Announced her engagement to Bobby Brown on her 1992 TV special, This Is My Life.
Her mother, Cissy, is a Gospel singer. Dionne Warwick is her cousin.
In 1983, she appeared on the TV show Gimme A Break.
Received the first ever BET Lifetme Achievement Award in 2001.
Was signed by Clive Davis and spent her whole career at Arista Records. In 2001, she signed the biggest contract in music history, an 8 album deal for $100 million.
She has album sales over 60 million in the US, including 4 #1 albums. On the singles chart she reeled off an incredible 7 consecutive #1 hits and has hit the top a total of 11 times. Her biggest hit "I Will Always Love You" spent a stunning 14 weeks at #1.