Despite reports that Whitney Houston was excited to perform at the Clive Davis pre-Grammy party prior to her death, our sources tell us this is not the case.
“She didn’t want to do it,” reveals one. “She knew there was a lot riding on it, but she didn’t think her voice would stand up to it.”
One source also notes that Whitney and Clive hadn’t been getting on for quite sometime because he ‘wanted her to be one way” and she had her own ideas.
“She didn’t really get along with him in the end,” adds the source. (He is however, attending the funeral and is very much credited with guiding her through her worst times)
This is also evidenced by her family’s fury that he went ahead with the party despite the singer only passing hours before.
An interesting thing to note: Sony own all the licensing rights to every single and album she has ever produced.
An in light of a new resurgence in her career, her estate is likely to yield nothing from it. So, estimates on her real fortune and how she lost it, could be grossly exaggerated.
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Her songs may be flying off the shelves following her death but Whitney Houston’s estate is unlikely to significantly profit from soaring music sales.
At least seven of the late singer’s tracks are likely to feature in the UK top 40 this weekend after fans rushed to buy her music.
In the US, weekly sales of Houston’s music jumped nearly 60 times more than the previous week while radio plays have also soared.
Online music service Spotify said Houston’s songs were streamed 2.4 million times between Saturday and Sunday alone.
A similar situation arose whenMichael Jackson died in 2009.
But unlike Jackson, Houston did not write any of her own hit songs nor does she share in the revenues for publishing rights so her cut will be significantly less.
Despite being one of the most successful recording artists of all time, selling more than 200 million copies of her singles and albums, Sony Legacy Records owns her back catalogue of albums.
It paid Houston, or her estate, royalties for her singing.
The six-time Grammy winner’s estate is likely to pass down to her 18-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina.
Houston’s hit song I Will Always Love You, recorded for her film The Bodyguard, is currently at number one in the iTunes chart and on course to hit number 10 in the Official UK Singles Chart this weekend.
It spent 10 weeks at number one when it was released in 1992.
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