- GRAMMY Live
It's Not Right But It's Okay
I Will Always Love You
I Will Always Love You
The Bodyguard - Original Soundtrack Album
I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
Saving All My Love For You
Arguably one of the most successful female pop singers of all time, Whitney Houston achieved more in her nearly three-decade career than most artists could hope to imagine. She sold more than 170 million combined albums, songs and videos, and became one of a few artists with the distinction of performing the most times on the annual GRAMMY Awards, having graced the telecast stage eight times over the years.
Born Aug. 9, 1963, in Newark, N.J., Houston grew up singing in church, taking after her gospel/R&B singing mother, Cissy Houston. As a teenager, Whitney Houston provided background vocals on recordings for Chaka Khan. In 1983 she was discovered by legendary music executive Clive Davis, with whom she forged a lifelong professional relationship and friendship. Houston's career was officially launched with the release of her 1985 self-titled debut album, garnering a GRAMMY nomination for the prestigious Album Of The Year honor. She won her first GRAMMY that same year for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female for the No. 1 hit "Saving All My Love For You."
Throughout her career, Houston released nine albums that peaked in the Top 20 on the Billboard 200 (including four No. 1 albums), and charted more than 20 Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 singles (including 11 No. 1 hits). Houston's talents yielded plenty of gold over the years. She garnered an impressive 25 GRAMMY nominations, winning six, including Record Of The Year for "I Will Always Love You," a song featured in The Bodyguard, a film in which she starred. Months prior to the release of her final feature film, Sparkle, Houston died Feb. 11 on the eve of the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards. She was 48.
On Nov. 16, 2012, The Recording Academy aired "We Will Also Love You: A GRAMMY Salute To Whitney Houston" featuring performances by GRAMMY winners Yolanda Adams, Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Usher, and CeCe Winans. On Feb. 9, 2013, The Academy aired "The GRAMMYs Will Go On: A Death In The Family," a one-hour special on the CBS Television Network that examined how the telecast's producers, host and performers made last-minute changes to the program against the backdrop of tragic and unforeseen circumstances.