Mariah Carey Posts Flashback Friday Tribute to Whitney Houston

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Mariah Carey is an icon to many, but the mega-star decided to pay tribute to one of her favorite artists.

The 45-year-old singer shared a throwback photo with the late Whitney Houston for #FlashbackFriday, sharing a sweet message alongside the nostalgic snap.


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“#FBF Forever an icon. #WhitneyHouston #icon #moments #whenyoubelieve,” she wrote on Instgram.

#FBF Forever an icon. #WhitneyHouston​ #icon #moments #whenyoubelieve

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The photograph was taken in 1998 when the two performed the duet, “When You Believe.” The song was featured in the DreamWorks film, The Prince of Egypt.


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Houston died in 2012 after accidently drowning in a bathtub.

Both Houston and Carey are idols to many of their fellow famous singers – watch a 22-year-old Celine Dion talk about both pop stars in the throwback ET interview from 1990, below.