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  divastation: whitney houston
her early training, however, was not limited to her participation in the church choir; with famed gospel and session singer cissy houston for her mother, whitney houston was also privy to the behind-the-scenes world of the recording sessions of some of the industry's biggest names—aretha franklin, dionne warwick, linda ronstadt, bette midler and many others.
"when whitney was a kid," her father relates, "she used to go down to the basement of the house wearing her mother's stage outfits and start singing, and her mother would be doing the dishes in the kitchen, shouting down to whitney, 'you're not hitting the notes, come on, a little higher.
whitney continued on with acting/singing roles in 1996's the preacher's wife (which earned houston award nominations is a category more associated with her days singing in the hope baptist junior choir…gospel) and rodgers and hammerstein's cinderella, opposite diva-in-training brandy.
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 Whitney Houston - Music Downloads - Online
Houston was able to handle big adult contemporary ballads, effervescent, stylish dance-pop, and slick urban contemporary soul with equal dexterity; the result was an across-the-board appeal that was matched by scant few artists of her era, and helped her become one of the first fl artists to find success on MTV in Michael Jackson's wake.
By age 11, Houston was performing as a soloist in the junior gospel choir at her Baptist church; as a teenager, she began accompanying her mother in concert (as well as on the 1978 album Think It Over), and went on to back artists like Lou Rawls and Chaka Khan.
Houston cemented her superstar status on her next album, Whitney; despite the unimaginative title, it became the first album by a female artist to debut at number one, and sold over nine-million copies.
musicstore.connect.com /artist/180/Whitney-Houston/1042641.html   (1205 words)

 Whitney Houston Relationships plus Whitney Houston and You
Whitney Houston inspires others to take positive action in their lives through her own enthusiasm and eagerness to meet life's challenges, and she is attracted to people who are adventurous, courageous and independent.
Whitney Houston is apt to do more than her fair share in the family, to go the extra mile, but for the most part this is satisfying rather than burdensome to her.
Whitney Houston has a very romantic, idealistic vision of love relationships and may be disillusioned to discover that no real, flesh-and-blood human being ever quite lives up to her dream image of the "perfect love".
www.topsynergy.com /famous/Whitney_Houston.asp   (850 words)

 The A to Z of Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston's second album, simply entitled Whitney, had a lot to live up to but once again careful choice of songs and production teams led to success, and in fact the album out-sold the diva's debut album.
Whitney Houston's eponymous first album was released on St Valentine's day in 1985 and although it was slow selling to start with, it soon reached no 1 in the US and no 2 in the UK on the back of several hit singles.
Whitney's version of I Will Always Love You was number one on both sides of the atlantic, a massive ten weeks in the UK alone, a record which has only been bettered three times in chart history.
homepage.ntlworld.com /alan.stuart/music/whitney/houston.html   (1719 words)

 Celebrity Leo Profile Whitney Houston - Zodiac Central Leo - AOL Horoscopes
Whitney Houston has gone from one of the most popular singers in the world to a punch line for comedians.
Whitney, in spite of the strength of her Leo core, may see herself as a fake because of her Pisces Ascendant.
Across the horizon from Whitney's Ascendant is the seventh house of partnership, an extremely complex part of her chart.
horoscopes.aol.com /astrology/zodiac-central/leo/whitney-houston   (732 words)

 SFGate: Daily Dish : Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston and estranged husband Bobby Brown were spotted dining out together in Los Angeles on Sunday night, prompting reports the pair are giving their marriage a second chance.
Houston, who was in town to attend music mogul Clive Davis' pre-Grammy Awards party on Saturday, skipped the ceremony to enjoy a quiet meal at celebrity-friendly restaurant Dan Tana's in West Hollywood with Brown and their daughter, Bobbi Christina.
Whitney Houston has fueled rumors she is dating R&B singer Ray J after the two were spotted sharing a dinner in Beverly Hills on Sunday night.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/category?blogid=7&cat=374   (1390 words)

 Whitney Houston
Houston is a singer who grew up in a musical family: Her mother is Grammy award winning gospel/R&B singer Cissy Houston, and her cousin is Grammy Award winning pop singer Dionne Warwick.
Houston spent most of the '90s concentrating on her acting career, but made a surprise return to the studio for 1998's ''My Love Is Your Love''.
In 2001, Houston and Arista Records agreed to re-release her version of the Star Spangled Banner to benefit the families of police officers and firefighters killed during the tragic events of September 11, 2001.
www.artistopia.com /whitney-houston   (2375 words)

