Whitney Houston Biography
Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is a Grammy award-winning American R&B singer, actress, film producer, and former model. She is well-known for her powerful vocals, melismatic vocal inflections, and expansive vocal range.. Houston was one of a few black artists to receive heavy rotation on MTV in the 1980s during a male rock dominated time, in the network's early years. AOL Black Voices said "Though her success seemed like a lightening rod, it was always validated by Whitney's polished and powerful vocal abilities - making her known as "The Voice". She is the only female artist to have two albums in the top 35 best selling albums in the US, and is the only artist to have a record seven consecutive Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit singles. Houston has sold over 170 million records worldwide. Houston is considered one of the 100 most fascinating black women of the 20th century according to Ebony magazine.
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