The Birth Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born on the 9th of August in 1963 in Newark, New Jersey in a gifted family, which inspired and encouraged the development of her natural singing talent.
Close relatives helped and supported Whitney in her aspirations.
Mother Whitneys mother is Emily Drinkard. She was born on the 30 th of September in In girlhood she started singing in a family gospel group, Drinkard Sisters. Later, Emily performed with the first group of her famous niece Dionne Warwik Gospelaires. And then she entered the quartet Sweet Inspirations.
Father John Houston was a manager of his wife, when Emily was in the show business. When Whitney was born, John remained in the household, to look after her. He was Mom's support network while she was out on tour. said Whitney, in tribute to her father. He changed diapers, cooked, did my hair and dressed me, all the while providing Mom with advice and answers.
Brothers Whitney's two elder brothers, Michael and Gary, helped her career on the part of the business and music. Michael became her manager on tours, arranging everything from the lighting hire to the catering crew, while Gary joined her as a singer, performing duets and backing vocals with his sister on stage vocalist. Whitney has always been close with her family, they could rely on each other when needed support.
The first experience The first time Whitneys solo voice was heard in public was, naturally, at the New Hope Baptist Church. At the age of about 11 she sang Guide Me, and the reaction she received taught her something she would never forget. 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.
Parents divorce When Whitney was 15 years old, her parents divorced. It was a shock for her though her father and mother have always lived in peace and harmony.
Model career Throwing herself into her extra-curricular work, Whitney found a very promising career in modelling. She appeared in US magazines Cosmopolitan and Young Miss and on the covers of Glamor and Seventeen in Modeling career led to offers of roles in TV comedy of American family Silver spoon" and "Gimme A Break", but at the same time, Whitney was in great demand as a singer.
Contract When the president of Arista Records, Clive Davis saw Whitney Houston on stage at first, he noticed the talent of the future star in her eyes, and signed a contract with her almost immediately in It was the beginning of her singing career.
Her discography counts 18 albums. 1985: Whitney Houston 1987:Whitney 1987: I Wanna Dance With Somebody 1987: Didn't We Almost Have It All 1987: So Emotional 1988: Love Will Save The Day 1990: I'm Your Baby Tonight 1992: Original Soundtrack Album 1992: The Bodyguard 1996: The Preachers Wife 1998: My Love Is Your Love 2000: The Greatest Hits 2001: Love, Whitney 2002: Just Whitney… 2002: One Of Those Days 2003: One Wish: The Holiday Album 2008: A Song For You 2009: I Look to You
The Best Songs "I Will Always Love You" (1992). "Miracle" (1990) "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" (1987) "I Have Nothing" (1992) Run to You" (1992) Queen Of the Night" (1992) I Look To You" (2009)
Awards 6 Grammy Awards 23 American Music Awards 2 Emmy Awards 30 Billboard Music Awards
She starred in four films The Bodyguard, 1992 Waiting to Exhale,1995 The Preacher's Wife, 1996 Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, 1997
Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown got married on the 18 th of July in1992.Their marriage lasted from 1992 to 2007.
On the 4 th March, 1993, Houston gave birth to their daughter Bobby Kristina Houston-Brown, her only child, and his fourth.
In the autumn of 2006 Whitney and Bobby Brown divorced. It was a very difficult period in her life.
In February 2012 the whole world was shocked by the news of Whitney Houstons unexpected death.
Her Death On the 11 February in 2012, she was found dead in her suite 434 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
She was buried in the cemetery «Fairview» in Westfield.
We are all touched by the tragic fate of Whitney Houston. She will always be in our hearts.