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Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American R&B/Pop singer, actress, and former fashion model. A relative of several prominent soul singers, including her mother Cissy Houston, cousins Dionne Warwick and Dee Dee 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 has released studio albums and movie soundtrack albums throughout her career, all of which have had diamond, multi-platinum, platinum, or gold certification.
March 10, 2011
Rihanna has ruled out recent speculation that she will star in 'The Bodyguard' remake. The singer, who has been added to this year's V festival line-up, has denied that she is in the running to replace Whitney Houston in the remake of the 1992 film starring Kevin Costner. Read more
February 14, 2011
Lady Gaga thanked Whitney Houston as she picked up her award, at the Grammy Awards last night. The singer, who won a total of three awards at the ceremony, thanked Whitney Houston for inspiring her new single 'Born This Way' as she picked up up the prize for Best Pop Vocal Album for 'The Fame Monster'. Read more
April 26, 2010
Hundreds of fans walked out of a Whitney Houston concert in London on Sunday (April 25), it’s been reported. Fans were said to have been left upset by the singer’s poor vocal performance during the show, which was the first of three dates at the O2 Arena. Read more
April 14, 2010
Whitney Houston was booed by audience members as she performed in the UK for the first time in 11 years last night (April 13). Fans were left disappointed by lengthy costume changes during the two-hour show at Birmingham’s LG Arena. Read more
April 8, 2010
Whitney Houston has reacted angrily to reports that she cancelled dates on her world tour due to a drugs relapse. The 46-year-old singer was forced to postpone three UK shows earlier this week after she was hospitalised with what her spokesperson described as an upper respiratory infection. Read more
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