With the shocking death of what some say to be the most iconic female vocalists of all time, musicians and fans of all ages reflect on the life of Whitney Houston.
Houston will always be remembered for her powerful, perfect-pitched voice.
“A voice like Whitney’s was quickly becoming a lost art with the technology that can digitally enhance vocals. Hopefully her raw talent can continue to influence younger generations to practice and work on their natural abilities,” says Chandler D’Ambrosio, Musical Theater Drama student.
Houston’s career peaked from the mid-1980s through the 1990s. She was discovered at a New York nightclub and signed by record producer Clive Davis when she was only 20 years old.
Houston would go on to win multiple awards including two Emmys and six Grammys.
With nearly 200 million records sold worldwide, it is no question that Houston made an incredible impact on fans and future musicians. Houston set the bar for musicians to follow in her footsteps.
“Superstar” is the one word D’Ambrosio uses to describe Houston.
Although Houston had multiple accounts in the media regarding drug abuse and domestic disputes with her ex-husband Bobby Brown, those closest to her asked her fans and others to remember the positive and influential legacy she leaves behind.
“Like anyone interested in musical theatre or vocals, Whitney is someone we have all envied and admired. I have definitely sung a Whitney song or two for a successful audition,” says D’Ambrosio.
Houston died on Feb. 11, 2012 at the age of 48.