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Black Twitter celebrates Whitney Houston on what would’ve been her 57th birthday

“The greatest voice of all time,” one fan wrote.

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On Sunday (Aug. 9), several fans took to Twitter to celebrate what would’ve been Whitney Houston’s 57th birthday.

In several tweets, fans highlighted Houston’s legacy throughout the years. The singer released several albums before her passing in 2012, including Just Whitney, My Love Is Your Love, I Look to You and more.

There are so many words I can say that can describe the love I have for you, but you inspire so many people all over the world. You brighten my day up with your amazing/beautiful voice and messages that come with the songs, every time you sing, it touches my heart,” one fan wrote.

Another added, “The iconic musical genius Whitney Houston would’ve been 57 years old today.”

A third shared a similar sentiment, writing, “There is only one Whitney and there’ll never be another. Happy heavenly birthday to the greatest voice of all-time and my absolute favorite (by a mile) entertainer EVER, the incomparable and iconic, Ms. Whitney Elizabeth Houston. We will always love you! #WhitneyHouston.”

On Saturday (Aug. 8), news broke that I Wanna Dance With Somebody biopic received a Thanksgiving 2022 premiere date. A statement from the project’s producers described the upcoming film as “a joyous, emotional and heart-breaking celebration of the life and music of the greatest female R&B Pop vocalist of all time, tracking her journey from obscurity to musical superstardom.”

“She is anthemic in every way. Anthony McCarten has bottled that up in his masterful screenplay bringing this beloved legend to life in a way we’ve never seen her - funny, exhilarating, aspirational, complex and incredibly human. Add to that, Stella Meghie, a diehard fan, who is so gifted at telling beautiful, modern, feminine tales. With the guidance of Pat Houston, the legendary Clive Davis, Larry Mestel, Denis O’Sullivan, and Jeff Kalligheri, we have the absolute dream team to create the ultimate celebration of Whitney’s incredible life and musical achievements,” the statement continued.

Take a look at fans paying tribute to Whitney Houston below.

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