How quickly the years pass by. On Feb. 11, 2012, the world lost “The Voice,” when Whitney Houston died at just 48 years old.
Let’s rewind to 1985, when Whitney was still virtually an unknown, and we were introduced to the budding phenom. In a rare clip, we find a soft-spoken Whitney speaking with the late Joan Rivers on the comedienne’s talk show, after delivering a masterful performance of her hit, “Saving All My Love For You.”
The fresh-faced newbie spoke about her humble beginnings growing up singing gospel music at her church in Newark, N.J. She also discussed being a single girl, and her first major purchases thanks to her newfound fame.
Watch Whitney’s gorgeous performance above, as we remember her on the anniversary of her death.
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Bobbi Kristina Through The Years (PHOTOS)
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1. Bobby Brown, singer Whitney Houston, and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown arrive to Los Angeles on June 9, 1993.
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2. Whitney Houston, singer Bobby Brown, and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown attend Bobby Brown's 25th Birthday Party on February 4, 1994 at Tavern on the Green.
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3. Bobby Brown and daughter Bobbi Kristina circa March 1994.
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4. Bobby Brown, singer Whitney Houston, and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown arrive from New York City on June 18, 1995.
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5. Mommy's girl! Whitney Houston and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown depart for New York City on July 1, 1995 at Los Angeles International Airport.
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6. Singer Whitney Houston and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown attend "The Preacher's Wife" premiere together in New York City on December 9, 1996.
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7. Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown, & Bobbi at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills circa October '98.
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8. Daughter Bobbi walks the carpet with her mother Whitney Houston in March of 1999.
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9. Whitney Houston with her daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown and husband Bobbi Brown onstage during a concert on July 16, 1999.
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10. Whitney Houston kisses her daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown during the 1st Annual BET Awards on June 19, 2001.
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11. Bobby, Whitney, and Bobbi pose for a flick at he 2002 VH1 Divas show.
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12. Whitney, Bobby, and Bobbi smile during Praise Power in 2003.
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13. The Browns posed with Mickey and Minnie at "The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement" premiere.
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14. Bobbi Kristina Brown and Whitney Houston perform in Central Park on September 1, 2009.
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15. Bobbi and Whitney wore all black to the 2009 American Music Awards.
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16. Bobbi hugs her mother at the 2011 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute To Industry Icons Honoring David Geffen.
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17. Whitney Houston and her daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown arrive at Kelly Price & Friends Unplugged: For The Love Of R&B GRAMMY Party.
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18. Bobbi Kristina arriving at Whigham Funeral Home for a private viewing for her mother, Whitney Houston.
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19. Pat Houston and Bobbi Kristina Brown accept the Millennium Award on behalf of Whitney Houston onstage at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards.
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20. Bobbi Kristina and Nick Gordon at the premiere of "Sparkle" at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
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21. Bobbi salutes the poster for her mother's movie during the premiere of "Sparkle" at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
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22. Bobbi Kristina at the We Will Always Love You: A GRAMMY Salute to Whitney event.
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23. Cissy Houston and Bobbi Kristina Brown attend "The Houstons: On Our Own" Series Premiere Party at the Tribeca Grand Hotel in NYC.
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24. Nick Gordon kisses Bobbi Kristina Brown at "The Houstons: On Our Own" series premiere party.
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25. Bobbi Kristina Brown attends the GRAMMY Gift Lounge during the 56th Grammy Awards at Staples Center.
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