Rest in Peace Whitney Houston. Your legacy will live on.
This is my own personal tribute to Whitney Houston. Some may say days late. I retort, it’s never too late to pay your respects to a great legend.
I’ve come to watch tv less and less so when I heard the news I was on twitter and R.I.P. Whitney Houston was a trending topic. At first, I thought it was just another “twitter pranker” (for lack of a better term) fooling the masses into believing this. So, I double checked on Google.
I was shocked and hurt. I grew up to her music and her films. I was always hoping for her second comeback (the successful one — similar to Britney Spear’s and Chris Brown’s experience).
Now I won’t pretend like I listened to all of her music all the time. If she did come on the radio though, no one was turning the station! But I did have one song in particular in rotation off of her last album I Look to You (2009).
Here is: “I Didn’t Know My Own Strength”
performed at the 2009 AMA awards
(Even though you can tell performing was a struggle for her, I loved that she remained a true artist with a live orchestra and chorus and no lip-syncing whatsoever).