Looking back at Whitney Houston’s award collection

Did you know that Whitney Houston is the most awarded female recording artist of all time?

We’re taking a look back at some of the countless awards she collected over the years.

Grammy Awards

Whitney was awarded 6 Grammys in her lifetime, as well as 2 posthumous Grammy Hall of Fame Awards, bringing her total to 8.

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NAACP Image Awards

Whitney’s NAACP Image Award wins started in 1985 with ‘Outstanding New Artist’ and continued throughout her career.

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Billboard Music Awards

In 1993, Whitney was awarded an unprecedented 11 Billboard Music Awards in one night! She has a total of 16 Billboard Music Awards.

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American Music Awards

In 1994, Whitney took home 8 American Music Awards, and still holds the record for the most wins by a female in one night. She collected over 20 AMAs in her career.

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MTV Awards

Whitney earned an MTV Movie Award, an MTV Video Music Award, and an MTV Europe Music Award.

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Soul Train Music Awards

Whitney’s Soul Train Awards include the ‘Sammy Davis Jr. Award for Entertainer of The Year’ in 1994, the ‘Soul Train Hall Of Fame’ in 1995, ‘The Quincy Jones Award for Outstanding Career Achievements in the field of Entertainment’ in 1998, and ‘The Artist of the Decade — Female, for extraordinary artistic contributions during the 1990s’ in 2000.

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World Music Awards

At the 1994 ceremony, Whitney took home 5 World Music Awards in one night.


Whitney also won an Emmy Award, People’s Choice Awards, Essence Awards, BRIT Awards, and so much more.

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