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Remembering Whitney: The Music Icon Through the Years

whitney houston won Grammys, our hearts and so much more for giving the world so many great performances and influencing so much of the talent we see in the music industry today. On the anniversary of his unfortunate and untimely passing, check out some of Nippy’s best music videos.

1. Whitney Houston performing

Whitney Houston on stage

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JULY 1986: Pop singer Whitney Houston performs on stage in July 1986. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) vertical, people, one person, arts culture and entertainment, USA, adult, one woman only, adults only , looking at camera Waist up,portrait,performance,singer,pop,stage,Whitney Houston,acr071601,acr071642

2. Whitney Houston performing

Whitney Houston on stage

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MERRILLVILLE, IN – JANUARY 1985: Singer Whitney Houston performs at the Holiday Star Theater in Merrillville, Indiana in JANUARY 1985. (Photo by Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) vertical, people, one person, arts culture and entertainment, United States ,looking at camera,waist,portrait,performance,singer,Whitney Houston,vacation,indiana,acr071601,acr071642,january 1985,star theater,merrillville

3. Whitney Houston

whitney houston

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American singer Whitney Houston, wearing a striped circular skirt, 1987. (Photo by Ebet Roberts/Redferns) people,vertical,one person,arts culture and entertainment,adults,one woman only,adults only,music,singer,dance ,striped, whitney houston, black and white, american, three quarter, circle, skirt, diry 18157, microphone, j166138907

4. Whitney Houston at the AMAs

Whitney Houston at the AMAs

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JUNE 6: Pop singer Whitney Houston holds an American Music Award which she won on June 6, 1986. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) vertical, celebrities, people, one person, arts culture and entertainment, USA ,adult,one woman only,adults only,music,singer,california,city of los angeles,maintain,pop,whitney houston,winner,big hair,american music awards,pop music

5. 2011 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Tribute to Industry Icons Honoring David Geffen – Arrivals

2011 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Tribute to Industry Icons Honoring David Geffen - Arrivals

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA – FEBRUARY 12: Singer Whitney Houston (L) and Bobbi Kristina Brown arrive at the 2011 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Tribute to Industry Icons Honoring David Geffen at the Beverly Hilton on February 12, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) vertical,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,usa,arrival,music,singer,california,women,daughter,whitney houston,beverly hills,awards,gala,the beverly hilton hotel, respect,industry,grammy awards,icon,salute,53rd grammy awards,david geffen,bobbi kristina brown

6. Whitney Houston performs at the Jones Beach Theater

Whitney Houston performs at the Jones Beach Theater

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American pop and R&B singer Whitney Houston performs onstage at the Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, New York on August 2, 1986. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images) microphone, photography, celebrities, people, one person, arts culture and entertainment, horizontal, usa, music, concert, performance, female singer, african american ethnicity, women, north america, 1980-1989, whitney houston, black and white, archival, three quarter length, popular music concert ,incidental people,human-interest,audio equipment,performing arts event,new york state,pop music,r&b,jones beach theater,wantagh

7. Bobbi Kristina Brown, Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown [& Family]

Bobbi Kristina Brown, Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown [& Family]

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Pop singer Whitney Houston seated w. singer husband Bobby Brown, who holds their baby girl Bobbi (without a cap). (Photo by Ron Wolfson/Getty Images) vertical, color image, photography, celebrities, arts culture and entertainment, family, adult, looking at camera, singer, sitting, holding, women, men, girl, child, daughters, father, Whitney houston, brown, bobby brown – singer, big hair, husband, headwear, 1994, bobbi kristina brown – tv personality, cap – hat, baby – human age

8. 26th Annual NAACP Image Awards

26th Annual NAACP Image Awards

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26TH ANNUAL NAACP IMAGE AWARDS – Pictured: Winner Whitney Houston at the 26th NAACP Image Awards held on January 5, 1994 – (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images) vertical, color image, celebrities, People, clothing, one person, arts culture and entertainment, musician, USA, adults, looking at camera, portrait, television show, smiling, singer, California ,city of los angeles,women,dress,fashion,event,whitney houston,award ,annual event,formal dress,winner,choice,long sleeve,naacp image awards,velvet,statue,womenswear,1994

9. Ron Galella Archives – 2011 Archive Photos

Ron Galella Archives - 2011 Archive Photos

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Singer Whitney Houston attends the 46th Annual United Negro College Fund/Frederick D. Patterson Award Dinner honoring Whitney Houston on March 8, 1990 at the Sheraton Center in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images) vertical, people, one person, arts culture and entertainment, attendance, united states, new york city, music, film industry, singer, whitney houston, award , annual event , dinner, United Negro College fund

10. Whitney Houston

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Whitney Houston on 29.10.1990 in München / Munich. (Photo by Fryderyk Gabowicz/picture alliance via Getty Images) photography,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,hat,portrait,music,singer,fashion,1990-1999,germany,whitney houston,munich,couch,gospel music, soul music, posture

11. Whitney Houston

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Whitney Houston – Die US-american Sängerin Whitney Houston. (Photo by ZIK Images/United Archives via Getty Images) vertical, color image, photography, topix, 1990-1999, germany, whitney houston, human-interest

12. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

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THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JOHNNY CARSON – Pictured: (lr) singer Whitney Houston, guest host Jay Leno on December 11, 1990 (Photo by Gary Null/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images) celebrities ,arts culture and entertainment,Horizontal,musician,usa,adults,portrait,tv show,smiling,singer,california,desk,women,two people,night,dress,1990-1999,whitney Houston,black and white,guest, laugh,choice,jacket,burbank ,jay leno – tv host,the tonight show with jay leno,talkshow,womenswear,1991,1990,johnny carson,the tonight show with johnny carson,interview – event

13. Whitney Houston…

Whitney Houston...

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CANADA – AUGUST 22: Whitney Houston (Photo by Ron Bull/Toronto Star via Getty Images) vertical, celebrities, people, one person, arts culture and entertainment, canada, 1980-1989, whitney houston, archive, human-interest, toronto, ontario – Canada

14. United States: Whitney Houston

United States: Whitney Houston

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Whitney Houston receives the United Negro College Fund Award in New York. July 1988. (Photo by Walter McBride/Corbis via Getty Images) vertical, photography, people, one person, new york city, portrait, portrait, singer, 1980-1989, whitney houston, awards, archival, incidental people, human-interest, united black college fund

15. United States: Whitney Houston

United States: Whitney Houston

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Whitney Houston attends Barbra Streisand’s ‘One Voice’ concert in Malibu, California. September 1986 (Photo by Walter McBride/Corbis via Getty Images) vertical, photography, people, one person, assistant, looking at camera, portrait, portrait, concert, 1980-1989, whitney houston, archival, human-interest, malibu, barbra streisand

16. Whitney Houston

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Whitney Houston, American pop and R&B singer, Rome, Italy, 1986. (Photo by Luciano Viti/Getty Images) vertical, color image, photography, arts culture and entertainment, music, singer, italy, 1980-1989, whitney houston, archive , pop music, rome – italy

17. Whitney Houston at Wembley Arena

Whitney Houston at Wembley Arena

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American R&B, Soul, Gospel and Pop singer Whitney Houston (1963 – 2012) at Wembley Arena, London, 19/10/1986. (Photo by Steve Rapport/Getty Images) , Whitney Houston, archives, stadium, three quarters, human-interest, audio equipment, performing arts event, pop music, gospel music, r&b, soul music, wembley, black culture, letter b