Whitney Houston could be making an unprecedented return to the live music limelight soon, seven years after her passing.
The Whitney Houston Estate has announced several plans to keep the singer’s legacy alive in the present day, including a new studio album comprised of previously unheard tracks, a Broadway musical, and even a touring hologram of the singer herself.
“It’s been quite emotional for the past seven years. But now it’s about being strategic,” said Pat Houston, Houston’s sister-in-law, manager and estate executor.
Pat has gone on record saying that the hologram project is her highest priority at the moment. Recent years have seen several deceased performers come back to life through hologram technology, including Frank Zappa, Roy Orbison, Tupac and more.
Though no clear dates have been set for any of the projects, the wheels are already in motion as half of the Whitney Houston Estate has already been sold to Primary Wave Music Publishing for a mere $14 million.
This sale grants Primary Wave legal rights to her music and film royalties, as well as merchandising and the right to Houston’s name and likeness.
If everything goes according to the estate’s plans then we haven’t heard the last from Whitney Houston, even if Dionne Warwick thinks “it’s stupid.”