A brief on the late singer Whitney Houston’s early life, career and death. Answers to all your questions on her life till death and some incredible facts about her.
Famous star Whitney Houston, 48, rose from singing in a church choir to become one of the best-selling and most admired performers of her generation. Born to Army Serviceman and Entertainment executive John Russel Houston Jr. and gospel singer Cissy Houston and being the third and youngest child, she began singing at age 11 in her church’s junior choir then with her mum in night clubs where she was discovered by Clive Davis, head of Arista Records who led and guided her professional career.
In her professional life, she was cited in the Guinness World Records as the most awarded female act of all times. She sold over 170million copies of her albums, singles and videos worldwide. She also had a record of the only female to chart seven consecutive Number 1 Billboard Hot 100 hits.
As a young singer, she won over 400 other awards and 6 Grammys. In her 25-year career, the diva starred in blockbuster movies which included The Bodyguard. He music career was great and smooth having a wonderful voice that placed her among the best vocalist and occasionally pushing her on top of the list of favourite songs. Whitney is widely known for her 1992 hit single “I Will Always Love You.”
Unfortunately for the singer, her career and private life went into the dark after she developed problems with drinking and drugs. Issues of addiction to cocaine, alcohol and marijuana were raised which she openly admitted especially on TV talk shows. It could be recalled the she was early last year in Rehab. This sad part of her life is mostly attributed to her marriage with Bobby Brown with whom she has am 18 year old daughter, Bobbi Kristina.
Houston was found dead in her guest room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on 11th February a day before the 2012 Grammy awards. The cause of her death is still not clear but it is widely speculated she may have died as a result of a drug overdose.