In her 48-years with us Whitney Houston broke numerous charts and sales records.
But on the one year anniversary of her death it’s important to note she also broke barriers in Hollywood. When she starred in the 1992 film “The Bodyguard,” Houston was one of the first black leading actresses to star in a romantic film opposite a white male interest.
Actor Kevin Costner who starred in “The Bodyguard” alongside Houston spoke about the casting decision last year.
“I was reminded that this would be her first acting role. You could also think about another singer, was the suggestion – maybe somebody white,” said Costner at Houston’s funeral last year.
The film’s lead song “I Will Always Love You” became the best-selling single by a female artist in music history.
In May 16, 2000, Houston’s record label released “Whitney: The Greatest Hits,” an album that featured her most popular songs.
Below you’ll find a collection of videos featuring Houston performing songs in the greatest hits collection.
“You Give Good Love” From the album “Whitney Houston,” 1985
Written by LaLa
“Saving All My Love for You” From the album “Whitney Houston,” 1985
Written by Michael Masser, Gerry Goffin
“Greatest Love of All” From the album “Whitney Houston,” 1985
Written by Michael Masser, Linda Creed
“All at Once” From the album “Whitney Houston,” 1985
Written by Michael Masser, Jeffrey Osborne
“If You Say My Eyes Are Beautiful” (Duet with Jermaine Jackson)
From the album “Precious Moments,” studio album by Jermaine Jackson, 1986
Written by Elliot Willensky
“Didn’t We Almost Have It All”
From the album “Whitney,” 1987 Written by Michael Masser, Will Jennings