The late Whitney Houston, born to R&B/gospel singer Cissy Houston, was seemingly destined for musical greatness since her earliest days. She was a member of the New Hope Baptist Junior Choir in Newark, New Jersey, and became a powerful soloist by age 11. As the goddaughter of singing legend Aretha Franklin, the young Whitney was singing backup for artists like Chaka Khan and Lou Rawls while still a teenager.
Although her career was mired in drugs and a deeply troubled marriage, Houston remains one of the most successful female singers in the history of modern music.
Among her greatest hits are:
- You Give Good Love (1984)
- So Emotional (1987)
- Didn't We Almost Have it All (1987)
- I Will Always Love You (1992)
- I'm Every Woman (1993)
- Exhale (1995)
- When You Believe (1998)
- It's Not Right But it's Okay (1999)