Fact 1: Whitney Houston was born August 9th, 1963. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Houston is the most awarded all time female recording artist.
Fact 2: The awards of Houston include: 22 American Music Awards, 2 Emmy Awards, 30 Billboard Music Awards, and 6 Grammy Awards.
Fact 3: Whitney Houston’s mother, Cissy Houston, is a gospel blues singer and was a Grammy Award winner.
Fact 4: The first album done by a female is Whitney created by Whitney Houston in 1987. This album was considered #1 in the Billboard charts. This album was listed as one among the 500 greatest albums of all time by Rolling Stone magazine.
Fact 5: The album named I will Also Love You was numbered in first position in Billboard’s ‘œHot 100’ for a period of 14 weeks in 1993.
Fact 6: Houston ranked first place seven times consecutively in Billboard’s ‘œHot 100’ hits. Some of those songs included ‘œDidn’t we Almost Have It All,’ ‘œI Wanna Dance With Somebody,’ ‘œWhere Do Broken Hearts Go,’ ‘œSaving All My Love for You,’ and ‘œHow Will I Know.’
Fact 7: When she was 15 years of age in 1978, as a background vocalist she sang ‘œI Am Every Woman.’ This rerecorded song was used in The Body Guard soundtrack album.
Fact 8: Whitney Houston was a teen model before she became a recording artist. She was the first black woman to appear on the cover of the magazine Seventeen. Whitney also appeared in other magazines like Cosmopolitan, a Canada Dry Ginger Ale TV commercial, Glamour and Young Miss.
Fact 9: Whitney Houston supported Nelson Mandela and the anti-apartheid movement. When she was a model, she used to refuse to work with business agencies doing business with South Africa.
Fact 10: Whitney performed at Wembley Stadium in London in 1988 to commemorate the 70th birthday of Nelson Mandela. Mandela was in the prison at that time.