Whitney Houston at New Hope Baptist Church

    Whitney Houston was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1963 to John Houston and Cissy Houston, a gospel singer. Dionne Warwick is her cousin and her godmother Aretha Franklin. At age 11, Whitney was following the footsteps of her mother and carried out in the gospel choir of his junior year at New Hope Baptist Church.

    Houston spent much of his youth touring nightclubs with her mother, Cissy, while he was doing, and occasionally jump on stage and play with her mother. Then in 1978, fifteen years, was a big jump, singing background vocals on Chaka Khan's hit single "I'm every woman," a song later became a hit for her in her album's soundtrack The sell-off guards. Around this time Whitney Houston also began working as a model. She appeared in Seventeen magazine and later became one of the first black women to appear on the cover of teen magazine.

    Houston signed with Arista in 1983 and had his first A 5 R & B with a single released in 1984. Whitney Houston released her first album of Whitney Houston in 1985, which became the biggest selling debut album by a female artist magazine according to music magazine Billboard. In 1986 the land on the cover of People magazine as "Top Star New America".

    Their second studio album Whitney (1987) became the first album by a female artist to debut at number one on the Billboard Top 200 album chart.

    In their first two albums and beyond, Whitney Houston became one of the most successful female singers of all time. She has won seven Grammy Awards and been nominated 26 times.

    In 1989, Whitney met singer R & B Bobby Brown Soul Train Music Awards. Bobby Brown was also a successful artist, having had several hits with his group New Edition and later as a soloist. Bobby and Whitney were married on July 18, 1992, based on Whitney's home in Mendham, New Jersey. Later, in 1993, welcomed their daughter Bobby Kristina Brown of Houston.

    After her marriage to Bobby Brown, Houston achieved phenomenal success with her film The Bodyguard in 1992. Original soundtrack of the film won the 1994 Grammy Award for Album of the Year and became the best-selling soundtrack to the world of all time. His single "I Will Always Love You", became one of the best-selling singles in the history of music.

    Much to the chagrin of fans of Whitney, shortly after his success with The Bodyguard, rumors that the singer was using drugs with her husband circulated in the gossip magazines like People magazine, Us Weekly and OK! magazine after she lost performance, airport security discovered marijuana in his luggage and seemed to hold a dramatic weight loss. In 2000 he was again on the cover of People magazine, this time under the title "Troubled Times Whitney."

    In 2002, Houston did an interview with Diane Sawyer to promote her upcoming album. During the prime-time special, Houston spoke on topics such as drug use and marriage rumors. Asked about the rumors of drugs on the course, and responded: "First, let's get one thing. Crack is cheap. I make too much money to smoke crack. Let's get that straight. Okay ? not crack. We do not do that. Crack is Wack ". Houston, however, admit that the use of various substances, sometimes.

    Despite his erratic behavior and seemingly destructive marriage, Houston continued in film and contributed to the soundtracks. He renewed his recording contract with Arista Records in 2001 for an unprecedented $ 100 million. Later, he released his fifth studio album, Just Whitney next year with their sixth studio album one wish: The Christmas album to be released in 2003.

    Finally, after years of personal and professional conflicts, Whitney Houston ended her marriage to Bobby Brown in 2006.
    The singer gave his first interview in seven years, appearing on Oprah Winfrey show in September. In the interview, Houston admitted he was addicted to cocaine and weed and that Bobby Brown was emotionally abusive.

    With his new album, I Look to You, Whitney Houston, has her first number one album since The Bodyguard, and his first studio album to reach number one since 1987 in Whitney.

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