I know it may sound silly, that the death of a singer whom i’ve never met would make my heart just drop to the floor. But that is exactly what i feel like. Like a piece is missing.. actually everytime i hear an artist i’ve grown up listening to or watching has passed away, i feel like i’ve lost a part of me. Because they did shape my life, with their amazing songs and performance on screen.
Today i just found out that one of the greatest singers of our time has passed away… Whitney Houston.
“Whitney Houston, winner of multiple music awards, singer of 11 chart-topping hits on the Hot 100 and one of the biggest superstars to emerge from the 1980s, has died at the age of 48, ithas been reported. No cause of death has been announced yet, but Los Angeles police stated that an emergency call was placed at 3:23 p.m. today saying that the singer was unconscious on the fourth floor of the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Authorities arrived within two minutes, but attempts to resuscitate Houston failed and she was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m.”
A lot has gone on for Whitney and she was set to come back with a new album. She was to perform at the Clive Davis party before the Grammy which is happening tonight… It’s a massive massive shock.
I just want to share that i do not think it’s nice or right for people to look at her negative past. I also don’t think it’s right for people to be sharing horrendous images of Whitney, even if they want to make a point that drugs has it’s effects. Yes we all know that. But i think it’s highly disrespectful. Yes she’s had some bad ups and downs, but imagine what she has to do to maintain her performance standards, her art.. and she has to also go through personal turmoil. it make it even worse that she is in the public eye… Take a listen to what Lionel Richie has to say and there is such a ring of truth in it.
I believe strongly that we should remember her as the sparkling Diva that she is. Just take a look at her list of awards: 2 Emmy Awards, 6 Grammy Awards, 30 Billboard Music Awards, 22 American Music Award..among a total of 4115 career awards as of 2010.
She was the only artist to chart 7 consecutive No.1 Billboard Hot 100 hits (“Saving All My Love for You, How Will I Know, Greatest Love of All, I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me), Didn’t We Almost Have it All, So Emotional and Where Do Broken Hearts Go”)
oh and I managed to find Whitney Houston’s very final performance.. and of all the songs. I’m glad she sand this one… “Jesus Loves Me”.. I feel like tearing knowing that she sang a song bout Jesus.. i’m sure she is now in the safe and loving hands of Jesus in heaven. The origin of beautiful music.
And this is her final interview together with her mentor Clive Davis.
Here i’m sharing a compilation of all my favourite songs from Whitney. Hope you like it too. ^_^
We Will Always Love You Whitney Houston! You showed us what the Greatest Love of All is through your music. It was just One Moment In Time, thats all i needed to be swept from the world from the sound of your voice.