DIVORCE
02/13/2012 08:36 pm ET

Whitney Houston's Breakup Ballads: 7 Of The Best (VIDEO)

Whitney Houston's post-divorce troubles are well-documented; from her 2007 custody battle with ex Bobby Brown over daughter Bobbi Kristina, to her struggle with drug and alcohol abuse, the diva's personal life was often painful and dark.

Still, there's little doubt that that the singer -- who died Saturday at age 48 -- will be long-remembered for her music. Houston's breakup ballads were incomparable; she used her high-octave voice and real-life pain to belt out some of the most enduring songs of the '90s. From the iconic "I Will Always Love You" to the wronged woman blues of "Heartbreak Hotel," click through our video slideshow to hear why Houston's legacy as a break-up balladeer will be long-lasting.

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Whitney Houston's Best Ballads
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Whitney Houston's Best Ballads

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