R.I.P. Whitney Elizabeth Houston

16 Feb
August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012

On February 11th, the world lost “The Voice” around 3:55 pm at the Beverly Hilton in the tender age of 48. Whitney’s lifeless body was found submerged underwater when ambulance arrived at the scene.

It is without a doubt that she had an incredible record-breaking career. With Guinness naming her as the “most awarded female act of all time”. Throughout her lifetime she has collected 2 Emmys, 6 Grammys, 30 Billboard Music Awards, and 22 American Music Awards equalling to 415 awards total. Before selling 170 million albums worldwide, Whitney was a model gracing her face in magazine covers like Seventeen magazine in which she became the first colored woman to be in the cover. She was also appeared in layouts in Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and Young Miss.
Regardless of the negative press and the infamous “Crack is Wack” Diane Sawyer interview, Whitney Houston will always be known for her mezzo-soprano voice. Of course how can she not have such a true regal talent? Her god-mother is Aretha, her aunt is Dee Dee Warwick, and her mother was a backup singer for Elvis “The Pelvis”. Whitney can mesmerize an audience and bring a tough girl to her knees just by standing on stage and sing. No illusions, fireworks, and dancing that many talentless, as my high school History teacher would call, Show Pons (shout out to Mr. Knox!). Many people can focus on her negative lifestyle but in the end she had true talent. I do not recall any female singer that can act and have 3 blockbuster hits. I know for damn sure it’s not Mariah; even Evita did not give Madonna any justice.
Whitney Elizabeth Houston will be greatly missed. All my condolences and prayers goes out to her friends and family.
I blame Bobby

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