Today (August 9), Whitney Houston would have celebrated her 49th birthday. Despite her untimely passing in February, WATM pays tribute to one of the best, if not the best, to ever pick up a mic. Even at her lowest points, nothing or no one can take away what she brought to the table, musically, in the ’80s and ’90s. Speaking of the ’80s, watch Whit crush the stage — with nothing more than big hair, a fringe-y dress and a mic — on MTV in 1986.
Thanks for the music. Happy Birthday, Whitney!
Since Whitney Houston’s death on February 11, much discussion has been had over the singer’s history of substance abuse. Unfortunately, those past issues played a hand in her untimely demise.
The family of Whitney Houston, including her 19-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina, spoke out for the first time since her untimely death one month ago. In an emotional interview, Oprah traveled to the home of Patricia Houston, Whitney’s sister-in-law and manager, in Atlanta for the 90-minute special that aired last night on OWN.
“She’s always with me,” said Kristina, who is Whitney’s only child with Bobby Brown. “Her spirit is strong, it’s a strong spirit. I feel her pass through me all the time.” She went on to say that while she has come to terms with the loss, she’s still has her moments. “Sometimes, it’s so surreal. I still walk into the house like, ‘Mom?’ But I’ve accepted it.”
Watch the full interview below.
Whitney Houston’s brother Gary Houston, sister-in-law/manager Patricia Houston, and daughter Bobbi Kristina sit down with Oprah to discuss the late singer for the first time since her death. Bobbi Kristina shares personal memories of her mom and how she would like the iconic superstar to be remembered in an exclusive interview airing Sunday (March 11) at 9/8c, on OWN. The family also addresses the rumors and speculation surrounding Houston’s death. Watch a sneak preview below.
As the world continues to overcome the shock of Whitney Houston’s death, a special tribute was paid to the iconic singer at the 54th Grammy Awards. Grammy and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, who looked to Houston as a mentor, delivered a rousing rendition of the singer’s hit “I Will Always Love You,” on Sunday.
Wearing a wig and dress similar to Houston’s performance attire, Hudson belted through the emotional ballad before those in attendance and millions more watching at home.
As news continues to sink in, fans tribute Whitney Houston the best way possible — buying the music that made her famous.
Within hours after her death, Houston’s Whitney: The Greatest Hits climbed to #2 on the iTunes album charts before dethroning Adele from the top spot hours later. Released on May 16, 2000, the two-disc set is broken down into two parts. The first disc, “Cool Down,” features some of her biggest ballads including 1985’s “You Give Good Love,” “Same Script, Different Cast” featuring Deborah Cox and “Could I Have This Kiss Forever” featuring Enrique Iglesias. The second disc, “Throw Down,” showcases the singer’s dance-influenced and remix tracks including “If I Told You That” featuring George Michael.
The album went on to sell 1.5 million copies in the U.S. and was certified 3x platinum by the RIAA in November 2002.