The Legacy of Whitney Houston's Music

A look back at the career of one of the world's best selling artists.
4:01 | 02/12/12

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Whitney Houston was the golden girl of the music industry one of the best selling artists in the world. Well for more than a decade -- mid eighties to mid ninety's. She sold so -- records made so many memories just how many people she wowed the critics and audiences for that towering. Majestic voice and ABC's Chris Connelly joins us now from our LA bureau has more on the legacy of with. -- music specifically Chris. Good morning to you. Good morning that voiced -- gave you goose -- guys every time your heard it it was mesmerizing. Right from the start today many -- -- that astonishing career. -- Story. Spectacular. Even in an era blessed with pop -- Whitney Houston's voice was the greatest -- generation. From playful dance pop such as the 1985 single -- -- -- know. Some mighty mighty power balance. Such as one moment in time. And her never to be -- National Anthem. I. The Super Bowl in 1991 amid the gulf war a star spangled banner for its time and -- -- You know. Musically she was a once in a lifetime creature a singer who looked like a supermodel and had grown -- in the New Jersey gospel choir. Slow songs like you give good love. And and greatest love of -- would unseal her stardom for the world. -- their power their range and their intensity. But her capacity to blast up tempo tracks. Like I wanna dance with somebody launcher into the MTV stratosphere. She seemed fresh fund irresistibly enthusiastic. Joyful. The epitome of glorious you. As unattainable with their sheer talent -- seen. It was the ideals for so many great voices after her -- Jennifer Hudson police chief keys from Beyonce to Lady Gaga. All acknowledged -- influence. Get Whitney Houston would never know great acclaim for her life performances. And never had it truly successful concert -- -- late ninety's the records were fewer and concerns about her plentiful. -- comeback album in 2009. Suffers singing in lower keys than she once -- subsequent performances. There's little to quiet fears that -- extraordinary vocal instrument was gone. That so incomparable voice -- -- -- be stilled forever. Even more heartbreaking. Than the -- stored for perhaps her best known record this kind of place. Done for the film the bodyguard. Whose title is today on the lips of millions of her devoted. Fans I will always love you. That oddly enough was not the songs he initially was going to sing at the bodyguard. The original song they want -- to -- also has a sadly apt title for her many fans. What becomes of the broken -- Guys I take Chris we were here with stand behind -- -- and and and whatever video just coming your piece we go oh that's right all that's -- just remember her. So much thank you Chris.

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