As we continue to celebrate the Life of Whitney Houston, here are a few quotes and pictures that narrate her journey…
Before she was a recording artist, Whitney Houston was one of the most in-demand teen models of all time. She was the first Black woman to appear on the cover of Seventeen magazine. She also appeared in the pages of Glamour, Cosmopolitan, New Jersey Monthly, and a Canada Dry ginger ale TV commercial. ~Wikipedia
Here are a few of Whitney’s modeling photos, including the historic Seventeen Magazine cover:
Clive Davis signed her after hearing her perform in a New York City nightclub, and spent two years supervising production of the album “Whitney Houston,” which was released in 1985. It placed her remarkable voice in polished, catchy songs that straddled pop and R & B, and it included three No. 1 single. All of Ms. Houston’s studio albums were million-sellers, and two have sold more than 10 million copies in the United States alone: her 1985 debut album and the 1992 soundtrack to “The Bodyguard,” which includes “I Will Always Love You.”- John Pareles and Adam Nagourney – NY Times
Ms. Houston’s range spanned three octaves, and her voice was plush, vibrant and often spectacular. She could pour on the exuberant flourishes of gospel or peal a simple pop chorus; she could sing sweetly or unleash a sultry rasp. - Credit: Elise Amendola/Associated Press
By the mid-1990s, she became what she described, in a 2009 interview with Oprah Winfrey, as a “heavy” user of marijuana and cocaine. By the 2000s, she was struggling; her voice grew smaller, scratchier and less secure, and her performances grew erratic. -Credit: John Giles/Associated Press
Whitney made an amazing comeback with her new “I Look to You” album that went from gold to platinum.She was given a tribute at the 2010 BET Honors Awards show which include a look at her journey to having over 25 years in the music industry.
Whitney had been working on a new movie remaking the 1970s hit Sparkle. The movie is still set to be released in August 2012… Very Excited to see it!
What are some of your favorite memories of Whitney? What would your Whitney playlist sound like?