content. Whitney is one of the top 5 voices that can give me chills. One of those voices that you can tell is not hundreds of hours of practice & studio tricks but a straight blessing from God. That's why i was disgusted by her & her drug use cuz to me it was like not showing appreciation to your blessing from God. So i will definitely be listening out for her single.
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Produced by Alicia Keys LOL.

Produced by Alicia Keys LOL. So lil miss nasty homewrecker is making beats with her stolen "man" now huh? Alicia take your ho ass somewhere. Anyway whitney is looking fab. I'm happt for her!!!!!!!!
blkbarbie's picture

GO WHITNEY!!! I cant wait to

GO WHITNEY!!! I cant wait to hear her new album, i think we should all get behind her and support the new album.
just me 808's picture

I cant wait for this to

I cant wait for this to hit!!! Clive Davis knew he had a job to do and so he worked at it and Whitney it was all you baby!!! I can't wait to here it!!!
Tink's picture

Congrats to Whitney but I

Congrats to Whitney but I will not be supporting the album since I have taken a personal vow never to buy the records of any artist who worked with R Kelly regardless of how much I like the artist.
LadyA's picture

can't wait!!

can't wait!!
whateverLOLAwants!!'s picture

Congrats Whitney Houston! We

Congrats Whitney Houston! We will continue to pray for you and I wish her all the best!
NURSEJ's picture

It's good to see that Alicia

It's good to see that Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz aren't hiding anymore. They make a good looking couple. ..and their relationship is nobody's business, I hope it works for them. I wish Whitney (more) success...I'm glad to see her back.
jjj's picture

God is So Good!

God is So Good!
Tonya-Those aren't my drawls.'s picture

"Looks like Whitney is BACK"

"Looks like Whitney is BACK" - YAY!!!!!!!
Butter's picture

I'm all for this comeback-she

I'm all for this comeback-she talented and she's trying to get her life back on track! I say we support Whit and help her put Bobby and her drugs behind her!!!
Cazza!'s picture

nice to see her healthy!

nice to see her healthy! yeaaah i was first
black is beauty's picture

good for whitney!!

good for whitney!!
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