America’s first pop-diva, Whitney Elizabeth Houston, also known as Whitney Houston, would be celebrating her 57th birthday today, if not for her tragic death in 2012.
Whitney Houston’s name trended on Twitter on Sunday morning, on the day of her birthday.
Fans and twitter pages posted and wrote their tributes to remember the singer and her achievements throughout her life.
Some fans share their favorite songs and memories of the I Will Always Love You singer while others write on her impact on their lives.
MTV News, to commemorate the singer’s birthday, posted a 1986 interview with Houston.
In the video, Houston talked about her lack of care about labeling music such as pop or R&B in pop.
The singer said, “I just sing, that’s all.”
Filmmaker and storyteller, Nathan Hale Williams wrote, “there is only one Whitney, and there’ll never be another.”
Williams then went on to greet the “incomparable and iconic” Houston in his post.
Rupaul’s Drag Race’s first season winner, BeBe Zahara Benet, posted a video of her lip-syncing to Houston’s One Moment in Time.
Houston was a famous figure and inspiration for LGBTQ+ community from before and until now because of her music.
One of her songs, I Wanna Dance with Somebody, is a gay anthem to the LGBT community.
Houston, a multi-awarded artist, was born in Newark, New Jersey, and started her singing career with singing gospel songs in her community.
She first released her debut album at the age of 22 and won six Grammy Awards during her entire career.
A Biopic on the Way
A biopic about Houston is on its way and will be released in 2020, thanks to Sony Pictures.
According to a Billboard report, the biopic will be written by Anthony McCarten.
McCarten is also the writer behind the multi-awarded, 2019 Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody.