The family Whitney Houston remembered the late singing sensation as she was posthumously inducted into the 2020 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame this past weekend.
‘This is something that Whitney always wanted,’ Houston’s aunt Pat Houston said, as she accepted the award on behalf of her niece with Whitney’s mother Cissy.
‘I remember in 2009 we were in London and Whitney looked at me and said, “This is really special but there’s only one thing missing – I got to get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,”‘ Pat recalled.
‘She did it,’ Cissy added.
Houston was one of numerous musical acts inducted into the hall of fame this year, which aired on HBO this past Saturday. The ceremony was initially supposed to take place in-person earlier this year, but was postponed and converted to a virtual event due to the pandemic.
Grammy-award winning singer Alicia Keys, who wrote a song for Houston’s last album, gave a beautiful, heartfelt speech about the music icon.
‘We all know what a miraculous singer Whitney was, perhaps the greatest voice of our all-time. We all know how her unprecedented success brought Black women into the absolute highest reaches of the music industry´s pantheon,’ Keys said.