Some of the biggest music stars in the world have paid tribute to late singer Whitney Houston on what would have been her 49th birthday.

Leading the tributes on Twitter for the ‘I Will Always Love You’ star, who passed away in February, was rap mogul Jay-Z.

The hip hop King urged fans to join him in remembering the legendary hitmaker, writing,

“Happy Birthday Whitney! Retweet this out of respect for the legend, Whitney Houston! R.I.P.”

His music protégé Rihanna also paid her respects, adding,

“Happy Birthday Whitney Houston! You will always be in my heart! #IWillAlwaysLoveYou.”

And Whitney’s ‘Sparkle’ co-star Jordin Sparks posted a snap of the pair together, along with the caption,

"Happy Birthday Whitney! I can't wait 4 everyone to see you #Sparkle on August 17! I love you & miss you so much."

Meanwhile, her daughter Bobbi Kristina also wrote a heartfelt message to her famous mother.

"Once it hits 12am mommy it's your birthday&I am going2celebrate it2thee fullest!

"Bc YOU deserve it damn it, YOU deaerveNothingburtheBEST [sic]!"

Written by Sophie Barnett

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