Watch 6 Of Whitney Houston's Most Iconic Live Performances On The 9th Anniversary Of Her Death

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Feb. 11 2021, Published 1:10 p.m. ET

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It's hard to believe it's been nine years since the world tragically lost Whitney Houston

The music icon died at the age of 48 on February 11, 2012, at a Beverly Hilton hotel where a Grammy party was being held by Clive Davis.

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While she may no longer be with us, her powerful and unrivaled voice continues to live on.

Since the anniversary of her death had us feeling nostalgic, honor the songstress' legacy and scroll through the gallery below to watch six of Houston's most iconic live performances. 


"One Moment In Time" At The Grammy Awards In 1989

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At the 31st Annual Grammy Awards, Houston performed the sentimental ballad "One Moment In Time," which was written in honor of the 1988 Summer Olympics held in Seoul, South Korea. We'd give her a gold medal for singing if we could.

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"I Wanna Dance With Somebody" At Arista's 15th Anniversary In 1990

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On March 17, 1990, Arista Records held their 15th Anniversary Concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, which was also a benefit for AIDS. Houston got the crowd on their feet by giving a lively performance of her mega bop "I Wanna Dance With Somebody."

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The National Anthem At Super Bowl XXV In 1991

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Even 30 years later, it's impossible to listen to Houston's rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" without getting goosebumps. The singer gave a truly patriotic performance before Super Bowl XXV in 1991 in Tampa, which has since been labeled one of the greatest National Anthem versions of all time

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"All The Man That I Need" At The Welcome Home Heroes Concert In 1991

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In March 1991, Houston hosted her Welcome Home Heroes concert from the Naval Air Station in Norfolk, Va., to honor the troops coming back from the Gulf War. The insane vocal runs in her performance of "All The Man I Need" will leave you breathless.

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"I Will Always Love You" At World Music Awards 1994

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Houston performed "I Will Always Love You" during the World Music Awards in 1994. To this day, her performance is widely considered to be best live rendition of the smash single ever. That night, the singing icon won five awards, including World's Best Selling Recording Artist of the Era, World's Best Selling R&B Artist, and World's Best Selling Overall Recording Artist.

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"It’s Not Right But It’s Okay” At The Brit Awards In 1999

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Houston belted out her edgy independent woman anthem "It's Not Right But It's Ok" at The Brit Awards on February 16, 1999, at The London Arena. The sexy leather look proved she wasn't messing around.


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