Whitney Houston will always be a music icon.
A whole generation of those growing up in the late 80’s will remember Miss Houston’s songs most for her pop, soul, R&B and jazz renditions. She belongs to a class of performers that lifted music to a whole new level. Mariah Carey and all the other divas past the 90’s have very little when compared to the pure power of Whitney Houston’s voice. Despite the demons that have plagued her life, her performances still bring a kind of collective memory of a time when R&B was at its mainstream finest.