People: Feb. 10, 1986

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Whitney Houston poses with her trophy backstage at the American Music Awards on Jan. 27, 1986

The Lord has certainly been smiling on Whitney Houston. The daughter of Gospel Legend Cissy, Whitney, 22, began as a model six years ago, and her face had already graced the pages of Seventeen, Glamour and Vogue when she decided last year to follow in her mother's vocal tracks. The result has been nothing less than glorious. Her strong and silky voice has made her first album, Whitney Houston, a best seller for 46 weeks. Last week at the American Music Awards, Houston won for best rhythm-and-blues single (You Give Good Love) and best R.-and-B. video (Saving All My Love for...

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