Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston



Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time.[1] Houston is one of the best-selling music artists of all-time, with 200 million records sold worldwide.[2][3] She released seven studio albums and two soundtrack albums, all of which have diamond, multi-platinum, platinum, or gold certification. Houston's crossover appeal on the popular music charts, as well as her prominence on MTV, starting with her video for "How Will I Know",[4] influenced several African American women artists who follow in her footsteps.[5][6]

Houston is the only artist to chart seven consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 songs. She is the second artist behind Elton John and the only woman to have two number-one Billboard 200 Album awards (formerly "Top Pop Albums") on the Billboard magazine year-end charts.[7] Houston's self-titled debut album (1985) became the best-selling debut album by a woman in history.[8] Rolling Stone named it the best album of 1986, and ranked it at number 254 on the magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.[8] Her second studio album, Whitney (1987), became the first album by a woman to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart.[8]

Houston made her screen acting debut as Rachel Marron in the romantic thriller film The Bodyguard (1992). She performed the lead single from the film's original soundtrack, "I Will Always Love You", which received the Grammy Award for Record of the Year and became the best-selling single by a woman in music history. With the soundtrack, which received the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1994, Houston became the first act (solo or group, male or female) to sell more than a million copies of an album within a single week period under Nielsen SoundScan system.[8] The album makes her the top female act in the top 10 list of the best-selling albums of all time, at number four. Houston made other high-profile film appearances and contributed to their soundtracks, including Waiting to Exhale (1995) and The Preacher's Wife (1996). The latter's soundtrack became the best-selling gospel album in history.[9]

On February 11, 2012, Houston was found dead in her guest room at the Beverly Hilton, in Beverly Hills, California. The official coroner's report showed that she had accidentally drowned in the bathtub, with heart disease and cocaine use listed as contributing factors.[10] News of her death coincided with the 2012 Grammy Awards and featured prominently in American and international media.[11]



I Wish You Love: More from The Bodyguard
I Wish You Love: More from The Bodyguard is the 25th anniversary reissue of Whitney Houston's soundtrack album The Bodyguard (1992).
Whitney: Can I Be Me
Whitney: Can I Be Me is a 2017 British-American documentary film, written, co-produced and co-directed by Nick Broomfield.
My Love Is Your Love
My Love Is Your Love is the fourth studio album by American recording artist Whitney Houston, released worldwide on November 17, 1998.
When You Believe
"When You Believe" is a song from the 1998 DreamWorks musical animated feature The Prince of Egypt.

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Remembering Whitney Houston & Her Love for Gospel Music Six Years After Her Death
  –  February 13, 2018
Six years ago today, iconic singer Whitney Houston passed away. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston is one of the best-selling music artists of all-time, with 200 million records sold worldwide.
Naomi Campbell shares tribute to late friend Whitney Houston on the sixth anniversary of her death
  –  February 12, 2018
Naomi Campbell has remembered Whitney Houston on the anniversary of her death with a sweet throwback photo. The model and the singer had become firm friends over the years with Naomi previously saying Whitney had become ‘very protective’ of her.
Wild and free curls like Whitney Houston's will always be in style
  –  February 11, 2018
Whitney Houston was in a category of her own ... we will fondly remember The Voice through her timeless music and iconic style. In tribute to the late singer, we asked hairstylist Jeelan Aleem for Glamsquad to recreate Houston’s signature curly ...
Bobby Brown: Bobbi Kristina Brown Was a ‘Better’ Singer Than Mom Whitney Houston
  –  February 8, 2018
Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) “She was a beautiful young lady. And what she wanted to do with her life, I wish everybody could have ...
Pink channels Whitney Houston while battling the flu for the Super Bowl 52 National Anthem
  –  February 5, 2018
Following her brief performance, many were quick to point out that the singer successfully paid homage to Houston, who sung the anthem before the 1991 Super Bowl XXV. “Best National Anthem since Whitney Houston! Thank you Pink,” one user wrote.
Ladies, leave your man at home! Kelly Rowland takes a solo stroll around Sydney in a Whitney Houston T-shirt before launching The Voice
  –  February 4, 2018
Kelly pulled out all the stops in the fashion stakes, wearing a Whitney Houston T-shirt paired with a stylish black ... Letting her statement look do all the talking, the singer added height to her statuesque frame with a stylish pair of black heels.

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