Remebering Whitney Houston
We will always remember where we were, when we heard the tragic and sad news that Whitney Houston had passed away. The news sent shock waves through the entertainment industry, sparking outcries of grief. Whitney has been described by so many people over the years as the beautiful woman with the best voice in the world, Oprah Winfrey calling her simply, ‘The Voice’ Her vocal range and the heavenly tone to her voice, has made it immediately recognisable and loved by millions. Whitney Houston has had many highs and lows in her life, her career success is unprecedented, winning over 400 awards during her singing and acting career, platinum selling albums, sell out concerts worldwide, and a name that is a known in almost every country on the planet. Her relationship, and subsequent marriage to R&B artist Bobby Brown was globally documented. A high-profile wedding, public displays of affection toward each other, fights, court appearances, and regularly documented, battle against drug addiction. The pair had a daughter together, Bobbi-Kristina, in 1993, now 18 years old the young lady was evidently and not surprisingly devastated by the untimely death of her mother, she was even said to have been briefly taken into a rehab and relaxation center. Whitney Houston was found dead in her hotel suite, on February 11, it has been reported that she was found in her bath tub. The cause of death is yet to be released. Her death came on the eve of the Grammy Awards, and became the main foocus of the evening, as the shocking news spread. A funeral was held for whitney a few days later. Whitney’s now ex husband, arrived at the global superstars funeral, but when he demanded to be taken to his daughter, security alledgedly refused to take him near her, and he stormed out of the church before the ceremony even began, causing a media storm.
Whitey has now been laid to rest in Newark, New Jersey, next to her beloved father John Jr., gone but neer forgotten.
Born Whitney Elizabeth Houston, in Newark New Jersey , in 1963, her mother Cici, a gospel singer and her father John, an army serviceman, could neer have imagined what and who they had created. With a plethora of singers amongst her family including Dionne Warwick, her own mother, and her godmother, Darlene Love and life long family friend Aretha Franklin, it wasn’t a great surprise that Whitney was musical, but no one could ever have guessed the impact miss Houston would have on the world of entertainment.
Discovered by Clive Davis, in 1983, after a colleague of his at Arista Records saw her perform with her mother on stage, Davis was so impressed by Whitney’s vocals, and beautiful look, that he immediately offered her a worldwide record contract, and her debut album Whitney Houston, was a global hit.
the rest as they say is history, id be shocked if there was a person on this planet that didn’t know a Whitney song, her tracks are timeless and will stay on the radio waves forever.
Rest In Peace Whitney.