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Whitney Houston: The Long Road To Overnight Stardom

Bud Scoppa, Billboard, December 1986

ONCE IN A BLUE MOON, a new artist emerges who simply takes over, in utterly decisive and undeniable fashion. So it was with Whitney Houston – signed at nineteen, unleashed at twenty-one, a superstar at twenty-two. She has it all – artistry, presence, beauty, style, substance, naturalness - and you can't miss it. Whitney Houston is huge, and she can back it up for miles.

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