Music Industry Reacts To Whitney Houston’s Death

Published: Saturday 11th Feb 2012 by Sam

The untimely death of Whitney Houston this evening has sent shockwaves the world over.

Read what the late star’s industry contemporaries had to say about the numbingly tragic events below…

Mariah Carey:  “Heartbroken and in tears over the shocking death of my friend, the incomparable Ms. Whitney Houston. My heartfelt condolences to Whitney’s family and to all her millions of fans throughout the world. She will never be forgotten as one of the greatest voices to ever grace the earth.”

Christina Aguilera: “We have lost another legend. Love and prayers to Whitney’s family. She will be missed.”


Simon Cowell: “I am so sad to hear about Whitney. We have lost one of the greatest singers of all time.”

Rihanna: No words! Just tears #DearWhitney

Jermaine Dupri: I Dedicate my set tonight to Whitney,I will always love you

Claude Kelly: nothing i could write on twitter could possibly express what Whitney Houston means to me personally and professionally. nothing.

LA Reid: “I am completely devastated by the loss of the greatest voice of all time! R.I.P. Whitney Houston. I will always love you!”

Kelly Rowland: I am beyond heartbroken. Whitney Houston was undoubtedly one of the greatest singers and performers of all time and such a huge influence on me. She embraced me when I first started out with Destiny’s Child, with love, with encouragement and with that powerhouse voice. My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to her daughter, her mother and to all of her loved ones.

Toni Braxton : “My heart is weeping…RIP to the Legendary Diva & Icon Whitney Houston!!!!! Such an incredible influence over music as a whole! She’s paved the way for every single singer in the music industry. Iconic, legendary, innovating, amazing, humble…1 the best in the world.”

Akon: “We’ve lost another Legend. RIP WHITNEY HOUSTON. I’m Honoured to have had the chance to work with such an amazing human being”

La Toya Jackson: “I can’t fathom the fact that #whitneyhouston has died! My heart goes out 2 her mother, daughter & her love ones. #Whitney U will be missed!”

Melanie Amaro: “I love u sooo much Whitney Houston :'( u will always be in my heart and my mind an my soul your music made me the girl I am today 🙁 She told me to carry on the torch 🙁 I didn’t know what that meant but now I know I must continue to sing with all my heart like she did.”

Justin Bieber: “just heard the news. so crazy. One of the GREATEST VOICES EVER just passed. RIP Whitney Houston. My prayers go out to her friends and family”

Eric Hudson: Tears won’t stop falling man! Wow!! I literally was jus with her laughing, joking , talking.. She is like family! Wow man! Funny she hugged me and said they don’t know.. We from east orange new jersey! Told me to keep making incredible music and to stay humble

LeToya Luckett: I’m speechless right now. My heart is broken. R.I.P Whitney Houston

Bryan Michael Cox: In one month we lost Etta James, Don Cornelius, and Whitney Houston. All in black history month, unbelievable.

Missy Elliott: Thank u 4 the times we worked 2gether your Voice touched the World! N this rough time I pray for The Houston Family…

Keri Hilson: R.I.P. Whitney Houston. Ugh I hate that I’m even typing this…I’m shocked. She was my hero growing up. 24m

Nicki Minaj: Jesus Christ, not Whitney Houston. Greatest of all time.

Diddy: Whitney Houston!!! OMG!! I really can’t believe this.. This is one of the saddest days ever..

Lenny Kravitz: Whitney. Rest in peace. There will never be another like you. Lenny

Ameriie: Such terrible news to hear of Whitney Houston’s passing. She gave the world so much happiness. God bless her & her family at this time.

Chaka Khan: I’m speechless…I’m in shock right now. Just pray for her and the family.

Bruno Mars: I’m speechless…I’m in shock right now. Just pray for her and the family.

Lil Kim: A voice, a talent, and a spirit that will forever remain incomparable. RIP to the Queen, Whitney Houston.

Jennifer Lopez: Such a loss. One of the greatest voices of our time. Sending out prayers to her family… #R.I.P.Whitney.

