Today marks what would’ve been the 50th birthday of late pop icon Whitney Houston – the larger than life diva whose mere mention evokes memories of incomparable charisma, beauty, and, of course, the voice.
The one that could, with seemingly little effort, stir souls and chill spines. Unlike the trail of imitators, imposter, and impossibles she left in her wake, Houston’s launch was devoid of gimmick and, instead, was birthed on a cultured and mastered gift (oft inimitable by predecessors or successors).
In such, today we salute the woman That Grape Juice-faithful voted ‘The Ultimate Diva’ with our “favorite 50 minutes” of her illustrous career. And, while it was quite the task to narrow down the countless unforgettable moments the ‘I Will Always Love You’ hitmaker lent music lovers in her time, we can say that what awaits below does a fair job of encapsulating the essence of Whitney.
Take a look and weigh in below:
‘Saving All My Love For You Live’/ First Grammy Win
‘How Will I Know’ (Live MTV Awards 1986)
‘I Am Changing’ Live
‘Greatest Love Of All’ (Muhammad Ali Tribute)
‘Didn’t We Almost Have It All Live’
‘Medley’ (American Music Awards 1994)
‘All The Man That I Need Live’
Live At Arista 15th Anniversary Celebration (1990)
Soul Train Awards ‘Bodyguard’ Medley (‘I’m Every Woman’, ‘Queen of the Night’)
Share with us some of your favorite moments of Whitney’s…