Get your life, queens of the night.
Grammy-nominated R&B and dance artist Deborah Cox has recorded an album of Whitney Houston songs from the stage musical The Bodyguard. The Broadway alum is currently belting her heart out as superstar Rachel Marron in the national tour of the show, which is based on the Houston-led 1992 film of the same name.
Deborah Cox: I Will Always Love You will include “I’m Every Woman,” “I Have Nothing, “All the Man I Need,” “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” “Run to You,” “The Greatest Love of All,” “Jesus Loves Me,” and, duh, “I Will Always Love You.” The eight-track EP will be released March 31 and is now available for pre-order.
“I’ve always been a fan of the songs in the movie so it has been a dream to perform them on stage every night,” says Cox in a statement. “This project was born out of continuous requests from my fans and people who have seen me in the show. They wanted to have something with me singing these songs so I listened and went to work putting this EP together.”
Of course, loyal fans know that the two ladies go way back. Cox fittingly sang a duet called “Same Script, Different Cast” on Houston’s 2000 greatest hits compilation. She also re-recorded the late legend’s vocals for the 2015 Lifetime biopic Whitney.
Will you run to Cox’s covers, or will you always love Houston’s originals exclusively?