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Whitney Houston is the most awarded female singer ever and also regarded as one of the most successful with global records gross sale of 200 million.
Born into a music family, Whitney found herself playing the piano and singing solo at her church’s choir at just 11 years.
At 14 years, she was singing backup for some artistes.
Her first major media exposure was by modelling and when she became the first black woman to appear on the cover of Seventeen when she was 17 years.
Best Known For
The chanteuse will always be remembered for her debut eponymous record in 1985 which sold over 24 million units and for songs such as I Will Always Love You which is the song with most sales ever by a songstress, Exhale (Shoop Shoop) and My Love Is Your Love.
The acmes of her film career are her parts in The Bodyguard in 1992 and The Preacher’s Wife in 1996.
Whitney was a bisexual but kept her love for women more private than her dealings with men.
She was married to Bobby Brown in 1992 after dating for 3 years and they had a child together. They were divorced in 2007 and she began dating Ray J in 2009 who was with her until her demise.
She allegedly dated her aide, Robin Crawford too.
She was a daughter of Emily “Cissy” and John Houston.
She had 2 brothers, Gary and Michael and a sister, Alana.
She had a daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown who was 22 before her death in 2015.
Whitney would seem to have remained faithful to the religion she was born into which is Baptist Christianity.
Worth To Know
She has 6 Grammy, 2 Emmy, 30 BMAs and 22 AMAs to her name among her over 400 awards won.
The latter years of her life were filled with incidences of drugs and alcohol abuse and addiction.She died on 11th of February, 2012 after she was found unconscious in a bathtub at her hotel suite. Reported cause of death is accidental drowning.