Whitney Elizabeth Houston (Newark, August 9, 1963 - Los Angeles, FEBRUARY 11, 2012) was an American singer of R & B, pop, gospel, and actress emodelo. Whitney Houston was the most awarded artist of all time, according oGuinness World Records, and his list of awards include two Emmy Awards, Awards seisGrammy thirty Billboard Music Awards, 22 American Music Awards, in a total of 415 awards won in his career by 2010. Houston was also one of the most successful artists of the music world, having sold over 200 million copies worldwide.Inspired by several prominent soul singers in his family, including her mother, Cissy Houston, Dionne Warwick and her cousins Dee Dee Warwick and her godmother, Aretha Franklin, Houston began singing with the junior gospel choir of the church of New Jersey to 11 years of age. After she began working alongside his mother in nightclubs in New York City, she was discovered by Clive Davis, manager of Arista Records. So far, Houston has released six studio albums and three soundtrack albums, all certified diamond, multiplatinum, platinum and gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Their selftitled debut album, released in 1985, became the biggest selling debut album by a female artist with 25 million copies comercializadas.Seu second album, Whitney (1987), became the first album by a female artist First debut on the Billboard 200.Whitney has achieved great successes in the popular music charts as well as her prominence on MTV, starting with his video How Will I Know, allowed several african-American female artists to follow their success.
Houston's first role in cinema was in the movie The Bodyguard (1992), which was a huge success as a protagonist. The original soundtrack of the film won the Album of the Year Grammy1994 His first single, I Will Always Love You, became the most sold by a female artist in music history. The album is one of the only female artist in the top five best sellers of all time, ranking fourth. Houston continued to star in films and contributed to the soundtrack of the same, including the films Waiting to Exhale (1995) and The Preacher's Wife (1996). Three years after the release of their fourth album, My Love Is Your Love (1998), Whitney renewed her contract with Arista Records Records.Ela released their fifth studio album, Just Whitney, in 2002, and the Christmas album with the title One Wish: The Holiday Album in 2003. Amid widespread media coverage of his personal and professional turmoil, Houston finished his 14-year marriage to singer Bobby Brown in 2006. In 2009, Houston released his seventh and last studio album, I Look to You
Whitney was recognized internationally as one of the greatest artists of all time, due to his talent, legacy, and especially to his distinctive voice and legendary. Thanks to this remarkable vocal talent, Whitney was often called The Voice (Voice). Whitney is often compared to great artists of the past, such as Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin and Elvis Presley and is also among the Top 500 artists of all time in Rolling Stone.
Whitney died on February 11, 2012. The award of the Institute of Criminology in Los Angeles said that Whitney Houston's death was accidental. The singer drowned in the bathtub, but according to experts, two other factors contributed to her death: a disease in the arteries of the heart and traces of cocaine were found during the autopsy.