EMGWorld celebrates the talent of Whitney Houston
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How ironic was it for one of music’s greatest gifts to be called home on the eve of music’s biggest night of the year?
Whitney Houston is responsible for carrying the torch of delivering that phenomenal music to the world during the 80’s and 90’s. She delivered the type of songs that gave goosebumps to the music world.
Fans were attached to her not because she could hit “the stanky leg,” “funky chicken” or whatever dance moves were popular in her era. Fans were not flocking to shows hoping her wardrobe would malfunction and get a glimpse of her goodies. Fans were not glued to her music videos because she paraded in front of video cameras half-naked.
People were drawn to Whitney because of her most important talent; her voice.
Whitney Houston had a voice mighty enough to move mountains. Ms. Houston had a voice powerful enough to make waves ripple through water.
Her voice is what made her one of the greatest selling female artists of all-time. Judging from her albums sales, more than 170 million fans will agree with me.
Today’s top artists can thank everyone else but talent for their success. They can thank the studio engineers for “assisting’ their vocal ability.
They can thank their personal trainers for giving their bodies the sex appeal desired by the media. They can thank the music executives for creating the perfect marketing scheme to sell records.
How many of today’s top artists can thank their real talent for getting them to the top?
Select any top selling artist out today and I guarantee musically they could not hold a candle to Whitney Houston in her prime.
Was Whitney Houston talented? Yes.
Was Whitney Houston perfect? No.
Is there any ‘perfect’ star within the industry? No.
Is there anyone perfect walking the earth today? No.
Ms. Houston had her share of problems in life just as we all do.
Anyone who chooses to judge Whitney Houston based on her mistakes should first recognize she was a human being, not an immortal. No matter what the media intends to release about Whitney Houston, we can never forget the love Whitney released on her records.
When life is putting you through hell… All you got to do is say, “shoop, shoop, shoop, shoopa doop, doop, doop.” (Shoop, Shoop)
Dealing with a loss and need a lil’ encouragement? Whitney says, “when you are weak I will be strong, count on me to carry on.” (Count on Me ft. CeCe Winans)
No matter what highs or lows life might put you through, Whitney had a song created just for you.
Though she may physically be gone from us, her voice will always be here to keep us encouraged.
Thank you Whitney for leaving behind your voice to us in your music.