Whitney Houston through the years
We take a look at Whitney's personal and work highlights through the years
1. Whitney Houston Through The Years
Rising star Whitney Houston is seen with music producer Clive Davis in 1983. Davis worked closely with the star and became her mentor. Before becoming a singer Whitney was a teen model and graced the cover of Glamour magazine
2. Whitney Houston Through The Years
22 year old Whitney poses with her Grammy backstage at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles in 1986. Houston won best female pop vocal performance for her song. The star posessed a natural beauty, a slender frame and was 5'8" tall
3. Whitney Houston Through The Years
At 24 Whitney was already an experienced performer. The star was nicknamed 'The Voice' because of her incredible vocal range. She was also a model and one of the very first African-American women to grace the cover of 'Seventeen' magazine
4. Whitney Houston Through The Years
Whitney Houston sings on stage at Wembley Stadium in 1988 during the benefit concert for Nelson Mandela. The 10-hour-long concert "Nelson Mandela, Freedom at 70" was watched by 70,000 fans in the stadium and was televised to 60 countries worldwide.
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Whitney performs at the Super Bowl XXV in 1991. Whitney's talent was nurtured from a young age. Her mother Cissy was a gospel singer, her cousins were none other than Dionne Warwick and Dee Dee Warwick and Whitney's godmother was none other than Aretha Franklin! What a musical CV!
6. Whitney Houston Through The Years
Whitney met musician Bobby Brown in 1989 at the Soul Train Music Awards. The couple dated for three years before marrying in July 1992. Sadly their relationship was tumultuous but the couple stayed together until 2007. At her wedding Whitney wore a dress that really showed off her athletic figure, but she bared no skin.
7. Whitney Houston Through The Years
Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston's relationship produced a child, Bobbi Kristina, born in March 1993.
8. Whitney Houston Through The Years
Whitney Houston and Mary J Blige at the rehearsals for Divas Las Vegas a Concert to Benefit the VH1 Save the Music Foundation at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in 2002. Whitney was celebrated for her talent and her beauty, and despite her troubles she was always well-turned out
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Whitney Houston and Bobbi Kristina Brown arrive at the 2011 Pre-GRAMMY Gala & Salute organised by Whitney's mentor Clive Davis. A year later on the same day Whitney was found dead.