Ashanti Performs Whitney Houston Tribute On ‘Good Morning America’

Published: Monday 13th Feb 2012 by Sam

In what will inevitably be one of many tributes to come, R&B belle Ashanti honoured the late, great Whitney Houston on Good Morning America moments ago. 

Check out the New York native honouring her hero with a rousing performance of ‘I Have Nothing’ below…

Solid effort; one which should be judged not on the basis of how favourably it compares to the original. But rather on the merit of Ashanti’s vast vocal improvements and the sentiment of the performance.

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  1. Eddie February 13, 2012

    go head shan!! that was beautiful 🙂

  2. Take me as i am February 13, 2012

    she did really good. u gotta give it 2 her nd not hate. the girl is standing her ground.

  3. laura February 13, 2012

    I looooved her on Good Morning America!! R.I.P Whitney Houston we do love you. Great job Miss Ashanti. Haters are gonna come but its a non factor. Do your thing hunni! #TheWomanYouLove !!!!!

  4. Ashes February 13, 2012

    She shouldn’t have done this to herself

  5. Sean February 13, 2012

    I do not understand why you guys continue to post things about this woman? She can’t sing to save her life, and whoever let her go out there and butcher a classic should be ashamed of themselves. Leave it to real singers, not girls with bigger eyes than their lungs, and side burns to rival Elvis Presley.

  6. shay February 13, 2012

    Ther will only ever be one Whitney Houston


    Ashanti did a damn good job honoring her. It was beautiful and heartfelt!

  7. Andre February 13, 2012

    Im so Proud of Ashanti, shes come so far, although her nervousness was evident in her voice she did really good, love u shan for life

  8. jj February 13, 2012

    She better sing! She did good

  9. jill February 13, 2012

    ? no

  10. Tina February 13, 2012

    Ashanti can sing. But her voice is not equipped for a song like this….

    Somebody should explain the limits of her voice to her…. cause this ain’t the first time she’s tackled a Whitney song…

    just my opinion tho…

  11. Kim February 13, 2012


  12. Nichole February 13, 2012

    Sam is such a joke.

    Since when is Ashanti butchering Whitney’s classics a vocal improvement? And her vocals have improved vastly???? Someone has way too much ear wax in his ears.

    Ashanti needs to stop embarrassing herself by singing Whitney, and realize that she will never be able to sing.

  13. Cal February 13, 2012

    Keep shining! Everybodys gonna be nervous singin this, Ashanti, JHud. Pay homage to the voice n i appreciate it. I never knew Ashanti coukd growl though lol

  14. LaLa February 13, 2012

    O,O I didn’t know she could sing like that. (since her past singles only use regular vocal range*) Good Job Ashanti! 🙂

  15. BEYONCES NUMBER 1 February 13, 2012

    Wow, this is good even for Ashanti, normally im down here hating or whatevva, cuzz u no she has had a past of vocal flops BUT this is great for her.. She isnt whitney but then again who is.. she gets props CAUSE I CNT EVEN GET UP THERE AND DO THAT SONG NO JUSTICE AT ALL..
    I will be bbuying the album to see what she has in store!!

  16. Cynthia February 13, 2012

    It sounded like she said ” i will always love shoeeeee” but it was great besides that !

  17. AMMO February 13, 2012

    The performance was surprisingly Good! People expected Whitney and we will never get that. Ashanti sounded good but you can tell she was nervous.

  18. KERI HILSON 3RD ALBUM COMING SOON$$$$$$$$$$$$ February 13, 2012

    SHE DID GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Aishaaguilerakeys February 13, 2012

    That was à very good performance. I’d never seen her live before, she’s pretty good.

  20. Royalkev February 13, 2012


    Ashanti can sing. But her voice is not equipped for a song like this….
    This isn’t Ashanti’s song. It’s gutsy of her to attempt to take it on, but it’s just not meant for someone with her capabilities to sing it. I think we all appreciate her thoughtfulness in honoring Whitney though.

  21. Boopi February 13, 2012

    Well I appreciate Ashanti doing this because we all seen her doing Whitney Houston songs with David Foster, one of Whitney’s long time producers, while Whitney was still alive. Not like a lot of you bandwagon fans that love her so much NOW, and wanna go buy her “best of” album NOW. And the day before you were calling her a crack head. Just like you did Amy Winehouse, just like you did Michael Jackson.

    I’ve said it 1000 times and here I am saying it again. BLACK PEOPLE DO NOT HONOR OUR LEGENDS. WE ARE THE ONLY CULTURE ON EARTH THAT DOES NOT SUPPORT OUR OWN PEOPLE…until they die.

