The Recording Industry Association of America announced that Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" is now certified at 2x Platinum with the integration of digital streams into its program. Get more details here.
Whitney Houston began her modeling career in 1980 when she was 16 years old. She was discovered in New York by an agent for Click Model Management, Inc. and later signed with the prestigious Wilhemina Models agency. Her fashion spreads and photos appeared in Seventeen, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Mademoiselle and Young Miss. While she possessed a "girl-next-door" charm, she also had what one photographer called a "million dollar smile" and a "personality that absolutely came alive whenever the camera focused in on her." You can see all of these qualities captured in this photograph from Seventeen.
This photo from February 2009 shows Whitney Houston performing at the Grammy Salute to Industry Icons honoring Clive Davis before the 51st Annual Grammy Awards. Whitney performed a set of some of her greatest hits on this night, including a spectacular rendition of "It's Not Right But It's Okay." She would release her album I Look To You in August later that year.