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Since Whitney Houston’s death, Dolly Parton has seen an increase in her songwriting royalties for penning the track, “I Will Always Love You“.
Parton originally wrote the song in the 1970s and Houston’s remade it in 1992 where it topped the charts. The song again reached the top of the charts after Houston passed away in February because the fans again purchased the popular song.
Parton shared that she was distraught when she learned of Whitney Houston’s death. She has since revealed that she has received a substantial payout from this smash hit.
In an interview with Britain’s Daily Star Sunday, Parton said that her earnings increased tremendously since Whitney Houston’s death because there have been several Best Of albums including the song; and she shared that different artists have been recording the song.
Parton continued to say that the sales really increased since her death and she was grateful to God as well as to Whitney for giving such a powerful rendition of the song. She also added that the song pays for her hair, wigs and make-up.
Dolly Parton is worth approximately $400 million but she admits that she still needs to work to take care of her big family, because no one could ever actually make the kind of money that she spends.
LL Cool J spent the night preparing for the Grammy’s because he had been selected to be the host for the Grammy Awards of 2012. During his preparation, he received a startling call in which he found out about Whitney Houston’s death. Once the rapper and actor heard the news, he decided to switch up the beginning of the ceremony, starting it off with a prayer for the late Whitney Houston, especially since the music industry had now suffered such a huge loss as a music icon passed away.
The decision LL Cool J made has been added into a documentary that portrays the way that Whitney Houston’s death right before the Grammy’s changed the awards ceremony. The Grammy Awards are known for being the biggest awards ceremony for the music industry and for a music legend to die directly before, there was a huge impact. A documentary has been made about the changes that had to take place due to her death, which is referred to as A Death in the Family: The Show Must Go On. The documentary film was made in the LA area.
While LL Cool J decided to start the ceremony off with prayer, he was not sure exactly how he was going to make it happen. He asked his wife for her opinion and she believed that it was a good idea. LL Cool J simply was not sure whether or not the executive producer of the Grammy’s, Ken Ehrlich, would be fond of the prayer idea. He decided to go with it anyway. After all, the CEO of The Recording Academy, Neil Portnow, made it clear that Whitney would want the Grammy’s to continue even though she passed. Portnow says that Houston would have said, “It is all about the music and the show must go on.”
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Although the sudden passing of Whitney Houston has cast a pall over the mainstream music industry’s annual pat on the back that is the Grammy Awards, it’s all systems go at this point, with the Grammy eve parties lasting into …
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The 54th Grammy Awards began in a relatively no-frills manner, this time courtesy of Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, who performed Springsteen’s newest single, “We Take Care of Our Own.”
After facing down negative comments from Karl Lagerfeld and landing the coveted March cover of Vogue, the British songstress hit the 2012 Grammys red carpet looking more glamorous than she’s ever looked before.
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Whitney Houston was reportedly found dead in a bathtub with pill bottles scattered nearby. Did drugs kill this music legend?
LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Whitney Houston’s cause of death still remains unknown pending autopsy results and a coroner’s report. Whitney Houston’s cause of.
Whitney Houston’s Death: Autopsy to Be Performed Sunday or Monday; Cause Might Be Drowning; Xanax May Have Played Role (Report). 11:05 AM PST 2/12/2012 by Billboard staff. share. Comments. 1988 Performance …
Whitney Houston cause of death still undetermined; rumors of prescription drugs and possible drowning.
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