A palpable pause enveloped the world with the unexpected demise last February 11th of legendary singer Whitney Houston.
Her passing on the eve of the 54th Grammy Awards devastated an industry of peers and fans who are still reeling from disbelief over her much too early departure.
In her highest point, Whitney was the benchmark of vocal greatness with unequaled talent and poise.
She had an eventful career that spanned over three decades. In music and movies, Whitney indelibly left a lasting mark. She was a best-selling artist and box-office queen.
Whitney cornered the industry as the most awarded female act of all time.
Her eponymous debut album sold 12 million copies in the U.S. alone. She was recipient of six Grammys and had seven consecutive hits on the Billboard Hot 100 during the 1980s.
Throughout her epic career, she amassed a ballpark of over 400 awards.
Whitney’s rendition of the Star Spangled Banner, which she performed during the 1991 Super Bowl, became an unprecedented pop hit emulated by many ever since.
Her music is enjoyed by fans across generations. Her hit songs You Give Good Love, Saving All My Love For You, How Will I Know, I Want to Dance with Somebody, Where Do Broken Hearts Go, I Wanna Dance with Somebody, One Moment in Time, and I Have Nothing, among others, are certified karaoke favorites.
On the red carpet, Whitney had the grace and style of an elegant swan. Her svelte physique allowed her to look regal in gowns.
With her voice and poise, she was truly one of the authentic divas.