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Encyclopedia > Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
Background information
Birth name Whitney Elizabeth Houston
Born August 9, 1963 (1963-08-09) (age 44)
Newark, New Jersey, United States
Genre(s) R&B, gospel, soul, pop, rock
Occupation(s) Singer, pianist, actress, film producer, model
Instrument(s) Singing, piano
Years active 1977–present
Label(s) Arista
Website www.whitneyhouston.com

Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is a six-time Grammy award winning, American R&B singer, soprano, pianist, actress, film producer, and former model. She is well-known for her powerful vocals, melismatic style, her expansive vocal range and her agile coloratura.[1] Houston has also won twenty-three American Music Awards, a record for a group or solo artist, both male or female. is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Map of Newark in Essex County County Essex Founded/Incorporated 1666/1836 Government  - Mayor Cory Booker, term of office 2006–2010 Area [1]  - City 67. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Gospel music is a musical genre characterized by dominant vocals (often with strong use of harmony) referencing lyrics of a religious nature, particularly Christian. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... A pianist is a person who plays the piano. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... Photograph of the once famous model Dovima A model is a person who poses or displays for purposes of art, fashion, or other products and advertising. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... Harry Belafonte singing, photograph by C. van Vechten Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with speech. ... A short grand piano, with the top up. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Arista Records is an American record label that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony BMG, and operates under the RCA Records Group // After being fired from CBS Records, Columbia Pictures hired Clive Davis to be a consultant for the company’s record and music operations. ... is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... This article is about the singing voice part. ... A pianist is a person who plays the piano. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... Photograph of the once famous model Dovima A model is a person who poses or displays for purposes of art, fashion, or other products and advertising. ... An attribute of some Islamic and Gregorian chants, it is the style of singing several notes to one syllable of text. ... Coloratura is an old word meaning colouring. ... The American Music Awards show is one of four annual major American music awards shows (the others being the Billboard Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ...


Houston is one of a few black artists to receive heavy rotation on MTV in the 1980s, in the network's early years. She is the only female artist to have two albums in the top 35 best selling albums in the US, and is the only artist, male or female, to have a record seven consecutive Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit singles[2]. Houston is one of the top three selling female artists in the US[3], having sold over 170 million records worldwide.[4] AOL Black Voices said "Though her success seemed like a lightening rod, it was always validated by Whitney's polished and powerful vocal abilities - making her known as "The Voice." [5] Houston is considered one of the 100 most fascinating black women of the 20th century according to Ebony Magazine. [6] This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Academy Award winners Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, and Jamie Foxx on the 60th anniversary cover of Ebony Magazine, November 2005 Ebony, a magazine for the African American market, was founded by John H. Johnson and has been published since the autumn of 1945. ...


After marrying R&B singer Bobby Brown, rumors of drug abuse led to a decline in her album sales, as she entered into drug rehabilitation twice. After a successful second program in 2006, Houston divorced Bobby Brown and gained custody of their daughter. She has since been working on her 7th studio album with music mogul and close friend Clive Davis.[7] This article is about the R&B singer. ... Drug abuse has a wide range of definitions related to taking a psychoactive drug or performance enhancing drug for a non-therapeutic or non-medical effect. ... This article is about the R&B singer. ... Clive Jay Davis (born April 4, 1932) is a Grammy Award winning record producer and a leading music industry executive. ...

Contents

Early life

Whitney as a child.

Whitney Houston was born in Newark, New Jersey, and is the third and youngest child of John and Cissy Houston. She was raised a Baptist, but was also exposed to the Pentecostal church. As a teenager, she attended a Roman Catholic single-sex high school, Mount Saint Dominic Academy. Houston’s mother Cissy, her first cousin (Dionne Warwick), and godmother (Aretha Franklin) are all notable figures in the gospel music, rhythm and blues and soul music genres. At the age of eleven, Houston began to follow in their footsteps and started performing as a soloist in the junior gospel choir at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Nickname: Map of Newark in Essex County County Essex Founded/Incorporated 1666/1836 Government  - Mayor Cory Booker, term of office 2006–2010 Area [1]  - City 67. ... Cissy Houston (born Emily Drinkard on September 30, 1933) is a gospel and soul singer. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Coptic Orthodox Pope · Roman Catholic Pope Archbishop of Canterbury · Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      Baptist... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Marie Dionne Warrick (born December 12, 1940 in East Orange, New Jersey), known professionally as Dionne Warwick, is an African-American singer best known for her work with Hal David and Burt Bacharach as songwriters and producers. ... Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American R&B, Pop and Gospel singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... Gospel music is a musical genre characterized by dominant vocals (often with strong use of harmony) referencing lyrics of a religious nature, particularly Christian. ... For other uses, see Rhythm and blues (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ...


Music career

Early career: 1977-1986

In 1977, at fourteen years of age, Houston was featured as the lead singer on the Michael Zager Band’s single “Life’s a Party.” Zager subsequently offered to help obtain a recording contract for the young singer, but Cissy declined, wanting her daughter to finish school first. Then in 1979, at age sixteen, Houston sang background vocals on Chaka Khan’s hit single “I'm Every Woman", a song she would later turn into a bigger hit for herself on her monstrous selling "The Bodyguard" soundtrack album. In the early 1980s, HOuston worked as a fashion model, snagging the cover of Seventeen magazine and appearing in a Canada Dry soft drink commercial. While modeling, she continued her singing career, working with producers Michael Bienhorn, Bill Laswell and Martin Bisi on an album they were spearheading called One Down, which was credited to the group Material. For that project, Houston contributed the ballad “Memories” (composed by Hugh Hopper, lyrics by Robert Wyatt), which received favorable reviews from The Village Voice when the album was released. Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Chaka Khan (born March 23, 1953) is an American singer known for her 1984 cover of Princes I Feel For You, for her smash hit Im Every Woman and as a member of the funk band Rufus, with whom she recorded the legendary soul record Aint Nobody... Seventeen is an American magazine for teenage girls. ... Canada Dry Logo Canada Dry Crown Logo Canada Dry is a brand of soft drinks marketed by Dr Pepper/Seven Up, a unit of Cadbury-Schweppes. ... Bill Laswell (born February 12, 1955 in Salem, Illinois and raised in Albion, Michigan) is an American bassist, producer and record label owner. ... Material is a musical group formed in 1979 and led by bass guitarist Bill Laswell. ... Hugh Hopper (born 1945, Canterbury, England) is a bass guitarist and composer. ... Robert Wyatt (born Robert Wyatt-Ellidge, 28 January 1945, in Bristol) is an English musician, and a former member of the influential Canterbury scene band Soft Machine. ... This article is about a New York newspaper. ...


