My daughter knew Houston through her movies and loved the movie "Bodyguard" with Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner. She called Whitney, "Bodyguard Houston" for as long as I can remember. Unfortunately Whitney didn't have a bodyguard tonight and now she is dead. Rest in peace Whitney, you have been tired for a long time. RIP.
As a person who has followed Houston's career since she was a fresh faced teenager in Seventeen Magazine, in my opinion, the beginning of her downward spiral was when she met Clive Davis; and as far as I know, Bobby Brown was nowhere around at that time.
How Will I Know
"How Will I Know" is a song recorded by American recording artist Whitney Houston for her debut album, entitled Whitney Houston, which was released in February 1985. It was released by Arista Records in November that year, as the album's third single. Composed by George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam, the song was originally intended for Janet Jackson, but she passed on it. Houston then recorded the song with altered lyrics and production from Narada Michael Walden. An up-tempo dance song, the lyrics speak about the protagonist trying to decide if a boy she likes will ever like her back.
The song's music video features scenes of Houston dancing in a strikingly designed setting of video screens and colored partitions. The music video gave Houston exposure to the teens and MTV, a feat which the black artists had traditionally found tough to achieve. It also received nominations at the 1986 MTV Video Music Awards in the categories of Best Female Video and Best New Artist in a Video, winning the former category. The song has been performed on many of her tours including Greatest Love Tour (1986) and her recent Nothing but Love World Tour (2009–10). "How Will I Know" is also featured as a remix on Houston's compilation album, Whitney: The Greatest Hits (2000), whereas the original version is featured on The Ultimate Collection (2007). Source