(FILES) A file picture taken on July 03, 1988 in Monaco shows US singer Whitney Houston performing at the Monte Carlo Sporting Club. Grammy-winning pop legend and actress Whitney Houston, 48, was found dead on February 11, 2012 in a Beverly Hills hotel, police said. AFP PHOTO CHRISTOPHE SIMON
Whitney Houston would have been 50 today (Aug. 9). Although her troubled personal life overshadowed her musical accomplishments in the last few years of her life leading up to her death on Feb. 11 last year, her legacy lives on. Her legacy includes 31 Billboard Music Awards, 22 American Music Awards, seven Grammys and two Emmys, to name a few.
We will always love you, Whitney.
Here's a tribute to her greatest songs.
Korina Lopez, USA TODAY