Whitney Houston, R. Kelly, More: 12 Memorable Musical Performances Inspired By Nelson...

Whitney Houston, R. Kelly, More: 12 Memorable Musical Performances Inspired By Nelson Mandela (WATCH)

By Idoreyin Sampson | Sub-Editor on December 14, 2013
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While the world honours the former president of South Africa, Nobel Prize winner, and global leadership icon Nelson Mandela, we can’t help remembering the impact that Madiba had on pop culture. He was the inspiration for films, music, poetry, dance, and books. Tata had a special gift, connecting with people and bringing out the best in them. In significant ways, he brought out the best in entertainers.

We have compiled 12 memorable music performances in for Madiba, and you can watch them below.

The Trent has put up a special tribute to the great legend, Nelson Mandela. View it HERE.

1. Whitney Houston – June 11, 1988, Wembley Stadium (London)

2. Tracy Chapman – June 11, 1988, Wembley Stadium (London)

3. Leona Lewis – June 27, 2008, Hyde Park (London)

4. Amy Winehouse – June 27, 2008, Hyde Park (London)

5. Beyonce – November 29, 2003, Green Point Stadium (Cape Town)

6. Wyclef Jean – July 18, 2009, Radio City Music Hall (New York City)

7. Bee Gees – June 11, 1988, Wembley Stadium (London)

8. Queen Latifah – July 18, 2009, Radio City Music Hall (New York City)

9. Natalie Cole – June 11, 1988, Wembley Stadium (London)

10. Will Smith – June 27, 2008, Hyde Park (London)

11. Stevie Wonder – July 18, 2009, Radio City Music Hall (New York City)

12. R. Kelly wrote “Soldier’s Heart” for Nelson Mandela and performed it at his house in his living room. On the Arsenio Hall show he performed the song in honor of the late global icon.

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