All About Whitney Houston

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RIP Whitney Houston, We Will Miss You.

Whitney Elizabeth Houston 

Nickname
Nippy 
The Prom Queen of Soul 

Height
5′ 8″ (1.73 m) 

Spouse
Bobby Brown (18 July 1992 – 24 April 2007) (divorced) 1 child

Trivia
Daughter of Cissy Houston (gospel-blues singer).

Cousin of Dionne Warwick and ‘Dee Dee Warwick’.

Multi-Grammy award winning singer; has had an unequaled run of seven consecutive #1 records (1980s) in the USA, and held the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 for 14 weeks with “I Will Always Love You” in 1993.

Brothers: Michael and Gary.

Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world. [1991]

Hawaiian security guards discovered a half an ounce of marijuana in baggage being carried by Whitney & husband Bobby Brown. The couple were permitted to board their plane. [11 January 2000]

Appeared on the covers on Seventeen and Glamour magazines before becoming a major recording artist.

Mother of Bobbi Kristina Brown.

Was a fashion model before she started singing professionally.

Singer.

Erroneously reported deceased by various radio stations and publications. Houston spokesperson quickly denies rumours. [14 September 2001]

Born at 8:55 PM EDT.

Her 1987 album “Whitney” knocked Simple Minds’ “Live in the City of Light” off number one on the British album chart and kept Marillion’s “Clutching at Straws” at number two.

Measurements: 34B-26-34 (1984 model card), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)

Her 1987 album “Whitney” became the first female album to debut at #1 on the Billboard Charts.

Her performance of “The Star Spangled Banner” at the 1991 Superbowl shot to #20 on the Billboard Charts. Supported mainly due to the Gulf War.

Holds the record for winning the most American Music Awards, twenty-six in total.

Ranked #61 on VH1’s Greatest Women of Rock N Roll

Her #1 hit “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” was ranked #86 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Dance Songs.

Her powerful rendition of “I Will Always Love You” from _Bodyguard, The (1992)_ was ranked #65 on the American Film Institute’s list of “The 100 Years of The Greatest Songs”.

Named after actress Whitney Blake.

Once “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” hit #1 in February of 1988, she was honored as the first artist in history to ever have seven consecutive Billboard number 1 singles. An accomplishment that she still holds to this day.

Almost received the role of Sondra Huxtable on “The Cosby Show” (1984). The role went to Sabrina Le Beauf, whose theater experience won her the role.

The Whitney E. Houston academy is located in her home town of East Orange, New Jersey

She has a school named after her (1997) formerly Franklin School, now the Whitney E. Houston School of Creative and Performing Arts in her hometown of East Orange, New Jersey.

Her remake of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You” for The Bodyguard (1992) became the topic of the NBC news show “Now” (1993) because it was so overplayed and people were sick of it. It was the first song ever to be the topic on a news show for being too overplayed.

“I Will Always Love You” is the best-selling single by a female artist, and the biggest- selling non-charity single of all time, with world sales of nearly nine million copies.

The Preacher’s Wife (1996) soundtrack is the best-selling gospel album of all time. The soundtrack also remained at number one for for a record twenty-six weeks on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart.

After spending one week at number one, “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)” spent the next eleven weeks at number two, the longest number-two stay in Hot 100 history.

She has fourteen gold singles in the United States, behind only Madonna among female artists.

She is the only female artist to have three albums sell over nine million copies each: “Whitney Houston” (1985), “Whitney” (1987), and “The Bodyguard” (1992).

The world’s best selling debut album by a female is “Whitney Houston” (1985), with over twenty-four million copies sold.

The world’s biggest selling soundtrack is The Bodyguard with over thirty-seven million units sold. It also ranks as the best-selling female album of all time.

Ex-wife of Bobby Brown.

Second cousin of David Elliott and Damon Elliott.

Ranked #24 on VH1’s 100 Sexiest Artists.

Her mother was at one time a background singer for Elvis Presley.

Her godmother is Aretha Franklin.

Her family moved from Newark to East Orange, NJ in the wake of rioting in Newark when she was 4 years old.

Was offered the role of Grace Hitchens on “Glee” (2009), but turned the part down. Eve was then cast instead.

Returned to work four months after giving birth to her daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown in order to participate in “The Bodyguard World Tour”, performing songs from her debut motion picture The Bodyguard (1992).

In addition to their daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, Houston became pregnant another three times (in 1991, 1994 and 1996) during her relationship to Bobby Brown; on all of those occasions she suffered miscarriages.

Personal Quotes
I almost wish I could be more exciting, that I could match what is happening out there to me.

I’ve got a good man. He takes care of me. I don’t have to be scared of anything because I know he will kick every ass… disrespect him and you’ve got a problem.

God gave me a voice to sing with, and when you have that, what other gimmick is there?”

I was aware of people staring at me. No one moved. They seemed almost in trance. I just stared at the clock in the center of the church. When I finished, everyone clapped and started crying.

I know that I could really kill for my daughter. I know because I’m living for her, so I’m fierce when it comes down to it. And I feel the same about my husband and my family. I’m just fiercely protective. It’s like, that’s my lair and nobody messes with my lair.

[on the death of Michael Jackson] I am full of grief.

Salary
The Preacher’s Wife (1996) $10,000,000

Where Are They Now
(January 2005) Currently working on her 7th studio album. The recording is set to begin in March and the release date is rumored to be in Fall of 2005.

(September 2005) Currently working on her 7th studio album (which is untitled at the moment.) Recording began in the summer of 2005 and the album is expected to be released by the end of 2005 or in early 2006. The album is already being highly anticipated by fans and critics, who are sure that Whitney can deliver a positive comeback.

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