News Mariah Carey Posts Flashback Friday Tribute to Whitney Houston By Elizabeth VanMetre 2:55 PM PDT, October 24, 2015 Getty Images 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. WATCH: Mariah Carey and Billionaire Boyfriend James Packer Step Out for Their Red Carpet Debut“#FBF Forever an icon. #WhitneyHouston #icon #moments #whenyoubelieve,” she wrote on Instgram. View this post on Instagram#FBF Forever an icon. #WhitneyHouston #icon #moments #whenyoubelieveA post shared by Mariah Carey (@mariahcarey) on Oct 23, 2015 at 3:16pm PDTThe 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. WATCH: Heartbreaking Similarities Between Whitney Houston's and Bobbi Kristina Brown's Tragic Lives and DeathsHouston 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.FLASHBACK: 22-Year-Old Celine Dion Admires Madonna, Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston.