The music world lost one of its all-time greats when Whitney Houston was found dead at the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles one year ago today. The six-time Grammy Award winner passed away at the far too young age of 48, but she left behind one of the most extraordinary legacies in all of music history.
Even after a year, it’s still difficult to fully come to terms with her loss, but here’s hoping that this look back at The Voice’s 7 Greatest Live Performances of All-Time will help us all remember how blessed we were to have her enter our lives:
7. Whitney’s performance of “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” at Nelson Mandela’s 70th Birthday Tribute Concert in 1988.
6. Whitney’s performance of “You Give Good Love” on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson back in 1985.
5. Whitney’s performance of “Greatest Love Of All” at the 1987 Grammys.
4. Whitney performs “One Moment In Time” at the 1989 Grammys.
3. Whitney performs “Saving All My Love For You” on Late Night With David Letterman in 1985.
2. The Voice sings “I Will Always Love You” at the 1994 Grammy Awards.
1. Whitney’s performance of the “Star Spangled Banner” at the 1991 Super Bowl.
VH1 Soul will be airing special editions of Live Soul & Soul Story today, starting at 7 p.m. ET, in honor of Whitney Houston. Follow VH1 Soul on Twitter (@vh1soul) for more updates.