Starbucks Playing Whitney Houston Music to Honor Her Birthday
Starbucks has paid the legendary Whitney Houston a remarkable tribute. Coffee lovers all across the nation experienced it.
Honoring the late Whitney Houston’s 55th birthday, Starbucks played her songs all day long on Thursday. Approximately, 8000 Starbucks outlets across the country played a 55-song playlist of her songs on repeat. This tribute was confirmed by Whitney Houston’s official Instagram account which is run by her estate. The post encouraged the singer’s fans to visit the coffee giant and celebrate Houston’s birthday with them.
ATTENTION U.S. WHITNEY FANS: We are excited and honored to announce that in honor of what would have been Whitney's 55th birthday (tomorrow, August 9) our friends at @Starbucks will be playing her music in 8,500 of their stores across the United States throughout the day with a special playlist of 55 songs assembled by @RickeyMinor, Whitney's former music director!! Visit Starbucks tomorrow and help us honor Whitney's birthday! Those inside and outside the U.S. can check out the playlist here: WhitneyHouston.lnk.to/playlist_spotify
The 55-song playlist featured some of Whitney Houston’s favorite hits like I Have Nothing, I Will Always Love You and I Wanna Dance With Somebody. The list was compiled by her former music director, Ricky Minor.
People who stopped at Starbucks on Thursday thoroughly enjoyed Whitney Houston’s music. In fact, Star Bucks got some pretty good business with paying this tribute. While Houston’s music kept fans wired, some even had more than three cups of caffeine without any guilt.
— Anna Foti (@XoAnnaFoti) August 9, 2018
Other people just thought that Starbucks made their day pretty wild yesterday. One Twitter user actually shared how she dropped by Starbucks to read some plays. But the coffee house had the best surprise ever. Whitney Houston’s music was blasting. And to top it off, they were giving away free caramel macchiatos.
i came to starbucks to read some plays and they're blasting whitney houston and giving away free carmel macchiatos, i am LIVING
— shannon (@shannonkuiper) August 9, 2018
Other Starbucks visitors for yesterday took it to social media to share their feelings on the impressions that Whitney Houston has left with her music. One such user got people online overwhelmed by expressing how Starbucks was playing Houston’s music throughout the day. She claimed that she just could not explain the effects that this music had on her while she was growing up. She added that Whitney Houston has left behind a great body of work.
The Starbucks I'm in is currently playing Whitney Houston songs (It's her birthday, yall) and I'm tryna keep my face together. Lawd. The effects her music had on me growing up can't be overstated. She left an amazing body of work. May she rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/jEM3l8CrjZ
— T'Kianna Alexander (Royal Scribe of Wakanda) (@KiannaWrites) August 9, 2018
For another Twitter user, the Starbucks tribute to Whitney Houston got her a new life goal. And that was to live every moment with enthusiasm that matched Whitney Houston’s spirit.
The first thing I witnessed when I walked into Starbucks was a woman lip-syncing to Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” whilst she applied chapstick. My new life-goal is to live every moment with as much verve as that woman.
— Kenny Youch (@kennyyouch) August 6, 2018
It’s not just Twitter users, Houston fans or Starbucks visitors applauding and remembering the great singer on her birthday. But celebrities have also sent out their love to her. Mariah Carey, Missy Elliot, and Ledisi also tweeted remembering Houston and her works that continue to inspire so many people even today.
— ledisi (@ledisi) August 9, 2018
#WhitneyHouston Nippy I said let me ROCK ONE OF THE BEST VOICES tshirt today??your voice has been a gem to the World?? you have left us with Timeless Classics & your music will continue to FOREVER fill our hearts❤️ pic.twitter.com/z3yB8jNWyw
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) August 9, 2018
Whitney Houston was indeed a great singer. Her voice broke barriers, taking her to great heights. The singer struggled from drug abuse through her life. And left the world in 2012.