Saturday, March 28, 2009

Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston at the 2nd Annual BET Honors

Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, record producer, film producer, and former fashion model. Houston rose to international fame in the mid-1980s and her crossover success opened doors for many other African American women to find success pop music and movies.She has been referred to as "The Voice", and is known for her "powerful, penetrating pop-gospel voice".

In the 1980s, Houston was one of the first African-American female artists to receive heavy rotation on MTV in its early years, even when the network was leaning more towards a white male rock dominated format.Her debut album became the biggest selling debut album of all time for a solo artist, her follow up was the first album by a female artist to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200, and she holds a record seven consecutive #1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart

Houston continued her success into the 1990s, starting with the box office hit The Bodyguard. The soundtrack to the movie is the best-selling soundtrack of all time, and the single "I Will Always Love You" the best-selling non-charity single of all time, biggest selling song in history by a female artist and the 3rd best-selling song in the history of music.She continued the decade with other successful and culturally significant projects before returning to the studio in 1998. Houston was named the 8th most successful artist of the 1990s by Billboard Magazine.

Clive Davis announced at rehearsals for the event that Houston will be recording a song called "I Didn't Know My Own Strength" with David Foster in the near future. Other people including Akon, R Kelly, Stargate, Bryan Michael Cox, Timbaland and Ne-Yo are said to be working with Houston for her upcoming album

HERE'S Her Greatest Hit
" I will always love you"

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