She was, is and shall forever remain THE voice. Her influence in music over the last 3 decades has been nothing short of legendary. And she still remains one of my biggest inspirations of all time. I grew up listening to ‘Saving All My Love For You’, ‘I Will Always Love You’ and ‘Heartbreak Hotel’, songs which are still as played on my playlist as it was back then. Her timeless songs were a soundtrack to my childhood, my rebellious teen years as well as my present. When a close friend and a fellow Whitney-fanatic called me a few minutes ago to tell me the news, a part of me died. Not Whitney Houston, Lord no!
Whitney Elizabeth Houston was found dead by her bodyguard Ray at the Beverly Hills Hilton just before she was scheduled to make an appearance at a party in honor of Clive Davis. She was 48.
Here’s some footage of the legend two days ago, talking to Monica rehearsing for the Clive Davis annual Grammy pre-party.
The cause of death still remains unknown.
With 170 million records sold worldwide and a career spanning over 3 decades, Whitney Houston remains one of the greatest selling vocalists of all time, and according to the Guinness Book Of World Records, Whitney remains the most awarded artist of all time. There would be no Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, Mary J Blige, Adele, Alicia Keys and the bazillion other artists being churned out of reality series like American Idol and The Voice without Whitney Houston.
This is way too unreal for me right now. I’m in a daze.
Rest In Peace Whitney Houston. From the bottom of my broken heart, Thank You for the music.