Sunday, February 12, 2012

R.I.P. Whitney Houston/1963-2011

Whitney Houston has died at the age of 48.Earlier this week, the six-time Grammy winner, was spotted having a night out on the town in L.A.
With Houston was her 18-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina, who was the product of Houston's troubled marriage to soul crooner Bobby Brown. The two wed in 1992, and the following year Brown was charged with domestic abuse. After several rocky years together, the couple divorced in 2007.

In 2010, Houston opened up about the darker side of her life, admitting to Oprah Winfrey that by the time she was working with Denzel Washington on The Preacher's Wife in 1996, drugs were a routine part of her life. She went to rehab twice before getting clean, she told Winfrey.

In May 2011, her rep said Houston was once again receiving help for drug and alcohol abuse.

Houston is 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 is the second artist behind Elton John and the only female artist to have two number-one Billboard 200 Album awards (formerly "Top Pop Album") on the Billboard magazine year-end charts.

Houston's first acting role was as the star of the feature film The Bodyguard (1992). The film's original soundtrack won the 1994 Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Its lead single "I Will Always Love You", became the best-selling single by a female artist in music history.

Can't believe she's gone...Whitney Houston was the first cd I ever bought. Still in shock.A true icon of our time.We love you Whitney,you will be deeply missed.May you R.I.P.

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