Are you excited for new Whitney?
Let me take an entire blog post here to indulge myself: I. LOVE. WHITNEY!
I realize that this is just another example, reminding me of how old I really am getting...but I seriously love this diva!
Whitney is a 7-time Grammy winner!...and has scored 11 #1 hits. Amazing.
I mean...What a set of pipes!
Is it possible that Whitney Houston was blessed with the greatest voice ever? Debatable...
Many of today's top Divas split the public's opinion. For example, some people love Madonna, Mariah, Britney, Lada Gaga...and then others completely can't stand them!
Not Whitney! Nobody hates Whitney, right? Even people who don't necessarily think she's their cup of tea don't go to the other extreme where they downright detest her.
Even when she was down and out, you know you were still sort of pulling for her, right? :)
Do you prefer the Superstar Whitney from "The Bodyguard" days, who was on top of the world? Or do you prefer the "Crack is Whack/Being Bobby Brown" Whitney?
I admit...I kind of like both!
The cracked out Whitney...for entertainment purposes, of course... (How could we ever forget her famous, "KISS MY ASS!")
But that voice...Oh my god...that voice!
Look...Whitney can open up the dictionary and just start singing definitions at me, i might orgasm!
So many memorable hits...
'I Wanna Dance With Somebody'
'I'm Your Baby Tonight'
'I Will Always Love You'
Oh My Goodness...Just too many to choose a favorite from!
And who can forget her performance of the 'Star Spangled Banner' at the Super Bowl in 1991. Hands down, it was the BEST National Anthem I've heard, still to this day...
Whitney's career is just another sad story of fame & celebrity overtaking the person. I can only imagine how many more #1 songs and albums, Grammy awards, and other accolades she would've racked up by now if she had somehow kept control of her life.
But the point is...She has cleaned herself up and is BACK to doing what she does best: Using that VOICE!
She just released a new single from her upcoming album, being released on September 1st. Sure, the single most likely won't get much radio airplay, as it really isn't teen-pop friendly...but in my opinion it's still worth a download.
I'm amazed at how strong she is sounding, even after years of ruining her 'gift' by not taking care of herself. No, her voice is not what it used to be, but it still sounds good enough to make me fall back in love with her!
If you haven't heard it yet, you can listen to the new single...and the return of the "Voice" below. Enjoy!