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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 21: The London Gospel Factory Choir sing as a waxwork of the late singer Whitney Houston is unveiled at Madame Tussauds on October 21, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Whether through her award winning mainstream and gospel music, or through her amazing acting skills, international superstar, Whitney Houston was known for touching the lives of everyone she came across.

2009 American Music Awards - Show

LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 22: Singer Whitney Houston accepts the Winner of International – Favorite Artist Award onstage at the 2009 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 22, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Whitney Elizabeth Houston, born August 9, 1963 in Newark, New Jersey, beloved mother, singer and actress, was cited as the most awarded female artist of all time by Guiness World Records and is, to this day, one of the best selling music artists of all time with 200 million records sold worldwide.

Whitney Houston Performs In Milan

MILAN, ITALY – MAY 03: Whitney Houston performs at Mediolanum Forum on May 3, 2010 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

Houston released seven studio albums and two soundtrack albums, all of which have been certified diamond, multi-platinum, platinum or gold. Her crossover appeal and presence on MTV, starting with her video for “How Will I Know,” paved the way for many female African-American artists…

Whitney Houston - How Will I Know (Official Music Video)

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Whitney began singing in church as a child and became a background vocalist while in high school. She eventually signed to a major record label at the young age of 19. To this day, she is the only artist to have seven consecutive number-one singles on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

2010 BET Honors - Show

WASHINGTON – JANUARY 16: Whitney Houston (C) reacts when Ne-Yo annouces that her Album has gone double platinum durng the 2010 BET Honors at the Warner Theatre on January 16, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Houston made her acting debut in the romantic thriller The Bodyguard in 1992. She recorded six songs for the film’s soundtrack, including “I Will Always Love You”, which received a Grammy Award for Record of the Year and became the best selling single by a woman in music history…

Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You

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The soundtrack album also received a Grammy Award for Album of the Year; it remains the best-selling soundtrack album in history!  Here’s a throwback snippet…

Houston made other high-profile film appearances and contributed/produced their accompanying soundtracks, such as Waiting to Exhale in 1995 and The Preacher’s Wife in 1996. The Preacher’s Wife soundtrack went on to become the best-selling gospel album in history…

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1,132 Likes, 30 Comments - Whit Houston (@legendofwhitney) on Instagram: "(The preacher's wife 1996) "Put on the armor " #whitneyweek #whitneyhouston #nippy #whitney..."

She met R&B singer Bobby Brown at the 1989 Soul Train Music Awards. After a three-year courtship, the two were married on July 18, 1992. On March 4, 1993, Houston gave birth to their daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown(March 4, 1993 – July 26, 2015), the couple’s only child…

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2,382 Likes, 21 Comments - Robert Rafaél ???????????? (@lil_rob_98) on Instagram: "Now's she celebrating what would've been her 26th birthday with her mama. Happy birthday in heaven..."

Houston had later revealed during an interview in 1993 with Barbara Walters that she had had a miscarriage during the filming of The Bodyguard.

Houston was found dead Feb. 11, 2012, in a hotel bathtub in Beverly Hills, just hours before music stars began to gather at the hotel for the annual Clive Davis pre-Grammy party at which Houston, then mounting a come-back, was expected.

2011 Pre-GRAMMY Gala And Salute To Industry Icons Honoring David Geffen - Show

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – FEBRUARY 12: Producer Clive Davis (L) and singer Whitney Houston speak onstage at the 2011 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute To Industry Icons Honoring David Geffen at Beverly Hilton on February 12, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Instead, Whitney became the victim of an accidental drowning brought on by heart disease and longtime cocaine abuse, as the Los Angeles coroner found weeks later. She was laid to rest at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, New Jersey.

Whitney Elizabeth Houston — Your legacy will continue through the music and impact you’ve made in the hearts and souls of millions. Continue to rest in Paradise.

Whitney Houston - I Have Nothing (Official Video)

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