(LOS ANGELES TIMES) -- Whitney Houston, who died Saturday in Beverly Hills, burst on the scene with her debut album in February 1985.
There have been turbulent times in the last decade or so, but Houston's status as one of the top-selling female singers ever is not questioned.
As of 2010, Houston had won the most awards of any female artist ever--415--according to Guinness World Records, including two Emmys, six Grammys, 30 Billboard Music Awards and 22 American Music Awards.
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Here are a few of the performances from the artist often nicknamed "The Voice."