Houston had previously been offered several recording contracts (Michael Zager in 1980 and Elektra Records in 1981). In 1983, an A&R representative from Arista Records saw her performing with her mother in a New York City night club and was impressed. He convinced Clive Davis, Arista's label head, to take time to see Houston perform at the nightclub. Davis, too, was impressed after the performance and offered her a worldwide recording contract, which Houston signed. Later in the year, Whitney made her national televised debut alongside Davis on the The Merv Griffin Show. Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Arista Records is an American record label that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony BMG, and operates under the RCA Records Group // After being fired from CBS Records, Columbia Pictures hired Clive Davis to be a consultant for the company’s record and music operations. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Clive Jay Davis (born April 4, 1932) is a Grammy Award winning record producer and a leading music industry executive. ... The Merv Griffin Show was a long-running American television talk show, starring singer Merv Griffin. ...

Screen shot from the “Greatest Love of All” music video (1986).

Although Houston signed with Arista in 1983 she did not began work on her album immediately. Arista put forth the deal to make sure no other label signed the singer from under them. She first recorded a duet with Teddy Pendergrass entitled “Hold Me,” which appeared on his album, Love Language. The single became a Top 5 R&B hit, and would also appear on her debut album as well. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Theodore DeReese Pendergrass, Sr. ...


When her debut album was released in February 1985, Houston’s self-titled 1985 debut album initially sold modestly until the success of the single “You Give Good Love,” which peaked in the Top 5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The follow-up singles, “Saving All My Love for You,” “How Will I Know” and “Greatest Love of All” all peaked at number one on the pop singles chart. In 1986, Whitney Houston topped the Billboard 200 album chart, became an international success, selling over thirteen million copies in the United States alone —making it the best-selling debut album by a female artist. To date, the album has sold approximately 25 million copies worldwide.[8] The same year, Houston launched her first headlining tour called The Greatest Love Tour, and won her first Grammy award for ‘Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female’ for “Saving All My Love For You”. At the same award show, Houston performed her Grammy-winning hit; the performance one Houston her first Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program. [9] Houston also won two American Music Awards for ‘Favorite Soul/ R&B Video’ and ‘Favorite Soul/ R&B Single’ for “Saving All My Love” and “You Give Good Love” respectively; and a MTV Video Music Award for ‘Best Female Video of the Year’ (“How Will I Know”). Houston's grand entrance into the music industry was listed as one of the 25 musical milestones of the last 25 years according to USA Today.[10] Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... Whitney Houston is the self-titled debut album by American R&B singer Whitney Houston, released on February 14, 1985. ... You Give Good Love is a song written and produced for American R&B singer Whitney Houstons debut album, Whitney Houston. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Saving All My Love for You is the second single from Whitney Houstons self-titled debut album. ... How Will I Know is the third single from Whitney Houstons self-titled first album. ... Greatest Love of All is the fourth and final single released from Whitney Houstons self-titled first studio album, Whitney Houston, released in April 1986. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... An Emmy Award. ... The American Music Awards show is one of four annual major American music awards shows (the others being the Billboard Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ... The MTV Video Music Awards were established in 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top music videos of the year. ...


1987-1988: Whitney

Screen shot from the “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” music video (1987).

Houston’s second album, Whitney, was released in June 1987, and became the first album in history by a female artist to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 in the US, and the UK album, as well as topping the charts in several countries around the world. The album's first four singles: “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me),” “Didn't We Almost Have It All,” “So Emotional,” and “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” all peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100—which brought her a total of seven consecutive Hot 100 number-one hits; breaking the record of six previously shared by The Beatles and The Bee Gees. The album's fifth, and final single, “Love Will Save The Day” also peaked in the Top 10 on the Hot 100. Whitney was certified nine times platinum in America, and sold approximately 20 million worldwide. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Whitney is the second album by American R&B singer Whitney Houston, released in 1987 (see 1987 in music). ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) is the first single from Whitney Houstons second studio album Whitney, released in May 1987. ... Didnt We Almost Have It All is the second single from Whitney Houstons second album Whitney. ... So Emotional is a song by American singer Whitney Houston. ... Where Do Broken Hearts Go is the fourth single from Whitney Houstons second album, Whitney. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... The Bee Gees: Maurice, Barry and Robin The Bee Gees were a British and Australian band, originally a pop singer-songwriter combination, reborn as funk and disco. ... Love Will Save the Day was the fifth and final single released from Whitney Houstons sophomore album Whitney. ...


Houston won her second Grammy in 1988, for ‘Best Female Pop Vocal Performance’ (“I Wanna Dance With Somebody”) and embarked on the worldwide The Moment of Truth tour. The same year, she recorded a song for NBC's coverage of the 1988 Summer Olympics, “One Moment In Time,” which peaked at number five in the U.S., while reaching number one in the UK and Germany. Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... you are such a dumb noob and the red sox rule Size = 200 | Optional caption = | Host city = Seoul, South Korea | Nations participating = 159 | Athletes participating = 8,465 (6,279 men, 2,186 women) | Events = 263 in 27 sports | Opening ceremony = September 17, 1988 | Closing ceremony = October 2, 1988 | Officially opened... One Moment in Time is a song recorded by American singer Whitney Houston for the 1988 Summer Olympics held in Seoul, South Korea. ...

Screen shot from the “I’m Your Baby Tonight” music video (1990).

