"Whitney Houston was inarguably one of the biggest female pop stars of all time. Her accomplishments as a hitmaker were extraordinary; just to scratch the surface, she became the first artist ever to have seven consecutive singles hit number one, and her 1993 Dolly Parton cover "I Will Always Love You" became nothing less than the biggest hit single in rock history."
Steve Huey for Allmusic.com
Whitney Houston was a successful teen model, having appeared on the cover of Seventeen Magazine, actress and film producer.
Soul, R&B, and pop music's most sophisticated voice.
The soft-voiced romantic crooner who set hearts aflutter.
The most popular solo music artist of all time.
The term covers subgenres like hard bop and free jazz.
Black music finely crafted and packaged for the masses.
The sound of young America masterminded by Berry Gordy.
Combines rhythm & blues and gospel music styles.
Soul gets high.
Rock loses the roll but gains amplitude and attitude.