In her 48-years with us Whitney Houston broke numerous charts and sales records.

But on the one year anniversary of her death it’s important to note she also broke barriers in Hollywood. When she starred in the 1992 film “The Bodyguard,” Houston was one of the first black leading actresses to star in a romantic film opposite a white male interest.

Actor Kevin Costner who starred in “The Bodyguard” alongside Houston spoke about the casting decision last year. 

“I was reminded that this would be her first acting role. You could also think about another singer, was the suggestion — maybe somebody white,” said Costner at Houston’s funeral last year. 

The film’s lead song “I Will Always Love You” became the best-selling single by a female artist in music history.

In May 16, 2000, Houston’s record label released “Whitney: The Greatest Hits,” an album that featured her most popular songs. 

Below you’ll find a collection of videos featuring Houston performing songs in the greatest hits collection.


“You Give Good Love”
From the album “Whitney Houston,” 1985 

Written by LaLa



“Saving All My Love for You”
From the album “Whitney Houston,” 1985 

Written by Michael Masser, Gerry Goffin



“Greatest Love of All”
From the album “Whitney Houston,” 1985 

Written by Michael Masser, Linda Creed



“All at Once”
From the album “Whitney Houston,” 1985 

Written by Michael Masser, Jeffrey Osborne



“If You Say My Eyes Are Beautiful” (Duet with Jermaine Jackson) 

 From the album “Precious Moments,” studio album by Jermaine Jackson, 1986 

Written by Elliot Willensky



“Didn’t We Almost Have It All” 

From the album “Whitney,” 1987
Written by Michael Masser, Will Jennings



“Where Do Broken Hearts Go” 

From the album “Whitney,” 1987
Written by Frank Wildhorn, Chuck Jackson



“All the Man That I Need”   

From the album “I’m Your Baby Tonight,” 1990 

Written by Dean Pitchford, Michael Gore



“Run to You” 

From the album “The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album,” 1993 

Written by Allan Rich, Jud Friedman



“I Have Nothing”   

From the album “The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album,” 1993 

Written by David Foster, Linda Thompson



“I Will Always Love You”   

From the album “The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album,” 1993 

Written by Dolly Parton



“Exhale (Shoop Shoop)” 

From the album “Waiting to Exhale Soundtrack,” 1996 

Written by Babyface



“Why Does It Hurt So Bad”   From the album “Waiting to Exhale Soundtrack,” 1996 Written by Babyface



“I Believe in You and Me”   From the album “The Preacher’s Wife Soundtrack,” 1996 

Written by David Wolfert, Sandy Linzer



“Heartbreak Hotel” (Featuring Faith Evans & Kelly Price) 

From the album “My Love Is Your Love,” 1998 

Written by Carsten Schack, Kenneth Karlin, Tamara Savage



“My Love Is Your Love”   From the album “My Love Is Your Love,” 1998 

Written by Wyclef Jean, Jerry Duplessis


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