though the exact release date of whitney houston's whitneygreatest hits is still unclearwith dates ranging from 000516 to 000523the two-disc set promises to be well worth the wait. the first disc, entitled "cool down", contains the diva's most successful ballads, while the second disc, "throw down", is packed with high-octane remixes of some of her most successful pop and r&b hits. three new songs and a re-recording of my love is your love's "if i told you that" provide duets with latin hearthrob enrique iglesias, up-and-coming diva deborah cox and teen idol turn pop crooner george michael.
it has been announced that whitney houson is attached to play the title role in a will smith produced remake of the suspense thriller diva. originally, the 1981 flashy french film was to feature former supreme and diva extraordinaire, diana ross; when her option ended, last year, smith stepped in with his sights set on the bodyguard actress. the original version of the film starred singer wilhelmenia wiggins fernandez.
"when you believe", the power-ballad from the animated film prince of egypt, featuring whitney houston and mariah carey, has been nominated for a grammy in the category of best pop collaboration with vocals and best song written for a motion picture, television or other media. houston has also been nominated for best female r&b vocal performance for her single "it's not right but it's okay" and for best r&b song for "heartbreak hotel", both from the album my love is your love.