Ahead of the special screening of Whitney 'Can I Be Me' on 11 June we picked the 5 things we love most about the queen of pop.
How many Whitney tracks do you know? It’s probably fair to say it’ll be rather a lot. I Will Always Love You took the world by storm but Whitney is not just a lady with one massive hit, classics like 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody', 'I Have Nothing' and 'I’m Every Woman' kept us all moving.
In 1998, Oprah asked Whitney if she was a diva. She didn’t deny it all, saying only, “Sometimes that can be taken in a negative way.” Only a true diva would own it like that, no?!
Whitney didn’t just give us music, she gave us movies (and, okay, soundtracks) including The Bodyguard, Waiting to Exhale and even Cinderella, where she played Brandy’s Fairy Godmother – wasn’t it fabulous?!
HER BOLD FASHION
Questioning that vintage blazer? That brightly coloured ensemble? Whitney would tell you to wear it. Just don’t try going out in matching outfits with your man - only Whitney can pull that off.
And finally... the voice. It’s why we all fell in love with the music icon. Whitney’s voice is simply incomparable (Sorry, Mariah!) and will forever keep her alive. If it’s a night in at home or in a club, there’s ALWAYS a Whitney classic for us all to sing-along with - and long may this continue!
You can see Whitney in all her glory on the big screen in Whitney 'Can I Be Me'. A special screening of the film will take place on 11 June followed by a Q&A with director Nick Broomfield and a tribute performance by Michelle John ahead of the nationwide cinema release on 16 June.