On February 11, 2012, Whitney Houston was found dead in her guest room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, California, of causes not immediately known.
Her untimely death happened on the eve of music’s biggest night – the Grammy Awards. An event where she once dominated.
Houston was the most awarded female act of all time winning 2 Emmy Awards, 6 Grammy Awards, 30 Billboard Music Awards, 22 American Music Awards, among a total of 415 career awards as of 2010.
Houston was also one of the world’s best-selling music artists, having sold over 170 million albums, singles and videos worldwide.
She’s only 48 years old yet she was able to bring herself up as the queen of Pop Music with her majestic voice and regal image.
Houston was the only artist to chart seven consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hits (“Saving All My Love for You,” “How Will I Know,” “Greatest Love of All,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me),” “Didn’t We Almost Have It All,” “So Emotional” and “Where Do Broken Hearts Go”).
She was the second artist behind Elton John and the only female artist to have two number-one Top Billboard 200 Album awards (formerly “Top Pop Album”) on the Billboard magazine year-end charts.
Her rendition of the U.S. National Anthem “The Star Spangled Banner” at Super Bowl XXV is considered one of the best performances ever for the national anthem in music history and the benchmark for singers.
Houston’s life has not been all glory as she was also involved by drug use, erratic behavior and a troubled marriage to singer Bobby Brown. She confessed to abusing cocaine, marijuana and pills, which eventually the reason why these days she hasn’t been releasing songs anymore. She could no longer hit notes just like before where she can hit it flawlessly. She was often hours late for interviews, photo shoots and rehearsals, and canceling concerts and talk-show appearances.
Investigations are still ongoing as to the real cause of her death.
+ Whitney Houston August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012 (age 48) R.I.P.If you want to receive my latest posts, please subscribe to my full feed RSS or have them delivered through email. Just enter your email address below and hit the Subscribe button.
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