Whitney Houston is a singer and American actress born in Newark
(suburbs close to New York) on August 9, 1963. It bathes in
the medium of the music since its more tender childhood, since
it is the cousin of Dionne Warwick, the girl of Cissy Houston,
singer soul/gospel very known in the USA, and its godmother
is Aretha Franklin. Whitney is very beautiful and it was mannequin
with adolescence and posed for magazines like "Glamour"
and "Seventeen". Moreover, Whitney has a splendid
very wide voice (4 octaves) and powerful. As of adolescence,
it started to sing in night clubs with her mother, and also
took part in some discs as a chorus-singer.
In 1983, it was noticed
in a night club by a researcher of talent of the house of Arista
discs. The researcher of talent presented Whitney at Clive Davis,
president d' Arista, and it signed an exclusive contract with
them. In 1985, its first album left and after being unperceived
past the first months, generated several tubes in the United
States including three No 1, among which famous "the Saving
all my coils for you", which made of Whitney Houston a
name known in the whole world.
In 1987, Whitney left its second album ("Whitney"),
which had almost as many success as the first and made him establish
the record of the artist having obtained more individual consecutive
No 1 in the USA (7). Its third album had less success than the
two first but was sold nevertheless with more than 9 million
specimens and generated two tubes No 1 in the United States.
In 1992, Whitney made its beginnings with the cinema in "Bodyguard"
with Kevin Costner. The film and the BO had a colossal success,
thanks in particular to the song "I will always coils you",
and with powerful alchemy between the two stars.
Whitney was a long time regarded as a machine to make tubes,
a puppet from which the strings were drawn by Clive Davis. During
15 years following the exit of its first album, it connected
success on success, and beat record after record.
It is one of the women still today having sold the most albums
in all the history (120 million), it gained an almost incalculable
number of awards, and all that it touched is transformed into
gold, including its incursion into the world of the cinema ("Bodyguard"
in 1992, and "Where are the men" into 1995) and of
the TV ("Cinderella" in 1997).
In addition, Whitney devoted much of its time and its money
to humane work, in particular by supporting organizations of
charity helping the poor, sick children, handicapped and of
the organizations of fight against the AIDS.
As regards the personal life of Whitney, in 1992, it married
the singer Bobby Brown and they had a fore-mentioned girl Bobbi
Kristina, the following year. But their marriage is chaotic
and they have both of the problems with drug. Whitney was even
forced to make a cure of detoxication last March (March 2005)
by American justice, following an intervention of his/her mother,
who feared for the life of her daughter. Whitney almost spent
a month in the center of detoxication "Crossroads"
rested by Eric Clapton, who is on the island of Antigua. It
left at the end of April there. It should in the next months
begin with Clive Davis the recording of a new album, which must
leave at the end of 2006 and make it return in the foreground.