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Classic FM's Choral Hall of Fame
12. Whitney Houston
Along with her cousin Dionne Warwick and Godmother Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston's musical roots are deep within gospel music. She followed in her musical family's footsteps and was performing as a soloist in the junior gospel choir at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark by the age of 11, before being spotted by music mogul Clive Davis and releasing 'Whitney' - the biggest selling debut album of all time for a solo artist.