Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston

The 5 octave diva of highly polished soaring R&B/pop hits.

Founded

August 9, 1963 in Newark, New Jersey

Full Name

Date of Birth

August 9, 1963 in Newark, New Jersey

Still Alive

Date of Death

February 11, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California

Influenced By

Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick, Cissy Houston, Chaka Khan

Later Influenced

Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson

Whitney Houston in the 1982 film The Bodyguard.
Whitney Houston in the 1982 film The Bodyguard.

About The artist

"Whitney Houston was inarguably one of the biggest female pop stars of all time. Her accomplishments as a hitmaker were extraordinary; just to scratch the surface, she became the first artist ever to have seven consecutive singles hit number one, and her 1993 Dolly Parton cover "I Will Always Love You" became nothing less than the biggest hit single in rock history."

Steve Huey for Allmusic.com

Did you know...

Whitney Houston was a successful teen model, having appeared on the cover of Seventeen Magazine, actress and film producer.

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