Whitney Houston’s bountiful discography is filled with feel-good tracks and beautiful ballads, each powerful and emotionally charged. For Melanie Fiona, “One Moment In Time” is Whitney Houston’s “forgotten gem.”
“I feel like it’s one of the greatest songs that she has and that has ever been written. The lyrical content… it’s almost like the forgotten gem of her catalogue,” the R&B singer tells Billboard. “I think this record is just so powerful and has such a positive message.
To honor Whitney Houston’s amazing music during the week of the anniversary (Feb. 11) of her passing, Billboard.com asked Melanie Fiona, Jessica Sanchez and Chrisette Michele — three singers who counted Whitney as a guiding musical force — to pay tribute to the late, great star by each singing one of her biggest hits. Today, watch Melanie Fiona sing Houston’s ballad “One Moment In Time.”
Whitney’s “One Moment In Time” peaked at No. 5 on the Hot 100 in 1988 and spent 17 weeks on the chart.
“Whitney’s voice as a singer, for me, is the single voice I can attribute to why I fell in love with singing,” Fiona says of the impact the late legend had on her.