Facts About Whitney Houston

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Whitney Houston

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.

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