Pop, soul and rhythm and blues singer and actress Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born in Newark, New Jersey.
As a performer, Houston made her debut in 1983 in the popular television project "Merv Griffin's Show" (Merv Griffin's Show) with the song "Home". In February 1985, the singer's first self-titled album was released, which brought her great popularity and high positions in music ratings.
Houston became known to the whole world in 1992, after the release of the film "The Bodyguard". It starred Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner. The singer also performed the main musical parts for the film, including the ballad "I Will Always Love You". The song was named the best female single of all time. Houston won a Grammy for Album of the Year and Record of the Year.
Studio albums in 2002 ("Just Whitney") and 2003 ("One Wish: The Holiday Album") were not commercially successful and were panned. In 2009, the singer released the album "I Look To You", which was well received by fans. In total, Houston released seven studio albums in her lifetime.
In 1992, she married singer and rapper Bobby Brown. Difficult family life (scandals, alcohol, drugs) forced Whitney to file for divorce in 2006. In 2007, the singer, by a court decision, became the trustee of her daughter Christina.
On the night of February 11, 2012, Whitney Houston died at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The body of the singer in the bathroom was discovered by her personal bodyguard.
According to the Guinness Book of Records, Houston is the artist with the most awards. She is the recipient of an Emmy Award, six Grammy Awards, 30 Billboard Music Awards, 22 American Music Awards, seven Soul Train Music Awards, and more.
According to the Recording Industry Association of America, Whitney Houston is the fourth most commercially successful artist in the United States. Rolling Stone magazine included the singer in the list of 100 greatest performers of the planet.
According to Houston's record label, she has sold 170 million records in total.