Whitney: Brunei The Royal Wedding Celebration

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Whitney - Brunei: The Royal Wedding Celebration
Concert by Whitney Houston
VenueJerudong Park
Date(s)August 24, 1996

The Whitney - Brunei: The Royal Wedding Celebration was a notable concert performance by American R&B singer Whitney Houston in August 1996.

Houston performed a private concert, for the wedding of Princess Rashidah, the eldest daughter of the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, at Jerudong Park Garden on August 24, 1996.[1][2]


The set list was similar to her Bodyguard World Tour in 1993-1994, "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)" was added to the encore. Houston also performed her pop hit song, "Greatest Love of All". The show included five female background dancers, performing with the singer as she sang her uptempo hits. During the introductions of her band members, Houston sang the chorus part of her and Bobby Brown's duet song, "Something in Common". The chorus of the song was re-arranged to "I Wish You Were Here".

She was reportedly paid $7 million to perform for this event. Media stories on the Brunei royal family indicated that Prince Jefri gave Houston a blank check for the event and instructed her to fill it out for what she felt she was worth.[3]

Set list[edit]

  1. "Instrumental"
  2. "So Emotional
  3. "Saving All My Love for You"
  4. "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)"
  5. "How Will I Know"
  6. Love Song Medley:
  7. "My Name Is Not Susan"
  8. "Queen of the Night"
  9. "I Have Nothing"
  10. "Something in Common" (Interlude)
  11. "I Will Always Love You"
  12. "I'm Every Woman"
  13. "Greatest Love of All"
  14. "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)"
  15. "Exhale (Reprise)"



  • Alan Jacobs: Director of Security


  1. ^ "Whitney Houston Facts & Stats". whitney-fan.com. Retrieved 2009-10-22.
  2. ^ Mayer Nissim (2009-08-05). "Ten Things You Never Knew About Whitney Houston". digitalspy.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-10-22.
  3. ^ "Prince Jefri: The Prince Who Blew Through Billions". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 2012-11-13.

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