On February 11, 2012, the world lost an icon. Whitney Houston. I don’t know too many people who didn’t love her, so it’s only right that I pay my respects on this day.
Born to a musical family in Newark, New Jersey, Whitney Houston was destined for success in the entertainment industry. As a teenager, she was already singing on the scene in New York, and by 1983 Clive Davis spotted her in a NY night club and signed her on the spot. Which turned out to be one of the best deals of his life, because Whitney Houston ended up selling over 200 million albums, singles, and videos worldwide. She’s the only artist to chart seven consecutive #1 Billboard Hot 100 hits: “Saving All My Love For You,” “How Will I Know,” “Greatest Love of All,” “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me),” “Didn’t We Almost Have It All,” “So Emotional,” and “Where Do Broken Hearts Go.” She’s also the first female artist to enter the Billboard 200 album chart at #1, and the only to have 8 consecutive multi-platinum albums.
Houston also had major success in films like The Bodyguard, Waiting to Exhale, and The Preacher’s Wife. Although her life was cut short, her legacy will live on forever. So let’s vibe to a few classics from the icon herself.
Until Next Time…
Whitney Houston. (n.d.). Retrieved February 11, 2019, from https://www.whitneyhouston.com/