Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer and actress. She was cited as the most awarded female artist of all time by Guinness World Records and is one of the best-selling recording artists of all time, with estimated sales of over 200 million records worldwide. Houston released seven studio albums and two soundtrack albums, all of which have been certified diamond, multi-platinum, platinum, or gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Her crossover appeal on the popular music charts as well as her prominence on MTV influenced several African-American female artists.
|Full name at birth||
Whitney Elizabeth Houston
|Claim to fame||
|Date of birth||
9 August 1963
|Place of birth||
Newark, New Jersey, USA
|Date of death||
11 February 2012
|Place of death||
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
|Cause of death||
Drowning (Accidental Drowning) (Caused by Heart Disease and Cocaine Use)
Fairview Cemetery, Westfield, New Jersey, U.S.
Singer, actress, film producer, model
5' 8" (173 cm)
128 lbs (58.1 kg)
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