Whitney Houston

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  • Whitney Houston's alive

    Whitney Houston is born
  • Becomes a backup singer at age 14

    At age 14, Whitney becomes a backup singer for Michael Zanger's Band single "Life's a Pary"
  • Age 15, Whitney sings background vocals on Chaka Khan's "I'm Every Woman"

    Age 15, Whitney sings background vocals on Chaka Khan's "I'm Every Woman". Later in life she will sing the song on one of her albums.
  • Becomes a model and the first colored woman to be on the cover of Seventeen Magazine.

    Whitney Houston gets spotted by a photographer at Carnegie Hall and begins modeling. Later she was featured in Seventeen Magazine. She was the first colored woman to grace the magazines cover.
  • Record Label

    Gerry Griffith has regonized Whitney Houston for the record label A&R (Artista Records) The head of the Artista Records, Clive Davis, offered her a worldwide contract.
  • Whitney Houstons first album.

    From her album the song "How Will I know" hits number one, and she is the first African American female artist to recieve heavy rotation on MTV.
  • Whitney's album hits No.1 on BillBoard's year-end charts

    She was the first female to earn that distinction.
  • Her second album has come out

    The year after her song "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" wins a second grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
  • Whitney meets Bobbi at the Soul Train Music Awards.

    Whitney meets Bobbi
  • Whitney sings the Star-Spangled Banner at the SuperBowl

    The only person who turned the Star-Spangled Banner into a pop hit.
  • Whitney stars in the film 'The BodyGuard'

    The Bodyguard is a huge success and makes over $120 million.
  • Whitney takes the plunge and marries Bobbi Brown

    Whitney ties the knot with bobbi.
  • Whitney embarks in a worldwide tour and gives birth to Bobbi Kristina Houston Brown

    Whitney annouces tour and gives birth to a baby girl named Bobbi Kristina Houston Brown.
  • Whitney is busted for trying to smuggle pot into Hawaii's Kona International Airport.

    Whitney tries to smuggle pot into Hawaii's Kona International Airport. But on brighter news she did win BET Lifetime Achievement Award for her notable contribution to African-American music in the same year.
  • Whitney confesses to have done drugs: alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, and prescription drugs, then claimed that the partying was over.

    Whitney confesses to have done drugs: alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, and prescription drugs, then claimed that the partying was over.
  • Bobbi gets busted for allegedy 'roughing up' Whitney Houston.

    Bobbi gets busted for allegedy beating Whitney.
  • Whitney enters herself into rehab, but five days later leaves to continue on an outpatient basis. She spends the next 30 days accompained by a chaperone.

    Whitney enters herself into rehab, but five days later leaves to continue on an outpatient basis. She spends the next 30 days accompained by a chaperone.
  • A year later, she reenters herself into rehab.

  • Whitney files for divorce against Bobbi. Six months after, she is granted full custody of their daughter.

    Whitney files for divorce against Bobbi. Six months after, she is granted full custody of their daughter.
  • Whitney cancels a couple shows due to illness.

    Whitney cancels a couple shows due to illness.
  • Whitney, again, reenters herself into rehab, and voluntarily checking herself into the outpatient program.

    Whitney, again, reenters herself into rehab, and voluntarily checking herself into the outpatient program.
  • Whitney Houston works on film "Sparkle" and is finished in November.

    Whitney Houston works on film 'Sparkle' and is finished in November.
  • Whitney Houston is pronouced dead at 3:55 p.m at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

    Whitney Houston is pronouced dead at 3:55 p.m at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.