Thursday, 16 February 2012


When the world heard that one of music's biggest legends Whitney Houston was dead, it wasn’t a pleasant mood perceived as one of the world’s best-selling artists, who wowed audiences with her great and graceful voice from the middle of the 80s to the late 90s. She was an enigma whenever her voice sounded.
Naturally stunningly beautiful Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1963 as the third and youngest child of John Russell Houston, Jr., and gospel singer Cissy Houston. Whitney first became interested in being in the music industry after frequently accompanying her mother Cissy who often performed in nightclubs. She sometimes took to the stage herself and performed.
Houston was offered her very first recording contract at the age of 14 by Michael Zanger, after she wowed him with her back-up singing on a record for his group, Michael Zanger band.
But she was forced to turn it down as her mother determined that she should instead finish school. As a model, she went on to become the first ever woman of colour to appear in a fashion magazine after gracing the pages of Seventeen magazine in the early Eighties. Afterward she appeared in Glamour, Cosmopolitan and Young Miss Magazines, and also in a TV advertisement for Canada Dry soft drink.
Houston made her album debut in 1985 with the self-titled record Whitney Houston. It sold millions and spawned hit after hit including Saving All My Love for You, which won her, her first Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal. Another multi-platinum album, Whitney, came out in 1987 and included hits like Where Do Broken Hearts Go and I Wanna Dance with Somebody.
She got married in 1992 to former New Edition member and soul crooner Bobby Brown and the couple went on to have a daughter, Bobbi Kristina, in 1993 and divorced in 2007.
In 1992, she became a star in the acting world with The Bodyguard. Rested and returned to the big screen in 1995-96 with Waiting to Exhale and The Preacher's Wife.
We will miss her stunning voice but all we can say for now is ADIEU WHITNEY HOUSTON.