18 September 2012

JR's Titans Profiles: Whitney Houston

Titans Profile #0002
Year Inducted: 2012

Whitney Houston

- The Voice -
- The First Real Queen of Pop -
- The Prom Queen of Soul -
- Most Awarded Female Act of All Time -
- One of the World's Best-Selling Music Artists - 

09 Aug 1963
in Newark, New Jersey, United States
Mount Saint Dominic Academy
Big Break:
Whitney Houston
Years Active:

1977 -
Related Sites:

>> Twitter Profile (n/a)
>> Google + Profile (n/a)

From Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia

Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American recording artist, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, the Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston was one of the world's best-selling music artists, having sold over 170 million albums, singles and videos worldwide. She released six studio albums, one holiday album and three movie soundtrack albums, all of which have diamond, multi-platinum, platinum or gold certification. Houston's crossover appeal on the popular music charts, as well as her prominence on MTV, starting with her video for "How Will I Know", influenced several African American female artists to follow in her footsteps.

Houston is the only artist to chart seven consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hits. She is the second artist behind Elton John and the only female artist to have two number-one Billboard 200 Album awards (formerly "Top Pop Album") on the Billboard magazine year-end charts. Houston's 1985 debut album Whitney Houston became the best-selling debut album by a female act at the time of its release. The album was named Rolling Stone's best album of 1986, and was ranked at number 254 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Her second studio album Whitney (1987) became the first album by a female artist to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

Houston's first acting role was as the star of the feature film The Bodyguard (1992). The film's original soundtrack won the 1994 Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Its lead single "I Will Always Love You", became the best-selling single by a female artist in music history. With the album, Houston became the first act (solo or group, male or female) to sell more than a million copies of an album within a single week period under Nielsen SoundScan system. The album makes her the top female act in the top 10 list of the best-selling albums of all time, at number four. Houston continued to star in movies and contribute to their soundtracks, including the films Waiting to Exhale (1995) and The Preacher's Wife (1996). The Preacher's Wife soundtrack became the best-selling gospel album in history.

On February 11, 2012, Houston was found dead in her guest room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, California. Subsequent toxicology reports showed that she had accidentally drowned in the bathtub due to the effects of chronic cocaine use and heart disease. News of her death coincided with the 2012 Grammy Awards and featured prominently in American and international media.


>>> 1985 - Whitney Houston
>>> 1987 - Whitney
>>> 1990 - I'm Your Baby Tonight
>>> 1998 - My Love is Your Love
>>> 2002 - Just Whitney
>>> 2003 - One Wish
>>> 2009 - I Look To You

Chart-Topping Singles
>> "All The Man That I Need"
>> "Didn't We Almost Have It All"
>> "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)"
>> "Greatest Love of All"
>> "Heartbreak Hotel"
>> "How Will I Know"
>> "I Will Always Love You"
>> "I'm Your Baby Tonight"
>> "Saving All My Love For You"
>> "So Emotional"
>> "Wanna Dance W/ Somebody"
>> "Where Do Broken Hearts Go"

Feature Films
>>> 1992 - The Bodyguard
>>> 1995 - Waiting To Exhale
>>> 1996 - The Preacher's Wife
>>> 2012 - Sparkle
>>> Guinness' Most Awarded Female Act of All Time
>>> One of the World's Best-Selling Music Artists
>>> Most American Music Awards Won
>>> Most American Music Awards Won in a Year
>>> Most Video Music Awards Won in a Year

>>> 2003 - #3 VH1's Greatest Women of the Video Era
>>> 2003 - #116 VH1's Greatest Pop Culture Icons
>>> 2008 - #9 Billboard's Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists
>>> 2010 - #60 VH1's Greatest Artists of All Time
>>> 2010 - #3 Billboard's Top Artists of Past 25 Years

>>> 1995 - Soul Train Hall of Fame Inductee
>>> 2001 - BET Lifetime Achievement Award
>>> 2004 - World Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement

Whitney Houston is JR's 2nd Featured Titan
It is not Lady Gaga, Beyonce or Madonna who reigns the World of Popular Music. The honorific music title "Queen of Pop" can be credited to the late Whitney Houston. It was she who brought the first real meaning of pop in the music industry. Having sold more than 200 million music sales worldwide, Whitney Houston is one of the World's Best-Selling Music Artists of All Time. Her popularity was due to the release of her debut album 'Whitney Houston' way back 1985 and her chart-topping single 'I Will Always Love You' which is one of the best-selling music singles of all time. She may be a celebrity but we can credit her as a legend in the Field of Music. One of the greatest in the World of Entertainment. Other than being the Queen of Pop, we can say that she is the only female Titan in the World of Music.


1) Wikipedia

2) Billboard

3) Rolling Stone

4) Facebook

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