Dotted DiamondThat's right, it's the sneak peek of Sony's biopic detailing the life of the beloved icon Whitney Houston.
Dotted DiamondThe powerful trailer for I Wanna Dance With Somebody released on Sept. 15, teases actress Naomi Ackie's portrayal of the legendary singer.
Dotted DiamondThe first look starts off by showing us how it all began as Clive Davis arrives at a club where he hears the vocal powerhouse for the first time.
Dotted DiamondHe asks, "What's your name again?", before signing her to his record label Columbia Records.
Dotted DiamondWhitney's rise to fame is quick. Case in point: The trailer highlights when she hears her voice on the radio for the first time.
Dotted Diamond"My dream, sing what I want to sing," Whitney expresses, "be how I want to be, reach as big an audience as I can."
Dotted DiamondLittle did she know that would be just a fraction of her accomplishments, including her iconic performance of the "Star Spangled Banner."
Dotted DiamondBut all this didn't come without its critics. In fact, one scene show Whitney being told that her music "isn't Black enough."
Dotted DiamondHer response? "Look I don't know how to sing black and I don't know how to sing white either. I know how to sing."
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