Whitney Houston is finally a part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The late singer was drafted into the museum’s entertainer class on Saturday, in a function that aired on HBO.
Fifteen-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys conveyed a sincere discourse about Houston during the music association’s virtual acceptance ceremony.
“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.
“We all know that her music will live forever — that music, that everlasting voice is her final generous gift to us,” she proceeded. “And she will now be one of the brightest lights ever to shine in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”
Houston’s mom Cissy Houston, 87, and auntie Pat Houston acknowledged the honor for her behalf.
“I’m so very, very proud that Whitney’s being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. She wanted to be something,” Cissy Houston said.
“This is something that Whitney always wanted,” Pat Houston added. “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.’”
“Yeah, she did it,” Cissy Houston ringed in with a laugh.
Houston passed on in 2012 at 48 years old. She delivered her first collection in 1985 and in the long run developed to extraordinary compared to other selling acts in music history.
A month ago, the late artist procured her third diamond-certified album and impacted the world forever as the principal Black artist to accomplish such a high honor, The Associated Press announced.
Different artists accepted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year incorporate The Notorious B.I.G., The Doobie Brothers, Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode and T. Rex.