Where were you Saturday February11th, 2012? This will be a day that the world lost one of the most influential voices in music–Whitney Houston! A bona fide pop icon and global superstar is what Whitney was and will forever be remembered for being. I can honestly say I never thought I would have to be writing about the untimely death of the voice of the 80’s and 90’s. She took the world by storm with her debut album “Whitney Houston” in 1985. That album produced seven consecutive No.1 Billboard singles such as “Saving All My Love”, “You Give Good Love”, “How Will I Know and “Greatest Love Of All”. Her voice and beautiful looks were all a breath of fresh air for the then 19-year-old! She was what the world needed and we all embraced her. Whitney paved the way for all female-artists that have followed her. None of them can’t say that they admire and looked up to the “Diva” simply known as Ms. Houston! Despite all of Whitney’s fame and admiration from fans around the world she still battled her demons. They always say that the ones who are super-talented always suffer from something within that ultimately eats them up. Whitney had her issues with drugs, alcohol and of course her tumultuous and unusual marriage to Bobby Brown. But throughout that all we all thought we would get “our” Whitney back. All we got was in the later years was the shell of that woman that became the best-selling female artist of times, the woman who starred in “The Bodyguard” and had everyone singing “I Will Always Love You”.
It saddens us all when we see our heroes fall or struggle and we can’t do anything but stand-by and watch. Throughout it all Whitney Houston blessed us all with her love, music and beautiful spirit. We must now not reflect on the latter years of Whitney’s life but embrace all of what she did that made her the best-selling female artists of all-time! There will never be another and no one should ever try to copy an original. My thoughts and prays go out her daughter and family. So DMV let us relish and reflect on all the joy and love Whitney brought to our lives. As a fan I mourn her passing with her music that will live on forever! Her voice is undeniable and will never be duplicated. Thank you, Whitney for mark and impression you put in my life, may God hold you tight and release you of all your pain and fears that you carried all of these years.