Whitney Houston was arguably the second most famous female pop star in the 1980s.

Her untimely death at 48 hears old is, while unfortunate, was probably not a big surprise to many.

Houston set the standard for pop-soul singers in the ’80s. She was vibrant in the 1980s, sharing her passion for music and life with complete enthusiasm.

In the last two decades however, it appeared the Whitney had lost her way and no longer had anything in her life that she was as passionate about as music.

If you grew up in the 1980s like I did, then you will remember the seemingly endless hits played constantly on MTV.

Whitney Houston left behind a legacy of incredible songs and a career that influenced many female singers since.

Here are four of our favorites in tribute to Whitney Houston and her legacy in Music and Film.

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R.I.P Whitney
August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012