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Laura Martin | May 29, 2018 3:43 pm

Whitney Houston (57 million units)

Photo credit: Kevin Winter / Getty Images
Photo credit: Kevin Winter / Getty Images

Whitney Houston’s tragic death rocked the 2012 Grammy Awards. The singer tragically drowned in her bathtub after battling heart disease and cocaine abuse, but her legacy lives on. At one point, Houston held the Guinness World Record for most-awarded female artist of all time. Among her 415 career awards, she had six Grammys and 30 Billboard Music Awards.

Whitney Houston’s impact wasn’t just limited to fans. She launched an entire era of powerful women in music – from Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson to Leona Lewis, who all credit the singer as a major source of inspiration.