REMEMBERING WHITNEY HOUSTON 3 YEARS AFTER HER UNTIMELY DEATH

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Three years after music legend Whitney Houston left the stage, her legacy continues to influence the music industry, and her death still haunts the world. Reflect back on the career of a singer who earned the title, “The Voice.”

1983: Houston with music producer Clive Davis shortly after signing a contract with Arista Records. <span class=meta>Photo/AP Photo</span>

Houston’s rise to international stardom is often cited as one the largest influence for black artists being granted mainstream airplay, along with Michael Jackson. Her video of “How Will I Know” become the first music video by a black woman to receive heavy rotation on MTV. Her breakthrough success is said to have paved the way for other black female artists, including Janet Jackson and Anita Baker.

In her acting debut as the star of The Bodyguard (1992), Houston also performed for the film’s soundtrack. The most notable track included was Houston’s cover of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You,” which became a worldwide success and one of the best-selling singles of all time.

Houston’s recognition in music history continues to stand as a monument of pop culture. Apart from being one of the best-selling music artists of all time, she is cited by the Guinness Book of World Records as being most awarded female artist of all time. Throughout her career, Houston won a total of 415 awards, including two Emmys, six Grammys, 22 American Music Awards and 30 Billboard Music Awards.

To this day, Houston holds the record as the artist with the most (seven) consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hits. Her second album, Whitney became the first album by a female artist to debut at No. 1.

WE LOVE YOU WHITNEY!!! Continue to rest peacefully!!!!

July 1984: Houston, left, and Jermaine Jackson sing during a rehearsal for the CBS television soap opera "As the World Turns" in New York. <span class=meta>Photo/AP Photo</span>

Jan. 1986: Houston shows her American Music Award, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Calif. <span class=meta>Photo/AP Photo</span>

Sept. 1987: Houston performs at New York's Madison Square Garden. <span class=meta>Photo/AP Photo</span>

Mar. 1988: poses with her Grammy at the annual Grammy Awards presentation after winning best female vocalist for her single "I Wanna Dance with Somebody." <span class=meta>Photo/AP Photo</span>

Feb 1996: Arista Records head Clive Davis, left, at his 10th annual pre-Grammy party with, from left, Quincy Jones, Whitney Houston, and Bobby Brown. <span class=meta>Photo/AP Photo</span>

Oct. 1997: Houston with husband Bobby Brown at the premiere of "The Wonderful World of Disney" movie "Cinderella." Houston served as Exec Producer and played the fairy godmother. <span class=meta>Photo/AP Photo</span>

Sept. 1998: Mariah Carey, left, and Whitney Houston present the award for Best Male Video during the MTV Video Music Awards. <span class=meta>Photo/AP Photo</span>

Oct. 2005: Houston smiles as she recevies a standing ovation while coming onto the stage at the Shrine Auditorium. <span class=meta>Photo/AP Photo</span>

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Beyonce Performs at Stevie Wonder Tribute With Ed Sheeran & More

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Beyonce may have opted for a more subdued, emotional showing at Sunday night’s Grammy Awards, however it appears Sasha was back to business last night.

The 20-time-Grammy winner topped the bill at at the taping for ‘Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life – An All Star GRAMMY Salute’. She opened up a star studded show which included  Ed Sheeran,  Lady GaGa, Ariana Grande & Babyface, and John Legend to name a few.

The show airs on CBS next Monday, February 16th, at 9/8c.

Peep more pics and clips below:

FINALLY!! MISSY ELLIOT REUNITES WITH TIMBALAND IN THE STUDIO

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Missy revealed that her and Timbaland was scheduled to return to the studio. “We gonna get in and get some work done,” she told Sway, adding, “I don’t want to say too much because in this day and time, boy, you say something, they will come back two weeks later like, ‘Where your album at?’”

Missy made a massive resurgence at the Super Bowl two weeks ago, when Katy Perry brought her on stage.  Missy’s catalog of records shot up by %1000 in sales.  Who is ready for a new Missy album???

Happy Birthday Kelly Rowland and Brandy!!

Happy Birthday to two beautiful black chocolate sisters, Kelly Rowland and Brandy.  The two superstars share the same birthday.  Unfortunately, it is the same date that their idol Whitney Houston passed away.

The two singers have been best friends for years and continue to support each other throughout their own individual successful careers.  Check out some of their tunes below:

TEEN ALLEGEDLY TOOK SELFIE WITH DEΑD BODY AFTER SHOOTING CLASSMATE IN THE FACE

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Police say they arrested a teen for fatαlly  shooting a classmate after he took a  selfie with the deαd body.

WPXI reports that 16 year old Maxwell Morton was charged with the mυrder of Ryan Mangan after posting a selfie to Spapchat where Morton posed with Mangan’s body.

Authorities say a woman called police after her son received the Snapchat photo.  The selfie “depicted the victim sitting in the chair with a gunshot wound to the face.  It also depicts a black male taking the selfie with his face facing the camera and the victim behind the actor.  The photo had the name ‘Maxwell’ across the top,” according to a police affidavit.

The caption to the photo read, “Told you I cleaned up the shells,” and “Ryan was not the last one.”

Mangin was found shot to deαth in his mother’s home at 10PM on Wednesday.

Morton admitted to the crime after police found his 9MM handgun along with bullets that match those taken from the crime scene. Morton is being charged as an adult with criminal homicide and mυrder in the first degree.

Classmates gathered to remember the slain teen on Thursday. Most say they are struggling to understand why anyone would want to harm the teen.

“(He’s) always cracking jokes, always being goofy, always wanting to be funny – the class clown. (He) wanted all eyes on him,” Francesca Malak, one of Mangan’s friends, told WPXI.

The teen’s family is taking donations to help pay for his funeral. He was a junior at Jeannette High School.

MICHAEL JACKSON’S NEVERLAND TO BECOME TREATMENT CENTER FOR SEXUALLY ABUSED KIDS?

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Michael Jackson’s 2700-acre estate, where Jackson was accused of molesting several children, may soon be the new home of a rehab facility for children to recover from sexual abuse.

The famous Neverland Ranch is now being sold to whomever makes the highest bid.  Two of the four investors that are trying to acquire the property have expressed that they would like to turn the estate into a Graceland-like shrine revolved around the late international pop star.  But a source close to one investor says that if he acquires the property, the investor plans to use it to open a facility that will provide specialized and “serene” therapy and rehabilitation environment for sexually abused children where they can “recover” from the traumatizing effects.

“The plan is to have children come there for treatment, and they will also hire trained therapists who would help the victims through the use of equine-assisted therapy, which works to improve the kids’ self-esteem, and it helps them to become more outgoing,” the source reportedly said.