Saturday, February 11, 2012

Whitney Houston Dead at 48 on February 11, 2012...

Whitney Elizabeth Houston

(August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012)

American singer, actress, producer and model. Houston was the most awarded female act of all time, according to Guinness World Records. Her list of awards includes 2 Emmy Awards, 6 Grammy Awards, 30 Billboard Music Awards, 22 American Music Awards, among a total of 415 career awards as of 2010. Houston was also one of the world's best-selling music artists, having sold over 170 million albums, singles and videos worldwide. Inspired by prominent soul singers in her family, including her mother
Cissy Houston
  Her cousins
Dionne Warwick

Dee Dee Warwick

(See related story on Dee Dee Warwick...)

and her godmother
Aretha Franklin

 Houston began singing with New Jersey church's junior gospel choir at age 11. After she began performing alongside her mother in night clubs in the New York City area, she was discovered by Arista Records label head Clive Davis. Houston released seven studio albums and three movie soundtrack albums, all of which have diamond, multi-platinum, platinum or gold certification.


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