Joy - Whitney Houston
Submitted Apr. 28, 2011
During the 80s and 90s, Whitney Houston was an unstoppable force in pop music. With sales estimated to exceed 200 million records, she is one of the biggest-selling female singers ever.
Whitney Houston was born to a family with impressive singing credentials - her mother was gospel singer Cissy Houston, her cousin was five-time Grammy winner Dionne Warwick, and her godmother was the 'Queen of Soul' herself, Aretha Franklin. Her first break came when she sang backing vocals on Chaka Khan's 'I'm Every Woman' when she was only 16. She continued to record, sing and tour with her mother, but although she was offered recording contracts she turned them all down until, in 1983, she signed with Arista.
Her debut album Whitney Houston appeared in 1985 but it was not an instant hit. However, due to the singles 'Saving All My Love for You' (which won a Grammy), 'How Will I Know' and...
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