With the success of her first two albums, Houston had successfully crossed over into a pop music superstar. However, many complained that her material lacked soul and that she sounded too white. At the 1989 Soul Train Awards Houston was booed after hearing her name called out for a nomination. This, coupled with the the critism of her last album, led the singer to find a more urban and edgy sound. I'm Your Baby Tonight, Houston’s third studio album, was released in November 1990 and featured collaborations with Babyface, Luther Vandross, and Stevie Wonder. The album showed Houston's versatility on a new batch of tough rhythmic grooves, soulful ballads and up-tempo dance tracks. The album peaked at number three on the Billboard 200 and went on to be certified four times platinum in the US, selling ten million worldwide. The first two singles, “I’m Your Baby Tonight” and “All The Man That I Need” each hit number one on both the pop and R&B singles charts respectively. The third and fourth singles: “Miracle,” and “My Name Is Not Susan” peaked at numbers nine and twenty, respectively —the fifth single, "I Belong To You", peaked in the Top 10 on the R&B charts, while yet another single, the duet with Stevie Wonder entitled, "We Didn't Know", made the R&B Top 20. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Soul Train Music Awards is an annual award show aired on various television networks in national syndication that honors the best in Black music and entertainment. ... Im Your Baby Tonight is the third album by American Pop/R&B singer Whitney Houston. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Kenneth Babyface Edmonds (born April 10, 1958 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an R&B and pop singer, songwriter, keyboardist, record producer, film producer, and entreprenuer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris),[1] is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. ... Im Your Baby Tonight is the lead single and title track off Whitney Houstons third studio album, Im Your Baby Tonight. ... All the Man That I Need is the second single from Whitney Houstons third album Im Your Baby Tonight. ... Miracle is the third single from Whitney Houstons third album, Im Your Baby Tonight. ... My Name Is Not Susan was the fourth single released from Whitney Houstons third album Im Your Baby Tonight. ... Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris),[1] is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. ...


Whitney performed “The Star Spangled Banner” at Super Bowl XXV in January 1991. Her recording on the song was released as a commercial single, reaching the top twenty on the U.S. Hot 100; making her the only artist to turn the national anthem into a chart hit (ten years later, the song was re-released after the September 11, 2001 attacks, this time peaking becoming a Top 10 hit.) Houston donated her share of the proceeds to the American Red Cross. This legendary performance of the national anthem was named number one in the NFL’s 2003 list of Top 25 greatest moments in NFL history.[citation needed]. VH1 also listed it as the 12th greatest moment that rocked TV.[11] Nicholson took the copy Key gave him to a printer, where it was published as a broadside on September 17 under the title The Defence of Fort McHenry, with an explanatory note explaining the circumstances of its writing. ... Date January 27, 1991 Stadium Tampa Stadium City Tampa, Florida MVP Ottis Anderson, Running back Favorite Bills by 6 National anthem Whitney Houston Coin toss Pete Rozelle Referee Jerry Seeman Halftime show New Kids on the Block Attendance 73,813 TV in the United States Network ABC Announcers Al Michaels... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... A WWII-era poster encouraged American women to volunteer for the Red Cross as part of the war effort. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ...


In 1991, Houston embarked I’m Your Baby Tonight Tour, which Rolling Stone poll voters voted “Worst Tour of the Year.”[12]


International success: 1992 - 1998

Screen shot from the “I Will Always Love You” music video (1992).

In November 1992, Houston made her big screen debut, opposite Kevin Costner, in The Bodyguard, which garnered over $120 million at the US box office [13]. Whitney performed six songs on the films adjoining soundtrack album, which was certified 17x platinum in the United States[14] (with worldwide sales of 42 million[15], according to Whitney's official site) and went onto become the best-selling soundtrack album ever. Houston’s recording of “I Will Always Love You” peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for a then-record-breaking 14 weeks and topping the charts in nearly every other country including the big markets of the UK, Germany, France and Australia. The song sold over 8.5 million copies worldwide making it the best selling single by a female solo artist. Follow-up singles “I'm Every Woman” and “I Have Nothing” also peaked in the top five. The album won Album of the Year and Record of the Year at the Grammy Awards. Following the success of the film, Houston embarked on another expansive worldwide tour in 1993, which concluded in 1994 with a televised concert in South Africa. During this time, Whitney also recorded “Something in Common,” a duet with new husband Bobby Brown. Image File history File links Iwillalwaysloveyou. ... Image File history File links Iwillalwaysloveyou. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Kevin Michael Costner (born January 18, 1955) is an American film actor and director who often produces his own films. ... For other uses, see The Bodyguard (disambiguation). ... I Will Always Love You is a song written and originally performed by American singer-songwriter Dolly Parton first released as a single in 1974. ... Im Every Woman is a 1978 hit single by Chaka Khan, her first hit outside of her recordings with funk band Rufus. ... I Have Nothing is a song by American singer Whitney Houston and is the third single released from the The Bodyguard soundtrack album. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Something in Common (disambiguation). ... This article is about the R&B singer. ...


In December 1995, Houston starred in her second film, the critically acclaimed Waiting to Exhale. The movie and it's soundtrack struck a chord with African American women and is considered a cultural classic. After grossing $67 million at the box office, it proved that a movie targeting black audiences can cross over to a white audience and make money. [16] [17] Whitney contributed three songs to the critically acclaimed soundtrack album including the smash “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)”, which would become a cultural favorite amongst African American women for its honest and subtle answers of the heart's self-generating questions. The song is one of Houston's most critically acclaimed songs for its subtle and soulful approach. After debuting at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the song spent a record 11 weeks at the #2 spot. Houston also contributed two other songs: “Count on Me”, which peaked at eight on the Billboard Hot 100 chart; the third, “Why Does It Hurt So Bad” peaked at #26. The album, which in addition to Houston featured a bevy of contemporary R&B female recording artists, was certified seven times platinum in America, and sold thirteen million worldwide[15], according to Whitney's official site. Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Waiting to Exhale is a 1995 movie directed by Forest Whitaker. ... Exhale (Shoop Shoop) is a 1995 hit single by R&B singer Whitney Houston, featured on the soundtrack of the film Waiting to Exhale, in which she also starred. ... Count on Me is a duet between Pop/R&B singer Whitney Houston and gospel singer CeCe Winans. ... Why Does It Hurt So Bad is a song by R&B/Pop singer Whitney Houston. ...


