Quincy Jones’ protégée Sheléa recalls the time Bobbi Kristina praised her for Whitney Houston tribute
Sheléa‘s résumé speaks for itself.
Aside from being the protégée of legendary producer Quincy Jones, the California-born vocalist has toured with the likes of Stevie Wonder and David Foster, recorded with Brian McKnight and Take 6, and has contributed to the soundtracks for several major motion pictures.
Now, Sheléa is set to star in Lifetime’s upcoming biopic, The Clark Sisters: The First Ladies of Gospel, based on the lives and careers of the iconic gospel group The Clark Sisters. She’ll portray Dorinda Clark Cole.
But if you ask Sheléa, her biggest career highlight was when she received praise from Bobbi Kristina for Sheléa’s her Whitney Houston tribute performance at the Grammy Museum in 2013.
“Bobbi Kristina reached out to me and found me. And said: ‘When I hear you sing, I feel my mom’s spirit with me and if she were here she would be so proud of you.’ And, that’s something I carry with me,” Sheléa told ABC Radio.
The songstress often cites the late Houston as one of her many musical influences. “And, so when I get that kind of response it makes me feel like I’m doing a good thing by keeping their memory alive and honoring them in the small way I can,” Sheléa says.
Prior to her riveting tribute to Houston at the Grammy Museum, Sheléa became a viral sensation on YouTube after sharing a clip of herself singing a medley of the star’s hits following her death in February 2012.
Sheléa’s since gone on to release a string of albums, including her critically-acclaimed debut Love Fell On Me, as well as this year’s Pretty World.