The world was never the same from the minute Whitney Houston burst onto the scene back in the 80’s. She blew the doors off of the R&B charts with what seem to be a never-ending string of hits. Today, she was found dead on the fourth floor of the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, although the cause remains unknown.
The Guinness Book of World Records states her as the most awarded female act of all time with 2 Emmy Awards, 6 Grammy Awards, 30 Billboard Music Awards, 22 American Music Awards, among a total of 415 career awards as of 2010. And this news of her passing is strangely eerie the night before the Grammy Awards are to air.
Whitney is from an amazing line of vocalists including her mother Cissy Houston, her cousins Donne Warwick, Dee Dee Warwick and even her godmother Aretha Franklin. She was one of Clive Davis’s biggest finds ever.
Whitney’s foundation became very shaky after her marriage to New Edition singer Bobby Brown. A tumultuous relationship cringe-worthily aired to the world via the reality show Being Bobby Brown where she admittedly partook in cocaine, Marijuana, pills and alcohol.
She began what many considered to be a comeback tour, but dates began to get canceled as her shows were riddled with extremely poor reviews due to her raspy and off key voice. Many insinuated that she was dabbling in drugs again due to the harsh reality of it all. But there have been NO indications that that was the cause of her death.
As well as her singing career, she also had wide stage and film success with the movies The Bodyguard, Waiting To Exhale, The Preacher’s Wife, and many others including an appearance as recent as 2012’s Sparkle.
The Funkatopians mourn the passing of this great legend. Here are just a select few of the songs that she brought the world.
Saving All My Love for You
How Will I Know
Greatest Love of All
I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)
I Will Always Love You
Didn’t We Almost Have It All
Where Do Broken Hearts Go
ad many, many others. Which was your favorite?