A life time tribute to 6 time Grammy Award winner Whitney Houston

Her Life ended abruptly on Feb 11, 2011
Her Life ended abruptly on Feb 11, 2011 | Source

We love you Whitney

This hub is going to pay tribute to the life and times of Actor, Singer, Song writer, Mother, Recording artist, Daughter, Friend, and for her soulful inspiration to people worldwide as a, powerful performing artist, Whitney Houston will surely be missed by all of her fans worldwide, family & friends.

Dear, Whitney Houston

"Whitney we will always love you, for your heart and soul transcends the arcs of time, your lovely voice has vibrated through our human spirits on earth, as a gentle but powerful resonating inspiration to all walks of life worldwide, despite your own faults or short comings, we are only human, and in god's hands you will rest safely and soundly, may you rest in peace up in the Heavens above, Amen"

Mike Pugh aka CloudExplorer

Singing Career - by The World Acclaimed Whitney Houston

Amazing Awards List
Guiness Book World Record Holder
Her Best Songs Ever Sang
6 time Grammy Award winner
7 consecutive #1 Billboard Top 100 hot list charts
I will always Love you
22 American Music Awards
Sold over 170 Million Albums
One Moment In Time
30 Billboard Music Awards
Total of 415 Career Awards
Greatest Love of All

She was the greatest love of All

Whitney's Life in celebration

Born & Raised

Whitney Houston was born in the year 1963 in the state of New Jersey, to her mother Cissy Houston, her dad John Russell Houston, Jr who was an entertainment executive at the time.

They resided in New Jersey for many years, and were into the world of Gospel music in a major way, and happened to have family ties with other well known music artists we all know of today, and this all helped to set the eventual stage of Whitney Houston’s amazing singing career.

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Her Career's Spark


Her wonder years began with a spark of excitement as a gospel singer at the age of 11, following her mother Cissy, into the Gospel music arena, who truly encouraged her a great deal to sing. As a gospel singing family, with her two cousins, Dionne Warwick, and Dee Dee Warwick leading the way, as well as the world renowned Aretha Franklin her actual godmother, Whitney was destined to become a great singer and powerful presence in the music industry.

As long as she remained motivated to take on her challenges that surely were to come, she would make her mark and presence felt with such a wonderful and amazing talented voice. In the early 1980’s she began attracting a great deal of big names in the business back then, and even worked as a fashion model once.

Her back up vocal ability graced the presence of Paul Jabara’s album, as the lead vocalist back in the year 1993; it was titled “Paul Jabara & friends”. This new showing of her talent was beginning to take, and make major headlines which helps fuel her new found singing career, and landed her even better deals shortly after.

Clive Davis - Record Producer
Clive Davis - Record Producer | Source

1st Record Deal

1983 She was offered many record deals, but in any event she accepted one deal at the young age of 20, she was signed to Arista Records. This pretty much sealed her fate to eventually become what we all have seen throughout the years to be.

Whitney Houston’s awesome music career was surely filled with many twists and turns of personal issues, but ultimately she was one of the most amazing singers ever known to mankind. Her beautiful voluptuous voice is one of a kind, and quite frankly she's achieved levels of success in her short 48 years in life, that most human beings can never ever live up to over taking. Now, it was record producer Clive Davis, who noticed her talents most, and was lucky enough to give her this shot of a life time at Arista Records, back in 1983.

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georgiecarlos 4 years ago from Philippines

When I heard she passed away, I was really saddened. It may be 2012 but her influence in music can be still felt until today. Thank you sharing! Voted up!


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

Thanks for checking out my hub here @ Georgiecarlos, yes indeed she was one of the greatest singers to grace the presence of a microphone, we will all miss her indeed. Whitney Houston was the best, and my most favorite singer as well.


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StephanieBCrosby 4 years ago from New Jersey

Hey again CloudExplorer. I am glad you were able to put together such a detailed article so rapidly. What a loss for all of us. Whitney Houston will surely be missed. But at least she left us a huge catalog of memories for inspiration.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

I can't agree more @ StephanieCrosby, yes indeed she is a true Legend and will be remembered forever. Thanks for stopping by to share with me, it was quite kind of you. Your budd CloudExplorer.


