Whitney Houston was the template for any Singer entering the record business, she set the bar for anyone to achieve, though few ever attained her status and stature. At the height of her success she had no peer. In her career she is the most awarded female in the history of music, over 418 awards. Houston's Holiday album is for the true Houston fan, though not at her peak vocally, she eased her vocal chops over some standards, making them her own. That's what a Singer does, ad-lib, phrase and color the canvas.