Busta Rhymes: Can’t believe we’ve lost another 1 of our Royalty. Sister Queen Whitney Houston. God Bless on ur journey as u now stand with the Most High.

Estelle: mama whit. RIP. my heart hurts.

Solange Knowles: At this time, the question is not how she went… It is how she will be remembered. I will always remember Whitney Houston as a true legend.

Ciara: RIP Whitney Houston. A Legend lost:( Her voice was insurmountable, her smile was illuminating, she was truly one of a kind and a huge inspiration to me. She has always had sweet and fun words to say to me. I will cherish the moment I was able to share with her, forever. This is truly unbelievable. My prayers and condolences to her family at this sad time.

Faith Evans: Whitney was one of the illest people I’ve ever known! I’ll never forget her inviting me on trips I couldn’t afford to go on! RIP NIPPY!

Queen Latifah: Oh Dear Lord! Huritng so Bad!!! MY Sister Whitney!!!!!!! Newark please Pray!!! World Please Pray!

CeeLo Green: R.I.P. Sister WHITNEY HOUSTON!!!!! We will always love you.

Diane Warren: My thoughts and prayers for Whitneys’ family. The voice of our time is now silent. RIP Whitney.

Aretha Franklin: I just can’t talk about it now. It’s so stunning and unbelievable. I couldn’t believe what I was reading coming across the TV screen. My heart goes out to Cissy, her daughter Bobbi Kris, her family and Bobby.

Rest In Peace Whitney Elizabeth Houston.

You will forever be The Voice. Greatness does not die. It inspires.

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  1. Nichole February 11, 2012

    One of the greatest vocalist of all time! I sincerely hope she can rest in peace.

    What a way to receive such tragic news a day before the Grammy’s.

  2. ripwhitney February 11, 2012

    I can’t right now…..RIP to the GREATEST SINGER there EVER was *Whitney*

  3. andrew February 11, 2012

    yall missed nicki, RIP Whit

  4. Rich February 11, 2012



  5. KAT DELUNA FAN February 11, 2012

    l hate dumbass 4 words reactions but this time most people wrote something touching 😥 😥

    We’ll always love you whitney

  6. Meeeeeuuuuuu February 11, 2012


  7. Imgunnacheckuboo February 11, 2012

    Who the hell is Melanie Amaros and Eric Hudson? You said Celebrities boo.

  8. Gerry francis February 11, 2012

    I love.whitney one of.the greatist.voices

  9. riri February 11, 2012

    Whitney was underrated in this blog. NOTICE every singer has tired to be like whitney vocally but nobody does like her.

  10. MyLoveIsYourLove February 11, 2012

    Ciara just commented on her death too.

    So did INOJ.

  11. JER February 11, 2012

    i can’t at Whitney. you know we goin hard tonight. The gorls gonna be drunk as hail tonight singin those Whitney classics

  12. *NEWBIE February 11, 2012

    God bless you Whitney.
    I truly hope you are at peace.

    You deserve a tribute tomorrow at the Grammys. They should be scrambling left and right to find the perfect artist to sing the perfect song in the perfect setting.

  13. Lax February 11, 2012

    R.I.P Whitney.

  14. Boopi February 11, 2012

    My heart can’t take all of this loss. Look at Bryan Michael C**’s comment: “In one month we lost Etta James, Don Cornelius, and Whitney Houston. All in black history month, unbelievable”.

    I know death is a part of life, but it is still so hard. I’m speechless. Please pray for her friends and family. 🙁

  15. Lax February 11, 2012

    @BOOPI,,,Agree with you.

  16. *NEWBIE February 11, 2012

    BTW I’m hearing right now that Jennifer Hudson is probably involved in a drastically changed Grammys.

    I’m going ahead and start purchasing Whitney’s songs on iTunes…and I hope that you’ll all follow. Whitney deserves to leave at the top just as she came.

  17. Nichole February 11, 2012

    I’m pretty sure Whitney will have a tribute, which should include a great line up of singers she influenced over the course of 20 something years.

