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Whitney Houston's Life

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Screen%20shot%202012 02 16%20at%2011.35.12%20am small square Whitney Elizabeth Houston is born Houston was born in Newark, New Jersey, to a musical family: she was the daughter of the gospel singer Cissy Houston and theatrical manager Joh Houston, a cousin of Dionne Warwick and goddaughter of Aretha Franklin.
Screen%20shot%202012 02 16%20at%2011.38.05%20am small square Whitney becomes a back up singer At the tender age of 14 Whitney becomes a backup singer on the Michael Zager Band's single 'Life's a Party'. Zager offers her a recording contact, but her mother Cissy rejects the offer, wanting Whitney to finish school first.
Screen%20shot%202012 02 16%20at%2011.39.54%20am small square I'm every woman! At 15, Whitney Houston sings background vocals on Chaka Khan's smash I'm Every Woman—the song she would later turn into a monster hit for herself on the acclaimed soundtrack album to The Bodyguard.
Screen%20shot%202012 02 16%20at%2011.42.49%20am small square SEVENTEEN MAGAZINE Who's that girl giggling into her ice cream cone? It's Whitney Houston at age 18!Whitney's not only an in-demand singer, she's a looker as well. The singer begins modelling after being spotted by a photographer at Carnegie Hall. Whitney is featured in Seventeen magazine, becoming one of the first women of colour to grace the magazine's cover.
Screen%20shot%202012 02 16%20at%2011.45.58%20am small square Arista Records signing After being spotted by Gerry Griffith, an A&R rep from Arista Records, the label's head Clive Davis offers Houston a worldwide recording contract. The rest, as they say, is history.
Screen%20shot%202012 02 16%20at%2011.48.26%20am small square Whitney Houston Debuts Her debut self-titled album is released. The song "Saving All My Love for You" brings Houston her first Grammy, for best female pop vocal. "How Will I Know", "You Give Good Love" and "The Greatest Love of All" also become hit singles.
Screen%20shot%202012 02 16%20at%2011.51.10%20am small square Whitney Houston hits #1 Whitney's album hits No. 1 on Billboard's year-end charts, making her the first female artist to earn that distinction. And her debut disc also wins her a Grammy and is dubbed "Best Album of 1986" by Rolling Stone.She performed that Grammy-winning hit; a performance that would later win her an Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual. Performance in a Variety or Music Program. Houston won seven American Music Awards in total in 1986 and 1987, and an MTV Video Music Award.
Screen%20shot%202012 02 16%20at%2011.54.52%20am small square "Whitney" 2nd album The album met the expectations of many people and was sensationally popular after its release. With this album, Houston set historic records on the charts. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart the issue of June 27, 1987, becoming the first album by a female artist, and only the fifth album by a solo artist. The album remained in the top for 11 consecutive weeks, another record.
Screen%20shot%202012 02 16%20at%202.45.48%20pm small square 2nd Grammy 1988 - Houston receives her second Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for I Wanna Dance With Somebody.
Screen%20shot%202012 02 16%20at%202.51.00%20pm small square Super Bowl Performance Houston performs one of the most popular versions of The Star Bannered ever sung at the Super Bowl XXV in 1991.
Screen%20shot%202012 02 16%20at%202.53.23%20pm small square The Bodyguard Houston stars in The Bodyguard opposite Kevin Costner, a movie that gives her one of her most memorable hits, a searing, stunning rendition of Dolly Parton’s "I Will Always Love You".
Screen%20shot%202012 02 16%20at%202.55.57%20pm small square Waiting to Exhale Whitney Houston co-stars with Angela Bassett in the 1995 movie Waiting to Exhale.
Screen%20shot%202012 02 16%20at%203.00.50%20pm small square The Preacher's Wife Stars opposite Denzel Washington in The Preacher’s Wife.
Screen%20shot%202012 02 16%20at%203.02.26%20pm small square Cinderella Houston plays fairy godmother in a new version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella.
Screen%20shot%202012 02 16%20at%203.04.38%20pm small square "My Love Is Your Love" My Love Is Your Love is the fourth studio album by American singer Whitney Houston, released worldwide on November 17, 1998. Although the album only peaked at number thirteen - her lowest position at the point - on the Billboard 200, and it sold less than Houston's previous albums in the United States, it was a hit globally, with successful world tour in support of the album.
Screen%20shot%202012 02 16%20at%203.08.43%20pm small square I Look To You Houston comes back after a six-year absence from the studio, the album I Look to You has long been enveloped by speculation about whether Houston had lost her vocal prowess and charisma that made her one of the most successful female singers of the last two decades. The album eventually goes platinum.
Screen%20shot%202012 02 16%20at%203.13.52%20pm small square Whitney passes away At her peak Whitney Houston was a superstar of the music industry, with the perfect voice and the perfect look to match. But in later years the woman who used to be one of the world's biggest selling artists became known for her drug use, bizarre behaviour and a rocky marriage to singer Bobby Brown. Her death, from unknown causes in a Beverly Hills hotel room at the age of 48, came on the eve of the Grammy Awards – an arena where she was once queen of the night.
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