Whitney Houston, the two-time Emmy Award-winning, six-time Grammy Award-winning, 30 Billboard Music Award-winning and 22 American Music Award-winning artist has died at the age of 48.
Houston was known as the Queen of Pop by many in the music industry, for her powerful voice and ability to turn a song into a commercial success. She was so successful that the Guinness Book of World Records recognized Houston as the most awarded female song-writer of all time.
As a tribute to her brilliance, we count down the top five Whitney Houston singles of all time:
1. I Will Always Love You
As part of the soundtrack to Houston's debut as an actress in the film The Bodyguard, the ballad singer performed one of her greatest performance of her studio career. The single had the longest run at number one of any of Houston's singles, spending 14 weeks at the top of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts.
2. The Greatest Love of All
In her self-titled debut album, Houston captured the hearts of many with her song The Greatest Love of All, which described the challenges faced during life and remaining strong in the face of adversity. The song was Houston's biggest hit until she appeared on The Bodyguard soundtrack.
3. I'm Every Woman
Another hit from The Bodyguard soundtrack was I'm Every Woman, which was originally recorded by Chaka Khan in 1978. Houston, who sang backup on Khan's version, re-released the song under her own name in 1992.
4. I Wanna Dance With Somebody
The first single from Houston's second album, Whitney, was greeted with praise from fans all around the world. That praise quickly turned into commercial success. The song won the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1988.
5. It's Not Right But It's Okay
From her fourth studio album, titled My Love Is Your Love, came another classic from the talented songstress. The song peaked at number 4 on the Billboard charts and won the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.