On April 20th, 1991, some friends of mine and I drove to Rupp Arena in Lexington and saw the opening night of Whitney Houston's I'm Your Baby Tonight World Tour- from the SECOND ROW FLOOR!  She was incredible and, because we knew basically every to every song she sang, there were several moments during that course of that show in which she pointed to us, smiled and sang right at us. Whitney was a diva, a legend and, despite her tragic passing on February 11th, 2012, she remains a legend. There's no doubt that Whitney Houston owned one of the greatest singing voices of all time.

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Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Here are a few examples for you. These represent some of my favorite live performances ever by Whitney.

There's this classic from the Grammy Awards!

Whitney's best live music video.

This mashup, which includes Whitney's fiery version of the Broadway anthem, "And I Am Telling You (I'm Not Going)".

Whitney's Christmas classic.

And, of course, her version of The Star-Spangled Banner, which many people consider to be the definitive National Anthem performance.

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Here's some fun news for Whitney Houston fans. The RiverPark Center in downtown Owensboro just announced a new event.  That concert tribute is called The Greatest Love of All and it's coming to town on August 3rd.

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Vittorio Zunino/Getty Images

According to the RiverPark Center, the show's a two-hour journey through Whitney's greatest hits. Those hits include: I Will Always Love You, I Wanna Dance with Somebody, How Will I Know, One Moment in Time, I Have Nothing, Run to You, Didn't We Almost Have It All, The Greatest Love of All, I'm Every Woman, Queen of the Night, Exhale (Shoop Shoop) and more.

Tickets for The Greatest Love of All go on sale to the general public on Friday, May 5th at 9am CST at the RiverPark Center's box office and online at the RiverParkCenter.org.


Check Out the Best-Selling Album From the Year You Graduated High School

Do you remember the top album from the year you graduated high school? Stacker analyzed Billboard data to determine just that, looking at the best-selling album from every year going all the way back to 1956. Sales data is included only from 1992 onward when Nielsen's SoundScan began gathering computerized figures.

Going in chronological order from 1956 to 2020, we present the best-selling album from the year you graduated high school.

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