Gotcha Open: When Artists Go From Opening Acts to Headliners
Getting Ready for the World
Before embarking on her first headlining worldwide jaunt, Whitney was the opening act for Jeff Osbourne and Luther Vandross, playing festivals, theaters and clubs around the U.S. The following year, 1986, she was ready for her The Greatest Love of All tour, grossing nearly $5 million in ticket sales.
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