Early daysHouston belts out a song in 1986. Even before she became known as a singer, Houston gained fame as a model, and perennial Seventeen Magazine cover girl. She was one of the first women of color to make the teen magazine's cover.
|Houston performing in 1988.|
With MariahHouston and Mariah Carey recorded "When You Believe" as a duet in 1988. When Carey first became popular, she sounded so similar to Houston that many thought Carey's songs were actually Houston singing.
Stunning anthemHouston's performance of the national anthem at the 1991 Super Bowl is thought by some to be one of the best versions of the song ever sung. It was released as a single and reached the Top 20.
'The Bodyguard'In the 1992 film "The Bodyguard," Kevin Costner plays a bodyguard hired to protect Houston's character, a singer, from an unknown stalker.
Moving on to moviesHouston also starred in numerous movies, including 1996's "The Preacher's Wife."
And baby makes threeHouston and Brown are seen with daughter Bobbi Kristina, then 6, in 1998.
In courtHouston and Brown are seen in a Georgia court in 2002. He had been arrested on an outstanding bench warrant for a 1996 DUI.
Pretty in pinkHouston holds her Grammy award for Best Female Rythm and Blues Vocal Performance for "It's Not Right But It's Okay" at the 2000 Grammy Awards.
Divas foreverHouston and Mary J. Blige perform on the "VH1 Divas Las Vegas" concert in 2002.
Dynamic duoBrown and Houston perform during the "VH1 Divas" duets show in Las Vegas in 2003. They wed in 1992, and she gave birth to daughter Bobbi Kristina a year later. The couple divorced in 2007.
In IsraelHusband Bobby Brown and Houston toured Israel in 2003. Here, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon welcomes them to his residence.
Ladies of musicDionne Warwick, Houston and Natalie Cole perform together during a tour in Germany in 2009, the first time the three had ever sung together.
On stageHouston speaks during the 51st Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles in 2009. Six Grammys were among her lifetime total of more than 400 musical honors.
We are familyHouston, cousin Dionne Warwick and Houston's teenage daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, arrive at the 2011 Pre-Grammy Gala in 2011.
London callingHouston performs at the O2 Arena in London on April 25, 2010.
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