Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is a pop singer and R & B, African-American actor. She is a successful singer and most influential of all time, is considered the female artist to sell more discs fourth in the U.S. music industry, behind only Barbra Streisand, Madonna and Mariah Carey [1 ]. Genre her mostly lyrical ballads and lively dance-pop vocals inspired by the extremely strong and that is known with the title The Voice  . Whitney is the first artist and the only seven consecutive singles reached the top spot in the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S.. With 11 singles champion, she just behind Mariah Carey (18) and Madonna (12) in female singers.
Whitney Houston is one of the first American artist success on MTV, along with Michael Jackson and Madonna  . The song cover of Dolly Parton in 1992 entitled "I Will Always Love You" (soundtrack of The Bodyguard) became one of the immortal songs in music history and the record was selling single best female singer ever . Later, she expanded the business into the movie industry and business, building up their own studio and produced several records while pursuing her own career.
The 2000 Whitney Houston's private life became the subject of global controversy from her marriage to Bobby Brown to the abuse of drugs ... All became clear on the report. Her record sales during this period declined substantially. But Houston still overcome the crisis it successfully. Navigate to the music, she continued to record a new album will debut as soon as possible.
Whitney Houston was born in Newark, New Jersey family whose father was John and mother Cissy Houston. At age 11, Houston began singing followed by Stage mother, grandmother and his uncle. Houston had confidence she performed solo with the orchestra of the church until one day her talent was discovered by a producer named Michael Zager. He immediately asked her to sign a contract but that she refused to continue backing vocals for his mother.
In the early 1980s, she began appearing in public as a fashion model for many of the advertisements in magazines including Seventeen. During my years as a model, she continued her musical career when working with manufacturers such as Michael Bienhorn, Bill Laswell and Martin Bisi.
Since first being invited to sign the contract, Houston had the lure several times (from Michael Zager in 198 to Elektra Records in 1981) and in 1983, a representative of A & R came from Arista saw Houston performing with mother in a nightclub in New York City, so he persuaded the Army to Houston for his company. That time, Houston has agreed to sign. Her debut album took two years to complete.
The debut album was named after her, Whitney Houston originally released in 1985 received only superficial attention of the audience until the song "You Give Good Love" in the top 5 of the Billboard Hot 100, the new album really become a phenomenon in world music. At that time, Whitney Houston topped the album charts, giving the well-known songs such as "Saving All My Love For You", "How Will I Know" and "Greatest Love of All" (both in top spot ) to the audience in many countries like USA, UK, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. Total album sold over 13 million copies, and within 13 years, it is the best-selling debut album by a female artist. Up to now, the album has sold over 13 million copies alone in the U.S., totaled 24 million copies worldwide . In 1986, Whitney Houston tour organizations around the world in my career first, called The Greatest Love Tour. That year she won the first Grammy for the title "Voice female Pop Best" for "Saving All My Love For You"; two awards American music: "Video Soul / R & B favorite" (" Saving All My Love For You ") and" Song Soul / R & B favorite "(" You Give Good Love "), an MTV Video Music Awards:" Best Video of the female artist "for" How Will I Know "".
A year later, Whitney Houston released her second album titled Whitney (1987), including most pop songs like the album its predecessor. Originally debuted at number one in many countries worldwide including the U.S. and Britain, in the country she became the first female artist to set foot into the most prestigious rankings in many countries. The second album has sold 12 million copies worldwide (including 8 million copies in America alone). The hit songs like "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)", "Did not We Almost Have It All", "So Emotional" and "Where Do Broken Hearts Go" stood champion in the U.S. and actually conquered the hearts of the audience.
Her 3rd album, I'm Your Baby Tonight (1990), singing songs composed and produced with Babyface, Stevie Wonder, and Luther Vandross, ranked No. 3 on the Billboard 200 charts in the U.S.. Although not achieve commercial success as the previous album but two songs are also sold 8 million copies worldwide. A year later, Houston embarked on the tour called I'm Your Baby Tonight Tour which Rolling Stone magazine voted "Worst Tour of the Year" .
A noteworthy point in his career that Houston is the contribution of the songs in the film that she was very successful. Not even the movie that demonstrates excellence on the film market, but those pop songs in the film also became the subject of praise by critics and audiences. The music in The Bodyguard soundtrack is one example, it has become the best selling soundtrack album of all time: the current sales of 37 million copies worldwide, including 17 million copies in America alone. Album won "Album of the Year" and "Record of the Year" at the Grammy awards. The most successful song in the album is "I Will Always Love You", reached the top spot in America for 14 consecutive weeks (a record in the United States at the time) and in English in 10 weeks by the public really loves evaluate music world is one of the immortality of love songs. The next two songs are "I'm Every Woman" and "I Have Nothing" are in the top 5 in the U.S.. Following the success of the film The Bodyguard, Houston made the tour round the world in 1993, including a special concert in Africa
Whitney Houston recorded three songs to music in the movie Waiting to Exhale (grossed $ 60 million) is "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)" (# 1), "Count On Me" (#
and "Why Does It Hurt So Bad "(# 26). The soundtrack to the cinema The Preacher's Wife in which the recording of the first gospel genre Houston sold 2.5 million copies in the United States in January 2006. This is the best-selling gospel album of all time.
My Love Is Your Love (1998), Houston's 4th studio album, including several new songs. Was recorded and producer in just over 6 weeks, My Love Is Your Love "received" a lot of heavy criticism, but still achieved high sales in the market (12 million copies worldwide of which 5 million copies in the U.S. alone). Houston is one of the main producers of R & B album characterized hip-hop and this is completely different compared to the previous song. The first song, "When You Believe" with Mariah Carey song was recorded as the soundtrack for the animated film The Prince of Egypt's list of top 20 and won an Academy Award.
Whitney Houston in December 2002 Thursday released studio album, Just Whitney. Album collaboration with her husband at the time, Bobby Brown as well as some other singers like Missy Elliott. Although debuted at # 9 on the Billboard Hot 200, but all the released singles from the album is "Whatchulookinat", "One of Those Days", "Try It on My Own" can not be reached well into top 40 of Billboard Hot 100. The album was certified platinum but studio album Just Whitney is still the slowest part in the career of diva Whitney. After only two years since the album Whitney: The Greatest Hits, but Just Whitney "fall" out of the album charts UK 75 (# 76). Whitney Houston just released a single in the UK is Whatchulookinat single peaked at # 13 and only 2 weeks in the top 40.
Even before she released Whitney: The Greatest Hits in April 2000, at the airport security team Hawaii has discovered drugs in the luggage of Houston and Bobby Brown, but they were on a plane and fly away before When police promptly arrested. No judgments are enforced, but rumors about the incident spread quickly. At that time, Houston became famous for the hot topic related to the incident, she often had to cancel this concert all the other concerts. Then a few months, Houston appeared before reporters to discuss drugs and narcotics, but she totally rejects the use of cocaine. But in March 2004, she was unable to keep the secret when forced to enter rehab center. A year later, Houston continued to spend time in the rehabilitation center because of the harmful effects of drugs.