Today’s song is by the late great Whitney Houston, I’m Every Woman.
On this day in 2012, Whitney Houston was found dead at the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel, on the eve of the 54th annual Grammy Awards. The following day, members of the Recording Academy scrambled to organize a tribute to the 48-year-old superstar. Despite her troubled life, Houston possessed one of the greatest voices in music and was one of the best-selling artists of all time, with enduring hits like “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me),” “The Greatest Love of All,” and “I Will Always Love You.” In addition to being the only artist to score seven consecutive No.1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, Houston earned six Grammy Awards, 28 Guinness World Records, and inductions into the Grammy, Rhythm and Blues Music, and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame during her career.
She was found dead in suite 434 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, submerged in the bathtub. Beverly Hills paramedics arrived at approximately 3:30 p.m. and found the singer unresponsive and performed CPR. Houston was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. Local police said there were “no obvious signs of criminal intent.” It was later ruled by the coroner to have been an “accidental drowning”