R&B and pop performer who became the most awarded female singer in history for hits such as "Hold Me" from her record-breaking self-titled album.
She grew up in a musical family with cousin Dionne Warwick and her godmother Aretha Franklin.
She created the soundtrack for and starred in the film The Bodyguard alongside Kevin Costner.
She married Bobby Brown on July 18, 1992. They had a daughter named Bobbi and then divorced on April 24, 2007.
She sang a duet with Mariah Carey on the song "When You Believe" in 1998.