Away from the turmoil of her personal life and the demons that ultimately destroyed her, Whitney Houston was a once-in-a-lifetime talent.
And, on what would be her 49th birthday today (Thurs), the best way to pay respect to her and her legacy is through her own music.
Nearly six months have passed since that February day when Houston, the most awarded female music artist of all time, died in her Los Angeles hotel room at the age of 48.
This week would have been particularly special for Houston. Trailers and posters for Sparkle, the film she stars in alongside Jordin Sparks, herald the movie’s Aug. 17 release,
The movie will give Houston fans a chance to see and hear her one very last time.
But here, let’s go on a journey through her hits and listen to that voice once again.
Video from People.com archives.