If you ask what was so special about Whiney Houston? Definitely her voice. And it should be noted that prior to her and Madonna debut. Most record labels are afraid to promote female singers globally.
Carole King managed to go global with Tapestry, but it was a one-hit-wonder. Barbra Streisand managed to do it pretty well globally. But she definitely was not massive. Whitney and Madonna were the first female singers that became a worldwide phenomenon.
Whitney had a powerful, pleasant voice and did not overuse her gospel chops. Adding her talent and beauty to great song choices (thank you, Clive Davis), and the perfect timing for both in the industry, she captured the hearts of the public.
When she was being launched to the public, she was polite, came across as humble, and that also made her appealing.
Personal Life of Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston married an American rapper, singer, and songwriter “Bobby Brown” on July 18 in the year 1992. The couple warmly welcomed their daughter and named her Bobbi Kristina Brown. She was born on March 4, in the year 1993. The pair broke up in 2007.
Bobbi became a television and media personality as well as a singer. On July 26, 2015, she died due to lobar pneumonia after being in a coma for six months. The Medical Inspector exposed that cannabis and alcohol were existent in Bobbi’s body.
There were also signs of medicines for anxiety and sedation. The autopsy found that the cause of death is associated with drug intoxication. It was proven that her then-boyfriend Nick Gordon is guilty of her death.
Early Life of Whitney Houston
Whitney’s full name was Whitney Elizabeth Houston. Houston was born on August 9, in the year 1963, in Newark, New Jersey, United States. Her father, John Russell, was an Army serviceman and an entertainment executive, on the other hand, her mother, Emily, was a singer.
Her other siblings include one brother who is also a singer and a half brother, who is a football player. Both her parents are African-American.
Whitney Elizabeth Houston started singing at a very early age as a junior gospel choir. She also used to perform some back-up vocals for her mother, Michael Zager, and Chaka Khan. Other than singing, Whitney Houston is also into fashion modeling. She appeared on Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, and Glamour.
As said earlier, Whitney Houston Started singing as a junior gospel choir singer at a very early age, and since her family background was also from the music industry, she was also practicing it for quite a young age as well.
She made several incursions into the record production before she found her victory. Whitney Houston’s first two music singles, “Hold Me” and “Someone for Me,” were collapsed.
On the other hand, her third music single, “You Give Good Love,” turned out to be her first and massive triumph, crossing the third place on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.
The single “You Give Good Love” started a long string of hits for Whitney, most of which were either pop poems or dance-floor fillers. Some of her significant songs take account of “How Will I Know,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me),” and “I Will Always Love You.”
The New York Daily News accounts Houston made $100 million out of these hit kinds of music; but, most of the money went to drugs and a costly lifestyle.
Awards and Achievements
During her whole musical career, Whitney Elizabeth Houston has won almost 118 awards in total, and out of which, she won six Grammy awards. She also owns fifteen Guinness World records as well.
|American Music Awards||22|
|Billboard Music Awards||16|
|Guinness World Records||15|
|NAACP Image Awards||19|
|People’s Choice Awards||6|
|Soul Train Music Awards||7|
|World Music Awards||14|
The Death of Whitney Houston
On February 11, in the year 2012, Houston was found unconscious in Suite 434 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel’s bathtub. Her autopsy showed that the cause of her death was sinking and the effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use.
It was also established that she used cocaine before her death. She had been stressed with drugs after her divorce with Brown in 2007.
Whitney Houston Net worth and Source of Income
Her main source of income was the music she used to produce; moreover, she was also seen in some of the tv shows as well.
Whitney Houston’s predictable net worth in 2012 was almost about $21 million. Mostly, she multiplied her prosperity from her chart-topping soundtracks and music albums.
She is also an owner of a 12,561-foot beautiful mansion in New Jersey, United States, and a yellow-colored gold Rolex, which is crafted with gold and diamond. In her life, she also owned luxurious cars, including Rolls Royce Silver Spur Limousine.
In terms of chops, purely, she was spectacular. Beautiful tone, extreme power, substantial range if not the biggest out there.
She could do delightful melismas, sang acapella beautifully. There may have been more capable singers than her, but as such, she had everything a singer could ask for.
It is no surprise in retrospect that she burst out of the blocks with wild and unprecedented commercial success, like her contemporary Michael Jackson. And unfortunately, the similarities continued after that too.
Latest Update: January 1, 2021