CHICAGO — Oprah launches her 24th season of The Oprah Winfrey Show  with what she calls “the most anticipated music interview of the decade," a must-see television event with singing icon Whitney Houston. This marks Houston’s first interview in nearly seven years and follows the release of her highly touted new album, “I Look To You” on August 31, 2009.  For more information about the album check or

The Oprah Winfrey Show Exclusive: Whitney Houston’s First Interview” airs Monday, September 14, 2009 (check local listings).
Since her 1985 self-titled debut, Whitney Houston has built an illustrious career that has generated over 170 million combined worldwide sales of albums, singles and videos. Cited by the Guinness Book of World Records as music’s “most awarded female artist of all time,” with an unsurpassed tally of 411 awards, inclusive of 6 Grammy Awards, 2 Emmy Awards, 23 American Music Awards and 16 Billboard Music Awards. Houston remains a singular force in music today.

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