Sunday, February 12, 2012

Wish You Were Still Here...Whitney Houston

Soo it our pleasure to take the time to pay respect to one of the greatest Rhythm and Blues singers of all time. Whitney Houston passed on last night(February 11, 2012) in a Beverly Hills Hotel room. The cause of death is still unknown, but the talk of her drug addictions has been filling all the airwaves. She was 48 years old  and was rumored to be dealing with depression.  She was beloved by millions of fans and supporters as they now want to reminded of her empowering legacy.

Born in 1963 in Newark, New Jersey her early years consisted of her singing in churches, giving the congregation a glimpse of her talent. The world got the memo in 1985 when she released her first solo album titled Whitney Houston. The album is heralded as a classic claiming the number 1 spot on the Billboard charts, producing the Grammy winning single "Saving All My Love".  Possessing a plethora of talents, Whitney had no problem transitioning into Hollywood. Her first acting role came in 1992 in the famous film BodyGuard where she co-starred with actor Kevin Costner. The film's original soundtrack won the 1994 Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Its lead single "I Will Always Love You", became the best-selling single by a female artist in music history. She has sold over 170 million albums in her lifetime and has won 6 Grammys.

Whitney Houston with Kelly Price at her last performance
She will be always remembered for her angel like voice. Her accomplishments helped paved the way for all women looking to break down barriers in entertainment. Her music not only expressed passion and sensitivity, But most important Love. She always sung to the air of a man, painting vivid pictures of the scenery that involves romance. Her most notable love experience was with entertainer Bobby Brown with whom she was married to for over 13 years. The couple had a daughter together named Bobbi Kristina.

Still till this day some believe that relationship with Bobby, proved to be detrimental to her life and her career. She began to fade from the limelight, and the music did not receive much attention. At times she was visibly distraught, and bothered. Which can be viewed as ironic being that one of her hit songs titled The Greatest Love Of All speaks on a person learning to love themselves before they can love anyone else. We can only pray and hope hope she is at peace now. We Wish You Were Still Here...



4 comments:

  1. May she R.I.P THese 2 tracks got me alittle teary eyed. Damn

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  2. We have lost a legend. She will forever be missed. My prayers are with the her family

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  3. Sad! She was trying to make a comeback too...You just never know when its your time. Its really no time to be stressing. Leave and forgive your past cause you can't change it!

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  4. Such a great talent!!! It's so sad that she just couldn't get it back together. My prayers go out to her family.

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