Whitney: Brunei The Royal Wedding Celebration
|Concert by Whitney Houston|
|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.
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.
- "So Emotional
- "Saving All My Love for You"
- "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)"
- "How Will I Know"
- Love Song Medley:
- "My Name Is Not Susan"
- "Queen of the Night"
- "I Have Nothing"
- "Something in Common" (Interlude)
- "I Will Always Love You"
- "I'm Every Woman"
- "Greatest Love of All"
- "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)"
- "Exhale (Reprise)"
- Musical Director: Rickey Minor
- Bass guitar/Bass synthesizer: Rickey Minor
- Guitars: Paul Jackson, Jr.
- Keyboards: Wayne Linsey, Bette Sussman
- Drums: Michael Baker
- Percussions: Bashiri Johnson
- Saxophones/EWI: Gerald Albright
- Trumpet: Michael "Patches" Stewart, Oscar Brashear
- Background Vocalists: Olivia McClurkin, Pattie Howard, Della Miles
- Little girls dancers: Mercedez Demus, Fajaliah Harper, Vanity Ramdhan, Mistey Ramdhan, Sylvia Enriquez
- Alan Jacobs: Director of Security
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- "Prince Jefri: The Prince Who Blew Through Billions". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 2012-11-13.