Houston was also known as a consummate humanitarian, forming the Whitney Houston Foundation for Children, an organization that cared for the homeless and children with cancer and AIDS.
In 1983, at age 20, Houston signed a recording contract with Arista Records and began recording music for her self-titled debut album, released in February 1985. The album spent fourteen weeks at number one on the Billboard 200; a record for the most weeks at the top spot by a female artist in the 1980s.... and the rest, as they say, is history.
1985 Whitney Houston
1990 I'm Your Baby Tonight
1992 The Body Guard (Original Soundtrack Album)
1996 The Preacher's Wife (Original Soundtrack Album)
1998 My Love Is Your Love
2000 The Greatest Hits
2001 Love, Whitney
2003 One Wish: The Holiday Album
2005 The Platinum Collection
2007 The Ultimate Collection
2009 I Look To You (video)