One of, the non-fungible music token platform backed by a legendary composer Quincy Jones, announced a new NFT collection celebrating the singer / actress’s legacy Whitney houston.
What happened: According to the company, the Whitney Houston OneOf collection will include “thousands of affordable, fixed-price NFTs,” with Gold and Platinum level items, including rarely seen archival photos of Houston’s youth and career that were designed as colorful and vibrant animations that create a fascinating digital scrapbooking effect. The Diamond level includes video illustrations by a 17-year-old artist Diana sinclair inspired by Houston’s “Greatest Love Of All” and “I Will Always Love You”.
The collection also includes an unreleased demo recording of a song Houston made at the age of 17. This recording will be auctioned in December.
Profits from sales of the collection will be donated to Whitney E. Houston Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on youth empowerment.
What else happened: The NFT sale is the latest attempt in a new wave of interest for Houston, who died in 2012 at the age of 48.
A holographic image of Houston took center stage on Sunday for a sold-out show at Harrah’s Las Vegas. “An Evening with Whitney: The Whitney Houston Hologram Concert” featured previously unreleased vocal tracks from the six-time Grammy-winning performer. The all-new production-in-residence features Houston’s voice supported by a live band, singers and dancers performing its classic songs.
On November 19, several stage outfits worn by Houston, as well as a plaid and paisley print Gianni Versace matching velor jacket and trousers from the star’s personal collection, will be on sale at the “Icons & Idols: Rock ‘N’ Roll” show in Julien’s auctions. Auctions will take place online and in person at New York City’s Hard Rock Cafe.
And on Wednesday morning, Sport Bar Stool ranked Houston in second place for its “Power Ranking the Top 10 Female Singers of All Time”. Mariah carey at the top of the list, and the other women who followed Houston in the top 10 were JoJo, Lady Gaga, Aretha Franklin, Beyoncé, Ashlee Simpson, Tina Turner, Adele and Addison rae.
Photo: Screenshot of Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” music video.