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It was on this day in 2012 when we lost an icon… the woman behind the voice that touched millions of fans, young and old

Whitney Houston.

Whitney was one of those artists that had a song for every experience in our lives. Her voice was angelic, yet powerful enough to stir up emotions. From falling in love to heartbreak, Whitney’s music was every woman’s anthem. She touched us with relatable lyrics while belting them out like nobody’s business! She had one of those voices that were distinct, raw, and incomparable. When you heard a Whitney song for the first time, you knew it was her.

She is missed….especially today. As we reflect on the legacy she’s left behind with her timeless catalog of music, we will take a trip down memory lane…in honor of Ms. Houston.

Take as look at Whitney in one of her  first acting gigs, Gimme A Break, with the late great Nell Carter.

Watch this clip of Whitney & Jermaine when they were singing duets. “If You Say My Eyes Are Beautiful” is my fave.

 

My favorite upbeat throwback song from Whitney is “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”

Watch this interview with Whitney on Video Soul with Donnie Simpson!

Watch Whitney’s legendary performance of “Star Bangled Banner” for the 1991’s Superbowl

My favorite throwback ballad is “Saving All My Love For You”!

Watch this bittersweet video. There’s a moment when she invites her lil girl, Bobbi Christina, to the stage.

In this video, Whitney talks described Aretha Franklin the same way we’ve described her [Whitney]. The Youtube caption reads that Whitney was adorable, classy, and charming at the same time. I couldn’t agree more!

Watch this performance of Whitney and husband Bobby Brown, performing “Something in Common” on The Soul Train Awards.

The United Negro College Fund 44th Anniversary Dinner in 1988 with Michael Jackson and Whitney.

 

One of Whitney’s best hits!

Lakia Nichole

Lakia Nichole’s Blog is a platform to showcase love for my people, our culture, and all positive things in-between.