#BHMSpins Whitney Live at the 1987 Grammys!

“I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way…” –Whitney Houston

I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be

In 1987
, the vibrant Whitney Houston made her international debut when she performed “The Greatest Love of All,” at the 29th Grammy Awards shown above.

She was sensational!

Amidst controversy over “Best New Artist” snub, Whitney walked away with her first Grammy as Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for Saving All My Love For You and four nominations. Whitney consecutively debuted at the top of the charts for years to come and quickly became our urban sweetheart. With upbeat and energetic beats, Whitney was able to cross over into commercial markets other R&B artists could not touch–and bring some soul with along!

Whitney’s fourth single, Greatest Love, elevated her to mega-success staying 3 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. Her first album was the first album by a female artist to have three #1 singles and two singles on the chart simultaneously.

We celebrate Whitney Houston’s life and legacy on this day!

Remembering Whitney Houston, 1986 Grammys
Remembering Whitney Houston August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012 (1986 Grammys)

In light of recent events with Jackie Robinson West Championship slight, we continue onward instilling the dignity of champions and the resiliency of warriors.

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