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Deborah Cox will Sing Whitney Houston's Songs in Lifetime Biopic

Nia Sanders | 7/21/2014, 3:23 p.m.
R&B singer Deborah Cox will cover Whitney Houston's songs in Houston's Lifetime biopic, "I Will Always Love You: The Whitney ...
Deborah Cox

R&B singer Deborah Cox will cover Whitney Houston's songs in Houston's Lifetime biopic, "I Will Always Love You: The Whitney Houston Story."

Lifetime was able to get access to Houston's songs, but not her recordings, so they chose Cox as the singing voice. Former America's Next Top Model contestant Yaya DaCosta will portray the singer in the film.

Cox has been compared to the late singer on numerous occasions. She was signed to Arista Records by Clive Davis, the same person that signed Houston over a decade earlier.

She made it big in 1998 with "Nobody's Supposed to be Here," which was number 1 on the R&B Billboard charts for 14 weeks.

The film will be focused on Whitney Houston and her rocky relationship with R&B singer Bobby Brown [portrayed by Arlen Escarpeta].