By Poelano Malema
February 11 marks nine years since iconic star Whitney Houston died.
The remarkable singer passed away on 11 February 2012 in Beverly Hills, California, United States.
ABC news reports that Houston was found face down in a water-filled bathtub with drug paraphernalia nearby.
Houston achieved a lot in her music career, which she started at the age of 14 when she became a backing vocalist for Michael Zager Band’s single, ‘Life’s a Party’.
She also sang background vocals for Chaka Khan and Lou Rawls, before starting her solo career at the age of 22.
According to biography.com, Houston’s first four albums, released between 1985 and 1992, amassed global sales in excess of 86-million copies.
The star has released seven studio albums, six compilations, two soundtrack albums, five box sets, six extended plays, and 57 singles.
She has sold over 200-million combined album, singles, and videos worldwide.
Houston made history by becoming the first female artist to enter the Billboard album charts at #1 and the first black artist to have three RIAA Diamond certified albums.
According to whitneyhouston.com, she is the most awarded female artist of all time. As of 2006, the superstar already had 411 awards, which include six Grammy Awards and 22 American Music Awards.
Below are Houston’s biggest hits, including ‘I Will Always Love You’, which currently has over one-billion views on YouTube.
Image courtesy of YouTube screenshot.