Biography Birthday:August 9, 1963 Birth Place:Newark, New Jersey Relations:Cissy Houston, critically-acclaimed gospel singer, is Whitney's mother; Dionne Warwick is Whitney's cousin.
Beginning of Singing Career:Age 11, singing in gospel choir'New Hope Baptist Junior Choir‘ Throughout Youth:Sang and modeled (starting in 1981; appeared on the cover of magazines such as Glamour and Seventeen)
Family:Husband: Bobby Brown, married in 1992First child: Bobbi Kristina, born 1993 She is one of the most popular famous singers of the 80s and 90s
Musician W.Houston broke down the color barrier for black female artists as Michael Jackson did for male artists She became one of the few black female artists to receive heavy rotation on the network Following Houston's breakthrough, other African-American female artists (for example, Janet Jackson) were successful in popular music
For radio stations, “Black women singers aren't taboo anymore“ The New York Timesstated that "Houston was a major catalyst for a movement within black music that recognized the continuity of soul, pop, jazz and gospel vocal traditions“ Her vocal style have had a significant impact on the music industry
W.Houston's entrance into the music industry is considered one of the 25 musical milestones of the last 25 years, according to USA Today She is commonly referred to as ‘The Voice’ Mariah Carey, Leona Lewis, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears and Alicia Keys have all cited Houston as a musical inspirationand influence.
She is one of the world's best-selling music artists, having sold over 170 million albums and singles worldwide She is ranked as the fourth best-selling female artist in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America, with 55 million certified albums She has been listed by Rolling Stone magazine as one of The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time
Actress She participated on the soundtracks for every movies she has ever starred in -The Bodyguard -Waiting To Exhale -The Preacher’s Wife -Cinderella
Awards W.Houston's career has resulted in many international awards -The Best Female Pop Vocal -Album Of the Year -Record Of the Year -The Best Female R&B vocal She has earned an impressive list of entertainment industry awards
-American Music Awards -Grammy Awards -World Music Awards -Emmy Awards -The MTV Music Video and MTV Movie Award -Billboard Music Awards -... The singer who has received more awards in the history
Charities A great supporter for ‘Whitney Houston Foundation for Children’ Created in 1989 This organization is issuing annual grants in the areas of health, education, sports and the arts. It grants a $10,000,00 scholarship every year to a deserving minority student to attend New York’s famous Julliard School of Music
The foundation has also raised funds for the needs of children around the world. She has supported many national benefit organizations and worthwhile causes (The United Negro College Fund, the Children's Diabetes Fund, St. Jude's Children's Hospital and several noted AIDS-related organizations)many of which have recognized her efforts with awards