Whitney Houston

By Ecem.E.
  • Born

    Whitney E. Houston was born in Newark, which is in New Jersey
  • Whitney (aged 14) turns down her first record deal

    Whitney Houston became the lead singer of a band at only 14 years of age. This was also the year when Whitney was offered a contract but Cissy Houston declined it because studies were considered to be a priority.
  • First spotted at Carnegie Hall

    Whitney had her tryst with modeling during the early 1980s. She was spotted by a photographer at the Carnegie Hall. This led to a modeling offer, which propelled Whitney on the covers of the Vogue magazine. This year, Whitney Houston also appeared in a soft drink commercial.
  • First recording contract

    Whitney Houston gave a very impressive performance with her mother in a New York city nightclub. This impressed Gerry Griffith, representative of Arista Records. She also won the heart of Clive Davis (Head of Arista Records) with her powerful singing. Thus, Whitney Houston signed her first recording contract this year with Arista Records. Although the contract was signed this year, work for the album did not begin immediately.
  • First album

    This year saw the release of Whitney's self-titled debut album.
  • Number one slot - first grammy

    Whitney Houston's album reached the number one slot in March 1986. This was also the same year when she won a Grammy Award for the album and was also recorded as the Best Album of 1986 by the Rolling Stone. She also won her first Grammy Award for the Best Pop Vocal Performance, Best Female Performer (Saving All My Love For You).
  • second album

    1987: Whitney scaled new heights of popularity and stardom this year. Most of her singles touched the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100. June 1987 also saw the release of her second album - Whitney.
  • third album

    1990: Whitney Houston's third studio album was released in November 1990 titled I'm Your Baby Tonight.
  • fifth album

    2002: She released her fifth studio album titled Just Whitney.
  • Divorced

    2007: Whitney Houston divorced Bobby Brown. Arista released The Ultimate Collection in 2007. Whitney also went through a rough patch, which was connected by the media, to the usage of drugs. Post 2005, she had been trying to regain her previous image. Whitney also performed in Kuala Lumpur in December 2007.
  • "I look to you"

    2009: In August this year, Houston released her new album I Look to You, which ranked No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and became the first one after The Bodyguard to grab the number one position. The album made record sales. Later this year, she appeared on Oprah Winfrey's season premiere. The same year, Houston announced that she would be touring the world.
  • The BET award Best music Video "I look to you"

    2010: In February 2010, Houston officially commenced her world tour, titled Nothing but Love World Tour. She was nominated for two NAACP Image Awards, the same year. The single "I Look to You" won the Best Music Video award. She was honored with The BET Honors Award for Entertainer recognizing her 25 glorious years in the industry.
  • passed away

    2012: On February 11, 2012, Whitney Houston died. She was found dead in her bathtub in a Beverly Hilton Hotel room in Beverly Hills, California. On the night of February 13, her body was flown back to New Jersey, her home state. Following her death, Whitney Houston's album sales soared. That speaks a lot about her undying popularity among her fans all over the world.