How Will I Know

How Will I Know?
"How Will I Know" is a song recorded by American singer Whitney Houston for her eponymous debut studio album, which was released in February 1985.wikipedia
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"How Will I Know" is a song recorded by American singer Whitney Houston for her eponymous debut studio album, which was released in February 1985.
Her crossover appeal on the popular music charts—as well as her prominence on MTV, starting with her video for "How Will I Know"—influenced several female African-American artists.

Whitney Houston (album)

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"How Will I Know" is a song recorded by American singer Whitney Houston for her eponymous debut studio album, which was released in February 1985.
It eventually topped the Billboard 200 for 14 weeks in 1986, generating three number-one singles—"Saving All My Love for You", "How Will I Know" and "Greatest Love of All" (a cover of "The Greatest Love of All", originally recorded in 1977 by George Benson)—on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, which made it both the first debut album and the first album by a solo female artist to produce three number-one singles.

George Merrill (songwriter)

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Composed by George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam, the song was originally intended for American singer Janet Jackson, but she passed on it.
He co-wrote "How Will I Know", which was a hit for Whitney Houston in 1986, as well as Houston's 1987 hit "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)".

MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video

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It also received nominations at the 1986 MTV Video Music Awards in the categories of Best Female Video and Best New Artist, winning the former category.

The Greatest Love World Tour

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The song was performed on many of her tours including Greatest Love Tour (1986) and her Nothing but Love World Tour (2009–10). Houston performed the song throughout the entire run of her Greatest Love Tour (1986), Moment of Truth World Tour (1987–88), Feels So Right Japan Tour (1990), I'm Your Baby Tonight World Tour (1991), The Bodyguard World Tour (1993–94) and My Love Is Your Love World Tour (1999).

I Will Always Love You: The Best of Whitney Houston

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"How Will I Know" is also featured as a remix on Houston's compilation album Whitney: The Greatest Hits (2000), whereas the original version is featured on The Ultimate Collection (2007) and I Will Always Love You: The Best of Whitney Houston (2012; remastered).
The album features a selection of Houston's greatest hits including remastered versions of "I Wanna Dance With Somebody", "How Will I Know", "So Emotional", "I Have Nothing" and "One Moment in Time".

Shannon Rubicam

Composed by George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam, the song was originally intended for American singer Janet Jackson, but she passed on it.
The couple also wrote two hit songs for Whitney Houston, "How Will I Know" and "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)", both of which hit Number 1 in the United States, among other countries, during the second half of the 1980s, just before Boy Meets Girl shot to fame.

Premik Russell Tubbs

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The tenor saxophone is played by Premik Russell Tubbs.
His saxophone was featured on hits like "How Will I Know", "Baby Come to Me and "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off".

Narada Michael Walden

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Houston then recorded the song with altered lyrics and production from Narada Michael Walden.

I'm Your Baby Tonight World Tour

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Houston performed the song throughout the entire run of her Greatest Love Tour (1986), Moment of Truth World Tour (1987–88), Feels So Right Japan Tour (1990), I'm Your Baby Tonight World Tour (1991), The Bodyguard World Tour (1993–94) and My Love Is Your Love World Tour (1999).

I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)

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On May 15, 1987, during her European promotion for then-new album, Whitney, Houston sang the song at the Montreux Golden Rose Rock Festival: IM&MC Gala with two other 1986 released songs, "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" and "Where Do Broken Hearts Go".
It was produced by Narada Michael Walden, and written by George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam, of the band Boy Meets Girl, who had previously written the number-one Whitney Houston hit "How Will I Know."

Feels So Right Tour

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Houston performed the song throughout the entire run of her Greatest Love Tour (1986), Moment of Truth World Tour (1987–88), Feels So Right Japan Tour (1990), I'm Your Baby Tonight World Tour (1991), The Bodyguard World Tour (1993–94) and My Love Is Your Love World Tour (1999).

Whitney (album)

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On May 15, 1987, during her European promotion for then-new album, Whitney, Houston sang the song at the Montreux Golden Rose Rock Festival: IM&MC Gala with two other 1986 released songs, "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" and "Where Do Broken Hearts Go".
Narada Michael Walden, who produced the infectious "How Will I Know" on the first album, produced seven of the Whitney album's eleven tracks, three of which became Number 1's on Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart in 1987 and 1988.

Brian Grant (director)

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The accompanying music video for "How Will I Know", directed by British director Brian Grant and choreographed by Arlene Phillips, was filmed prior to the release of the single and album.
He also shot two of singer Whitney Houston's videos, "How Will I Know" (1985) and "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" (1987).

List of number-one singles of 1986 (Canada)

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The Greatest Love of All

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Apart from the concert tour performances, Houston has performed the song on various other occasions like the Third MTV Video Music Awards in 1986, where she sang "How Will I Know" and "Greatest Love of All", Thirteenth Annual American Music Awards (1986), and 1987 BRIT Awards.

Whitney: The Concert for a New South Africa

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She also performed the song on The Concert for a New South Africa, three concerts in 1994 to honor President Nelson Mandela.

List of Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles of 1986

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Album

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"How Will I Know" is a song recorded by American singer Whitney Houston for her eponymous debut studio album, which was released in February 1985.

Arista Records

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The song was released by Arista Records in November that year as the album's third single.

Single (music)

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The song was released by Arista Records in November that year as the album's third single.

Janet Jackson

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Composed by George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam, the song was originally intended for American singer Janet Jackson, but she passed on it.