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2009 American Music Awards - Show

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In the forthcoming Showtime documentary “Can I Be Me?’ performance footage and interviews from those who worked closely with Houston, as well as the singer herself are all featured. In the trailer released Wednesday (June 14) a narrator expresses the intentional marketing that was used to make the New Jersey native a star.

“There was this emphasis on being the perfect girl. Her music was deliberately pop. Anything that was too black sounding was sent back to the studio. Whitney insisted they cross her back over to black music. Her favorite saying was ‘Can I be me?’ “

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