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LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: Naomi Ackie attends Sony Pictures UK Gala Screening of WHITNEY HOUSTON: I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY at Ham Yard Hotel London on December 19, 2022 in London, England. In Cinemas From Boxing Day. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images for Concorde Media PR)


Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Is Naomi Ackie Actually Singing?
Whitney Houston is getting the same biopic treatment that other legendary performers have received in the new film based on her life entitled "I Wanna Dance With Somebody."
While Naomi Ackie certainly looked the part while portraying the legendary singer, all of the songs were performed by Whitney Houston.
As the film’s producer Clive Davis (who also helped lay the groundwork for Houston's career) explained, "We were very impressed that Whitney's persona was being captured."
He continued, “When it came to Whitney, we just didn't think anyone could capture her vocal genius, so it will be the Whitney voice in the film."