Whitney Houston is being welcomed into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2020, and for her posthumous induction, she’ll need a special someone to give a speech in her honor.
Houston worked with a diverse array of stars across her musical and acting careers. It’s not “Impossible” that Brandy would do the honors after being the Cinderella to Houston’s Fairy Godmother in the 1997 fairytale film Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Kevin Costner also worked closely with the late R&B singer in The Bodyguard from 1992, and Denzel Washington also played her not-so-subtle love interest once upon a time in the 1996 flick The Preacher’s Wife. Before her passing in 2012, she worked side-by-side with Jordin Sparks in the 2012 movie remake of Sparkle.
Janet Jackson, who was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame just last year, would be a great option for delving into the pop-soul crossover path Houston blazed. And Jackson capped her induction speech with this request: “And Rock and Roll Hall of Fame please, 2020: Induct more women. Thank you so much.”
Other celebrities who collaborated with Houston on music and would be great candidates to induct her include Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey and Stevie Wonder. Wonder, as well as Alicia Keys, delivered special tribute performances at Houston’s funeral.
So who should do the honors of honoring Houston this time around at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in May? Vote below!