Whitney Houston, born on August 9, 1963, came from music business royalty. Her mother, Cissy Houston, was a backup singer for the likes of Elvis Presley, Mahalia Jackson, Luther Vandross and Aretha Franklin. Whitney’s cousin, Dionne Warwick, is an internationally recognized singing star. Whitney’s Godmother is Aretha Franklin.
Houston is the most awarded female recording artist of all time, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Houston’s awards include: 2 Emmy Awards, 6 Grammy Awards, 30 Billboard Music Awards, 22 American Music Awards.
Before she was a recording artist, Whitney Houston was one of the most in-demand teen models of all time. She was the first Black woman to appear on the cover of Seventeen magazine. She also appeared in the pages of Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Young Miss, and a Canada Dry ginger ale TV commercial.
Whitney Houston was a stalwart supporter the anti-apartheid movement and Nelson Mandela. During her days as a model, Houston refused to work with any agencies who did business with South Africa. In 1988, Houston performed a set at Wembley Stadium in London to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s 70th birthday, who was still in prison at the time.
Whitney with South African President Nelson Mandela and Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev
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Great post my dear it's so sad :(ReplyDelete
She was amazing :) I'll always remember and love her. <3ReplyDelete
It's so sad. She was unique and so talented.ReplyDelete
Nice post and great selection of photos.
Очень и очень жаль, что такие талантливые люди покидают нас...ReplyDelete
Is so sad! My fav songs are I wanna dance with somebody and I have nothing:) xoxoReplyDelete
So sad!!!! such a bag story and end!!!ReplyDelete
Безумно люблю её !грустно =(ReplyDelete
I am so devastated by her passing. She was the gold standard vocalist, in my book, and the timeline of my youth is marked by so many of her songs.ReplyDelete
it's so sad! :( You found so many amazing pictures of her. I love her smile!ReplyDelete
Love Lois xxx
THANKS SO MUCH SWEETIE! OF COURSE I FOLLOW BACK!ReplyDelete
So sad! She was a great artist! Love her song!ReplyDelete
It's so sad. My favorite song was "I wanna dance with somebody."ReplyDelete
Thanks for your lovely comment! Now I´m also your new follower. I love this post, those photos of Whitney are awesome! Such a big loss...ReplyDelete
Her death is just such a loss to the music world. She was so beautiful and talented.ReplyDelete
What a great loss & a beautiful tribute!ReplyDelete
Melissah from Country Style Chic
An amazing tribute to an amazing woman! Thanks Aurelia.ReplyDelete
Megan @ Storybook Love Affair
She will always be remembered as the great woman she was..ReplyDelete
very well written:)ReplyDelete
Thank you for stopping by. I am your new follower:)
nice post! following you backReplyDelete
This is a lovely tribute, Aurelia. I feel so sad about her death. My favorite of her songs is I Will Always Love You.ReplyDelete
I hope you have a great week.
This is a lovely tribute! Truly incredible hun! I was shocked about her death. She had an amazing voice, truly a legend! My favorite song is I Will Always Love You but I love Greatest Love of All as well! Then, there's I Have Nothing. She had so many wonderful songs that it's hard to choose. May she rest in peace.ReplyDelete
Amazing post,it Was a vera sad newReplyDelete
It´s really sad. Great post! Have a lovely week <3<3ReplyDelete
Lovely your post about Whitney! I am very sad about this great loss.ReplyDelete
Very sad news. You have selected some lovely pictures of this beautiful lady. I love her songs.ReplyDelete
Another great loss! A fabulous voice :(ReplyDelete
My favorite song is "I Will Always Love You". You did a beautiful tribute for her :))
Have a great week :)
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It was such a tragic death, and came as such a shock to me... I think you have done a beautiful tribute here. May she Rest in Peace. Great post to have made.ReplyDelete
I love your blog!ReplyDelete
a beautiful entrance to an artist who has been the best!
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She was a beautiful person, really soulful singer..ReplyDelete
Thank you for the comment. Have a good day,
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She was a diva, music is going to miss her.ReplyDelete
I'm following. xx
RIP whithney !ReplyDelete
see was great..ReplyDelete
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She was great singer and really gorgeous woman!!!ReplyDelete
Thank you for the support and for following...I'm following too!!!
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Such a great post, Whitney will be missed - so much talent leaves this world.ReplyDelete
She had a great voice! Unfortunately, her life changed and maybe the addictions won...ReplyDelete
RIP Witney *
She was a beautiful person, and had amazing voice.. This is such a great tribute to Whitney. Great selection of her photos! xo akikoReplyDelete
I was always fascinated by her. She was and is the best female singer the world has. She is of the same caliber as Michael Jackson.ReplyDelete
Whitney Houston deserves many accolades! I loved the selection of photos! :)ReplyDelete
beautiful! also just learned cool new things about herReplyDelete
Angel voice has gone :(
RIP Whitney :(ReplyDelete
I love all your songs, we will always love u, Wh...