Whitney Houston, one of the greatest singers of the last two decades died suddenly this past weekend at the age of 48. Her career took off in 1985 with the release of her self-titled album Whitney Houston. At the time of its debut it was the biggest selling release by a female artist in music history. Houston would go on to release ten albums that all reached diamond, gold, platinum, and multi-platinum status. She is the only artist to have seven consecutive Billboard 100 No.1 hit songs.
In 1992 Houston made her acting debut in the film The Bodyguard opposite Kevin Costner. The film soundtrack would go on to win the Grammy for Album of the Year. Among her many achievements Houston was the first artist to sell a million albums in a single week. What will be remembered of Whitney Houston most will be the purity of her voice. Her vocal range truly was second to none. Anyone that ever heard her sing could simply close their eyes and be taken away to the world in her song. She was and will remain one of the most influential artists in history and her loss is a great tragedy for all.
Rest in Peace Whitney Houston.
Ms. Houston’s award winning song from The Bodyguard, her rendition of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You”.
The best singing of The Star Spangled Banner ever by Ms. Houston at Super Bowl XXV