As the television premiere of the Lifetime produced biopic, Whitney, premieres Saturday, it was only right to use a throwback by one of the best female vocalist of all time, Whitney Houston.
Houston was often referred to as “The Voice” for her powerful unparallelled vocal ability. Her exceptional range, power, control, and melisma inspired a generation of singers who followed. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time.
“I Have Nothing” was released as the third single from ‘The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album’ by Arista Records. The song is a richly orchestrated power ballad about deep love and commitment to ones lover. The single peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart and No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was certified gold. It received various nominations, including Best Original Song at the 1993 Academy Awards, Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television at the 36th Grammy Awards, and Best R&B Single, Female at the 1994 Soul Train Music Awards.
The song was promoted by Houston with several monumental live performances. She showcases her power and control on the record as she takes the song from velvety depths to airy heights. Enjoy the throwback above!