I Will Always Love You: Whitney Houston’s Best Pop Moments
It’s “The Voice’s” birthday (the woman, not the show), and we will always love her. MadameNoire highlights 15 moments in which the iconic and barrier-breaking Whitney Houston blessed the world with her voice or talent in what’s known as her best pop moments of all time.
That time her debut album, “Whitney Houston,” became the best-selling debut album by a female artist ever.
That time her sophomore album, “Whitney,” debuted a top the Billboard 200 — making her the first female performer to debut at number one.
That time she garnered seven consecutive number one pop hits on the Billboard Hot 100: “Saving All My Love for You,” “How Will I Know,” “Greatest Love of All,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me),” “Didn’t We Almost Have It All,” “So Emotional” and “Where Do Broken Hearts Go.”
That time she performed in South Africa for Nelson Mandela and the newly unified nation. The broadcast aired lived on HBO and proceeds were donated to South African charities.
That time no one thought she had anything in common with Bobby Brown when they met at the 1989 Soul Train Music Awards — started a courtship, eventually married in 1992 and had daughter Bobbi Kristina in 1993.
That time she performed and allegedly lip-synced “The Star Spangled Banner” — creating a controversy and yet a top 20 hit.
That time her “Welcome Home Heroes” concert for Gulf War veterans and their families gave HBO its highest ratings ever.
That time she recorded and released one of the most successful songs of all time, “I Will Always Love You.”
That time “The Bodyguard” soundtrack won two of the highest Grammys “Album of the Year” and “Record of the Year.” Plus, the soundtrack won eight American Music Awards and 11 Billboard Awards.
That time “The Bodyguard” became the highest-selling album by a female artist ever with sales of 45 million worldwide.
That time she co-starred in “Waiting to Exhale” with Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine and Lela Rochon — breaking down doors for black women as strong leads in romantic dramedies.
That time “The Preacher’s Wife” became the most popular gospel album of all time.
That time she produced and co-starred in a TV film for “Cinderella” and it was a critically-acclaimed success especially for its diverse cast.
That time she made a comeback with “My Love is Your Love.” Although, it wasn’t as popular as previous album, she still scored many hits, which boosted the album’s sales and awards contention.
That time in 2009 the Guinness Book of World Records named her the most awarded and accomplished female artist of all time.