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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Happy 48th Birthday Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston was born on August 9, 1963, in Newark, NJ.  She is the daughter of the late, John Houston and her mother, famed singer, Cissy Houston. Her daughter is Bobbi Kristina Houston Brown. Whitney was born into a musical family. She is the cousin of Dionne Warwick and Dee Dee Warwick and Aretha Franklin is her godmother. With over 170 million combined album singles and videos sold worldwide during her career at Arista Records, Whitney established herself as  SUPERSTAR!  Clive Davis went to a nightclub where Whitney was performing and he signed her on the spot. Her first album, self-titled Whitney Houston (March 1985) launched Arista's second decade and they had a string of hits on that album. The hits were:  "You Give Good Love," "Saving All My Love For You," "How Will I Know,"  and "The Greatest Love of All" which became an anthem. The album sold over 12 million copies in the U.S., plus millions and millions more abroad. The album set the record as the biggest selling debut album by a solo artist. Houston is a mezzo-soprano. Her vocal range extends from G below middle C to high B-flat; she can belt out to treble F.  She came in third on MTV's 22 Greatest Voices, and sixth on Online Magazine COVE's list of the 100 Best Pop Vocalists with a score of 48.5/50. She is THE most awarded female artist of all time and has released a total of 7 albums! We wish her a HAPPY BIRTHDAY today!!!! ♫ Kandee MusicLvr ♫

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