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Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 - February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. Houston was the most awarded female act of all time, according to Guinness World Records. Her list of awards includes 2 Emmy Awards, 6 Grammy Awards, 30 Billboard Music Awards, 22 American Music Awards, among a total of 415 career awards as of 2010. Houston was also one of the world's best-selling music artists, having sold over 170 million albums, singles and videos worldwide Inspired by several prominent soul singers in her family, including mother Cissy Houston and cousins Dionne Warwick and the late Dee Dee Warwick, as well as her godmother, Aretha Franklin, Houston began singing with New Jersey church's junior gospel choir at age 11.[6] After she began performing alongside her mother in night clubs in the New York City area, she was discovered by Arista Records label head Clive Davis. Houston released seven studio albums and three movie soundtrack albums, all of which have diamond, multi-platinum, platinum, or gold certification. Houston was the only artist to chart seven consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hits ("Saving All My Love for You", "How Will I Know", "Greatest Love of All", "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)", "Didn't We Almost Have It All", "So Emotional", and "Where Do Broken Hearts Go"). She was the second artist behind Elton John and the only female artist to have two number-one Top Billboard 200 Album awards (formerly "Top Pop Album") on the Billboard magazine year-end charts. Houston's 1985 debut album, Whitney Houston, became the best-selling debut album by a female act at the time of its release. The album was also named Rolling Stone's best album of 1986, and was ranked at number 254 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Her second studio album, Whitney (1987), became the first album by a female artist to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart. 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 female artists to follow in her footsteps. Houston's first acting role was as the star of the feature film The Bodyguard (1992). The movie'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 female artist in music history. With this 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. The album also makes her the only 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 adjoining soundtracks, including the films Waiting to Exhale (1995) and The Preacher's Wife (1996). The Preacher's Wife soundtrack would go on to become the best-selling gospel album in history. Three years after the release of her fourth studio album, My Love Is Your Love (1998), she renewed her recording contract with Arista Records. She released her fifth studio album, Just Whitney, in 2002, and the Christmas-themed One Wish: The Holiday Album in 2003. Amid widespread media coverage of personal and professional turmoil, Houston ended her 14-year marriage to singer Bobby Brown in 2006. In 2009, Houston released her seventh studio album, I Look to You. On February 11, 2012, Houston was found dead at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, California, of causes not immediately known.

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afoowendy
afoowendy

Male, 38, California Hot Springs, CA

Posted April 05


i love the music


1Will
1Will

Male, 37, Hoboken, NJ

Posted January 13


"I will Always Love You" Nip.


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Female, 48, Scarborough, ON

Posted September 09, 2013


Whitney you are still missed and will be for ever!


MR_TIBBS22
MR_TIBBS22

Male, 55, United Kingdom

Posted May 04, 2013


R.I.P WHITNEY THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER YOU BUT YOU ARE SURE IN GOOD HANDS


Joeben74
Joeben74

Male, 40, Bentonville, AR

Posted April 23, 2013


Whitney,the whole world is still missing you.Rest in perfect peace till will all meet to depart no more.........Adieu


StefanyG
StefanyG

Female, 22, Dallas, TX

Posted April 14, 2013


Whitney Houston is my FAVE singer of all time!!! wanted to sing like her so bad when I was lil, and she still sounds amazin' today!


serenity543IN
serenity543IN

Female, 34, Fort Wayne, IN

Posted April 08, 2013


Whitney is one of my favorite singers because her songs had meaning and she looked like a true Nubian Queen.R.I.P. SISTA*


MAN4LIFE10
MAN4LIFE10

Male, 33, Morocco

Posted February 25, 2013


THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER WHITNEY HER SONG MADE LOVER TO LOVE


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Male, Age Private, Baltimore, MD

Posted February 23, 2013


I first heard this female artist in 1985. My Army buddy put on an album and I replied, "who the hell is that singing- damn she sound good!" Since that day I was a fan. Through out all her trials and tribulations I always hoped she would make a comeback. She did make a comeback she is now gracing her lovely voice among the Angels..... RIP my favorite female vocalist.......


SeXy_nana4U65
SeXy_nana4U65

Female, Age Private, Houston, TX

Posted January 29, 2013


whitney you were the voice of all time its gona be 1 year since u been gone on feb 11 i will never 4 get u n i will always play your music u will be greatly missed by me my girls n im sure the whole world rest in peace whitney houston ...


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