Sunday, February 12, 2012

Special Report: Whitney Houston - A Celebration of Life


Such a tragedy! I couldn't believe the news last night when I found out Whitney Houston passed away at the Beverly Hills hotel. More and more reports are coming in and being updated. At the moment her cause of death is still unconfirmed and is under investigation, an autopsy will be performed.


She was found dead hours before she was supposed to attend a pre-Grammy gala. (More to come as details come in)

I'm sitting here watching a Whitney Houston tribute on BET's 106 & Park #WeWillAlwaysLuvYou as they're celebrating the life of Whitney and showing her music videos.


Whitney was in the midst of making a big comeback; she was acting in an upcoming movie Sparkle, planning on doing another album and possibly was going to go on tour.




Born and raised in Newark, New Jersey and a part of The New Hope Baptist Church where Whitney's music career started. She was discovered by big time Arista Records label head Clive Davis. Not only did she excel in her music career but in acting as well.


No backup, no auto-tune, Whitney didn't need special effects, a bunch of background dancers or crazy distractions on stage - just give Whitney a mic and she performed effortlessly - all we needed was her amazing voice.


She had a record breaking career, was one of the best selling music artists and her music touched the hearts of many people.


According to BET, there were more than 30 thousand tweets about Whitney's death from celebrities and fans:


 Mariah Carey 

She will never be forgotten as one of the greatest voices to ever grace the earth.
 Mariah Carey 

My heartfelt condolences to Whitney's family and to all her millions of fans throughout the world.
 Mariah Carey 

Heartbroken and in tears over the shocking death of my friend, the incomparable Ms. Whitney Houston.


***R.I.P Whitney!***


Also, it has been confirmed that Jennifer Hudson will pay tribute to Whitney Houston tonight on the Grammy's and tomorrow at 6 p.m., a special 106 & Park show will pay tribute to the late, great Miss Whitney Houston.


Below is the best rendition of the National Anthem at the 1991 Super Bowl - this gives me goosebumps. I remember this song was played over the loudspeaker in high school right after the 9/11 attacks happened:



Whitney Houston has so many great and touching songs, so it was hard for me to narrow down my personal favorite Whitney song, but below is by far one of my favorites from her. This song touches me:

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