Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer and actress. She is one of the most-awarded and best-selling recording artists of all time, with sales of over 200 million records worldwide. Known for her powerful and soulful vocals, Houston has influenced many singers in popular music.
It’s clear that Whitney has loved gospel music from a young age. It showed in her live shows, where she always included gospel songs in the setlist — and even in the success of The Preacher’s Wife soundtrack, which became the biggest selling gospel album of all time.