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Quincy Jones-backed platform OneOf to public sale unreleased Whitney Houston recording as an NFT

An unique Whitney Houston NFT assortment will likely be offered by way of Non-fungible token (NFT) platform OneOf.

The unique assortment contains an early unreleased full-length music demo recording that Houston made at age 17.

Described as a OneOf One Iconic merchandise, the recording will likely be auctioned in December, with public sale particulars revealed on December 1 at OneOf.world, a two-day immersive artwork, music and NFT expertise throughout Miami Artwork Week.

OneOf raised $63 million in a seed spherical in Could from distinguished tech and music trade veterans.

The platform was co-founded by tech entrepreneur Lin Dai, digital media govt Joshua James, and music trade veteran Adam Fell, in partnership with Quincy Jones and Quincy Jones Productions.

In keeping with OneOf, the winner of the public sale may have private entry to this recording of their ‘OneOf Vault’ together with a digital video created by breakout 17-year-old artist Diana Sinclair.

Proceeds from the gross sales of the gathering will go to the non-profit Whitney E. Houston Basis.

The Whitney Houston OneOf assortment additionally contains 1000’s of fixed-price NFTs, together with archival images from Houston’s formative years and profession

The brand new NFT assortment arrives on the heels of OneOf’s three-year partnership with the GRAMMY Awards.

The OneOf platform launched in August with the iHeartRadio Music Competition, and its debut artist assortment featured a 26,000 token launch from Doja Cat.

An public sale for the “one-of-a-kind” merchandise in her assortment offered for $188,000, making it the one largest public sale transaction on Tezos, the blockchain protocol on which OneOf is constructed.

“I’m excited to see Whitney’s legacy and her fantastic music increase into daring new know-how of this period.”

Pat Houston, Property of Whitney E. Houston

“I’m excited to see Whitney’s legacy and her fantastic music increase into daring new know-how of this period,” mentioned Pat Houston (Executor, Property of Whitney E. Houston).

“It was a pleasure partnering with 17-year-old Diana Sinclair and watching the artistry of Whitney’s music affect a brand new era.”

 “Earlier than taking pictures, I spent quite a lot of time consuming not solely the music that Whitney sang, but in addition the visuals that surrounded her.”

Diana Sinclair

Artist Diana Sinclair, mentioned: “Earlier than taking pictures, I spent quite a lot of time consuming not solely the music that Whitney sang, but in addition the visuals that surrounded her.

“Whether or not that be from photoshoots or her music movies, I noticed a typical theme in quite a lot of her work, the empowerment of Black ladies. One among my favourite examples of that was within the music video for her music, I’m Each Lady.

“Whitney’s expertise and presence stands out quite a bit to me as a younger Black girl within the arts. It’s empowering to me to see such optimistic (usually playful) depictions of Black ladies in media, and matriarchal love and perseverance, like within the Biggest Love of All music video and music.

“Within the artworks I created, I wished to spotlight these sides of Whitney within the higher tiers, after which create animation work that merely let Whitney shine whereas bearing on the colourful playful power she had all through her profession.”

“Whitney is an icon for the ages.”

Joshua James, OneOf

Joshua James, OneOf co-founder, mentioned: “Whitney is an icon for the ages.

“We couldn’t be extra excited to be releasing this historic music from the very starting of her journey as an artist.”Music Enterprise Worldwide

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