Ellen: Robin Thicke Whitney Houston Tribute
Ellen DeGeneres recalled the recent loss of singer and entertainer Whitney Houston. She died in February 2012, on the eve of the music industry’s annual Grammy Awards.
Singer Robin Thicke visited Ellen’s show to perform a tribute to the late singer, whose music was woven into our popular culture in the 1980s and 1990s.
Whitney Houston Cause of Death
Whitney Houston was found dead in a Los Angeles hotel on February 11 2012. A month later, autopsy results have yet to be released as of March 2012, pending the results of a toxicology report.
Whitney Houston’s “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)” MP3
To honor the late singer, Robin sang a rendition of one of her iconic hits, “Exhale (Shoop Shoop).” The song was originally made popular thanks to Houston’s recording for the 1995 movie Waiting To Exhale.
It also appeared on the movie’s soundtrack album and debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 R&B chart upon its release. Whitney also co-starred in the movie Waiting To Exhale, her second film role after her debut in The Bodyguard.
Whitney Houston “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)” Lyrics
The lyrics to this Whitney Houston hit were oddly prescient of her tumultuous relationship with singer Bobby Brown, whose negative influence is thought by some to have derailed Whitney’s successful career.
“Everyone falls in love sometime, Sometimes it’s wrong and sometimes it’s right,” the song begins. Singer Robin Thicke was emotionally affected during the tribute, even choking up during the stripped down, acoustic performance as pictures of Whitney Houston flashed by on the monitors.
Ellen: Robin Thicke “Love After War”
Not only does Robin Thicke look strikingly similar to his father, actor Alan Thicke of the ‘80s sitcom Growing Pains, he sounds just like him as well.
Ellen called Robin one of her favorite singers, mentioning that his current release, Love After War, is available now.
Love After War is Robin’s fifth studio album, featuring a guest appearance by Lil’ Wayne on the single “Pretty Little Heart,” which was Ellen’s Dance Song today.
You can also listen to a preview of the album below: