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!
D’Angelo will make his first televised performance in over a decade at the this year’s BET Awards.
Cissy Houston, mother of the late Whitney Houston, has signed a deal with HarperCollins to pen a memoir, telling the “unabridged and unbelievable story” of her Grammy Award-winning daughter, who died in February at age 48.
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.
Last night, the party went on as planned at Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammy Party. The event’s sober tone was captured by HipHollywood. Check out what some celebrities had to say about the iconic singer.