Whitney Houston’s Debut Album Turns 30: Ranking The Ten Tracks That Started It All

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been three years since we lost one of the greatest voices of our lifetime. Throughout her career, Whitney Houston broke records and topped the charts, making her one of the best selling pop and R&B artists of all time. So it’s no surprise that when this legend first stormed onto the music scene with her debut album, which came out 30 years ago today, she did it with a bang.

At 21 years old, Whitney released, Whitney Houston. Her self-titled debut album went on to produce three number one singles on the Billboard 100 chart and sell more than 25 million copies worldwide. The album earned her four Grammy nominations, and a win for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “Saving All My Love For You” at the 1986 Grammy Awards. In 2013 the album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. It’s no surprise that the it has stood the test of time. A mix of emotionally powerful ballads, (“Greatest Love of All”) and upbeat dance hits (“How Will I Know”), the album strikes the perfect balance between showcasing a phenomenal new vocal talent and creating timeless love songs.

10. “Take Good Care of My Heart”

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