When she was 19, Whitney Houston was discovered in a nightclub by the renowned Clive Davis of Arista Records. Davis signed her immediately and took the helm of her career as she navigated from gospel to pop stardom.

In 1983 Whitney made her debut on national television, appearing on The Merv Griffin Show to sing "Home" from the musical The Wiz. Whitney and Davis spent the next two years working on her debut album, as well as finding the best producers and songwriters available to showcase her amazing vocal talent.

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