Sunday, February 12, 2012

THE LOSS OF A LEGEND: Whitney Houston has died at age 48

Here are a few facts that you may or may not know about her.
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

What was Whitnay Huston's best song?
 








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RIP Whitney - your music will live forever.

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                                                                                                                               Aurelia  
                                                                                                                



43 comments:

  1. Great post my dear it's so sad :(

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    Mary
    xx

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  2. She was amazing :) I'll always remember and love her. <3
    RIP Whitney...

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  3. It's so sad. She was unique and so talented.
    Nice post and great selection of photos.

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  4. Очень и очень жаль, что такие талантливые люди покидают нас...

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  5. Is so sad! My fav songs are I wanna dance with somebody and I have nothing:) xoxo

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  6. So sad!!!! such a bag story and end!!!

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  7. Безумно люблю её !грустно =(

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  8. 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.

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  9. it's so sad! :( You found so many amazing pictures of her. I love her smile!
    Love Lois xxx

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  10. THANKS SO MUCH SWEETIE! OF COURSE I FOLLOW BACK!
    XOXO,
    FASHIONHYPNOTISED GIRL

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  11. So sad! She was a great artist! Love her song!
    xo

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  12. It's so sad. My favorite song was "I wanna dance with somebody."

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  13. 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...
    xoxo
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  14. Her death is just such a loss to the music world. She was so beautiful and talented.
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  15. What a great loss & a beautiful tribute!
    x
    Melissah from Country Style Chic

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  16. An amazing tribute to an amazing woman! Thanks Aurelia.

    Megan @ Storybook Love Affair

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  17. She will always be remembered as the great woman she was..
    Beautiful tribute...

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  18. very well written:)
    Thank you for stopping by. I am your new follower:)

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  19. This is a lovely tribute, Aurelia. I feel so sad about her death. My favorite of her songs is I Will Always Love You.

    I hope you have a great week.
    Keri

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  20. 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.
    LB
    x0x0x0x

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  21. Amazing post,it Was a vera sad new

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  22. It´s really sad. Great post! Have a lovely week <3<3

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  23. Lovely your post about Whitney! I am very sad about this great loss.
    R.I.P. Whitney

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  24. Very sad news. You have selected some lovely pictures of this beautiful lady. I love her songs.
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  25. Another great loss! A fabulous voice :(

    My favorite song is "I Will Always Love You". You did a beautiful tribute for her :))

    Have a great week :)

    x♥x♥

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  26. 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.

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  27. I love your blog!
    a beautiful entrance to an artist who has been the best!
    I also follow you :)
    kisses smiling from http://alwaysssmiling.blogspot.com/

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  28. She was a beautiful person, really soulful singer..
    RIP.


    Thank you for the comment. Have a good day,

    Satu
    Indie by Heart

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  29. She was a diva, music is going to miss her.
    I'm following. xx

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  30. see was great..

    Also love your blog, if you have time
    pls look also at my blog and become a friend :)

    XO, Carmen
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  31. She was great singer and really gorgeous woman!!!
    Thank you for the support and for following...I'm following too!!!
    kisses Marika

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  32. Yes! Thank you :D

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  33. Such a great post, Whitney will be missed - so much talent leaves this world.

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    xx

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  34. She had a great voice! Unfortunately, her life changed and maybe the addictions won...
    RIP Witney *

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  35. She was a beautiful person, and had amazing voice.. This is such a great tribute to Whitney. Great selection of her photos! xo akiko
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  36. 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.

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  38. Whitney Houston deserves many accolades! I loved the selection of photos! :)

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  39. beautiful! also just learned cool new things about her

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  40. RIP WH

    Angel voice has gone :(

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  41. RIP Whitney :(
    I love all your songs, we will always love u, Wh...

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