Birth Name: Whitney Elizabeth Houston
Birth Place: East Orange, New Jersey
Years Active: 1977–present
Genres: R&B, Pop, Dance, Soul, Gospel
Whitney Houston (born Whitney Elizabeth Houston, August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American R&B/pop singer, actress and former fashion model. A relative of several prominent soul singers, including her mother Cissy Houston, cousins Dee Dee and Dionne Warwick and godmother Aretha Franklin, Houston began singing at her New Jersey church as a member of a junior gospel choir at age 11. After she began performing alongside her mother at night clubs in the New York City area, she was discovered by Arista Records label head Clive Davis. In 1983, Houston signed a recording contract with Arista Records and began recording music for her self-titled debut album, which was released in Feb...
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