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August 10, 2023

Top 5 Interesting Facts About Whitney Houston

Whitney Elizabeth Houston was an American singer and actress, born on the 9th of August 1963. She began her singing career was back in her local church. At just the age of eleven she performed her first solo in the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark.

Whitney has received several awards and honors for her singing career. Guinness World record has listed her as the most awarded artist of all time. Her music has been regarded as iconic and has been matched with other legend in the music industry. Whether you “will always love” Whitney or are just curious about her meteoric rise, read these interesting facts about the legend.

1. Whitney Houston’s debut, self-titled album has been listed as one of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone. Additionally, she also holds a place in the coveted Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Definitive 200 rankings.

2. There’s no dispute when we say Whitney is the most awarded female artist ever! Throughout her career she won a whopping 415 of them, including 2 Emmys, 6 Grammys, 16 Billboard Music Awards, and 22 American Music Awards.

3. Whitney’s hit cover of “I Will Always Love You” is the number eight best selling song of all time, having sold over 24 million copies. Although this song was actually written by Dolly Parton, it’s become synonymous with Whitney Houston, for good reason. Whitney’s version was inducted into the Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry in 2020, having been deemed as making a significant contribution to American music.

4. Whitney has also charted seven consecutive number one Billboard 100 songs for: “Saving All My Love For You;” “How Will I Know;” “Greatest Love of All;” “I Wanna Dance With Somebody;” “Didn’t We Almost Have It All;” and “Where Do Broken Hearts Go?”

5. In 2020, Whitney Houston was posthumously inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. She is one of only 50 women to have received such an honor. The first was Aretha Franklin, who is also Whitney’s godmother.


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