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Happy 56th Birthday, Whitney Houston!

Seven years ago we lost the legendary Whitney Houston, fans all over the world paid tribute to music legend Whitney Houston on what would have been her 56th birthday.

Houston was born on August 9 and grew up in Newark, New Jersey, before rising to international fame and reaching a level of success in the music industry rivaled by few. Whitney Houston is one of pop music's best-selling music artists of all-time, with an estimated 170–200 million records sold worldwide. Although she passed away in 2012 her influence on music lives on forever.

"God gave me a voice to sing with, and when you have that, what other gimmick is there?"

5 Reasons Why Whitney Houston Is 'The Greatest Of All Time'

1. First off, her range was literally out of this world. Only a certain few can belt out high notes without cracking. These new singers could never.

2. Her acting credits should NOT be overlooked. In The Bodyguard, she starred opposite Kevin Costner in what was probably one of the most bittersweet love stories of all time.

3. Film Waiting To Exhale, a moment in Black girl history and sisterhood.

4. Let's not forget her epic duet with soprano legend Mariah Carey on 'When You Believe.' It'll probably go down as one of the best collaborations of all time.

5. Whitney had taste. Remember when she said she only listened to singers? Iconic!

Listen: Whitney Houston’s New Song Is a Kygo Remix 2019 of Her Unreleased 'Higher Love' Cover

In the early ’90s, Whitney Houston covered Steve Winwood’s 1986 hit single 'Higher Love'. It remained unreleased except as a bonus track on the Japanese edition of her 1990 album I’m Your Baby Tonight. Now, Houston’s cover has received a Kygo remix. Check it out below.


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