American singer, songwriter and actress.
Born: 9 August 1963 in Newark, New Jersey, USA.
Died: 11 February 2012 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA (aged 48).
Discovered by Michael Zager when she was 14. Indeed, Whitney sang with her mother Cissy Houston on the track "Life's A Party" of The Michael Zager Band.
Married to Bobby Brown on 18 Jul 1992, but separated in October 2006 and divorced 24 April 2007. The marriage produced a daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown.
Houston appeared in a number of films. Her first starring role was in "Whitney Houston" (1992), who's soundtrack won the 1994 Grammy Award for Album Of The Year. Houston's single from it, "I Will Always Love You" (a Dolly Parton song), became one of the best-selling singles in music history.
Houston was the daughter of soul/gospel singer Cissy Houston and cousin of Dionne Warwick and Dee Dee Warwick. Her godmother was Aretha Franklin.
Houston have a Mezzo-soprano vocal type.
Vocal range: 3.2 Octaves. A2- C6 (approx)
Review: Whitney Houston was the first of the modern R&B divas and is graced with the same vocal genes as her mother, Cissy, and her aunt, Dionne Warwick. She started out at the very top of the charts but her throne is currently being challenged by more golden throated vixens than even Homer imagined in the Odyssey and her illustrious career has been sidetracked by scandal since the late 1990s.