It's been one year since Whitney Houston died at age 48. Here's a look at the legendary singer through the years.
1985: Born Aug. 9, 1963, in Newark, N.J., Whitney Houston burst onto the scene with the release of her self-titled debut album, which produced such smash hits as "Saving All My Love," "How Will I Know" and "Greatest Love of All."
March 2, 1988: Whitney Houston poses with her Grammy after being named Best Pop Vocal Performer-Female at the 30th annual Grammy Awards. Houston has won more awards than any other female artist, including 2 Emmy Awards, 6 Grammy Awards, 16 Billboard Music Awards, and 22 American Music Awards. She had a rocky personal life once she married Bobby Brown the year after this photo was taken.
Jan. 27, 1991: Houston performs "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Super Bowl XXV in Tampa, Florida. After the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, her version of the song was re-released and proceeds were donated to 9/11 first responders.
1992: Houston made her film debut in "The Bodyguard" opposite Kevin Costner, and sang several songs on the soundtrack, which became a multiplatinum seller and Grammy Award winner. It also spawned the smash hit "I Will Always Love You."
2009: Whitney Houston releases album "I Look to You," her first album in six years.
Nov. 23, 1992: Whitney Houston and her husband Bobby Brown arrive at the premiere of the movie "The Bodyguard" in Los Angeles, Calif. the couple had a daughter, Bobbi Kristina Houston Brown, in 1990.
Dec. 8, 1993: Whitney Houston poses with husband Bobby Brown at the 1993 Billboard Music Awards. Houston received 11 awards including No. 1 world single.
May 4, 1994: American singer and actress Whitney Houston smiles as she receives three World Music Awards in Monte Carlo.
Dec. 19, 1995: Whitney Houston (L) arrives for the premiere of the movie "Waiting to Exhale" with husband Bobby Brown, in New York.
Houston, here with cousin Dionne Warwick, came from a famous musical family.
April 6, 1996: Houston holds the Image Award she received for outstanding female recording artist at the 27th National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People's Image Awards.
Oct. 27, 1997: Houston and Brown pose for photographers as they arrive for the East coast premiere of "Cinderella" in New York City.
Nov. 20, 1998: Houston poses with Arista Records chief Clive Davis during a album signing appearance at the Virgin Mega Store in New York on Nov. 19, shortly after Houston's album "My Love is Your Love" was released worldwide.
Nov. 13, 1999: U.S. singer Whitney Houston displays her Bambi 1999 media award in Berlin.
April 11, 2000: Houston performs at the Arista Records 25th anniversary television special in Los Angeles. Houston had canceled her performance at the Academy Awards just weeks earlier. The years 2000-2005, Houston later acknowledged, were marked by substance abuse and a volatile relationship with her husband, chronicled, in part, in the reality show "Being Bobby Brown."
Sept. 7, 2001: Houston participates in Michael Jackson's "30th Anniversary Celebration, The Solo Years" at New York's Madison Square Garden. Three days later, Houston failed to show up at Jackson's second concert, sparking a fast-spreading rumor that she had died. Her publicist released a statement saying Houston was "perfectly fine" and at home with her family in New Jersey.
Nov. 14, 2002: Whitney Houston performs during the MTV Europe Music Awards ceremony at Palau Sant Jordi pavillion in Barcelona.
May 30, 2003: Houston is photographed in the swimming pool of a hotel near the Dead Sea. She was in Israel with her husband, Bobby Brown, to visit "friends and family" among the Black Hebrews, an African-American community that moved to Israel in 1969 and settled in the southern town of Dimona.
Houston and Brown on a trip to Jerusalem in 2003.
Houston and Bobby Brown appear together onstage at a VH1 event in 2003.
Aug. 7, 2004: Singer and actress Whitney Houston (C), a producer on the family comedy motion picture "The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement," poses with her Brown and their daughter Bobbi (L) before the premiere of the film at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif.
Oct. 26, 2005: Houston speaks at the taping of "25 Strong: The BET Silver anniversary celebration" at the Shrine auditorium in Los Angeles.
Sept. 12, 2006: In 2006, Houston began her comeback. She appears here with Clive Davis, founder of J Records, arriving at the 15th annual Society of Singers ELLA Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Feb. 10, 2007: Houston attends the Clive Davis pre-Grammy party in Beverly Hills, Calif. In 2007, Houston divorced Bobby Brown and got custody of their daughter Bobbi.
Feb. 9, 2008: Singer Whitney Houston gestures at the Clive Davis pre-Grammy party in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Jan. 16, 2010: Whitney Houston reacts after receiving the BET Honors for Entertainment in Washington. In 2009, she received some harsh critical reviews, particularly for a poorly performed concert in Australia, but she went on to win International Artist of the Year at the 2009 American Music Awards in November and then was honored at this event just a couple months later.
Whitney Houston performs at the Pre-Grammy Gala & Salute to Industry Icons with Clive Davis in Beverly Hills, California in 2011.
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