An unreleased Whitney Houston's song has been sold off at an NFT auction for a sum of one million dollars through OneOf NFT. The auction was announced earlier, by November 2021. This song was recorded when the late music star was 17 years old, and it was auctioned on the 14th of December 2021.
On the 15th of December, a user placed the winning bid worth 723,000 euros. The winner of the auction – according to OneOf – will get access to the song and a digital video of Whitney. The auctioneers claimed that the song was recorded as a demo track and had never been heard before.
The digital video following the track contains very rare pictures from Whitney Houston's archive. The 17-year-old digital artist made it by the name Diana Sinclair. Diana is a photo-artist that has made beautiful collections of celebrities and normal people.
According to Diana in a video on Houston's collection landing page, collaborating with Whitney's family and music transformed her perception of the artist. "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. 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.
Houston's collection also included other items – like animated videos of her early life and private photos in her archive. In total, this auction pulled approximately 1.1 million dollars in sales. According to her family and the auction house, the proceeds from the auction would go to the Houston foundation accounts.
Whitney Houston was a very influential American actress and music artist. She lived between 1963 and the 12th of February 2012. Whitney once sold over 200 million copies of her tracks in her lifetime.