In late 1996, Houston returned to the silver screen in the Penny Marshall-directed The Preacher's Wife, alongside Denzel Washington. Houston recorded the gospel motion picture soundtrack album; scoring a US top five pop hit with “I Believe in You and Me,” and as well “Step by Step”, a Top 10 hit in Germany and a Top 20 success in the US and the UK. With the soundtrack, Houston has recorded the largest selling gospel album of all time. The album also fulfilled Houston's long time desire to record a gospel album. Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Penny Marshall at the 1988 Emmy Awards Penny Marshall (born October 15, 1942) is an American actress, producer and director. ... The Preachers Wife is a 1996 film directed by Penny Marshall and produced by Debra Martin Chase. ... Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. ... I Believe In You And Me is a 1996 song by R&B/Pop singer Whitney Houston, and was the first single from the soundtrack to the film The Preachers Wife. ... Step by Step may refer to: Step by Step (TV series), a sitcom that aired on ABC in the 1990s. ...

Screen shot from the “Heartbreak Hotel” music video (1999).

After spending much of the 1990s working on films, with their adjacent soundtrack albums as primarily the only outlet to issue new Houston music, Arista Records released Houston’s fourth album My Love Is Your Love in November 1998. Though originally slated to be a greatest hits album with a handful of new songs, recording sessions produced enough new material for a full-length studio album. Recorded and mixed in only six weeks, it featured production from Rodney Jerkins, Wyclef Jean and Missy Elliott. The album had a more funkier sound than past releases and saw Houston handling urban dance, hip hop, reggae, mid-tempo R&B, and torch songs all with great dexterity. The album's first single, the Academy Award-winning "When You Believe" (duetted with Mariah Carey for 1998s The Prince of Egypt soundtrack) became a Top 10 hit in the UK, Germany, and France, and reached the Top 20 of the U.S. Hot 100. The next three singles, Heartbreak Hotel”, which featured Faith Evans and Kelly Price; “It's Not Right but It's Okay”, which won Houston her sixth Grammy Award, and “My Love Is Your Love” all reached the U.S. pop Top 5. The album's fifth single, "I Learned from the Best," peaked inside the US top forty, at number twenty-seven. All singles, except "When You Believe", also became number one hits on the U.S. Dance/Clubplay Chart. The album went on to be certified four times platinum in the U.S., with worldwide sales of ten million. In 1999, Houston participated in VH-1’s Divas’ Live ‘99, alongside Mary J. Blige, Tina Turner, Cher, Brandy and Chaka Khan. The same year, Whitney hit the road with her worldwide My Love Is Your Love tour. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... My Love Is Your Love is the fourth album by American singer Whitney Houston, released in 1998 (see 1998 in music). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Rodney Darkchild Jerkins (born September 14, 1977 in Pleasantville, New Jersey) is an African-American Grammy Award-winning songwriter, record producer, and musician. ... Nelust Wyclef Jean (IPA pronunciation: ) (born October 17, 1972) is a Grammy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated Haitian-born American rapper, producer, and member of the hip hop trio The Fugees. ... Melissa Arnette Elliott (born July 1, 1971 in Portsmouth, Virginia), better known as Missy Elliott, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, MC, and record producer. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Reggae is a music genre developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... When You Believe is a song originally composed by Stephen Schwartz, and later refurbished by writer-producer Babyface, as the theme to the film The Prince of Egypt. ... The Prince of Egypt is a 1998 Academy Award-winning American animated film, the first traditionally animated film produced and released by DreamWorks. ... Heartbreak Hotel is a 1998 single released by American R&B singer Whitney Houston with R&B singers Faith Evans and Kelly Price accompanying her. ... Faith Renée Evans (born June 10, 1973) is a Grammy Award-winning American R&B singer, songwriter and producer. ... Kelly Price on the cover of her 2003 album Priceless Kelly Price (born April 4, 1973 in Queens, New York) is a Grammy Award-nominated American R&B and soul singer, the flagship female artist on the Def Soul label. ... Its Not Right, but Its Okay is a hit song by Whitney Houston. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... My Love Is Your Love is a 1999 song by American R&B/Pop singer Whitney Houston. ... I Learned From The Best is a 2000 flop single from American R&B/Pop singer Whitney Houston; the fourth and final single from Houstons 1998 album My Love Is Your Love. ... This article is about the year. ... In 1998, VH1 debuted the first annual VH1 Divas concert. ... Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971) is an American R&B, soul, and hip hop soul singer, rapper, songwriter, producer, and actress. ... Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock) November 26, 1939) is an 11 time Grammy Award-winning (sharing three), American Singer, Dancer, Record Producer, Executive Producer, Film Producer, Actress, Writer, Performer, Songwriter, Author and occasional Painter whose career has spanned from 1956 to present. ... This article is about Cher, the entertainer. ... Brandy on the cover of her album Full Moon Brandy Rayana Norwood (born February 11, 1979 in McComb, Mississippi), known professionally as Brandy, is an African American pop/R&B singer and actress. ... Chaka Khan (born March 23, 1953) is an American singer known for her 1984 cover of Princes I Feel For You, for her smash hit Im Every Woman and as a member of the funk band Rufus, with whom she recorded the legendary soul record Aint Nobody...

Screen shot from the “Could I Have This Kiss Forever” music video (2000).

