Despite her rich musical lineage, the path ahead for Bobbi Kristina Brown won't be easy.
For better or worse, the 18-year-old with musical aspirations of her own will undoubtedly be compared to her mother, the incomparable Whitney Houston.
"There is no way people are not going to compare her to her mother -- not to Rihanna, to her mother -- and if she doesn't sound on par with her mother or better, people are going to say horrible things," Billy Johnson Jr., a senior editor at Yahoo! Music told ABCNews.com. "The public scrutiny is so great."
Brown comes from a musical family. Her father, Bobby Brown, is a former member of New Edition, her grandmother is gospel legend Cissy Houston and her aunt is 1960s pop icon Dionne Warwick.
With Houston's death Saturday, the world is eager to see -- and hear -- more from Bobbi-Kris, as she is known to her family.
"People want to know if she has the gift," Johnson said.
Last September, Brown posted a video of her singing a capella Adele's "Someone Like You" on her Twitter page.
Johnson thought the aspiring singer had shown some improvement since the last time he heard her, performing alongside her mother on "Good Morning America" in 2009.
But Us Weekly's senior editor Ian Drew wasn't sure Brown had grown enough.
"She's not her mother, but she's not the worst singer either," he told ABCNews.com
Drew thinks she will get a shot at a record because of the curiosity factor. "With the right songs and auto tuning anyone can be big," he said.
Mother and daughter had begun working together on songs in the recording studio, according to Us Weekly.
"She idolized Whitney," a source told the magazine, and "wanted to be just like her mother."
But Brown should view her mother's untimely death, as well as her father's struggle with drugs and alcohol, as cautionary tales.
"I would encourage her to take her time," Johnson said. "People said the same thing about Michael Jackson's children. She needs to sort out things in life a little bit more before rushing into this adult world."
"I think she's already dealing with a lot, and I hate to see her end up in a similar type of situation as her mother," he said.
Brown has is taking her mother's death hard as the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office continues to investigate the cause of Houston's death.
Whitney Houston's brother-in law, Billy Watson, told ABCNews.com that Bobbi Kristina was "doing OK" after she "broke down" over the weekend and had to be taken to the hospital twice for stress and anxiety.
"Obviously, the death of her mother is affecting her, however, we will get through this tragedy as a family," Bobby Brown said in a statement to Extra.
Since Brown's release from the hospital Sunday, her father said she was being looked after by his family. "She ... is presently with my family, including her siblings," Brown told Access Hollywood, referring to his five other children from other relationships.