56 years old (Born on August 09, 1963)
American popular singer, songwriter, actress, arranger, film producer, model; She is famous from The Bodyguard, "I will always love you".Her remake of Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You" for The Bodyguard (1992) became the topic of the NBC news show "Now" (1993) because it was so overplayed and people were sick of it. It was the first song ever to be the topic on a news show for being too overplayed. Daughter Bobbi Kristina born. [March 4, 1993] After spending one week at number one, "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)" spent the next eleven weeks at number two, the longest number-two stay in Hot 100 history. Multi-Grammy award winning singer; has had an unequaled run of seven consecutive #1 records (1980s) in the USA, and held the #1 spot on Billboard`s Hot 100 for 14 weeks with "I Will Always Love You" in 1993. Spouse: Bobby Brown (18 July 1992 - 24 April 2007) (divorced) 1 child
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Ranked #61 on VH1's Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
She has a school named after her (1997) formerly Franklin School, now the Whitney E. Houston School of Creative and Performing Arts in her hometown of East Orange, New Jersey.
Her powerful rendition of "I Will Always Love You" from _Bodyguard, The (1992)_ was ranked #65 on the American Film Institute's list of "The 100 Years of The Greatest Songs".
Her performance of "The Star Spangled Banner" at the 1991 Superbowl shot to #20 on the Billboard Charts. Supported mainly due to the Gulf War.
She has fourteen gold singles in the United States, behind only Madonna among female artists.
Her 1987 album "Whitney" knocked Simple Minds' "Live in the City of Light" off number one on the British album chart and kept Marillion's "Clutching at Straws" at number two.
I Will Always Love You is the best-selling single by a female artist, and the biggest- selling non-charity single of all time, with world sales of nearly nine million copies.
Erroneously reported deceased by various radio stations and publications. Houston spokesperson quickly denies rumours. [14 September 2001]
Brothers: Michael and Gary.
Almost received the role of Sondra Huxtable on "The Cosby Show" (1984). The role went to Sabrina Le Beauf, whose theater experience won her the role.
Daughter of Cissy Houston (gospel-blues singer).
Appeared on the covers on Seventeen and Glamour magazines before becoming a major recording artist.
The world's biggest selling soundtrack is The Bodyguard with over thirty-seven million units sold. It also ranks as the best-selling female album of all time.
The world`s best selling debut album by a female is "Whitney Houston" (1985), with over twenty-four million copies sold.
Named after actress Whitney Blake.
Second cousin of David Elliott and Damon Elliott.
Ranked #24 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
Her godmother is Aretha Franklin.
Her #1 hit "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" was ranked #86 on VH1's 100 Greatest Dance Songs.
Once "Where Do Broken Hearts Go" hit #1 in February of 1988, she was honored as the first artist in history to ever have seven consecutive Billboard number 1 singles. An accomplishment that she still holds to this day.
The Preacher's Wife (1996) soundtrack is the best-selling gospel album of all time. The soundtrack also remained at number one for for a record twenty-six weeks on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart.
Her 1987 album "Whitney" became the first female album to debut at #1 on the Billboard Charts.
Ex-wife of Bobby Brown.
The Whitney E. Houston academy is located in her home town of East Orange, New Jersey
Daughter of Cissy Houston (gospel-blues singer). Cousin of Dionne Warwick and `Dee Dee Warwick`.
Her mother was at one time a background singer for Elvis Presley.
Holds the record for winning the most American Music Awards, twenty-six in total.
Cousin of Dionne Warwick and 'Dee Dee Warwick'.
Hawaiian security guards discovered a half an ounce of marijuana in baggage being carried by Whitney & husband Bobby Brown. The couple were permitted to board their plane. [11 January 2000]
Measurements: 34B-26-34 (1984 model card), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
Was a fashion model before she started singing professionally.
Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world. 
She is the only female artist to have three albums sell over nine million copies each: "Whitney Houston" (1985), "Whitney" (1987), and "The Bodyguard" (1992).
Born at 8:55 PM EDT.
Mother of Bobbi Kristina Brown.