Whitney Houston, 1963-2012
Then just 20, Houston sang her heart out at NYC club Limelight. Clive Davis, founder and then-CEO of Arista Records, discovered Houston and quickly gave her a record deal, mentoring her until her death. Her first number one hit? "Saving All My Love For You." "Whitney was a beautiful person and she had a talent beyond compare," Davis said at a tearful pre-Grammys bash hours after she died.