Whitney Houston fans are in for unexpected, yet exciting news. The late music legend has her own non-fungible token (NFT) collection!
The collection will feature an unreleased demo that Houston recorded at age 17, according to the outlet. The NFT will be auctioned next month and details will be revealed on Dec. 1. The winner of the auction will gain access to the never before heard demo, as well as a digital video created by 17-year-old Diana Sinclair, the young artist behind the collection’s artwork.
“I saw a common theme in a lot of her work, the empowerment of Black women,” Sinclair reportedly shared in a statement. “Whitney’s talent and presence stands out a lot to me as a young Black woman in the arts. In the artworks I created, I wanted to highlight those sides of Whitney in the upper tiers, and then create animation work that simply let Whitney shine while touching on the colorful playful energy she had throughout her career.”
The OneOf collection will have two tiers — Gold and Platinum — which will include rare archival photos from Houston’s career. The Diamond items feature Sinclair’s video artwork inspired by the music videos for Houston’s iconic records “The Greatest Love of All” and “I Will Always Love You.”
“I’m excited to see Whitney’s legacy and her wonderful music expand into bold new technology of this era,” executor of Houston’s estate, Pat Houston, said in a statement, according to Complex. “It was a joy partnering with 17-year-old Diana Sinclair and watching the artistry of Whitney’s music influence a new generation.”
According to a OneOf Instagram post, their limited pre-sale of 300 tokens sold out in about 43 seconds. However, you can catch the main sale on Nov. 30.