Long ago, Whitney Houston was my favourite female singer. But after she got married, her career became dormant. Then along came Mariah Carey. It is interesting that she hated people comparing her to Whitney Houston. To me, that is quite a compliment! Her style is very similar to Whitney Houston's. The first song I ever heard Mariah sing was "Vision of Love" and initially, I thought it was Whitney Houston making a comeback to the music scene. I always close my eyes when she hits the high notes of this song! What makes this lady so remarkable is she even writes her own songs! I consider her to be an "A" list singer!