I certainly hope you all saw the BET Honors ‘10. If you didn’t, allow me to share this video with you. The legendary Kim Burrell SANG her HEART out to Whitney Houston. And Whitney, like everyone in the audience, felt the spirit.
Click here to read more. I apologize – BET’s video doesn’t include a “please do not autoplay” option…
Kim Burrell’s voice. WOW. So big, so magnificent, so undeniably a gift from the heavens.
I seriously found myself moved to tears, seeing Whitney moved to her feet, and her mother Cissy crying in the background, and those extemporized lyrics by Kim Burrell…it was an honor, just being able to watch that moment.
Neyo said it best in his introduction — Whitney Houston is a treasure whose voice has defined a generation.
She has been through her fair share of trials and tribulations, but you cannot deny her musical legacy. She has been in the industry for 30 years, and her debut album, 1985’s Whitney Houston, remains an eternal classic. And my friends at ThinkTank Marketing/Arista Records are kindly offering THREE CDs for giveaway here on Afrobella!
“The ‘Whitney Houston’ – 25th Anniversary Edition CD/DVD package includes the international chart-topping original Arista album – remastered in its entirety for the 25th anniversary – along with five bonus tracks including Whitney’s a cappella recording of “How Will I Know” plus a stunning live performance of “Greatest Love of All”.
As an added bonus for fans, the 25th Anniversary Edition of ‘Whitney Houston’ includes a features-packed new DVD. Three rare tv performances are included: “I Am Changing”, a song from the 1982 Broadway production of ‘Dreamgirls’, performed live at the Arista Records 10th Anniversary celebration in 1985; “You Give Good Love” performed live at the first annual Soul Train Awards Show in 1987; and Whitney’s breakout national TV debut singing “Home” (from ‘The Wiz’) on the Merv Griffin Show in 1983. All four classic music videos – “You Give Good Love”, “Saving All My Love For You”, “How Will I Know”, and “Greatest Love of All” – appear on the DVD. Exclusive and newly filmed interviews with Whitney Houston and Clive Davis round out the bonus DVD portion of the ‘Whitney Houston’ – 25th Anniversary Edition collection.”
Bellas, I am SURE many of you LOVE Whitney! So we’re going to keep this giveaway short and sweet. This contest will be closed by Monday! All you have to do is, leave a comment below. Tell me what your favorite Whitney Houston song is, and why.
Comments will be closed by Monday, this contest is only open to those of you in the USA, and I’ve got a whole ‘nother giveaway happening Monday.