Reviewed by Jay Kamiraz aka Mr Fabulous
I was like “I will Run to you, like the Queen of the night singing I will always love you” to quote Some of Whitney’s hits.Whitney was directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald (MARLEY, TOUCHING THE VOID) and from two-time Academy Award-winning producer Simon Chinn (MAN ON WIRE, SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN). Distribution is done by Altitude Film who the same guys behind the compelling Amy film tribute.
Whitney alongside music icon Prince who left us too soon has always been a huge music influence on me and my life journey as a singer and artistc choir director.
(Singer & Whitney Tribute Act) ☆☆☆☆☆
In 1991 at the age of 13 my love for Whitney cemented when I heard ‘I will always love you’. It is the fifth-best-selling single worldwide by sales (20 million) which received the Grammy Award for Record of the Year and became the best-selling single by a woman in music history. With the soundtrack, which received the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1994
Her rich tone and voice like silk captivated the world and I was hooked on her vocal acrobatics and wanted to learn how she did it. But as you learn more about Whitney you realise, her vocals were not acquired, she just had it. She was blessed and it was only a matter of time before she took over the world and our hearts. She paved the way, for many including world acclaimed artists from the likes of Mariah Carey, Beyoncé to Adele. The only solo female artist to chart seven consecutive US No. 1’s.
Whitney Houston was not only an iconic singer, she was also a wonderful actress, producer, and model.
In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time.
She already came from a esteemed family tree of great singer’s. Through her mother, Houston was a first cousin of singers Dionne Warwick and Dee Dee Warwick. Her godmother was Darlene Love and her honorary fabulous aunt was Aretha Franklin.
In the early 1980s, Houston started working as a fashion model appearing in Seventeen and became one of the first women of color to grace the cover of the magazine.From a young age she was set for world domination.
On 11 February 2012, in Beverly Hills, California, United States Whitney passed away, taken to soon, but now at rest and looked after by the heavenly angels
Whitney the film is released in cinemas in the UK and Ireland today the 6th July.
I highly recommend everyone to see this amazing, true, compelling account of Whitney’s life.