Whitney Houston


Whitney Houston Brief Biography

Whitney Houston
Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 " February 11, 2012) was an American recording artist, singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, the Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston was one of the world's best-selling music artists, having sold over 200 million records worldwide. She released six studio albums, one holiday album and three movie soundtrack albums, all of which have diamond, multi-platinum, platinum or gold certification. Houston's crossover appeal on the popular music charts, as well as her prominence on MTV, starting with her video for "How Will I Know", influenced several African American female artists to follow in her footsteps.

Houston is the only artist to chart seven consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hits. She is the second artist behind Elton John and the only female artist to have two number-one Billboard 200 Album awards (formerly "Top Pop Album") on the Billboard magazine year-end charts. Houston's 1985 debut album Whitney Houston became the best-selling debut album by a female act at the time of its release. The album was named Rolling Stones best album of 1986, and was ranked at number 254 on Rolling Stones list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Her second studio album Whitney (1987) became the first album by a female artist to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

Whitney Houston News

• Nick Gordon ordered to pay Bobbi Kristina Brown's family $36 million
• Nick Gordon ordered by judge to pay over $36 million in damages in Bobbi Kristina Brown's wrongful death civil lawsuit
• Sting to receive the Award of Merit, perform at the American Music Awards
• Nick Gordon ruled liable for Bobbi Kristina Brown's death after no-show

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