Listen: Robin Thicke Unveils Whitney Houston ‘Exhale’ Tribute

Published: Sunday 19th Feb 2012 by Rashad

Robin’s run in with legal troubles did not stop the blue-eyed soulster from paying homage to late pop icon Whitney Houston.  The singer, who is currently in promotions of his critically acclaimed album ‘Love After War’, lifts a cover to a Houston favorite – ‘Exhale’ (Shoop Shoop).  Whitney’s 11th (and final) number one single was graced by Thicke’s chilling falsetto and (re)surfaces shortly after the singer was laid to rest.

Get into it after the jump:


Another one of many examples why Thicke is criminally underrated.  Simple and certainly not overdone, the tasteful tribute is certain to be one of many lent by singers in the industry who were influenced by the irreplaceable/incomparable Houston.

‘Love After War’ in stores now.

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  1. Onyx February 19, 2012

    Yes! he is very underrated, don’t know why, the Man has talent.

  2. amazing February 19, 2012

    unlike Omarion and The Dream trying to remake the classic “One in a Million” by Aaliyah, this actually serves the original version justice. Robin changed up the melody to accomodate his vocal ability, and made it his own, while still honoring the original. This is the perfect example of a remake that works! Robin is definetly underrated, and it’s disappointed considering his music is so genius (especially given that he is not giving in to the elctro-pop/club music craze that everyone is victim of these days, and selling out to; ie Usher). I want this as an mp3!!!

  3. WhitFan February 19, 2012

    I don’t like the tense change from third to first person. I mean he is talented but this didn’t work.

  4. kiddo February 19, 2012

    HE DONE THIS SONG JUSTICE…BROUGHT TEARS TO MY EYES..

    R.I.P WHITNEY

  5. The Truth February 19, 2012

    His tone kind of made the song sad.

  6. Rashaan February 19, 2012

    This made me BALL my eyes out! I seriously miss Whitney…this was an outstanding TRIBUTE!!!! Great job Robin!

  7. Always love you, Whitney (RIP) February 20, 2012

    YES LOVE IT. Not technically a fan but he’s talented nonetheless. SANG.

  8. Always love you, Whitney (RIP) February 20, 2012

    @Amazing he didn’t change the melody. Just the key, rhythm, or chords maybe. Not a music theorist but I’m sure it wasn’t the melody. It was nice though.

  9. amazing February 20, 2012

    @ always…please stop being like the rest of the people on this site that feel the need to comment AGAINST something someone says. I mean, is it necessary? no…did I say anything negative in regards of his tribute to your girl Whitney? No…so do you need to be a smart ass? Nope. And for the record, the melody was changed, because it’s played to the tune of a piano, but thanks at the half assed attempt of correction.

  10. Tbozfan10 February 20, 2012

    Sometimes I come to this site to read the comments below instead of the actual arguments. It’s always sure to be entertaining.

  11. GREG February 20, 2012

    Great job Robin

  12. nickalus Randle February 20, 2012

    WONDERFUL!!!

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