During these days when we as a global community mourn the loss of one of our greatest hits, it’s important for us to take a moment to realize what did and didn’t make Whitney Houston fabulous. Sure, she was discovered by Clive Davis at a tender young age and thrust into a world that put her front and center in every way – the good with the bad. We've Lost A Legend: Remembering Whitney Houston
Her platinum pipes belted out songs we’ll always remember and her opportunities were endless. So were her trials and tribulations with drugs, a relationship gone bad, and multiple attempts to keep it real. In the wake of her sudden death and our grief, what choice do we have but to idolize her and her music that we’ll miss so much? We could look at the lessons she shared through her courage and strength and those she revealed through her vulnerability and weaknesses. Let’s put this all into perspective:
- Her Music. When you heard the breaking news about Whitney Houston’s death, what song popped to the top of your head? “I Will Always Love You?” or “I Want to Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)?” This six-time Grammy winner had the ability to write the songs that made us get up and dance and those that touched our hearts and souls.
- Her Movies. Remember her leading lady role in “The Bodyguard,” and how many wondered about her potential crossover into film? She sung her way into many people’s memories through her appearance on the silver screen.
The Not So Fabulous