When I decided to be a singer, my mother warned me I’d be alone a lot. Basically we all are.
Loneliness comes with life.
On August 9, 1963 one of the greatest singers the world has ever known was born.
Born in Newark, New Jersey, in 1985 at age 22,
Whitney Houston released her debut album “Whitney Houston” and almost immediately became a smash pop sensation. Over the next year, her hit singles “Saving All My Love for You” and “How Will I Know” helped the album reach the top of the charts, where it stayed for 14 non-consecutive weeks.
Whitney Houston wasn’t just a talented singer, she was also an actress, producer, and model.
In 1992, she took on her first acting role as the star of the feature film “The Bodyguard.” with Kevin Costner.
In 1994, the film’s original soundtrack won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year. To date, the album is the n. 4 best-selling album of all-time. Its lead single “I Will Always Love You” became the best-selling single by a woman in music history.
She has sold an estimated 170–200 million records worldwide and released 6 studio albums, 1 holiday album and 3 movie soundtrack albums, all of which were certified diamond, multi-platinum, platinum and gold.
Whitney Houston died at the age of 48 on February 11, 2012. She was found in her guest room at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. An official coroner’s report proved Whitney accidentally drowned in the bathtub, with heart disease and cocaine use listed as contributing factors.
As we remember Whitney’s birthday, check out
our gallery with the best performances of her unforgettable career.
Happy birthday, Whitney Houston!
1983 Whitney Houston with music producer Clive Davis
after signing a contract with Arista Records.
1986 Whitney Houston holds her first Grammy award
for her hit “Saving All My Love For You”
1988 Whitney Houston performs in Paris Bercy
1991 Whitney Houston belts the national anthem at Super Bowl XXV
1992 Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown smile during their wedding.
1992 Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner on set of “The Bodyguard”
1996 Whitney Houston with Denzel Washington in “The Preacher’s Wife”
1999 Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey perform “When You Believe”
during the 71st Academy Awards
1999 Whitney Houston performing on stage during Brit Awards
2002 Whitney Houston and Mary J. Blige perform
on the “VH1 Divas Las Vegas”
2004 Whitney Houston performing on stage during the World Music Awards
2009 Whitney Houston on stage at the American Music Awards
2009 Whitney Houston on stage at the 51st Grammy Awards
2010 Whitney Houston performs on stage at Acer Arena in Sydney
2011 Whitney Houston and her daughter Bobbi Kristina at the Pre-Grammy Gala and Salute To Industry Icons Honoring David Geffen in Beverly Hills