WHITNEY HOUSTON's Legacy On The Big Screen
More than 6 years since her tragic death, Whitney Houston remains in the hearts of fans and fellow artists. Tributes poured for the legendary singer on what would have been her 55th birthday. Check out these posts from Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys and more:
#WhitneyHouston Nippy I said let me ROCK ONE OF THE BEST VOICES tshirt today🙌🏾your voice has been a gem to the World🙌🏾 you have left us with Timeless Classics & your music will continue to FOREVER fill our hearts❤️ pic.twitter.com/z3yB8jNWyw— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) August 9, 2018
The first time I met her she said, “YOU are going to write a song for ME!” and that started our whole beautiful friendship ✨ She was a real friend to me.— Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) August 9, 2018
I’ll never forget her powerhouse spirit...🙏🏽🙏🏽
NO ONE WILL! #GOAT #happybornday #missingyou #restinparadise pic.twitter.com/sIvSFwdu3s
#HappyBirthdayWhitney My idol and the reason I began singing. I was 6 years old when I first heard you sing, and my life changed. I felt God.— Nicole Scherzinger (@NicoleScherzy) August 9, 2018
You are forever the Truth.
Aside from being a multi-awarded artist and vocal powerhouse, Whitney also left an enduring legacy on the big screen. Here are some of the films that were graced by her songs, her acting skills and her iconic name which will never be forgotten.
The Bodyguard (1992)
This romantic thriller was the perfect vehicle for Whitney's big screen debut. Aside from the film's worldwide box office success, its Grammy-winning soundtrack (featuring her powerful ballads “I Will Always Love You”, “I Have Nothing” and “Run To You”) is one of the best-selling albums of all time.
Waiting To Exhale (1995)
Aside from starring in this adaptation of a popular novel, Whitney also contributed to the chart-topping soundtrack which was produced by Babyface.
The Preacher's Wife (1996)
This movie will be remembered for the diva's version of “I Believe In You And Me” which swept every fan off their feet. A year after her death, Ariana Grande did a cover as a tribute to Whitney.
The Prince of Egypt (1998)
"There can be miracles when you believe..." Getting two of the biggest divas to record the theme song of this animated biblical tale was nothing short of miraculous.
The Princess Diaries (2001)
Did you know that Whitney is one of the producers of this Disney movie starring Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway (as well as the 2004 sequel The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement)?
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Released months after she passed away, this musical film starred Whitney as the mother of American Idol winner Jordin Sparks.
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That Thing Called Tadhana (2014)
Where do broken hearts go nga ba, Tita Whitney? Her 1987 hit “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” was put to great use in this Antoinette Jadaone masterpiece.
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