In April 2000, Arista Records released Whitney: The Greatest Hits. The double disc set peaked at number five on the Billboard Top 200, and reached number one on the UK chart. While the ballads were left unchanged, the album is notable for featuring house/club remixes of many of Houston’s past uptempo songs, in place of their original version. Also included on the album were four new songs: “Could I Have This Kiss Forever” (a duet with Enrique Iglesias), “Same Script, Different Cast” (a duet with Deborah Cox), “If I Told You That” (a duet with George Michael), and “Fine.” Along with the album, an accompanying DVD was also released of the music videos to Houston’s greatest hits. The album was certified triple platinum in the US, with worldwide sales of ten million. The same year, Houston performed on the televised special commemorating Arista Records twenty-fifth anniversary. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... House music is a style of electronic dance music that was developed by dance club DJs in Chicago in the early to mid-1980s. ... Baltimore Club, also called Baltimore Breaks, Baltimore house, and Dew Doo Beat, is a genre of House and Dance music. ... Could I Have This Kiss Forever is a duet single between Whitney Houston and Enrique Iglesias. ... Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler (IPA pronunciation: [1]) (born May 8, 1975, in Madrid, Spain) is a Grammy Award and Latin Grammy Award-winning Miami-based singer and is of Asian and European ancestry. ... Same Script, Different Cast is a 2000 single released as a duet between American R&B singers Whitney Houston and Deborah Cox. ... Deborah Cox (born July 13, 1974 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian R&B/House singer. ... If I Told You That was originally an album track off American singer Whitney Houstons 1998 album, My Love Is Your Love. ... Fine is a 2001 single written and performed by American R&B singer Whitney Houston from the album Whitney: The Greatest Hits. ...


In August 2001, Houston signed the biggest record deal in music history with Arista/BMG. She renewed her contract (worth $100 million) to deliver six new albums on which she would also earn royalties.[citation needed] Three months later, Whitney performed on the Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special. Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... BMG (Bertelsmann Music Group) is one of the six divisions of Bertelsmann. ...


2002-2004: Just Whitney

Screen shot from the “Whatchulookinat” music video (2002).

In December 2002, Houston released her fifth studio album, Just Whitney. The album featured collaborations with then-husband Bobby Brown, as well as Missy Elliott, and received mixed reviews upon its release[18]. The album debuted at #9 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with the highest opening week sales of any album she had ever released, but all of the singles, “Whatchulookinat,” “One of Those Days,” and “Try It on My Own” failed to reach the top forty on the Hot 100 singles chart. All singles became hits on the Billboard Dance/Clubplay Chart, with the latter two and "Love That Man" becoming number one hits on that chart. A video single of "Try It On My Own" obtained gold status in the U.S. Just Whitney would be certified platinum in the U.S. with cumulative worldwide sales of over three million. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Just Whitney is the fifth studio album by American R&B/pop singer Whitney Houston, released by Arista Records on December 10, 2002 (see 2002 in music) in North America. ... This article is about the R&B singer. ... Melissa Arnette Elliott (born July 1, 1971 in Portsmouth, Virginia), better known as Missy Elliott, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, MC, and record producer. ... Whatchulookinat is a 2002 single released by American R&B singer Whitney Houston. ... One Of Those Days is a 2002 single released by American R&B singer Whitney Houston. ... Try It On My Own is a 2003 single released by American R&B singer Whitney Houston. ...


In late 2003, Houston released One Wish: The Holiday Album, a specialty album of traditional Christmas songs. The single "One Wish" reached the Top 20 on the Adult Contemporary Chart as the album sold approximately 400,000 copies in the U.S. It eventually became Houston’s lowest selling album and the first not to achieve gold status in the US. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... One Wish: The Holiday Album is the sixth album by American R&B singer Whitney Houston, released in 2003 (see 2003 in music). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with RIAA certification. ...


In 2004, Whitney embarked on an international tour, the Soul Divas tour with Natalie Cole and cousin Dionne Warwick in Europe, before embarking on solo dates in the Middle East, Russia, and Asia. In September 2004, she gave a surprise performance at the World Music Awards, in tribute to long time friend Clive Davis. Houston received a thunderous standing ovation for her performance. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Natalie Maria Cole (born February 6, 1950), known professionally as Natalie Cole, is an American singer and songwriter. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... The World Music Awards (founded in 1989) is an international awards show that annually honors recording artists based on their worldwide sales figures, which are provided by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). ...


2006-present: Current career activity

Whitney Houston attended the Carousel of Hope Ball in October 2006, where Katharine McPhee dedicated a performance of Houston’s “I Have Nothing” to her. There, Clive Davis confirmed that he and Houston were again collaborating on the singers next album. In 2007, Houston recorded “Family First,” a song for the soundtrack of the film Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls. The song also featured Houston’s mother Cissy, her cousin Dionne Warwick, and daughter Bobbi Kristina. The release date of Houston's next studio album is expected to be around early 2008. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Katharine Hope McPhee (born March 25, 1984) is an American pop singer and actress who was the runner-up to Taylor Hicks on the fifth season of American Idol in 2006. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Tyler Perrys February 14, 2007 released feature film. ...


Film and television career

  • During the early-mid 1980s, as Houston was working on launching a music career, she auditioned for acting roles; including the part of Sondra Huxtable on The Cosby Show, which eventually went to Sabrina Le Beauf. In 1984, Houston appeared on an episode of Gimme a Break, and an episode of Silver Spoons in 1985.
  • Houston’s first film role was in The Bodyguard, released in 1992 and co-starring Kevin Costner. The film was successful at the box office, grossing more than $121 million in the U.S. and $410 million worldwide. Reviews, however, were mixed, and Houston received two Razzie Award nominations.
  • In 2005, Houston appeared on then-husband’s Bobby Brown reality TV program Being Bobby Brown, which provided a view into the domestic goings-on in the Brown household.

