'One Moment in Time': Whitney Houston Remembered (VIDEO)

This week 'The Voice' would've turned 51. Take a look back at her life in and out of the spotlight.
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This week 'The Voice' would've turned 51. Take a look back at her life in and out of the spotlight.

On August 9, 1963, a star was born. Whitney Elizabeth Houston became The Voice of a generation and the inspiration behind countless music artists after her. 

Noted as the most awarded female singer in history, Houston burst onto the pop music scene in the 80s with hits like "You Give Good Love," "Saving All My Love For You," and "The Greatest Love of All."

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Whitney Houston in the '80s.

But like many stars who reach godlike celebrity status, Houston couldn't handle the pressures that came with fame and began a hard and fast descent into the numbing world of drugs and alcohol. 

Despite the star's fall from grace, Houston fans will remember her for her mesmerizing ability to stir their hearts with her incomparable gift of song.

Here, a fitting excerpt from her 1988 Summer Olympics hit "One Moment in Time": 

Give me one moment in time 
When I'm racing with destiny  
Then in that one moment of time
I will be
I will be
I will be free...