R.I.P Whitney Houston (1963-2012)

Last Saturday, when I first heard the news I figured it was a “twitter death”. I waited until I saw a credible source and was a pure shock. I still am, which is why it took me so long to write this post. Whitney Houston was a pioneer for the music industry and an inspiration to African American women ever. She may not have been perfect, but in the end she will always be a legend.

Here are five facts about Whitney Houston:
1. In 2009, She was cited by The Guniess World Records for being the most awarded female act of all times.
2. Aretha Franklin is her godmother. (I found this out 2 days ago myself.)
3. She sang background vocals on Chaka Khan’s “I Am Every Woman”. A song she later made a hit of her own.
4. She was offered many recording deals when she was in her teens and her mother refused them all until she graduated high school.
5. In 1991, Houston performed “The Star Spangled Banner” at Super Bowl XXV.
Due to overwhelming response to her rendition, it was released as a commercial single and video of her performance, and reached the Top 20 on the US Hot 100, making her the only act to turn the national anthem into a pop hit of that magnitude.

RIP… 😦

My next post dedicated to her will be my favorite Whitney Houston music videos… Stay Tuned!

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