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On this day in 1988, Whitney Houston has her seventh consecutive No.1 hit with "Where Do Broken Hearts Go," breaking a record held by The Beatles and The Bee Gees.

Whitney arriving at The 1989 American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Whitney won 2 AMAs - one for Favorite Rock/Pop Female and the other for Favorite Soul/R&B Female, virtually sweeping all the major female awards of the night and proving early on that she crossed all genres of music.

Whitney’s music crosses all generations & impacts all types of artists. Here's a great example. We came across this article about rising pop star Betty Who, who cites Whitney as one of her greatest influences saying "her voice, just the sound and the impact, was super influential to me as a woman". You can read the full article below & listen to Betty Who's new Slow Dancing EP here.

In honor of this week's Rainforest Foundation benefit (started by Sting and his wife Trudy Styler), here is Whitney from the 1994 show at Carnegie Hall. She proved she could pretty much do anything by joining the late great opera singer Pavarotti for a chorus of "La Donna e Mobile" from Rigoletto. April 9, 1994.

Whitney performing at The Brit Awards on February 16, 1999 at The London Arena. Whitney performed "It's Not Right But It's Okay". Other performers that night included The Eurythmics with Stevie Wonder and Robbie Williams.

Whitney on the red carpet at VH1 Divas Duets show in Las Vegas in 2003.

Whitney performing at The Plymouth Jazz Festival in Tobago, West Indies on April 27, 2008. Other performers included Rod Stewart and a reunited En Vogue.

Whitney and her friend and mentor Luther Vandross on 3/26/1999 at The Soul Train Awards in Los Angeles. Whitney, along with El Debarge, Kenny Lattimore and Johnny Gill performed "So Amazing" in tribute to Luther who received a special award that night.

In honor of Diana Ross' 70th birthday this week, here are Whitney and Diana singing "You've Got a Friend" at Muhammad Ali's 50th Birthday in 1992 in Beverly Hills.

This photo of Whitney was taken in Atlanta in 2009 at the photo shoot for her Nothing But Love tour book. Here again she used Randee St. Nicholas - one of her fave photographers.

Whitney backstage at Fashion Rocks in London in 2008. This was taken in Whitney's dressing room by her friend, UK photog Richard Young. Whitney's appearance was a total surprise to the audience that night and the fact it was successfully pulled off was a major coup!!! We snuck her in!!! After the show, her dressing room was full of well-wishers. Timbaland had the dressing room next door and he and Whitney joked around.

Whitney performing live at the Naval Air Station in Norfolk, Virginia on March 31, 1991. Only 3,100 people were in the audience and all were either military personnel or their families, although HBO made the broadcast available to 53 million at home.

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