Of late, Houston has served as an executive producer of many successful Hollywood films including the Disney films The Princess Diaries, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, and the Disney made-for-television films The Cheetah Girls and The Cheetah Girls 2: When in Spain. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Prose is writing distinguished from poetry by its greater variety of rhythm and its closer resemblance to the patterns of everyday speech. ... The Cosby Show is an American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby, first broadcast on September 20, 1984 and ran for eight seasons on the NBC television network, until April 30, 1992. ... Sabrina Le Beauf (born March 21, 1958) is an American actress. ... Opening titles from 1983. ... Silver Spoons was a sitcom that aired on NBC from September 25, 1982 to May 11, 1986 and in first-run syndication from September 15, 1986 to March 4, 1987. ... For other uses, see The Bodyguard (disambiguation). ... The Golden Raspberries or Razzies were created by John Wilson in 1980, intended to complement the Academy Awards by dishonoring the worst acting, screenwriting, songwriting, directing, and films that the film industry had to offer. ... Bassett and husband Courtney Vance Angela Evelyn Bassett (born August 16, 1958) is an Emmy and Academy Award-nominated, and Golden Globe winning American actor who has built her career with biographical film roles portraying women in American culture. ... Loretta Devine Loretta Devine (born August 21, 1949 in Houston, Texas) is an American actress. ... Lela Rochon (born on 17 April 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA) is an American actress best known for her role as Robin Stokes in the movie Waiting to Exhale. ... Waiting to Exhale is a 1995 movie directed by Forest Whitaker. ... The Preachers Wife is a 1996 film directed by Penny Marshall and produced by Debra Martin Chase. ... Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. ... Brandy on the cover of her album Full Moon Brandy Rayana Norwood (born February 11, 1979 in McComb, Mississippi), known professionally as Brandy, is an African American pop/R&B singer and actress. ... Jason Alexander (born Jason Scott Greenspan on September 23, 1959) is a Jewish American television, cinema and musical theatre actor, best known for his role as George Costanza on the hit television series Seinfeld. ... Whoopi Goldberg performing stand-up at a benefit for Rainforest Action Network. ... Bernadette Peters (born February 28, 1948) is an American Tony Award-winning actress and singer. ... Rodgers and Hammerstein is the songwriting team consisting of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Rodgers had previously been in a successful partnership with Lorenz Hart (see Rodgers and Hart). ... Rodgers and Hammersteins Cinderella is the name of a musical written for television by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II based upon the fairy tale, Cinderella. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Try It On My Own is a 2003 single released by American R&B singer Whitney Houston. ... Being Bobby Brown is a reality series that depicts the lives of singers Bobby Brown and mega-star wife Whitney Houston, and their family. ... The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ... The Princess Diaries is a comedy-drama film and the screen adaptation of Meg Cabots 2000 novel of the same name. ... The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement is a sequel of The Princess Diaries which was released in 2004. ... The Cheetah Girls is a popular Disney Channel Original Movie and a TV musical, released in 2003 and based on a bestselling series of young adult books, The Cheetah Girls by Deborah Gregory. ...


Personal life

Marriage to Bobby Brown

Houston met R&B singer Bobby Brown at the 1989 Soul Train Music Awards. After a three year courtship, the two were married on July 18, 1992. On March 4, 1993 she gave birth to their child, daughter Bobbi Kristina Houston Brown. In December 2003 Brown was arrested and charged with battery after an altercation with Whitney. [19] This article is about the R&B singer. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... The Soul Train Music Awards is an annual award show aired on various television networks in national syndication that honors the best in Black music and entertainment. ... is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ...


In September 2006, the couple legally separated. The following month, on October 16, 2006, Houston filed for divorce from Brown.[20] On February 1, 2007 Whitney asked the court to fast track their divorce.[21] The divorce became finalized on April 24, 2007, with Houston granted custody of the couples daughter. is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Fast track gives the President of the United States authority to negotiate trade agreements that cannot be amended by Congress, only voted on yes or no. ... is the 114th day of the year (115th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


On April 26, 2007, Brown filed court papers with the Orange County Superior Court to set aside the divorce judgment that ended his marriage to Houston. In the filing, he claims the marriage was ended under false pretenses and sought child support, possible spousal support, and a change in the judgment that gave full custody of their daughter to Whitney. The papers also claim that Brown was essentially homeless at one point and severely depressed during that time. A court hearing has been set for June 2007.[22] is the 116th day of the year (117th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... In many countries, child support or child maintenance is the ongoing obligation for a periodic payment made by a non-custodial parent to a custodial parent, caregiver or guardian, for the care and support of children of a relationship or marriage that has been terminated. ... In many countries alimony, maintenance or spousal support is an obligation established by law that is based on the premise that both spouses have an absolute obligation to support each other during the marriage (or civil union) unless they are legally separated, though in some instances the obligation to support...


Drug and health issues

On January 11, 2000, airport security discovered marijuana in the luggage of both Houston’s and husband Bobby Brown’s luggage at a Hawaiian airport, but the two boarded the plane and departed before authorities could arrive. Charges were later dropped against her and Brown, but rumors of drug usage among the couple would surface. Later that year Houston was scheduled to perform at the Academy Awards, but she was fired from by musical director and long time friend Burt Bacharach. This, along with many cancelled concert appearences led to more speculation about her health and drug abuse. The next year, Houston made an appearance at Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special. Her shockingly thin, alost skeletal frame further spurred rumors of drug use and anorexia. Houston was scheduled for a second performance the night after, but cancelled without explanation. Shortly after, a shocking rumour began that the singer had died of a drug overdose. The rumour was quickly denied by Houston's camp.[23] In late 2002, Houston did an interview with Diane Sawyer that became the highest rated television interview in history. During the prime time special, she spoke on various topics including, rumored drug abuse, her health, and her marriage to Bobby Brown. Houston entered drug rehabilitation facilities in March 2004 and again in March 2005, successfully completing the program. A Cannabis sativa plant The drug cannabis, also called marijuana, is produced from parts of the cannabis plant, primarily the cured flowers and gathered trichomes of the female plant. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... This biographical article needs additional references for verification. ... Diane Sawyer is a television journalist for the U.S. network ABC News and co-anchor of ABCs Good Morning America, along with with Robin Roberts. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2006, Bobby Brown’s sister, Tina Brown, a known drug abuser, took a photo of what she claimed was Houston’s bathroom (though never proven) and sold these pictures to the National Inquirer. It displayed images of drug paraphernalia.[24] The National Enquirer is a national American supermarket tabloid. ...


