Whitney Houston

Singer and actress Whitney Houston Full Name: Whitney Houston
Nationality: American

Profession: Singer and actress
Why Famous: One of the most awarded and the best-selling female music artist ever. Houston first came to prominence as a teen model and moved into music full time after she signed a record contract in 1983.

Her debut album "Whitney Houston" was released in 1985 and in 1986 was the No. 1 selling album (Billboard).

Her 2nd album "Whitney" was also a major success with a record 7 No. 1 hits.

She moved into film roles with "The Bodyguard" in 1992. The film's soundtrack containing her so-called signature song "I Will Always Love You".

Whitney continued to perform while her personal life became more chaotic amid alleged drug-taking until she died in 2012 in an accidental drowning. She is remembered for her huge vocal range and her use of the melisma technique.

Born: August 9, 1963
Star Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, USA

Died: February 11, 2012 (aged 48)
Cause of Death: Accidental drowning

Married Life

  • 1992-07-18 Singers Whitney Houston (28) & Bobby Brown (23) marry
  • 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

Historical Events in the Life of Whitney Houston

  • 1986-01-27 13th American Music Awards: Whitney Houston, Huey Lewis & C Gayle
  • 1986-09-05 3rd MTV Video Music Awards: Whitney Houston wins
  • 1987-01-26 14th American Music Awards: Whitney Houston, Lionel Richie & Alabama
  • 1987-09-29 "Didn't We Almost Have It All," by Whitney Houston hits #1
  • 1988-01-25 15th American Music Awards: Anita Baker, Paul Simon & Whitney Houston
  • 1988-03-30 2nd Soul Train Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston win
  • 1991-12-09 2nd Billboard Music Awards: Michael Jackson & Whitney Houston win
  • 1993-12-08 4th Billboard Music Awards: Whitney Houston, The Bodyguard Soundtrack win
  • 1994-02-07 21st American Music Awards: Whitney Houston wins
  • 1994-03-15 8th Soul Train Music Awards: Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston win
  • 1998-02-27 12th Soul Train Music Awards: Puff Daddy, Whitney Houston win
  • 1998-11-17 Whitney Houston releases "My Love is Your Love"
  • 2000-03-04 14th Soul Train Music Awards: Prince, Whitney Houston, DMX & Mary J. Blige win