The sudden death of music icon Whitney Houston still has everyone trying to digest the situation. There has been an outpouring of love and support for the pop legend’s friends and family. No matter who gets asked about how they’re feeling since Whitney Houston’s passing, one thing they always reflect on is her encouraging spirit. Singer-songwriter Tami LaTrelle wrote a special post on her blog communicating how Houston changed her life. With Whitney singing one of LaTrell’s songs, her life was changed forever. LaTrelle wrote:
It all started when I got the call that Whitney Houston was singing my song, “Whatchulookinat” on the radio.
From that point on my life changed. I was thrust into a career of a professional songwriter. The album went platinum and I graciously reaped the rewards. I was even able to put myself through college and because of my placement on Whitney’s album, EMI President of North America Creative Jon Platt saw enough potential in me and offered me a co-publishing deal. I was exposed to a whole world of the music industry, the creative back-end of the business…I was now part of an elite group of talented songwriters and producers that labels turned to, to write/produce their artist’s next hit. From there came opportunities to work with Chamillionaire (The Sound of Revenge – 2005), then came the Keyshia Cole placement, “Fallin’ Out” (Just Like You – 2007) along with some of the most brilliant creators I only dreamed of meeting and working with.
You can check out the rest of Tami LaTrelle’s blog post here.