Whitney Houston’s iconic voice has been turned into an NFT – an NFT that has sold for USD $1 million.
An unreleased demo Houston recorded when she was 17 years old has been bought on the NFT market by an eco-conscious platform, OneOf. The NFT platform bought the demo at auction; along with the never before heard demo, the sale includes a digital video made by 17 year old artist Diana Sinclair.
The demo will sit in the OneOfVault with the video, comprising rare archival images of Houston. Sinclair has said that being able to collaborate with Whitney Houston’s estate on this project was definitely a one-of-a-kind experience, ultimately shifting her perception of the singer and her output.
“Being able to collaborate with her music and her family really transformed the way that I saw her in her music videos. I feel more connected to the person that she was. Some of the messages that I put across in my artwork as well, they’re very similar,” she said.
“Working with her voice on something like this really tied me to that time and her in a way that I wouldn’t have had before.”
Proceeds from the NFT sale will be going towards the Whitney E. Houston Foundation; a youth empowerment organisation.
This recent NFT sale is just one of a whole collection of Whitney Houston NFTs on offer. We’re talking about more archival photos detailing the late singer’s career, designed as animations to provide a digital scrapbook effect, that have already pulled in over 1 million dollars (USD).