  22. BrealK February 13, 2012

    Great performance. Ashanti is a wonderful vocalist. RIP Whitney.

  23. oh baby(b****** will deal) February 13, 2012

    i love how fearless she is! SHE KNOWS DAMN WELL NOT TO BE MESSING WITH WHITNEY SONGS WITH VOCALS SUCH AS HER OWN! but she still does it,this is like the 2nd/3rd time taking on Whitney. Girlfriend got guts and for that alone I commend her! kudos Ashanti

  24. YOOSONDALOOSE February 13, 2012

    She did good, but obvy not Whitney standard, glad she represented her!

  25. Me February 13, 2012

    Whitney is my all time favorite artist. Ashanti did good. As long as Whitney’s fans are fine with it, you all should leave it alone. Stop the Hate and congratulate! Go Ashanti!

  26. Wes February 13, 2012

    Woow that was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. Iluvmusic February 13, 2012

    What some of you seem to forget is she covered these songs before Whitney died. So she’s been paying her respect to one of our most iconic performers. She wanted to show Whitney how much she inspired her. Paying respect to a person who paved the way for some many artist is the least you could do. Most of you on here were just calling Whitney everything in the book last year this time. But now you wanna disrespect Ashanti because she is paying respect to one of her idols. Some of you need to get your lives together before you go in on someone who’s trying to do more in life then you ever will.

  28. Hot! February 13, 2012

    No b******* Ashanti did great and she looks HOT! i dn’t know wut that commenter said about blk people not appreciateing their talent i think theres some truth but not all the way I know um one person but i feel like the media does a job of tryingto discredit our talent making the way for new ones and we blk people dont seem to catch on fast enough to reallized the Obvious destruction of our cultrue right b4 our eyes as we began to Celebreate the Beyonces and Rihanna failing to understant that mad of these artist have money behind them, sometimes people think these artist arent trying hard enough so they give up like ashanti up there see many of our people support her alrhtough she was once one ofthose people likje Beyone with Mainstream attention even for s***** songs “its not right but okay we gon make it anyway…” (whitney voice)

  29. JoArmy February 13, 2012

    Sooo why hate on ashanti????? Ashanti can actually sing unlike some………….

  30. B4REAL02 February 13, 2012

    That was decent …..”A” for effort……R.I.P. Whitney Houston

  31. RATEDX( LEGENDS ARE BORN NOT BOUGHT) February 13, 2012

    we all know ashanti is not whitney houston..there’s only 1 whitney houston…

    and even before whitney died, ashanti has covered many of her songs….

    ashanti did a great job, all the ashanti fans knew how much she loved whitney, not after she died, but before she died..

    so stop with all that b*******..

  32. crackiswack February 13, 2012

    That sucked majorly.

  33. Lax February 13, 2012

    `She is looking great and she sounds great, there are many
    Beautiful & Talented Artist in the World.

  34. Lax February 13, 2012

    @RATEDXXX,,,,Agree with You.

  35. Lax February 13, 2012

    Ashanti did love and adore Whitney.

  36. RATEDX( LEGENDS ARE BORN NOT BOUGHT) February 13, 2012

    sorry, I’m one of those black people who will NOT support b*******..just because you’re black doesnt mean I’m going to support you….

    I do not look at color when I buy music or anything…to me that s*** is racist….

    and why on earth should we {blacks} only support other blacks, when the majority of these black singers are trying to cater to the white audience..or trying their hardest to become a white woman…..

    and what is these so call black people we’re suppose to support doing for the black community? NOTHING…..

    HENCE, why I do not look at color when I buy anything..

  37. Lax February 13, 2012

    Whitney Bridged the great Devine in Music with over 170 Million sold
    and she crossed all Demographics and she only have a measly
    Fukkkkkkkin 6 Grammy’s and Adele won 6 Grammy’s in one night
    what is wrong with this Picture??? What this is what kind od silly
    s*** that people from the Grammy Pulls and expect others to like/love
    this kind of s***.
    Don’t get me wrong because with Whitney’s Sales from the Body Guard Track
    I Am to through with the Gramms and all of the fukkkkkkin Award shows from now on. Now everybody want to blow smoke up Whitney’s Ass. I don’t mean artist’s like
    Ashanti, Beyonce and others who are stepping to the Plate to say and/or do something Nice in HONORS OF WHITNEY. it is Just that these Fukkkkin awards shows are full of s*** and they know it.

  38. Lax February 13, 2012

    There are so many artist who sound as good if not better than adele and listing to her talk last night made us see and hear that she does not even speaks really good english are maybe its her accent.

