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Artist Countdown: Whitney Houston Top 40 Hits – 4pm ET @RealWhitney

WHoustonWhitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American recording artist, singer, actress, producer, model. In 2009, the Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston was one of the world’s best-selling music artists, having sold over 200 million records worldwide. She released six studio albums, one holiday album and three movie soundtrack albums, all of which have diamond, multi-platinum, platinum or gold certification. Houston’s crossover appeal on the popular music charts, as well as her prominence on MTV, starting with her video for “How Will I Know”, influenced several African American female artists to follow in her footsteps.

Houston is the only artist to chart seven consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hits. She is the second artist behind Elton John and the only female artist to have two number-one Billboard 200 Album awards (formerly “Top Pop Album”) on the Billboard magazine year-end charts. Houston’s 1985 debut album Whitney Houston became the best-selling debut album by a female act at the time of its release. The album was named Rolling Stone’s best album of 1986, and was ranked at number 254 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Her second studio album Whitney (1987) became the first album by a female artist to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

Houston’s first acting role was as the star of the feature film The Bodyguard (1992). The film’s original soundtrack won the 1994 Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Its lead single “I Will Always Love You”, became the best-selling single by a female artist in music history. With the album, Houston became the first act (solo or group, male or female) to sell more than a million copies of an album within a single week period under Nielsen SoundScan system. The album makes her the top female act in the top 10 list of the best-selling albums of all time, at number four. Houston continued to star in movies and contribute to their soundtracks, including the films Waiting to Exhale (1995) and The Preacher’s Wife (1996). The Preacher’s Wife soundtrack became the best-selling gospel album in history.

On February 11, 2012, Houston was found dead in her guest room at The Beverly Hilton, in Beverly Hills, California. The official coroner’s report showed that she had accidentally drowned in the bathtub, with heart disease and cocaine use listed as contributing factors.] News of her death coincided with the 2012 Grammy Awards and featured prominently in American and international media. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 I Will Always Love You
2 I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)
3 I’m Your Baby Tonight
4 I’m Every Woman
5 My Love Is Your Love
6 Step by Step
7 How Will I Know
8 One Moment in Time
9 When You Believe (with Mariah Carey)
10 Exhale (Shoop Shoop)
11 Greatest Love of All
12 Saving All My Love for You
13 It’s Not Right but It’s Okay
14 Could I Have This Kiss Forever (with Enrique Iglesias)
15 All the Man That I Need
16 Love Will Save the Day
17 So Emotional
18 I Have Nothing
19 Didn’t We Almost Have It All
20 Heartbreak Hotel (with Faith Evans and Kelly Price)
21 I Learned from the Best
22 Whatchulookinat
23 Count on Me (with CeCe Winans)
24 I Look to You
25 Run to You
26 Where Do Broken Hearts Go
27 My Name Is Not Susan
28 I Believe in You and Me
29 Million Dollar Bill
30 Queen of the Night
31 You Give Good Love
32 It Isn’t, It Wasn’t, It Ain’t Never Gonna Be (with Aretha Franklin)
33 If I Told You That (with George Michael)
34 Hold Me (with Teddy Pendergrass)
35 Miracle
36 Try It on My Own
37 Something in Common (with Bobby Brown)
38 Why Does It Hurt So Bad
39 The Star Spangled Banner
40 Celebrate (duet with Jordin Sparks)

Artist Countdown: Pet Shop Boys Top 40 Hits 6pm ET @petshopboys


Pet Shop Boys are an English electronic pop duo, consisting of Neil Tennant, who provides main vocals, keyboards and occasional guitar, and Chris Lowe on keyboards and occasional vocals.

Pet Shop Boys have sold 50 million records worldwide, and are listed as the most successful duo in UK music history by The Guinness Book of Records. Three-time Brit Award winners and six-time Grammy nominees, since 1985 they have achieved 42 Top 30 singles and 22 Top 10 hits in the UK Singles Chart, including four number ones: “West End Girls“, “It’s a Sin”, “Always on My Mind” and “Heart”.

At the 2009 BRIT Awards, Pet Shop Boys received an award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. The band’s eleventh studio album, titled Elysium (continuing their tradition of single word titles), was released in September 2012, the first single of which, titled “Winner”, was released on 2 July 2012. Their twelfth studio album Electric is due for release in July 2013. (Source: Wikipedia)


Artist Countdown: Diana Ross Top 40 Hits – 6pm ET

drossDiana Ernestine Earle Ross (born March 26, 1944) is an American vocalist, music artist and actress.

Ross first rose to fame as a founding member and lead singer of the Motown group The Supremes during the 1960s. After leaving the group in 1970, Ross began a solo career that has included successful ventures into film and Broadway. She received a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for her role as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues (1972), for which she won a Golden Globe award for most promising female newcomer. She has won seven American Music Awards, and won a Special Tony Award for her one-woman show, An Evening with Diana Ross, in 1977.

In 1976, Billboard magazine named her the “Female Entertainer of the Century.” In 1993, the Guinness Book of World Records declared Diana Ross the most successful female music artist in history due to her success in the United States and United Kingdom for having more hits than any female artist in the charts with a career total of 70 hit singles. Diana Ross has sold more than 100 million records worldwide.

In 1988, Ross was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as member of the Supremes alongside Florence Ballard and Mary Wilson.
Ross is one of the few recording artists to have two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame—one as a solo artist and the other as a member of The Supremes. In December 2007, she received the Kennedy Center Honors. In 2012, Diana was finally honored by NARAS with a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in her 50th year in the music business. – Wikipedia

1 Upside Down
2 Love Hangover
3 Endless Love (with Lionel Richie)
4 All of You (with Julio Iglesias)
5 Why Do Fools Fall in Love
6 Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You’re Going To)
7 Muscles
8 Chain Reaction
9 Touch Me in the Morning
10 I’m Coming Out
11 Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
12 Last Time I Saw Him
13 Mirror, Mirror
14 Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand)
15 The Boss
16 It’s My Turn
17 Remember Me
18 Swept Away
19 Ease on Down the Road (with Michael Jackson)
20 Missing You
21 Eaten Alive
22 Gettin’ Ready for Love
23 My Old Piano
24 Pieces of Ice
25 When You Tell Me That You Love Me
26 You’re a Special Part of Me (with Marvin Gaye)
27 One Love in My Lifetime
28 Reach Out I’ll Be There
29 Good Morning Heartache
30 Surrender
31 It’s My House
32 I’m Still Waiting
33 Workin’ Overtime
34 Your Love Is So Good for Me
35 You Got It
36 My Mistake (Was to Love You) (with Marvin Gaye)
37 So Close
38 Dirty Looks
39 Take Me Higher
40 Pop’s We Love You ( A Tribute To Father) (with Gaye, Robinson, Wonder)