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STAR-STUDDED WHITNEY HOUSTON LISTENING EVENT IN NEW YORK CITY SETS THE STAGE FOR THE SEPTEMBER 1ST RELEASE OF “I LOOK TO YOU”

Stars and tastemakers shined bright at the listening event for the Whitney album “I Look To You” held on July 21st at the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. Whitney ’s album “I Look To You” is scheduled for release September 1, 2009 on Arista Records.

An exclusive, VIP crowd filled the elegant setting at Columbus Circle who enjoyed cocktails and an evening of Whitney Houston’s new album hosted . Celebrity attendees included (who wrote and produced the first track presented last night “Million Dollar Bill”), Diane Sawyer, Gayle King, Swizz (co-producer of “Million Dollar Bill”) , , , , Whitney’s mother Cissy Houston, her cousin , and daughter Bobbi Kristina, to name a few. Notable industry heavyweights included Clive Davis, , Tom Corson, , Charles Koppelman, Benny Medina, and Andre Harrell, among other tastemakers.

Guests arrived to a cocktail reception. Barry Weiss, Chairman and CEO of RCA/Jive Label group kicked off the evening, introducing Clive Davis who presented 9 tracks from the 11 track album. Whitney Houston was greeted by a stand ing ovation as she took the stage to thank the crowd for their incredible reaction to the album.
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From left to right:
, President, A&R, Arista Records and EVP, A&R, RCA Music Group
Barry Weiss, Chairman and CEO, RCA/Jive Label Group, Whitney Houston, artist Alicia Keys, artist and writer/producer of track “Million Dollar Bill” on the Whitney Houston album Clive Davis, Chief Creative Officer, Sony Music Entertainment, Tom Corson, EVP/GM, RCA Music Group, Scott Seviour, Senior Vice President, Artist Development, RCA Music Group
Photo credit: Kevin Mazur/Wireimage

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From left to right:

Barry Weiss, Chairman and CEO, RCA/Jive Label Group, Whitney Houston, artist, Alicia Keys, artist and writer/producer of track “Million Dollar Bill” on the Whitney Houston album, Clive Davis, Chief Creative Officer, Sony Music Entertainment

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