Whitney Houston dominated the pop music charts for most of two decades. From 1984-1999, she had 11 No. 1 pop hits and an additional 11 top 10s. Here are some of the most memorable.
Hold Me with Teddy Pendergrass (1984) The 20-year-old ingenue more than holds her own on this duet with the R&B legend. It was the first release from her debut, Whitney Houston, and appeared on his Love Language.
You Give Good Love (1984) The sultry ballad gave the singer her first No. 1 R&B hit, but also established her as a crossover pop star by rising to No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Saving All My Love For You (1985) Houston's first No. 1 pop hit finds her holding out hope for happiness with a married man. It was the start of seven chart-toppers in a row. It was also her first of three female pop vocals Grammy winners.
How Will I Know (1985) The exuberant dance track showed a more playful side as she ponders whether the guy she likes feels the same way.
Greatest Love of All (1986) Her cover of the poignant song originally recorded by George Benson for the film Muhammad Ali became one of her most memorable hits.
I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) (1987) This Narada Michael Walden-produced dance jam won Houston her second pop female Grammy.
Didn't We Almost Have It All (1987) A regret-tinged breakup tune that was nominated for Grammy song of the year.
Where Do Broken Hearts Go (1988) The melancholy ballad was her record seventh straight No. 1, and made her the first female artist with four from the same album (Whitney).
I'm Your Baby Tonight (1990) The edgy title track from her third album went to No. 1 and was nominated for a Grammy.
All the Man That I Need (1990) Her ballad about keeping love strong during tough times features a Kenny G sax solo.
I Will Always Love You (1992) Houston's signature song, which was written by Dolly Parton and produced by David Foster, spent 14 weeks at No. 1. It also fueled phenomenal sales of the soundtrack to the hit Kevin Costner film The Bodyguard, in which Houston also starred. She won Grammys for record of the year and female pop vocal, and The Bodyguard won album of the year.
Exhale (Shoop Shoop) (1995) Ballad about letting go was written and produced by Babyface for the Waiting to Exhale soundtrack.
Heartbreak Hotel with Faith Evans and Kelly Price (1998) A resolute Houston bounces back from love's pain with the help of a pair of soulful girlfriends.
It's Not Right but It's Okay (1998) Houston puts an unfaithful lover on blast on the track from My Love Is Your Love. It won her her sixth and final Grammy, for R&B vocal performance