Inspired by: Whitney Houston

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Like most of the world, it took me a while to wrap my head around Whitney Houston’s death. I’m still in a bit of denial, but as thoughts of her premature passing flood my head, I force myself to stop and think about the highlights of her short time here with us. Say what you will about Whitney Elizabeth Houston, but this woman worked hard, loved hard, and lived hard! What’s not to admire about her fearlessness? There are so many lessons to be learned from Whitney including the importance of having a mentor (Clive Davis was truly her champion), the beauty of mother/daughter relationships, and the power in nurturing our gifts.

Speaking of which, Whitney’s gifts blessed her with countless accolades so instead of focusing on her untimely death, let’s shine light on her stellar accomplishments. As you can imagine, she had plenty to be proud of…

2 Emmy Awards:

4 U.S. Number One Albums:

6 People’s Choice Awards

6 Grammy Awards

7 Soul Train Music Awards

11 Number One Songs

16 NAACP Image Awards

22 American Music Awards

30 Billboard Awards

99 RIAA Awards

562 Total Award Nominations

415 Awards Overall

And last but not least…

170 Million Albums, Singles and Videos Sold Worldwide


Rest in POWER, Whitney!

As a New York City storyteller, filmmaker, digital content creator, and PR strategist, Renae Bluitt created "In Her Shoes" to empower and enlighten women committed to realizing their dreams.

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