Watch the powerful first look of Sony’s I Wanna Dance With Somebody, the story of icon Whitney Houston coming to the big screen Dec. 21.

That's right, it's the sneak peek of Sony's biopic detailing the life of the beloved icon Whitney Houston.

 The powerful trailer for I Wanna Dance With Somebody released on Sept. 15, teases actress Naomi Ackie's portrayal of the legendary singer. 

The first look starts off by showing us how it all began as Clive Davis arrives at a club.

 Where he hears the vocal powerhouse for the first time. He asks, "What's your name again?"

 Before signing her to his record label Columbia Records. (Fun fact: the real Clive Davis is a producer for the film.)

Whitney's rise to fame is quick. Case in point: The trailer highlights when she hears her voice on the radio for the first time.

"My dream, sing what I want to sing," Whitney expresses, "be how I want to be, reach as big an audience as I can."

Little did she know that would be just a fraction of her accomplishments.