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Do You Think Whitney Houston Can Make a Comeback?

Whitney Houston divorced Bobby Brown and has been parading around town with music mogul Clive Davis the last couple of months, so I've wondered if something like a comeback was a-brewin'. Whitney was once a beloved diva with a phenomenal voice, but then drugs and other problems began to sink her career.

Yet, now there's news of an album in the works, on track for a holiday-time release. Collaborating artists include will.i.am, Sean Garrett and Akon, who sounds all kinds of confident in her ability to generate hits again:

"The voice is there; I don't think anyone could ever take that from her. As long as we apply that voice to hit records, she'll be right back where she left off."

She's been out of it for so long, I wonder if she's still relevant. On the one hand, her older hits are still loved by a younger generation even though they've only known her to be a tragic figure. What do you think? Can Whitney Houston can top the charts again?

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Hautie Hautie 8 years
I completely agree with the comments... that Whitney has probably... sadly forever... screw up her voice with a decade of smoking crack. Any kind of smoking will do it... smoking crack is 10 times worse. I have seen two different clips of her singing at benefits (done overseas) and she simply does not have the range she had in 1990. Not even close. But with luck, and staying off the pipe, she can sing within reason of her old range. Oh and the comment about American Idol & no one can sing a "Whitney song" like Whitney... that is so true. That even Whitney can't do it any longer. But I still love her old albums... and hope that she can get her act together.
eastcoastgirl eastcoastgirl 8 years
She needs to do it for herself and the fans!
smorzalli smorzalli 8 years
I've been waiting for her to make a comeback- who doesn't love old school whitney?
MisterPinkNoTip MisterPinkNoTip 8 years
No. It won't be a comeback in the traditional sense because of the state of the music industry today. She'll never sell a gillion records. No one can. Those days are over. But she can still be successful, but it'll have to be defined differently.
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
oh, i'm sure people will go out and buy her music - but will it be any good? who knows. if she really wants to turn things around and is passionate about making music, i hope it works out for her.
Princesskitty22 Princesskitty22 8 years
There is nothing people love more than a reformed sinner. If she has any voice left, she can come back.
TeeTee036 TeeTee036 8 years
Though I've never been a fan of her music, even I can't deny that she has one of the most incredible singing voices I've ever heard. For her sake, I hope her album does well. She deserves for her beautiful voice to be heard.
jennifer76 jennifer76 8 years
I really hope so. She has so much talent and I love an underdog.
DreaAST DreaAST 8 years
her voice is amazing but she just can't act crazy like the past few years.
juliegal juliegal 8 years
i hope her pipes are still good and she can belt it like she used to....
Briandiesel Briandiesel 8 years
We all love a comeback... and Whitney can still blow man! I'm excited to see what happens!
sugarsister sugarsister 8 years
i was listening to a recording of her singing an aretha franklin song and i thought what a beautifully perfect voice. it would be a huge shame if she didn't try to come back. relevant or not, the great ones always seem to come back into style because people get sentimental about what they grew up with. i've never been a huge fan but i would love to hear that voice belt it out again
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
the question about her 'relevance' is valid - since her style of music really isn't in right now - but if you consider how janet jackson is able to reinvent herself all the time - i'd assume that whitney could too.
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 8 years
Yes. I have always loved Whitney Houston. Even if her voice isn't up to par as it used to be, there is no doubt in my mind that she wouldn't sound great. I'm looking forward to her album. My best friend and I were talking the other night about how she could just make a comeback tour and sing all of her older hits, and it would probably sell out; much like Barbra Streisand, Tina Turner, and Genesis have done in recent years. Good luck Whitney!
nyaradzom2001 nyaradzom2001 8 years
Whitney is one of the original DIVas she will make a comebacck, if Amy Winehouse can do it while cracked up , Whitney can do it sober.
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
If drugs haven't ruined her voice she has a chance. I'm just proud of her for getting her life together. While true, not all the blame can be put on Bobby, it's pretty obvious he was a horrible influence on her. Now that he's gone, her life has only gotten better. While his goes down the tube. It's ok I still love It's My Perogitive lol
SugarCat SugarCat 8 years
I think she can do it. I loved her when I was a kid.
freegracefrom freegracefrom 8 years
When she was on that reality show with Bobby, I remember a couple times when she would just break out into song impromptu. She sounded HORRIBLE. Can drugs do that to a voice? If she's still got her voice, she might have a chance... I didn't think Mariah Carey would make the sort of comeback that she did either. Whitney's been out a while, but at least she went out on a (relatively) high note. No pun intended.
mlen mlen 8 years
it depends on her voice to begin with- i haven't heard her sing in years so i have no idea if she can still pull it off (like amers said above) it also depends how they market her- she's not going to be a hit in the pop market- lets face it- that is over. now a celion dion type vegas show deal, or some sort of tour like that- she could be successful.. IF the voice is still there
tiabia tiabia 8 years
I have faith in her!!!
amers230 amers230 8 years
my mom and i were just talking last night about how AI contestants shouldn't even try to sing Whitney's songs because noone can pull them off but her, and my mom goes "Whitney can't even pull off Whitney songs anymore." Sorry, but i think it's just too late. hopefully she'll prove me wrong but i kinda doubt it.
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 8 years
No. Cos she's tried before and failed. She's old. She should focus on being a mom. She has kids right?
kaenai kaenai 8 years
It's interesting how Bobby gets blamed for it. The music industry is full of drunks and drug addicts, and Whitney grew up around that sort of behavior. He may have been a partial catalyst, but she's a grown-ass woman, who saw it all her life and knew better, and did it anyway. I hope she has gotten it together enough to pull her career out of the crapper, but there's no way to know until she tries. Good luck to her.
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