Whitney Houston would have been 49 years old today.
The iconic songstress was born August 9, 1963 and died February 11, 2012. Her life was a filled with song and she had her first taste of mainstream success on a duet with Teddy Pendergrass entitled “Hold Me” which appeared on his album, ‘Love Language’ back in 1984.
Houston later shared vocal ability through hits like ‘I Will Always Love You’ and ‘I Have Nothing’ both from the hit movie The Bodyguard and ‘I Love the Lord’ in 1996 from the movie Preacher’s Wife.
And the world will never forget Houston’s flawless performance of “The Star Spangled Banner” at Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium on January 27, 1991 (watch).
Due to overwhelming response to her rendition, it was released as a commercial single and video of her performance, and reached the Top 20 on the US Hot 100, making her the only act to turn the national anthem into a pop hit of that magnitude. (source)
Whitney may be gone but her voice lives on and she will never be forgotten.
Watch a footage of what is to be Whitney’s final performance in the upcoming movie “Sparkle”…
Happy Birthday Whitney!
We can’t wait to see you Sparkle on August 17th!
Are you looking forward to seeing Whitney’s final acting role?