Whitney Houston Biography

Whitney Elizabeth Houston was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston was one of the world's best-selling music artists, having sold over 200 million records worldwide. She released six studio albums, one holiday album and three movie 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", influenced several African American women artists who follow in her footsteps.

Houston is the only artist to chart seven consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hits. She is the second artist behind Elton John and the only woman to have two number-one Billboard 200 Album awards on the Billboard magazine year-end charts. Houston's 1985 debut album Whitney Houston became the best-selling debut album by a woman in history. 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. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Whitney Houston
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Record producer, Singer, Model, Songwriter, Film Producer, Actor, Musician, Artist, Music artist
Ethnicity:
African American
Date of Birth:
August 9, 1963
Astrological Sign:
Leo
Date of Death:
February 11, 2012
Age at Death:
48
Cause of Death:
Cocaine overdose, Drowning, Coronary artery disease
Marriages
Divorces
  • 2007-04-24
    Recording artist and the most-awarded female act of all-time Whitney Houston (43) divorces R&B singer-songwriter Bobby Brown (38) due to irreconcilable differences after 14 years of marriage
Whitney Houston Timeline
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