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Clive Davis talks new Bodyguard album and Whitney’s deserved honor at Sunday’s AMAs


James Devaney/WireImageThis week marks the 25th anniversary of the release of Whitney Houston’s soundtrack for The Bodyguard

Today, to mark the occasion, Sony Legacy Records and Whitney Houston’s estate are releasing Whitney Houston — I Wish You Love: More from The Bodyguard

And the original album’s producer, Clive Davis,  says this sequel is one that’s definitely warranted.

“It is the best selling soundtrack of all time,” the legendary music mogul tells ABC Radio. 

“The original is now [at] over 45 million copies worldwide…so that it should be celebrated and it should be re-explored. And this brand new album has all the brand new different versions of that great song in really an impeccable and indomitable way.”

“That great song” Davis is referring to is, of course, Whitney’s smash #1 hit “I Will Always Love You.”   

But there’s a lot more as well.

He continues, “This album brings in versions — film versions — of the songs. Remixes of it. You get the great Whitney performing the great material: ‘I Have Nothing,’ ‘Run to You’…”I’m Every Woman,’ ‘Queen of the Night,’ ‘Jesus Loves Me.'”

On Sunday night’s American Music Awards, Christina Aguilera will honor Whitney by doing a special performance of songs from the Bodyguard soundtrack.

“I’m thrilled…[that] there’s going to be a segment on the American Music Awards where she pays tribute to Whitney — a very deserved honor,” Davis says of Christina’s segment. 

“I think as more gets to be revealed — after the tabloid-al fever — you will get to see that other side of Whitney, which was so unique, so powerful.”

The 2017 American Music Awards airs Sunday, November 19, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. 

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