    Mariah, Beyonce, J-Hud, Brandy, Monica, Fantasia, Christina A., Marsha Ambrosha and the whole 9 would be a fantastic line up.

  18. Boopi February 11, 2012

    @*NEWBIE I see her greatest hits are #2 on itunes right now.

    @Lax Yeah, this is very painful. 🙁

  19. Wire February 11, 2012

    Rihanna is the only one who is sincere. The rest are just trying to gain attention and it’s pathetic.

    God truly works in mysterious ways. He’s killing everybody but Fist Brown. If not him, then at least get rid of his ugly fat mother.

  20. Onyx February 11, 2012

    God Knows what he does this things, but is so hard, she was to me the greatest Female voice of all times, she has the power of make you feel sad even when the song is about happiness. R.I.P. Dear Whitney we Will Always Love You.

  21. Boopi February 11, 2012

    Today is Brandy’s birthday and she LOOOOOOOVES Whitney. I just cant take this.

  22. TheCatSeries February 11, 2012

    wow 🙁

  23. Hot! February 11, 2012

    They needa get letoya miguel maxwell ledisi, good singers that are underrated and rarely ever seen perform

  24. Cockiness February 11, 2012

    @Kat Duluna Fan

    You just had to there didn’t you….stupid dumb C***

    And for the record Rihanna wrote more than that after

    You dumbass stans just dont know when to stop it!!!!!!!!!

  25. Cockiness February 11, 2012


    I was so mad i can’t even type right

  26. Word February 11, 2012

    Why couldnt it have been Madonna. Not Whitney.

  27. arjun February 11, 2012

    im cry cry cry and cry

    cant imagine , she’s gone ,it’s so insurmontable , we always gonna love u and remember u ,and ur voice



  28. Those That Cannot Do…Stan February 11, 2012

    Sigh, RIP Whitney.

    You went too damn soon. You were supposed to come back and…just take over.

    Sigh…we’ve lost so much this month.

    God rest her soul, The Grammy’s need to be dedicated to and centered around her. I don’t wanna hear anyone else’s song but Whitney’s.


  29. Yellow Gorillah February 11, 2012


  30. Queentina>Your fave February 11, 2012

    February 11, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Who the hell is Melanie Amaros and Eric Hudson? You said Celebrities boo

    I hope the Grammys can pull off a last minute Whitney Houston tribute. She deserves it.

  31. Tru Voice February 11, 2012

    LORD… LORD…. LORD…..

  32. MaZ February 11, 2012

    I’m beyond shocked… It can’t be real.

  33. PYTFROMAL February 11, 2012

    Just was on YT the other day watching her version of the Star Spangled Banner for the 100th time. Still the best hands down. Rip.

  34. Richnblack11(just like bey ) February 11, 2012

    some of yall are just fake as hell…the other day and years back was dogging her out and now some trying to act as if they really care. SMH


  35. whyohwhy February 11, 2012

    She is finally at PEACE!!!!

  36. Royalkev February 11, 2012


    I’m going ahead and start purchasing Whitney’s songs on iTunes…and I hope that you’ll all follow. Whitney deserves to leave at the top just as she came.
    I’m right behind you tomorrow when I get my head right. I can’t do much of anything right now.

  37. *NEWBIE February 11, 2012


    I’m sure there will be A LOT of negative things that we’ll be reading over the next few days, weeks, about this tragedy so having her songs high on iTunes, 30-20 years after their initial release would bring some positivity.

  38. LaLa February 11, 2012

    I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS!!! 🙁 🙁 🙁
    shocking news* Rest in Peace Whitney Houston.

  39. Royalkev February 11, 2012

    @ Newbie

    I’m finding it hard to even listen to Whitney songs because I’m still holding back tears. I know that tomorrow I’m buying everything Whitney. I like how you said it, she deserves to go out on top!

  40. NICK February 11, 2012

    still in shock, lord help us-GREATEST SINGER WHITNEY RIP GIRL!!! GO has your soul now

  41. GaGa RiRi Slayoncé Nicki> Your flop fave. Stay mad. February 11, 2012

    Rich n black, yall really making the beyhive look bad. Stop the b*******. Like you’ve never done anything bad in your life. So what if she did drugs? Who are you to judge someone? Just a piece of s*** fatass behind the computer. Get a life.


