Remembering Whitney Houston: Top Five Iconic Performances

Today is music legend Whitney Houston's birthday and she would have been 53 years old.

The superstar died on February 2012 due to cardiac arrest, but today we are not here to focus on her death. We are here to remember how her music gave us all life.

Take a look at the seven-time Grammy award winner's top five performances below.

1. The Pop Diva performed "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" during the 30th Annual Grammy Awards in 1988. This tune was the lead single from Houston's second album, "Whitney," which made history as the first album by a female artist to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

2. The Dolly Parton classic, “I Will Always Love You” was performed live at the 36th Annual Grammy Awards in 1994. This song made is debut as the lead single in the renowned movie The Bodyguard.

3. In 1991, Houston performed the National Anthem at Tampa Bay stadium for Super Bowl XXV. We have seen many artists perform this classic American tune, but none have come close to the icon’s version.

4. This South Africa performance was easily one of her notable hits during her career. "I Have Nothing" also premiered in "The Bodyguard."

5. "The Greatest Love of All" was a knockout performance during the 29th Annual Grammy Awards in 1987. This song was a major hit topping the charts in Europe, Canada, and the U.S.

Check out other artists like Christina Aguilera and Ariana Grande pay tribute to the legend.

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