    When you have a Vocalist as Powerful as whitney was in her prime and no love from the industry until after she passes away from what ever cause it make me mad. S***
    to tell the truth Beyonce.s song “LISTEN” Is a song that did not get the praise as it should have, because of theb/s that goes on in the Industry.

    Ashanti has always held her own and now that she has gotten to where she is and doing her own Producing of her own Music this is just great for her and many Others who decides thay want to go her Route. It is good seeing her do her own thing and do it her way. Watch and see many try to start throwing Stones and trying to hide their hands because of the crab in a Barrel syndrome b/s.

  39. Chillin February 13, 2012

    great job Asahnti! its sad to see people with so much hate in them!

  40. REALRasta February 13, 2012

    Nice rendition,,, Good vocals Ashanti RIP Whitney ::; We Will miss u

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  41. D February 13, 2012

    Y’all need to relax,it’s not like they CHOSE Ashanti to do the tribute….she was already scheduled to be on the show weeks prior to the tragedy;besides the fact Ashanti did well anyways

  42. RATEDX( LEGENDS ARE BORN NOT BOUGHT) February 13, 2012


    I agree with you……100%

  43. Carlos February 13, 2012

    This is the highest I ever saw Ashanti sang and its not even her song..

  44. Dlux February 13, 2012

    It kills me how people will always have something negative to say. Ashanti was not singing this to get praised for her performance, she was singing this out of respect for Whitney. Appreciate it for what it is. Negative comments make me understand the pressures of fame. I can just imagine how many people bad mouthed Whitney through her career. SMH.

  45. Beysus Norwood Monae February 13, 2012

    that REALLY sucked. like…no girl. just, NO.

  46. pat February 13, 2012

    i’m sorry, but just because you kinda hit the notes doesnt make you a good singer . Ashanti please stop singing Whitney’s stuff. you do not qualify

  47. Marcus February 13, 2012

    she said shoe

  48. Jboss February 13, 2012

    She dug her heels in, and she sang. And wether you like it or not, Whitney would have been proud.

  49. Ann M. Cole February 13, 2012

    She did a great job with Whitney Houston song. She’s smiling at everyone who loves her especially Bobbi Christina.

  50. linkys February 13, 2012

    Ashanti’s problem is that she has a weak voice!!!! OMG, that was horrible! All she is doing is yelling, not belting out those notes! I agree with one commenter who said she needs to sing songs that are better equipped for her voice. The only reason why some people my think she did well is because they might like the tone of her voice and she did have good breathing when singing the notes, but Ashanti is just pitiful to me. She’s a fake singer. If y’all knew anything about singing properly, y’all would instantly recognize that she’s not articulating the notes and doesn’t really have much dynamics. What is her octave range? Two? Her career is already over, she should just sit down and stop trying to use Whitney’s death as a platform for her to rebuild her destroyed career.

  51. Tophot February 13, 2012

    It was nice, she did a good job

  52. hu February 13, 2012

    i cried…that was absolutely awful…

  53. Always love Whitney (RIP) February 13, 2012

    It definitely didn’t hit me in places whitney has when she performed this but it was a good tribute and touching.

  54. LAX February 13, 2012


    I agree with you!!!!! 100%%%

  55. David Quinta February 13, 2012

    AMAZING !!!

    Twitter @MrTooIncredible

  56. hersheyblond February 13, 2012

    No one is Whitney ..there will never be. Ashanti was good …no one can touch a Whitney Houston song……no one .

  57. NikkiIsChillin February 13, 2012

    Ashanti did alright. R.I.P. Whitney…

  58. TheOuyonB February 13, 2012

    It’s so mind blowing that some many people comment negatively on Ashanti’s tribute to HER idol, Whitney, yet the same people go insane for Christina Aguilera’s voice. Yes, Christina USED TO have a nice voice, but clearly she doesn’t anymore. Take the performance for what it is and stop hating. NO ONE can sing a Whitney Houston song like Whitney once did. Let’s be for real and get our ears checked. She did a decent job. Enough said.

  59. February 13, 2012

    She is improving Vocally actually. I thought she did good

  60. deeman February 13, 2012

    ASHANTI #POW LOL decent enough for me

  61. MsLOVEtt February 14, 2012

    It is nice that she respects whitney and set her single to the side to respect Whitney.. HOWEVER, she should have said “I love Whitney!”and then started HER OWN song…. she again IS NOT QUALIFIED to sing the Whitney heck…. Jennifer Hudson barely got away with it! Whitney had a smooth authentic range. Jennifer…. gospel…. Ashanti…. borderline Pop R&B nobody qualifies!!!!

  62. kitteneyez2012 February 14, 2012

    this was nice im sure it was hard for her

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