On Friday, NewsOne remembers the superstar with the mellifluous voice, Whitney Houston, on what would have been her 50th birthday. And now that Whitney has gone to glory, here we share the special moments that punctuated the career of a legend. We love you, Whitney, and you will always be in our hearts!
1) Whitney’s talent came from a long line of singers: Whitney’s mom is gospel singer Cissy Houston, her cousins are singing icon Dionne Warwick and soul singer Dee Dee Warwick, her godmother is ’60s pop star Darlene Love, and the “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin is her honorary auntie.
Whitney’s singing career was not by chance, it was predestined and charted. By age 11, Whitney began performing as a soloist in the junior gospel choir at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, and after hearing her sing, there was no turning back, Whitney was bound for singing greatness!