John Houston dispute

In 2002, Houston became involved in a legal dispute with her father, and one-time manager, John Houston. Houston sued his daughter for $100 million (but lost); stating that she owed his company previously unpaid compensation for helping to guide her career, as well as for helping to manage the various controversies that had surrounded it in recent years.[25] Both of them appeared on television and disputed the other's claims.[26] John Houston died in February 2003. The lawsuit was dismissed on April 5, 2004, after Kevin Skinner, the man who claimed to own John Houston Entertainment, failed to participate in pre-trial discovery.[27]


Purported financial troubles

On January 3, 2007, the New York Post reported that “in an embarrassing financial scare last year, Houston nearly lost her spectacular $6 million, 10-acre estate in Morris County, New Jersey because she owed tens of thousands of dollars in back taxes,” which Houston would eventually pay.[28] The Toronto Star newspaper reported on January 4, 2007, that items Houston had in storage were being sold at auction “in an effort to cover unpaid storage fees.” The items were reportedly from the "I'm Your Baby Tonight" era and were unwanted by Houston, who made no attempt to reclaim the items.[29] is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The New York Post is the 13th-oldest newspaper published in the United States and the oldest to have been published continually as a daily. ... Morris County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey, about 25 mi (40 km) west of New York City. ... The Toronto Star is a major metropolitan newspaper produced in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


On November 16, 2006, the Associated Press reported that Houston’s mansion in Mendham, New Jersey was due to be sold at a sheriff's sale for unpaid mortgage payments. However, it was later proved by her attorney that Houston actually already owned the house free and clear. [30] Currently, Houston has the Atlanta house she once shared with ex-husband Bobby Brown up for sale.[31] Rumors of her struggling financially were short lived as it is common knowledge that she has the biggest recording contract in music history with a $100 million deal with Arista Records. Houston currently owns another home in Laguna Beach, California. is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... Mendham is a borough located in Morris County, New Jersey. ... Sheriffs sale is an auction sale of property held by the sheriff pursuant to a writ (court order) of execution (to seize and sell the property) to satisfy (pay) a judgment, after notice to the public. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... Laguna Beach is the name of several places in the United States, and a TV show: Laguna Beach in California Laguna Beach in Florida Laguna Beach the reality soap opera on MTV This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...


Awards

As one of the biggest selling female artists of all time, Whitney Houston has been honored with several awards and accolades recognizing her worldwide success through the music and movie industries. ...

Discography

Albums: Houston has sold over 170 million records worldwide. ...


Compilations: Whitney Houston is the self-titled debut album by American R&B singer Whitney Houston, released on February 14, 1985. ... Whitney is the second album by American R&B singer Whitney Houston, released in 1987 (see 1987 in music). ... Im Your Baby Tonight is the third album by American Pop/R&B singer Whitney Houston. ... The Bodyguard is the soundtrack from the movie of the same name, released on November 8, 1992 on Arista Records and features six songs by Whitney Houston, as well as songs from various other noted artists of the time; the album was produced by Babyface. ... Waiting to Exhale is a soundtrack for the film of the same name. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... My Love Is Your Love is the fourth album by American singer Whitney Houston, released in 1998 (see 1998 in music). ... Just Whitney is the fifth studio album by American R&B/pop singer Whitney Houston, released by Arista Records on December 10, 2002 (see 2002 in music) in North America. ... One Wish: The Holiday Album is the sixth album by American R&B singer Whitney Houston, released in 2003 (see 2003 in music). ...

  • 2000; Whitney: The Greatest Hits
  • 2001; Love, Whitney
  • 2004; Artist Collection: Whitney Houston
  • 2007; 'The Ultimate Collection' Release Date: October 29th 2007

Love, Whitney was released on 10-12-2001 in the UK and was the follow-up to her multi-platinum Greatest Hits collection. ...

Videography

Home videos:

  • 1986; Number One Video Hits
  • 1991; Star Spangled Banner
  • 1991; Welcome Home Heroes
  • 1994; Concert for a New South Africa
  • 1999; VH1 Divas Live '99
  • 2000; The Greatest Hits
  • 2000; Fine
  • 2002; Whatchulookinat Video/Whatchulookinat Behind-the-Scenes Footage/Love to Infinity Megamix Video
  • 2004; Artist Collection: Whitney Houston

Feature Films: In 1998, VH1 debuted the first annual VH1 Divas concert. ...

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Number-one songs

The following songs entered the U.S. Billboard Hot 100: “Hot 100” redirects here. ...

The following songs reached number-one on the UK singles chart” Saving All My Love for You is the second single from Whitney Houstons self-titled debut album. ... How Will I Know is the third single from Whitney Houstons self-titled first album. ... Greatest Love of All is the fourth and final single released from Whitney Houstons self-titled first studio album, Whitney Houston, released in April 1986. ... I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) is the first single from Whitney Houstons second studio album Whitney, released in May 1987. ... Didnt We Almost Have It All is the second single from Whitney Houstons second album Whitney. ... So Emotional is a song by American singer Whitney Houston. ... Where Do Broken Hearts Go is the fourth single from Whitney Houstons second album, Whitney. ... Im Your Baby Tonight is the lead single and title track off Whitney Houstons third studio album, Im Your Baby Tonight. ... All the Man That I Need is the second single from Whitney Houstons third album Im Your Baby Tonight. ... I Will Always Love You is a song written and originally performed by American singer-songwriter Dolly Parton first released as a single in 1974. ... Exhale (Shoop Shoop) is a 1995 hit single by R&B singer Whitney Houston, featured on the soundtrack of the film Waiting to Exhale, in which she also starred. ...

  • 1985; “Saving All My Love for You”
  • 1987; “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) ”
  • 1988; “One Moment in Time
  • 1992; “I Will Always Love You”

The following songs reached number-one on the U.S. Dance chart: One Moment in Time is a song recorded by American singer Whitney Houston for the 1988 Summer Olympics held in Seoul, South Korea. ...

