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Whitney, her mother Cissy and her father John at home in East Orange, New Jersey early on in Whitney's career. This was from the early mid-80s.

This photo is from The Soul Divas Tour, a special tour of Whitney, Dionne Warwick and Natalie Cole that took place in July of 2004 outside the U.S. They did dates in Germany and in Asia. Each did their own sets but Whitney teamed with Dionne for "Wishin' and Hopin'" and all three did "That's What Friends are For" at the end of the show.

Whitney onstage in Johannesburg, South Africa during her special shows in South Africa in 1994.

Whitney with her friends Kelly Price and Faith Evans around the time they recorded "Heartbreak Hotel".

Whitney in her modeling days - on the cover of the November 1981 Seventeen Magazine. She was one of the first African American models to grace the cover of a fashion magazine.

In 2009, Whitney was honored as International Artist of the Year by the American Music Awards.

January 2000 - Whitney performing at Radio City Music Hall in New York for the Roy Jones boxing match. Roy Jones was a huge Whitney fan and had personally requested that she sing at the match. A boxing match was a very rare occurrence at Radio City.

Whitney at the 1988 American Music Awards holding her award for Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist. She beat out Janet Jackson and Madonna who were also nominated in that category.

Whitney Houston's first ever solo televised concert. Following her historic performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" during the 1991 Super Bowl, Whitney decided to carry it over into a concert to honor the troops and their families. Many of the troops were returning home from the Gulf War. The concert was broadcast live on HBO (Home Box Office). The cable network agreed to unscramble its signal allowing it to be available to over 53 million cable households. The concert was open to only 3,100 people, all of whom were either military personnel or their families. The show won a Cable ACE award for "Performance music special" in 1992.

1986 - Whitney at one of Clive's pre Grammy parties at a table with a serious group of singers: left to right: Dionne Warwick, Clive Davis, Donna Summer, Whitney and Cissy Houston.

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