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— Whitney Houston in a 1996 profile by The Washington Post’s Robin Givhan.
Click Track: The legacy of Whitney Houston (“Her dazzling vocal abilities changed the way we think about singing,” writes Chris Richards. “It’s nearly impossible to imagine what Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, Boyz II Men, Mary J. Blige, Beyonce — let alone “American Idol” — would sound like without Houston’s imprint.”)
She the People: Whitney Houston, I will always love you (“For my generation, Houston helped define the innocence of our youth — and then unveiled the sometimes ugly truth of celebrities when the music is no longer playing,” writes Nikita Stewart. “‘Crack is wack’ and ‘hell to the naw’ overshadowed ‘I Will Always Love You’ and ‘The Greatest Love of All.’”)
AP: Bobby Brown emotional on stage after Houston’s death. (“I love you Whitney,” he told a Mississippi audience Saturday night. “The hardest thing for me to do is to come on this stage.”)