Whitney Houston was one of the world's greatest gifts to music, and Aug. 9 would have been the late singer's 50th birthday.
While Houston struggled with addiction for her last years, she'll be forever remembered for her incredible work both on record and on stage.
To celebrate her many musical achievements, here are 10 of our favorite live performances from the late vocal genius.
"I will always Love You"
"And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" during the 1994 AMA Awards
"One Moment in Time" performed during the 1989 Grammy Awards
"I Have Nothing"
"All the Man I Need" performed live from the Welcome Home Heroes concert
"Star Spangled Banner" performed during Super Bowl XXV
"Didn't We Almost Have It All"
1989 performance of "The Greatest Love of All"
"Hurt So Bad"