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flashmakeit 4 years ago from usa

Thanks much for sharing CloudExplorer you are an excellent writer and she was a great singer that started her career at the most saintly place a church and then entered a worldly life. Her voice became more sophisticated but soul was lost. She had a brilliant talent for singing and now she is at peace. Whitney I will always love you.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

Thank you Flashmakeit, for being so nice to share with me today, and for the awesome comment here about me & most of all about Whitney Houston, she was amazing to say the least and there's never going to be another to take her place. See ya soon in your hubs.


PWalker281 4 years ago

While Whitney may have gravitated toward the pop end of the music spectrum as her career progressed, I don't think she ever lost her soul, especially coming from a gospel background as she did. I'll never forget her performance at Super Bowl 25 when she sang the national anthem. No one as done it better since.

Thanks for sharing this retrospective of Whitney, Mike. She will surely be missed.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

You got it right @ PWalker281, nothing could extinguish her true inner spirit and deep rooted connections to soul music, nor could she have lost her soul. I feel that Whitney has transcended the point of what most people fear in life, and with her music it set her far above all the rest.

I love her with all my heart, she inspired me when I was down, and empowered me when I was already up, I known now I have her music to turn too every day, when its my time to exhale. We Love you Whitney!!!!!!

Thank you for dropping in and passing me that sweet message, can't wait to free up time so I can repay the favor, cooking at the moment, and other odds and ends, until we meet again partner.

Joy, Love, Peace & blessings to you & your daughter.


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Darkmetaly 4 years ago from Iceland Höfn í Hornafirði.

I never was much of fan of hers but i did respect her and the impact´s she had on the music industry.

R.I.P


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

Thanks @ Darkmetaly for leaving me a message despite the fact that she wasn't a fan of yours, its nice to see that you could still pay respects to a very talents Legend as Whitney Houston.


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Darkmetaly 4 years ago from Iceland Höfn í Hornafirði.

of course its only right


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

I meant you wasn't a fan of hers, my bad Dark got the words mixed up a bit there, no doubt.


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Darkmetaly 4 years ago from Iceland Höfn í Hornafirði.

thats ok i still understood what you meant and thats the most important part


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

Thanks again for sharing with me Dark, your mighty observant, and very active here, awesome stuff indeed.


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NightFlower 4 years ago

Beautifully done Cloud...you took me through her career so sweetly. Joke between me and Mom...we would sit to hear Whitney sing, pause and look at each other and say, "I don't care what is going on in her personal life, that's a baaaaaaaad hefer, THAT HEFER CAN SANG"!!! It's was all in love and in her struggles we wanted to see her rise above it and thrive.


guest 4 years ago

I don't want to come across as negative but Check your facts in the last paragraph, "in her short 44 years in life" I believe she was 48 or 49. Beyond that GREAT tribute.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

Thanks @ Night Flower, yes indeed she is one superb singer, no one will ever top her powerful voice. Thanks for sharing with me here too. Whitney was one of a kind.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

Thanks @ Guest for visiting and for pointing out that helpful tip there, it was corrected, appreciate any help I can get, it was a tough write indeed, knowing I had no clue about her real life.

I just care more for her wonderfully inspirational music she's embraced us all with, and she did it with style, class, and charisma. We Love you Whitney.


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earthbound1974 4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

Many people still look up to The Voice..and that's Ms. Whitney Houston.

Thanks for the tribute.


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NiaLee 4 years ago from BIG APPLE

Cloudexplorer, your words are music to my heart. Yes she was all that and more. Whitney Houston was a sister that got hurt and left us but is also the inspiration for so many in many aspects. according to friends, Whitney was always loving, king and giving...that is what Jehovah wants us to remember and practice.

Love and peace to all. I am singing with her.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

Hi @Nialee, did you get to see her funeral yesterday, it was awesome, but if you didn't get to see it check my hub here for the link to it, its towards the end. Thanks for sharing with me and I'll repay the favor soon.


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rebeccamealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Thanks for this tribute. Interesting history of her career and a great collection of her songs...all my favorites!


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

No problem @Rebeccamealey, thanks for visiting my hub here, we will surely miss Whitney.

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