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Celine Dion On Whitney Houston: Says Late Singer Inspired Her On 'Good Morning America'

02/13/2012 04:57 pm ET | Updated Feb 14, 2012

Whitney Houston's career had a huge impact on the music world, and Celine Dion is the first to admit how much the singer meant to her.

"Whitney's been an amazing inspiration for me," Dion told "Good Morning America" co-host Robin Roberts. "I've been singing with her my whole career, actually. I wanted to have a career like hers, sing like her, look beautiful like her."

During her interview, she also expressed concern over the effects of showbusiness on celebrity's lives and speculated that drug use may have been to blame for Houston's death.

Dion isn't the only singer who has cited Houston as an inspiration. Jennifer Hudson, who honored her life and career with a chilling rendition of "I Will Always Love You" at Sunday night's Grammys, had a tremendous amount of respect for Houston.

In addition to saying she would "create duets with her because I wanted to sing with Whitney Houston," Hudson admitted that having her first Grammy presented to her by Houston in 2008 "almost overshadowed getting the Grammy."

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