Whitney Houston: The Iconic Singer's Life and Career
On January 27, 1991 – as American was involved in the Persian Gulf War -- Houston performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Super Bowl XXV in Tampa. The rendition received an enormous response: When radio stations began playing tapes of the song they’d recorded from the TV broadcast, Arista Records rush-released a single. It quickly hit the Hot 100’s Top 20. Houston donated her share of the song’s proceeds to the American Red Cross Gulf Crisis Fun; as a result, she was named to the Red Cross Board of Governors.