  42. Say it loud… February 11, 2012

    My soul hurts…from one singer to another, I have admired you since a child, god bless your soul and prayers to your family.

  43. Bey February 11, 2012

    FInally she is dead. Thats what you get for living on a diet of crack. Rot in hell, Nippy.

  44. Borilove February 11, 2012


  45. dOneGun February 11, 2012

    Fake Beyonce stans to make real stans look bad + other haters, this post is not about a war. It’s the ultimate moment of peace/

  46. @antertain February 12, 2012

    Bobbi Kris 🙁
    Hard to believe it.
    Literally here yesterday then gone the next just like that OMG.

    Bless up to the family.

  47. Greg February 12, 2012

    @bey u fake bey stan get the f*** outta here … U really think bey would go for that ignorant b*******??? Get some help .. Anyway my deepest love and respect to whitney and her family! We’ve lost the greatest voice to EVER hit a microphone!

  48. RealTalkBsWalk February 12, 2012

    It doesn’t meatier if she was on drugs or not she was still human with human issues and drugs are a hard habit to break especially when you have the money Whitney had it was apart of her life but she don’t deserve bashing from people on here have respect for her and her family, you could go 2morow and it don’t have to be because of drugs so just keep the negative comments to yourself. RIP to the Voice herself.

  49. Dev February 12, 2012

    Its so sad!, i also feel for Brandy who found Whitney to be one of her inspirations, who’s birthday it was yesterday and who has to preform tonight.

    R.I.P Whitney. Although psychically you are no longer with us your music lives on

  50. irene46 February 12, 2012

    blessings to her family. may they find strength to get through this most difficult time.

    i was not a fan of hers during her earlier career but later her voice won me over. when i hear some of her earlier songs now i can’t image what i didn’t like.

    i’m still waiting for them to announce there’s been a mistake but i know that won’t happen.

    rip whitney.

  51. RealTalkBsWalk February 12, 2012

    I feel sorry for her daughter and mother.

  52. nippyfan February 12, 2012

    i am sooo soo sad, i’m crying, my head hurts my musical idol is gone. i hate blogs and tabloids who made her life hell

    how could she go, she looked so vibrant and happy this week, krissi and all her family were there with her.

    God why, i am just so so sad, don’t know what to do or say my nippy is gone

  53. Bey is legend February 12, 2012

    RIP Whitney

    I really dont know what to say. I just found out on tgj momentarily, who could’ve seen this coming. Only God knows how he works. I thank him for blessing us with Whitney’s talent in the 1st place and her for working hard to leave a legacy behind that has been inspiring millions of lives before she passed away and this will only continue in her death. That’s the most any of us can ask for; to leave a legacy behind.

    Like Solange said, it doesnt matter how she passed away. Death is a debt every soul must pay. Whitney will be remembered for being the voice of our generation. Her influence outweighs any blemish in her personal life.

  54. The One and Only Miss Perrylicious February 12, 2012

    Not grew up with her, but all i know she is an amazing singer.
    A very talented live performer and leave us with epic records.
    Another icon leave us,… Deeply I’m so sad and hope her soul will rest in peace.

    The Greatest of All and I Will Always Love You is my fav of all time.!!!

    R.I.P XOXO Queen Whitney Houston.

  55. Bey is legend February 12, 2012

    The grammys are really in a tight position. I think they shd give her a honorable mentionn even speak about her but not bother with a tribute performance this year, its gonna fall short no matter what n the stupid public wont understand that they’re just gonna go head n criticise the hell out of whatever artist is up there forgettin that they may be grieving too. It’s less than 24hrs, it’s too fresh. Next year they can put something befitting together.

    W H I T N E Y I W I L L A L W A Y S L O V E Y O U.

