Sunday, February 12, 2012

ICONIC TRIBUTE: Whitney Houston Passes away at age 48


REMEMBERING THE LIFE OF AN ICON
Ms. Houston Bowing out for the final time.
"It is with a broken heart that I pay homage to a woman who forever touched the lives of so many people including myself with her music and presence. He passing will bring about a major void in the music industry and in the hearts of her followers. As a child of the 80s i grew up listening the sounds of her amazing voice with decades of chart topping hits. Then of course came the roles in box office hit movies such as The Bodyguard (Ive seen 1000 times) Waiting to Exhale, The Preachers Wife and many more. 
I  will never forget this Iconic Woman. " - Richard Tomas









Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is an American recording artist, actress, and former fashion model. A relative to several prominent soul singers, including her mother Cissy Houston, cousins Dee Dee and Dionne Warwick, and godmother Aretha Franklin, Houston began singing at her New Jersey church as a member of a junior gospel choir at age eleven. After she began performing alongside her mother at night clubs in the New York City area, she was discovered by Arista Records label head Clive Davis.







Houston released her debut album Whitney Houston in 1985, which became the best-selling debut album by a female artist.



Her second studio album Whitney (1987) became the first album by a female artist to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Houston's crossover appeal on the popular music charts as well as her prominence on MTV enabled several African-American women to follow in her success.




Following her marriage to fellow singer Bobby Brown, Houston appeared in her first starring role in the feature film The Bodyguard in 1992. The film's original soundtrack won the 1994 Grammy Award for Album of the Year, and became the world's best-selling soundtrack.





 Its lead single, "I Will Always Love You", became one of the best-selling singles in music history. Houston continued to star in feature films and contributed to soundtracks including 
Waiting to Exhale (1995) 


and The Preacher's Wife (1996). 


After the release of her fourth studio album My Love Is Your Love (1998), she renewed her recording contract with Arista Records in 2001 for a historic $100 million dollars. 


She subsequently released her fifth studio album,Just Whitney the following year with One Wish: The Holiday Album being released in 2003. Amidst widespread media coverage of personal and professional turmoil, Houston's marriage to Brown ended in 2006.






Houston is one of the world's best-selling music artists, having sold over 140 million albums and 50 million singles, worldwide. She is ranked as the fourth best-selling female artist in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America, with 54 million certified albums. Known as "The Voice" for her "powerful, penetrating pop-gospel" vocals, she has been listed by Rolling Stone magazine as one of The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.

Her Final Album ironically titled "I look to You" her anthem of loosing everything and looking back to God. 


A collection of memorable photos - 

The EARLY YEARS

A young Whitney Houston pictured in 1973

Young Whitney Houston is seen pictured with mother Cissy Houston


Whitney Houston belts out a song during her segment of a benefit concert at Boston Garden


Whitney Houston at Nelson Mandela Concert


The Bodyguard


On the set of The Bodygaurd











I HAVE NOTHING




I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU





WAITING TO EXHALE










THE PREACHERS WIFE
What an amazing movie....the soundtrack alone will send the listener into total rapture......
Whitney Singing with the Georgia Mass Choir on the set of the Preachers Wife

Shopping with her personal angel Denzel Washington





I BELIEVE IN YOU AND ME





MORE MEMORABLE PHOTOS


Ms. Houston Belts the National Anthem





Whitney on the shoulder of Nelson Mandela




Whitney rocking out I will always love You in honor of her mentor Clive Davis




With her daughter Bobbi Christi




Some of her most memorable performances.
The ed sullivan show "Home"


"One Moment in Time" at the Grammy's


"I am changing" RARE VIDEO


Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey "When you Believe"






 HERE IS A GREAT COMPILATION REMIX VIDEO OF WHITNEY!  ENJOY


Whitney You have blessed the world with the very gift God gave you. You will be forever missed in this Life.
My prayers are with your remaining family and friends.
Be at Peace with God
You were LOVED

WHITNEY HOUSTON
1963 - 2012



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