Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born on August 9, 1963. Known for her high vocals, she was cited by the Guinness World Records as the most-awarded female act of all-time. She was one of the world’s best-selling music artists, having sold over 170 million albums, singles and videos worldwide. She released seven studio albums and three movie soundtrack albums, all of which have diamond, multi-platinum, platinum or gold certification. Her crossover appeal on the popular music charts, as well as her prominence on MTV, starting with her video for “How Will I Know”, influenced several African American female artists to follow in her footsteps.
She is survived by her daughter, Bobby Kristina.
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