By Raynold D Fabre-Jeune
This weekend the sudden death of Whitney Houston rocked the entertainment industry. Houston was found dead on Saturday afternoon and one day later, during the Grammy Awards, Jennifer Hudson paid tribute to the legendary singer. Today, on “Good Morning America,” Ashanti said her own farewell by singing a rendition of Whitney’s classic hit, “I Have Nothing.”
Singles such as “You Give Good Love,” “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)”, “I Belong to You” and “I Have Nothing” are just a few of the songs that etched Houston’s name in history.
“I still cannot believe we have lost one of the most, powerful, soulful, soothing and classic voices of our time,” Ashanti said before her performance on “Good Morning America.” She was there to promote the new single “The Woman You Love” from her upcoming album.
“Her beauty, strength and poise touched millions around the world. She paved the way for women such as myself and her music brought generations together,” Ashanti continued. “Every little girl sang a Whitney Houston song. Having the honor of her being in my video and being the huge icon that she was, she always seemed like your favorite aunty. My heart goes out to her daughter and family. RIP the Amazing Whitney Houston.”