Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston at the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Awards Party, Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA. 02-12-11. Depositphotos

Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston was born in Newark, NJ on August 9, 1963.

About Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston
LOS ANGELES – MAR 25: Whitney Houston arrives at the {Title} at MORTON’S on March 25, 2001 in West Hollywood, CA. Depositphotos

She was the daughter of gospel singer Cissy Houston and John Houston.

Her 1985 debut album, titled “Whitney Houston,” went platinum, selling more than a million copies in the United States alone.

She has sold over 200 million albums and singles worldwide throughout her career.

She is one of the most awarded female artists of all time and has won six Grammy Awards and two Emmy Awards.

She was the first artist to have seven consecutive singles hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Houston starred in “The Bodyguard” in 1992 which won her an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture and a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Female Movie Actress – Drama.

She performed a rendition of the National Anthem at Super Bowl XXV in 1991 which is considered to be ‘the best national anthem performance ever given’ by many people.

She was the only artist to chart seven consecutive number one songs on the Billboard Hot 100 charts from 1985 to 1988.

In 2009, she became a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on her first year of eligibility, which made her the first female African-American artist to do so

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