Whitney Houston’s Birthday: Soundbytes “Celebrates” The ‘Sparkle’ Star!

Had her life not taken that tragic turn on Feb. 11, Whitney Houston would have celebrated her 49th birthday today. Nearly six months to the day of her passing, the legendary diva is still at the front of our thoughts, not only because the tributes continue to pour in, but because were she alive, Whitney would be kicking up her heels at the red carpet premiere of what became her final film, Sparkle.

For our inaugural Soundbytes segment Extended Cut — where we deep-dive into the biggest news story of the week — we’re highlighting Whitney’s last, sparkling achievement and her enduring legacy. Lift up her voice with us, won’t you?