'Whitney Houston: Story of Her Songs': Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about the Reelz show

Whitney Houston's greatest hits will be looked at in-depth in this feature that goes deep behind the music


                            'Whitney Houston: Story of Her Songs': Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about the Reelz show
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Reelz's 'The Story of the Songs' series continues on December 20 with a look at three of Whitney Houston's greatest hits. The musical legend's songs have touched hearts around the world and in this episode of the series that goes behind the music, Reelz takes a closer look at some of her timeless hits like ‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody’,  ‘One Moment in Time’, and 'My Love is Your Love.' Here's all you need to know about the Reelz special. 

Release date

'Whitney Houston: The Story of Her Songs' releases December 20 at 9 pm ET, on Reelz.

Plot

According to the official website, "We delve into the three tracks that cemented Whitney Houston as an indisputable music icon who redefined and changed pop music forever. We hear from the producers, songwriters, back-up singers, session musicians, choreographers, journalists and industry experts who witnessed it all. Whitney burst onto the mainstream scene in 1987 with up-tempo pop smash hit ‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody’.

Legendary Grammy award winning producer and trusted friend of Houston, Narada Michael Walden recalls how effortlessly Whitney broke down barriers to dominate the worldwide charts with her signature smash. Next, showcasing her breadth and brilliance once again, Houston takes on the jaw-dropping power ballad ‘One Moment in Time’ hitting the high notes to secure the anthem for the prestigious 1988 Olympic Games to define her status as America’s sweetheart. Back-up vocalist Jeanie Tracy takes us through the recording session for this iconic and compelling hit. Hit record producer and songwriter of Whitney Houston’s 1999 reggae-influenced comeback ‘My Love is Your Love’ Jerry Wonda unpicks the track as a celebration of Whitney’s motherhood and a reconnection with her own community. Reliving these celebrated and much-beloved Whitney Houston classics unveils the undeniable unforgotten legacy of a songstress who possessed the greatest voice of her generation."

Cast

Narada Michael Walden

(Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

Narada Michael Walden is a singer, songwriter, musician, record producer and close friend of Whitney. He has been nominated for eight Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year for 'The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album.' He is currently a drummer for Journey. He joins the show to talk about one of Whitney's most recognizable hits of all time - 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody'.

Jerry Wonda

Jerry Wonda attends the 62nd GRAMMY Nominee Celebration on January 13, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images for the Recording Academy)

Jerry 'Wonda' Duplessis is a musical composer and record producer who joins the show to unpack Houston's 1999 reggae-influenced hit, ‘My Love is Your Love.' He's produced records such as the 1996 The Fugees album, 'The Score', in which he also played bass guitar, joining the band with his cousin Wyclef Jean. He is also the founder of production company 'Wonda Music', working with Justin Bieber, Mary J Blige, Musiq Soulchild, Keri Hilson, Estelle and Busta Rhymes.

Producers

'Whitney Houston: Story of Her Songs' is produced by ViacomCBS International Studios UK.

Where to watch

Watch the show on December 20 at 9 pm ET, on Reelz.

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