Seven years after her death, music icon Whitney Houston scored one of her biggest hits this side of the millennium. Her collaborative single with Kygo "Higher Love" not only was a #1 Billboard Dance hit, but it climbed all the way to #2 on the UK Singles Chart, her highest entry since 1999. To capitalize on her success, a Christmas single is planned to be released soon.
This Christmas single will find Houston returning back to her Gospel roots singing of the Christ-child. Houston herself was not only brought up in the church, she had been a tour de force in Gospel music too. Her 1998 "The Preacher's Wife" soundtrack is still the best-selling gospel album of all time, and has sold an estimated 6 million copies worldwide.
The lead single, "I Believe in You and Me" (a cover of The Four Tops classic), became a top five hit in the U.S. and was nominated for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance at the 40th Grammy Awards, as well as for Best R&B Album.
Moreover, Whitney Houston's hologram tour is coming to the UK in 2020. According to Music Week, the hologram show will be formally announced in the coming weeks and will be produced by Base Entertainment, the company behind hologram tours featuring Roy Orbison and Amy Winehouse.
"It will be an incredible show," said Seth Faber, SVP of Marketing at Primary Wave, the music publisher who recently acquired a stake in Whitney's brand and likeness. "So much effort has gone into making the show as authentic as possible. It's going to be a phenomenal experience."