  56. DareToDeal February 12, 2012

    CNN is getting on my nerves with the Jennifer Hudson comparisons. She is NO Whitney Houston. They really need to stop with that mess. There will never be another Whitney Houston. Talent like that is one of a kind, it can’t be duplicated and it cannot be replaced….EVER!

  57. Bey is legend February 12, 2012

    Oops i spoke too soon, Jhud is doing the tribute (gotta love her) and probably Chaka Khan too. I hope they do the best they can considering the circumstance. I have no expectations. Celebrating Whitney’s life is more than enough for me.

  58. MISHKA February 12, 2012

    OMG WHITNEY!!!!!



  59. MRDIVABITCH February 12, 2012

    The greatest pop/R&B female vocalist ever
    She will forever be a legend and an influence on vocalists

  60. LilY Gaga February 12, 2012

    ..Next Mariah Carey…!!!!!!!! 😀

  61. RIP Monsters Haterz Delusional Garbage of Music February 12, 2012

    @Lily GaGa,

    Lady GaGa is the publicity w**** who should have died, not Whitney! The world deserves vocal talent, not some cheap wannabe s*** who depends on hype. I sincerely hope that Lady Gaga dies this year from her lupus bulimia whatever – the world doesn’t a reductive piece of s*** and her little useless donkeys ..i mean monsters!

  62. Lily Gaga February 12, 2012

    THE BEST NEWS OF 2012 !!!!!


  63. Bey is legend February 12, 2012

    I dunno how anyone can find it in their heart to wish death upon anyone especially someone whom has never harmed you, unaware of your existence. Why cant it be as simple as love em or leave em? Monsters (not referring to Gaga’s fans) behind the screen really need to be nipped away from civilisation

  64. homoswaggakidd1983 February 12, 2012


  65. Mad February 12, 2012

    Lady Gaga and her stupid age-discriminating monsters should have been the ones who died today. They have no respect for legends.

    I guess we will get our wish soon as that reductive w**** will exhaust herself to death with her stupid tour.

    Disrespectful monsters should all die. Lady Gaga should die this 2012.

  66. JohnVidal February 12, 2012

    Ok I wa able to not share actual tears since I knew about this an hour ago, but now I´m definitely crying. First time it happened to me with a music star. My Whitney, one of the 4 biggest ever has gone. I can´t believe this. ARETHA´s comment was the one that finally made me lose it

  67. Mad February 12, 2012

    Because of her disrespectful monsters, I sincerely pray Lady Gaga dies the most horrible of all type of death, and bring along her monsters with her to hell! F You little monsters!!!!!!!!!!!!

  68. dee February 12, 2012

    Whitney was THE greatest voice of all time not one of….

  69. oh baby(b****** will deal) February 12, 2012

    RIP to THE voice,no-one will ever come close to the talent that was Nippy! NO-ONE’S VOICE WILL TOUCH NIPPY’S!

  70. oh baby(b****** will deal) February 12, 2012

    and @MAD,the f***? did u just wish death upon another human being? wow,what has the world come to? where’s the humanity gone to? I don’t really like Gaga,but her music is great(some of it) (and still that is not the point,the point is how can you wish death another person? that’s wrong man!

  71. @CBDani February 12, 2012

    R.I.P Shocking! May your soul rest in peace. #IWillAlwaysLoveYou

  72. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! February 12, 2012

    :Dolly parton
    Mine is only one of the millions of hearts broken over the death of Whitney Houston. I will always be grateful and in awe of the wonderful performance she did on my song, and I can truly say from the bottom of my heart, “Whitney, I will always love you. You will be missed

  73. Ririthefashionlegend February 12, 2012

    R.i.p whitney we will always love you

  74. Loca February 12, 2012

    I hope Gaga…not Whitney because I cant stand monsters and their attitude.

  75. Leo February 12, 2012

    R.I.P., Whitney.

  76. love February 12, 2012

    I am deeply saddened about the news of Whitney, she was truly, truly a Gem!..My heart goes out to all her family & friends and fans..R.I.P Ms Houston..Thank U for all the great music and sharing that Voice. #Whitney Houston

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