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Brandy Announces 'Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella' Is Coming to Disney+!

Brandy has incredible news!

The 41-year-old singer-songwriter appeared on The View on Thursday (February 4) to make the exciting announcement that Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella will stream on Disney+ on February 12.

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The classic 1997 televised movie musical stars Brandy, Whitney Houston and Whoopi Goldberg, who was on hand to join in the big announcement.

The movie will be available “at the stroke of midnight” on Friday, February 12.

The original premiered to sixty million viewers during The Wonderful World of Disney on ABC and became an instant fan favorite, including an array of songs like “Impossible,” “In My Own Little Corner,” “Ten Minutes Ago,” “A Lovely Night,” “Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful?” and more.

Here’s a plot summary: “in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, when Cinderella’s cruel stepmother prevents her from attending the Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from her Fairy Godmother.”

The 1997 movie was directed by Robert Iscove, and will join the “Celebrate Black Stories” collection that is on Disney+ alongside Soul, Black Is King, Black Panther, Hidden Figures and more. There’s also a very exciting Disney+ series in the works!

Watch the announcement…

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Naomi Ackie Will Play Whitney Houston in 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody' Biopic

Naomi Ackie is taking on a legendary role.

The 28-year-old Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker actress will play Whitney Houston in the upcoming Sony musical biopic I Wanna Dance With Somebody, Variety reported Tuesday (December 15).

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Stella Meghie is directing the film from a screenplay by Bohemian Rhapsody writer Anthony McCarten, and is set to be released Thanksgiving of 2022.

“We spent the better part of the last year in an exhaustive search for an actress who could embody Whitney Houston. Naomi Ackie impressed us at every stage of the process. I was moved by her ability to capture the stage presence of a global icon while bringing humanity to her interior life,” the director said in a statement.

“Naomi Ackie’s screen test was so powerful, it sent shivers up my spine. Although Whitney’s incomparable vocals are used for all the songs, Naomi’s extraordinary acting range enables her to masterfully capture Whitney’s unique charm, star power and, of course, her personal struggles. Naomi is the real deal and I can’t imagine a better choice for this iconic role,” said producer Clive Davis.

The movie “follows the life and times of Houston, the iconic artist behind timeless hits like ‘I Will Always Love You’ and ‘How Will I Know.’”

Find out more about the upcoming film…

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Taylor Swift Dethrones Whitney Houston For Most Weeks Spent at #1 on Billboard 200

Taylor Swift has overtaken Whitney Houston for most weeks spent at #1 on the Billboard 200 among women.

Billboard reported today (September 27) that the 30-year-old “Cardigan” singer has spent seven nonconsecutive week atop the chart with her newest album, folklore.

This record tops Whitney‘s own record, which was the most cumulative weeks at No. 1, across all of her chart-topping albums.

Taylor‘s record with total weeks at No. 1 now stands at 47, one more than Whitney‘s tally of 46, which she had held since 1987.

According to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, folklore has earned 87,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending Sept. 24 (up 97 percent).

folklore saw an uptick in purchases of the album, and of Taylor‘s single “Betty” after her performance of the track live at the recent 2020 ACM Awards.

If you missed it, Taylor sent new mom Gigi Hadid a sweet gift for her baby daughter. See what it was here…

Sony to Release Whitney Houston Biopic 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody'

A new Whitney Houston biopic is coming.

Sony and TriStar Pictures won a bidding war for I Wanna Dance With Somebody, based on the life of the late icon, and it will be released Thanksgiving of 2022, Deadline reported on Tuesday (August 4).

Stella Meghie is set to direct, and the movie has the support of Whitney‘s estate. Bohemian Rhapsody screenwriter Anthony McCarten will pen the script.

The movie is “meant to cover her prime as a performer, including her work on The Bodyguard and her legendary performance of the national anthem at the 1991 Super Bowl, while alluding to her tragic death in 2012. The film will also feature many of Houston’s hit songs.”

Clive Davis is producing the film, as well as Pat Houston on behalf of her estate.

“From all my personal and professional experience with Whitney from her late teenage years to her tragic, premature death, I know the full Whitney Houston story has not yet been told. I am so glad that Anthony McCarten has committed to a no holds barred, musically rich screenplay that finally reveals the whole Whitney whose vocal genius deeply affected the world while she bravely battled the demons that were to be her undoing,” Clive said in a statement.

This pop superstar recently sang a Whitney classic at home amid the pandemic…

Ariana Grande Covers a Whitney Houston Classic While at Home During Coronavirus Outbreak

Ariana Grande is entertaining her fans at home with a cover of a classic Whitney Houston song!

The 26-year-old Grammy-winning artist took to her Twitter account on Thursday (March 19) to share of Whitney’s song “I Believe in You and Me.”

“u know i love u boy,” she captioned the black and white video. Her face is cut off in the video, but we can still hear her beautiful vocals.

This isn’t the first time that Ari has covered a Whitney song. She once sang “I Have Nothing” while songwriter David Foster played the piano at her L.A. concert!

Kelly Clarkson Belts Out Whitney Houston's 'Run to You' During Another Incredible Kellyoke Cover!

Every day on her daytime talk show, Kelly Clarkson performs a cover of a song, chosen by an audience member, and the latest one if a Whitney Houston classic!

Kelly performed a cover of the ballad “Run to You,” which was featured on the soundtrack for Whitney‘s movie The Bodyguard.

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If you ever wanted to see Whitney perform the song in concert, you kind of have the chance to do that right now. There is a Whitney Houston hologram concert tour currently traveling around Europe.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2020 Inductees Revealed!

The 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees have been announced!

The organization announced the names of this year’s inductees on Wednesday (January 15), and the ceremony takes place at the Rock Hall on May 2 at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio.

Whitney Houston and The Notorious B.I.G. will both be inducted, and were both nominated for the first time this year.

Depeche Mode, the Doobie Brothers, Nine Inch Nails and T. Rex are also being inducted.

Music journalist Jon Landau will also be recognized with the special Ahmet Ertegun Award, honoring those who have had a major influence on rock ‘n’ roll.

Rock Hall inductees are chosen by more than 1,000 artists, historians and members of the music industry. An artist is not eligible for induction until 25 years after the release of their first single, album or EP.

READ MORE: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2020 Nominees – Full List Revealed