Music Monday on Empty Streets: Whitney Houston

Posted 7:02 AM by Mezhal Ulao in Labels: ,
A friend of mine last week has asked for a copy of Whitney Houston's song Love That Man and had a lot of questions about this Diva. So to help her out along with other Whitney Houston Fans I have decided to let my fingers do the walking and started to browse the virtual city for the answers.

Here is what I found about this dashing diva: Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is an American recording artist, actress, and fashion model. A relative to several prominent soul singers, including her mother Cissy Houston, cousin Dionne Warwick, and godmother Aretha Franklin, Houston began singing at her New Jersey church as a member of a junior gospel choir at age eleven. 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.

Houston released her debut album Whitney Houston in 1985, which became the best-selling debut by a female artist. 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 crossover appeal on the popular music charts as well as her prominence on MTV enabled several African-American women to follow in her success.

Following her marriage to fellow singer Bobby Brown, Houston appeared in her first starring role in the feature film The Bodyguard in 1992. The film's original soundtrack—which won the 1994 Grammy Award for Album of the Year—became the world's best-selling soundtrack. Its lead single, "I Will Always Love You", became one of the best-selling singles in music history. Houston continued to star in feature films and contributed to soundtracks including Waiting to Exhale (1995) and The Preacher's Wife (1996). After the release of her fourth studio album My Love Is Your Love (1998), she renewed her recording contract with Arista Records in 2001 for a historic $100 million dollars. She subsequently released her fifth studio album, Just Whitney the following year. Amidst widespread media coverage of personal and professional turmoil, Houston's marriage to Brown ended in 2006.

Houston is one of the worlds best-selling music artists, having sold over 200 million albums and singles worldwide and is ranked as the fourth best-selling female artist in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America, with 54 million certified albums. Known as "The Voice" for her "powerful, penetrating pop-gospel" vocals, she has been listed by Rolling Stone magazine as one of The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. Houston has been cited as an influence among numerous contemporary R&B and pop music artists.

And to satisfy my friend's request here is the song - Love That Man

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2 comment(s) to... “Music Monday on Empty Streets: Whitney Houston”

2 comments:

Lisa-MomDot said...

Awesome Song , and I loved the write up! I have always been a Whitney fan !



Empty Streets said...

Hi Lisa,

yayyy thank you so much for feedback :) xoxo I definitely love her songs too :)



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