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Whitney Houston: The Golden Diva

Whitney Elizabeth Houston 1963-2012

Many have broken down to tears after Whitney Elizabeth Houston has left us at the age of 48. The former pop music diva was found dead in a Beverly Hilton hotel room in Los Angeles. Her death has shocked the world as we have lost one of the greatest idols to the music industry. Questions have been dazzling around about her death. Rather than being skeptical about it, why not commemorate her by recognizing her amazing talents and her contributions to the music industry. Whitney Houston was not just an amazing singer, but also a talented actress as well.  She has inspired many great artists like Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera and Mariah Carey.

 

Astonishing…

Houston holding her award at the 2000 Grammy Awards for Best R&B Vocal Performance

Whitney Houston possessed one of the greatest and powerful singing vocals that have brought her to the top. She held the Guinness World Records title of the most awarded female artist of all time. Let’s take a look at the chart below and be surprised with the number of awards she had won.

Major Awards Wins Nominations
American Music Awards

22

37

Billboard Music Awards

30

Emmy Awards

1

2

Grammy Awards

6

26

NAACP Image Awards

16

32

People’s Choice Awards

6

9

Soul Train Music Awards

7

15

RIAA Awards

99

Totals

Awards won

415

Nominations

5

 

Complication

No one could escape from problems no matter how perfect their life is. Other than just living the dream, Whitney Houston did face tough time in her life. She married R&B singer, Bobby Brown in 1992 after a 3 year engagement. Many see it as an odd union where both have totally different image and personality. One was seen as a natural born pop princess whereas the other one possessed the bad boy image. Unfortunately, happiness and love did not last long for the pop singer. That was when her life was about to get very complicated when their relationship turned sour. They went on separate ways in 2006. She was blessed with a daughter, Bobbi Kristina Houston Brown.

“Growing around (great musicians), you just can’t help it. I identified with it immediately. It
was something that was so natural to me that when I started singing, it was almost like
speaking”
Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston

 

The Hidden Talent…

In the mid-1990s, she was well known for her role as Rachel Marron in “The Bodyguard” in which she co-starred with Kevin Costner. Perhaps this was her first movie in her acting career and yet she managed to pull it off. The film was incredibly a success at the box office and has stayed in the no.1 spot for ten weeks during the year of the released of the movie, 1992. The film’s soundtrack “I Will Always Love You” was also a hit that helped to raise the popularity. It was the cover of Dolly Parton’s and became one of the best-selling songs of all time. I am sure most of you are quite familiar with this song.

Houston as Rachel Marron in “The Bodyguard”

“From a church singer to a backup studio singer to a pop diva!”

Whitney Houston

Before she was a singer, she was a fashion model. In the early 1980s, she caught the eye of a photographer when she was she was performing with her mother, Cissy Houston.  She appeared in the cover of “Seventeen” magazines. Her attractive looks and her girl-next-door charm were the ideal look among the teens.

Whitney Houston during her teenage years

This beautiful pop superstar has everything a man could ever desire. Let’s face it, she had the perfect voice, the perfect image and such a gorgeous singer who had the sex appeal but maintained a perfect poise. As an idol, she fits the bill.  From there, she has been an inspiration to the generation of young singers. She was the Golden Diva of the music industry. With her lost, her replacement is yet to be considered.

The Golden Diva

So who do you think might be suitable to replace Whitney Houston as the next Golden Diva?

 

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3 thoughts on “Whitney Houston: The Golden Diva

  1. She was on drugs and she committed suicide. How is that of a good role model to the generation of young singers.

    Indeed, she was a talented singer that has inspired many, but don’t you think, what she did was inept and irresponsible?

    What’s your take?

    I meant no harm.

    Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2012, 2:03 am
    • Hey there!

      Thanks for the comment. That’s a good question you got there! Yes, you are right that she was on drugs and that has definitely ruined her image as a pop diva. What she did was totally inappropriate.

      But for me, what I am trying to focus on was her talents, just like you said she was a talented singer. Mentioning on her awards and how she moved from singing to acting. Perhaps, she has everything it takes to be a diva.

      The young singers should look up to her for her talents and her hard works. How she became from an ordinary church singer to a famous singer. They should look at the positive side of her instead of the negative ones.

      Unfortunately, her inappropriate and irresponsible act has really destroyed her reputation. But I can safely say that she was the Golden Diva.

      Once again thank you and I really appreciate your comment as you have brought up a very good question.

      Cheers!

      Posted by Zahar | February 19, 2012, 12:16 pm
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    Posted by Caprice | November 25, 2012, 2:27 am

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