Whitney Houston's musical passion and remarkable talent ensured that she would leave a lasting mark on the music world.
- Whitney had music in her blood - Dionne Warwick is her cousin, Aretha Franklin her Godmother, and her mom Cissy a backing singer for Elvis Presley and Luther Vandross.
- Her debut album "Whitney Houston" became the best-selling debut album by a female artist at the time of its release. Rolling Stone named it the best album of 1986 and was ranked 254 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
- She was awarded a Guiness World Record in 2009 for The Most Awarded Female Artist of All Time. Whitney had over 400 awards recognizing her musical career.