Whitney Houston Biography

Updated On Jan 31, 2019 Published On Oct 26, 2015
Facts of Whitney Houston
Date of Birth: 1963 , August-9
Date of Death: 2012 , February-11
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
Name Whitney Houston
Birth Name Whitney Elizabeth Houston
Father John Russell Houston
Mother Cissy Houston
Nationality Ameriacn
Birth Place/City Beverly Hills, California
Ethnicity Black
Profession Singer
Net Worth $20 million
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Dark-Brown
Weight in KG 61 KG
Married Yes
Married to Bobby Brown (m. 1992)
Children Bobbi Kristina Brow
Education Mount Saint Dominic Academy
Awards Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program
Movies The Bodyguard
Siblings Gary Garland
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Primetime Emmy Awards winner Whitney Houston was the renowned singer from the United States. She was also known as an actress and model. She is still popular in the world from her own single, How Will I Know which also earned her several prestigious awards.

Whitney Houston's early life

Whitney Houston was from the upper-middle-class family born as Whitney Elizabeth Houston in Newark, New Jersey, the United States of America to John Russell Houston, Jr. and Emily "Cissy" (Drinkard) Houston. She was an American and was of black ethnicity.

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Whitney Houston had an interest in music since her childhood days. When she was eleven years old, she played piano for the first time and she also performed on the stage that year.

Whitney Houston's career

Before she began her professional career, she used to sing in the nightclubs. She released her first album titled Whitney Houston in 1985. 

Whitney Houston's personal life

With the start of the 1980s, she was found with Randall Cunningham. He is the retired American football player and he used to play from NFL. She also had romantic love affairs with actor and comedian, Eddie Murphy.

Finally, in 1989, she found the love of her life and it was an R&B singer, Bobby Brown. They fell in love from the first day and they decided to get married some years later. She finally got married to him on 18 July 1992.

The next year she also gave birth to a sweet little daughter. She was happy to be his loving spouse but he died an unfortunate death in 2007. She was not divorced. A tribute concert was held in the loving memory of Whitney Houston, where performed artists like Christina Aguilera and Pink.

Whitney Houston's net worth

She portrayed her role in The Preacher's Wife and for that role she earned the salary of $10,000,000. Before her death, her net worth was $20 million. She died on 11th of February, 2012.

Whitney Houston had a six-year record deal with Arista Records, where she was offered $100 million. She earned most of her wealth from the sales of her record albums.

She bought her house in Florida at the price of $1.35 million in the year 2005. The estimated value of her two real estates was $1.85 million in the year 2006. Whitney Houston sold her property in Atlanta at a price of $1.19 million.

The value of her house located in New Jersey was $6.5 million in the year 2012.

 

Whitney Houston facts on timeline

Born in Newark, New Jersey

August 9 , 1963

Whitney Houston was from the upper middle class family born as Whitney Elizabeth Houston in Newark, New Jersey, United States of America to John Russell Houston, Jr. and Emily "Cissy" (Drinkard) Houston. She was an American and was of black ethnicity.

Began her modeling career

1980

When Whitney Houston was in her mid teens, she used to perform along with her mother in the night clubs. When she was performing some songs in the night club she was encountered by some modeling agencies and they offered her the modeling contract. 

Signed a contract with Arista

1983

Whitney Houston was the talented singer from her early teens. She also used to perform along with her mother in several night clubs. In 1983, she signed a recording contract with Arista but that year, she denied working on her debut album. 

Released her first album

1985

Though Whitney Houston has some feud with the Arista at the start of her career, she promised to continue on her first album the following year. She finally released her first album in 1995 and it was titled Whitney Houston. 

Began dating Bobby Brown

1989

Whitney Houston had romantic love affairs with American football player, Randall Cunningham. From 1985, she also had romantic love affairs with actor and comedian, Eddie Murphy. Finally in 1989, she found love of her life and it was R&B singer, Bobby Brown.

Married to Bobby Brown

July 18 , 1992

Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown fell in love from the first day and they decided to get married some years later. She finally got married with him on 18 July, 1992. The next year she also gave birth to a sweet little baby girl. 

First child, Bobbi Kristina Houston-Brown

March 4 , 1993

Whitney Houston became mother for the first time in her life in 1993 just after a year being married with Bobby Brown. She gave birth to her first child on 4th of March and it was a sweet little baby girl and she named her Bobbi Kristina Houston-Brown. 

Her husband died

April 24 , 2007

Whitney Houston was married with Bobby Brown, whose full name was Robert "Bobby" Brown on 18th July, 1992. They also had a child together. They were together for more than one and half decade but on 24th of April, 2007, Robert Brown died an unfortunate death. 

She died because of heart disease

February 11 , 2012

Whitney Houston accomplished almost all things being an actress and singer. She was also honored with several prestigious awards in her life. On 11th of February, 2012, news came out that she died and the reason for her death was heavy use of cocaine and heart disease.

Won Primetime Emmy Awards

1986

Primetime Emmy Awards is one of the prestigious awards in the music world and everyone really fells honored if they win this award. Whitney Houston has also once been honored with this award and that was in1986 for Outstanding Individual Performance. 

Won Grammy Awards

1994

Grammy Awards is a dream for every singer in this world. Whitney Houston had been nominated in this award for six different times in her life but she had won this award only twice.  She won this award for the first time in her life in 1994 and that was for Record of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance - Female. 

Won Image Awards

1995

Whitney Houston got her first nomination in Image Awards and that was for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Motion Picture and Entertainer of the Year. She won this award from the later nomination. She was also honored with this award in 1997. 

Won MTV Movie Awards

1993

Whitney Houston has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and she has also won some of them. In 1993, she was honored with the MTV Movie Awards and that was for Best Movie Song. That year she was nominated in four different nominations.