Whitney Houston: The Voice of a Generation

Whitney Houston: The Voice of a Generation


Whitney Houston, born on August 9, 1963, was an American singer, actress, and model.

She is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with 200 million records sold worldwide.

Houston is one of the most awarded female artists of all time, with accolades including 2 Emmy Awards, 6 Grammy Awards, 30 Billboard Music Awards, and 22 American Music Awards, among a total of 415 career awards as of 2010.

Early Life and Career. 

Whitney Houston was born in Newark, New Jersey, the daughter of gospel singer Cissy Houston, cousin of singing star Dionne Warwick, and goddaughter of soul legend Aretha Franklin.

She began singing in the choir at her church, New Hope Baptist Church, where her mother was the choir director.

At the age of 14, Houston began to perform as a soloist in the junior gospel choir and, later, with her mother at nightclubs in the New York City area.

Rise to Fame. 

Houston signed a recording contract with Clive Davis' Arista Records in 1983, which released her eponymous debut album in 1985. The album featured the hit singles "Saving All My Love for You" and "How Will I Know".

Houston's second studio album, "Whitney", was released in 1987, and it became the best-selling album by a woman in history. The album featured such hit singles as "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" and "Didn't We Almost Have It All".

Throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s, Houston continued to release hit albums, including "I'm Your Baby Tonight" (1990), "Whitney Houston" (1992), and "The Bodyguard" (1992).


Houston is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with an estimated 200 million records sold worldwide.

She has been certified for 48.5 million units sold in the United States alone.

She holds the record for the most consecutive number-one songs by a female artist on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, with 7.

Her album "The Bodyguard" became the best-selling soundtrack of all time, with over 44 million copies sold worldwide.

Philanthropy and Legacy. 

Houston was a philanthropist, who supported various charities and humanitarian organizations throughout her career.

She was also an active supporter of the United Negro College Fund, the Children's Defense Fund, and the Whitney Houston Academy of Creative and Performing Arts.

Houston's influence on the music industry, pop culture, fashion, and technology has been acknowledged by artists from various genres.

Her voice has been described as powerful, versatile, and distinctive and has been cited as an inspiration for several artists.

According to Google Trends, Whitney Houston's name has been searched an average of 30,000 times per month around the world. The most popular search queries are related to her music, her life, and her death. Fans also search for information about her tours, her albums, and her performances.

Whitney Houston is one of the greatest and most influential singers of all time.


Whitney Houston's death in 2012 was a great loss to the world of music. Her voice was a powerful instrument that touched the hearts of people all over the world.

Her legacy continues to live on through her music, her influence on other artists, and her philanthropic work.

Houston's music continues to be popular and is still a major source of inspiration for many people.

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