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