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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. Houston is one of pop music's best-selling music artists of all-time, with an estimated 170-200 million records sold 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 (formerly "Top Pop Albums") 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. Her second studio album Whitney (1987) became the first album by a woman to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

Houston's first acting role was as the star of the feature film The Bodyguard (1992). The film's original soundtrack won the 1994 Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Its lead single, "I Will Always Love You", became the best-selling single by a woman in music history. With the album, 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. 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 continued to star in movies and contribute to their soundtracks, including the films Waiting to Exhale (1995) and The Preacher's Wife (1996). The Preacher's Wife soundtrack became the best-selling gospel album in history.

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. News of her death coincided with the 2012 Grammy Awards and featured prominently in American and international media.

Announced her engagement to Bobby Brown on her 1992 TV special, This Is My Life.

Her mother, Cissy, is a Gospel singer. Dionne Warwick is her cousin.

In 1983, she appeared on the TV show Gimme A Break.
Received the first ever BET Lifetme Achievement Award in 2001.
Was signed by Clive Davis and spent her whole career at Arista Records. In 2001, she signed the biggest contract in music history, an 8 album deal for $100 million.

She has album sales over 60 million in the US, including 4 #1 albums. On the singles chart she reeled off an incredible 7 consecutive #1 hits and has hit the top a total of 11 times. Her biggest hit "I Will Always Love You" spent a stunning 14 weeks at #1.


80's Hits

Didn't We Almost Have It All
How Will I Know
I wanna dance with somebody
So Emotional
The Greatest Love of All

90's Hits

Exhale (Shoop Shoop)
I Will Always Love You
I'm Every Woman


Do You Hear What I Hear
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas


Saving all my love

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