The following songs reached number-one on the Canadian singles chart: Love Will Save the Day was the fifth and final single released from Whitney Houstons sophomore album Whitney. ... Im Every Woman is a 1978 hit single by Chaka Khan, her first hit outside of her recordings with funk band Rufus. ... Queen of the Night was the fifth and final single to be released from Whitney Houstons first feature soundtrack album, The Bodyguard Soundtrack. ... Heartbreak Hotel is a 1998 single released by American R&B singer Whitney Houston with R&B singers Faith Evans and Kelly Price accompanying her. ... Its Not Right, but Its Okay is a hit song by Whitney Houston. ... My Love Is Your Love is a 1999 song by American R&B/Pop singer Whitney Houston. ... I Learned From The Best is a 2000 flop single from American R&B/Pop singer Whitney Houston; the fourth and final single from Houstons 1998 album My Love Is Your Love. ... Whatchulookinat is a 2002 single released by American R&B singer Whitney Houston. ... Try It On My Own is a 2003 single released by American R&B singer Whitney Houston. ... Love That Man is an album track by American R&B singer Whitney Houston, featured on her 2002 album, Just Whitney. ...

  • 1986; “How Will I Know”
  • 1987; “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) ”

The following songs reached number-one on the German singles chart:

  • 1987; “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) ”
  • 1988; “One Moment in Time”
  • 1992; “I Will Always Love You”

The following songs reached number-one on the French singles chart:

  • 1992; “I Will Always Love You”

The following songs reached number-one on the Dutch singles chart:

  • 1987; “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) ”
  • 1992; “I Will Always Love You”

The following songs reached number-one on the Belgium singles chart:

  • 1987; “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) ”
  • 1992; “I Will Always Love You”

The following songs reached number-one on the Swiss singles chart:

  • 1987; “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) ”
  • 1992; “I Will Always Love You”
  • 2000; “Could I Have This Kiss Forever”

The following songs reached number-one on the Swedish singles chart:

  • 1987; “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) ”
  • 1992; “I Will Always Love You”

The following songs reached number-one on the Spanish singles chart:

  • 1995; “Exhale (Shoop Shoop) ”
  • 1999; “It's Not Right But It's Okay”

The following songs reached number-one on the Australian singles chart:

  • 1986; “The Greatest Love of All”
  • 1987; “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) ”
  • 1992; “I Will Always Love You”

The following songs reached number-one on the New Zealand singles chart:

  • 1987; “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) ”
  • 1992; “I Will Always Love You”"

The following songs reached number-one on the South African singles chart:

  • 1986; “Greatest Love of All”
  • 1987; “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) ”
  • 1991; “All The Man That I Need”
  • 1992; “I Will Always Love You”
  • 1995; “Exhale (Shoop Shoop) ”
  • 1999; “My Love Is Your Love”

The following songs reached number-one on the Zimbabwe singles chart:

  • 1991; “All The Man That I Need”
  • 1992; “I Will Always Love You”
  • 1995; “Exhale (Shoop Shoop) ”

The following songs reached number-one on the Austrian singles chart:

  • 1992; “I Will Always Love You”

The following songs reached number-one on the Finnish singles chart:

  • 1987; “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) ”

The following songs reached number-one on the Norway singles chart:

  • 1987; “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) ”
  • 1992; “I Will Always Love You”

The following songs reached number-one on the Irish singles chart:

  • 1985; “Saving All My Love for You”
  • 1992; “I Will Always Love You”

The following songs reached number-one on the Italian singles chart:

  • 1987; “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) ”
  • 1990; “I'm Your Baby Tonight”

See also

This is a list of chart records and achievements by American singer Whitney Houston. ... As one of the biggest selling female artists of all time, Whitney Houston has been honored with several awards and accolades recognizing her worldwide success through the music and movie industries. ... Whitney Houston is inarguably one of the biggest female singers of all time. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Following is a list of American Music Award nominations and wins for pop/R&B icon Whitney Houston. ... The worlds best-selling music artists cannot be listed officially, as there is no organization that has recorded global music sales in the manner that the RIAA does in the United States. ... This is a list of recording artists who have reached number one on Billboard magazines weekly pop singles chart(s). ... This is a list of recording artists who have reached number one on Billboard magazines Hot Dance Club Play chart. ...

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  • "Whitney Houston wins custody of daughter",BLN - People in the News, 2007-04-05

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divastation: whitney houston (1406 words)
her early training, however, was not limited to her participation in the church choir; with famed gospel and session singer cissy houston for her mother, whitney houston was also privy to the behind-the-scenes world of the recording sessions of some of the industry's biggest names—aretha franklin, dionne warwick, linda ronstadt, bette midler and many others.
"when whitney was a kid," her father relates, "she used to go down to the basement of the house wearing her mother's stage outfits and start singing, and her mother would be doing the dishes in the kitchen, shouting down to whitney, 'you're not hitting the notes, come on, a little higher.
whitney continued on with acting/singing roles in 1996's the preacher's wife (which earned houston award nominations is a category more associated with her days singing in the hope baptist junior choir…gospel) and rodgers and hammerstein's cinderella, opposite diva-in-training brandy.
Whitney Houston - Music Downloads - Online (1205 words)
Houston was able to handle big adult contemporary ballads, effervescent, stylish dance-pop, and slick urban contemporary soul with equal dexterity; the result was an across-the-board appeal that was matched by scant few artists of her era, and helped her become one of the first fl artists to find success on MTV in Michael Jackson's wake.
By age 11, Houston was performing as a soloist in the junior gospel choir at her Baptist church; as a teenager, she began accompanying her mother in concert (as well as on the 1978 album Think It Over), and went on to back artists like Lou Rawls and Chaka Khan.
Houston cemented her superstar status on her next album, Whitney; despite the unimaginative title, it became the first album by a female artist to debut at number one, and sold over nine-million copies.
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