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Flashback To Whitney Houston's 1985 Hit "Saving All My Love For You" | For The Record
Whitney Houston introduced herself to the world in 1985, and after the second single from her debut self-titled ablum droped on Aug. 13 of that year, pop music would never be the same.
Now, 35 years, six GRAMMY wins and 25 GRAMMY nominations later, we celebrate the breakout hit by the late legendary vocal powerhouse in this edition of GRAMMY.com's For The Record series.
"Saving All My Love For You" Was written by Michael Masser and Gerry Goffin and was originally recorded by Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. for their 1978 album Marilyn & Billy.
Houston's version lifted it all the way to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the first of seven record-setting consecutive No. 1 singles. The song also earned the young singer her first GRAMMY Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female for 1985. But the praise didn't stop there. Her performance of the song at the 28th GRAMMYs won an Emmy for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program.
Tragically, Houston died in 2012 the night before the 54th GRAMMY Awards, where Jennifer Hudson paid tribute to her life and legacy as the music world mourned the loss of one of its brightest talents.