ChokLitFactory Exclusive: Is Whitney Houston the G.O.A.T of Contemporary R&B? Part IV

whitneymylove2We have now reached the fourth and final report on Ms Houston. This article focuses on the last recent highlights of her illustrious career, before her drugs troubles took over. In 1998, Houston would release her most critically acclaimed solo album, My Love is Your Love. This was her most modern, R&B-influenced album to date and was a huge commercial and critical success. This was G.O.A.T territory, ladies and gents! Whitney was collaborating with the likes of Wyclef Jean, Faith Evans, Kelly Price and Missy Elliot, to the tune of great success. The album sold 10 million copies worldwide and garnered Whitney many awards and accolades. She seamlessly integrated her voice into the modern music era that ushered in the 21st century. In the years to follow, Whitney would release a greatest hits album that included all of her past massive hits as well as fresh new duets with contemporary artists like Deborah Cox, ‘Same script, different cast’, and Enrique Iglesias, ‘Could I have this Kiss Forever’. Some favourite tracks off the albums below.

Whitney’s Heartbreak Hotel (Diva track!!)whitneyhits

Whitney’s It’s not right, but it’s okay

(SO sassy!)

Whitney & Wyclef’s My Love is your Love

Whitney & Mariah’s When you believe (Mariah and Whitney win an Oscar for this track, off the Prince of Egypt soundtrack; great song)

Whitney & Enrique’s Could I have this kiss forever

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I had to do it...

Ahhhh good music…Now, I know what you are thinking…”this is all fine and dandy, but what about the drug abuse“?? All I will say is this: I prefer to remember Ms. Houston as she was, the Voice. Her voice played nonstop in my household as a child and I was fortunate enough to have a true Black Woman entertainer to look up to, as a young girl. So, yes, the drug scandal, the marriage to Bobby, the wild behaviour, the reality show (Whitney, why??); those all hurt, yes. But anytime I’m stuck flipping through BET wondering why every female singer nowadays gotta be half nekkid up in these videos poppin and twerkin (no disrespect ladies, make your money), and why every song gotta be about driving his Benz, paying my bills and takin me shopping; I think about the good ol’ days when the G.O.A.T reigned supreme. Those were the days indeed! But don’t take my word as bond, speak on it!

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“Cause the Baddest B*tch taught you that!”

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