  Whitney Houston - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9 1963) is an American pop singer, dramatic-soprano, songwriter, actress, and film producer.
Houston's mother (Cissy Houston), first cousin (Dionne Warwick) and godmother (Aretha Franklin) were all established Gospel/RandB/Soul singers, which resulted in the young Houston always being in the presence of music while she was growing up.
Houston had been offered record deals previously (Michael Zager 1980, and Elektra Records in 1981) and in 1983 an AandR representative from Arista saw Houston performing with her mother in a nightclub; (Sweet Waters) in New York City and convinced the head of the label, Clive Davis, to take time to see her.
www.knowledgehunter.info /wiki/Whitney_Houston   (3357 words)

 E! News - Whitney Houston's Land Grab - Whitney Houston | Bobby Brown | Halle Berry
Whitney Houston probably won't be homeless if worse comes to worst, but she'll be one house in the hole.
Houston, who also has homes in California and Georgia, filed for divorce from Bobby Brown in October, after 14 years of marriage and one month after seeking a legal separation.
Houston was spotted a couple of weeks ago, dressed to the nines at the 17th Carousel of Hope Ball in Beverly Hills, sitting alongside Halle Berry and the actress'; boyfriend, model Gabriel Aubry.
www.eonline.com /news/article/index.jsp?uuid=113b6ac8-324d-4dfb-acbf-69a38d65f4d6   (513 words)

 Arista Records: Whitney Houston Bio
In 1994, Whitney garnered a slew of international awards including three Grammys, bringing her Grammy total to five, as well as nineteen American Music Awards, seven Image Awards from the N.A.A.C.P., five Peoples Choice Awards, two Emmys, five Soul Train Awards, and in November 1995 she was inducted into the Soul Train Hall of Fame.
Whitney was singing backup for artists like Chaka Khan and Lou Rawls while in her mid-teens, frequently appearing with Cissy in concert and local New York Clubs.
In 1991 she performed for the homecoming troops of Desert Storm which was filmed by HBO as "Welcome Home Heroes with Whitney Houston," and in April of 1994 she made a surprise appearance and performed at the Rainforest benefit put together by Sting at Carnegie Hall.
www.aristarec.com /whitney/whitneybio.html   (754 words)

 Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston was a fashion model before becoming a singer, and as a teen appeared on the cover of Glamour.
In January 2000, Houston was arrested at an airport checkpoint after two plastic baggies of marijuana and three partially smoked joints were found in her luggage.
Houston and Brown separated in October 2006, and their Georgia mansion and numerous possessions were subsequently sold to settle long-overdue mortgage payments and other debts.
www.nndb.com /people/114/000023045   (396 words)

 USATODAY.com - Whitney Houston visits Israel for Christmas album inspiration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Houston arrived Sunday for her stay with the Black Hebrews, a group of nearly 2,000 fl Americans who followed a Chicago bus driver to Israel decades ago and believe they are descendants of one of the lost tribes of Israelites.
Houston spent her first day at their compound in the desert town of Dimona receiving massages, relaxing, and meeting with the Black Hebrews, who call each other saints.
Patricia Houston said the singer had planned to come earlier, but her trip had been postponed a number of times because of security concerns.
www.usatoday.com /life/music/news/2003-05-27-houston-israel_x.htm   (295 words)

 Rock On The Net: Whitney Houston
Whitney Elizabeth Houston Brown was born August 9, 1963 in Newark, NJ, the daughter of Cissy Houston, a successful rhythm-and-blues backup singer, and a cousin of
Whitney has been singing since her days as a member of the New Hope Baptist Junior Choir in Newark where she was a soloist at the age of 11.
Whitney was honored with the Sammy Davis, Jr.
www.rockonthenet.com /artists-h/whitneyhouston_main.htm   (1235 words)

 Does Whitney Houston have a brain tumor? - The Cancer Blog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Meanwhile, multiple-Grammy winning singer Whitney Houston, and her representatives, are denying there is any truth to the rumor and are threatening the tabloid with legal action.
Houston has suffered turbulent challenges both professionally and personally over the years, and has been the focus of more than one tabloid story concerning her alleged drug use, career and marriage.
Whitney is a wonderful person who has had alot of bad things happen to her in her life.
www.thecancerblog.com /2006/05/11/does-whitney-houston-have-a-brain-tumor   (2026 words)

 Whitney Houston : Hommage
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Whitney Houston's debut album is now a legendary album and it is being mimicked by every female artist out there today...
Whitney Houston has got it all, and for that we absolutely adore her.
www.hommage.ca /?Top=Whitney%20Houston   (505 words)

 Amazon.com: Whitney Houston: Music: Whitney Houston   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Despite many trifles and scandals that Whitney has experienced throughout most of the 2000s, it cannot be forgotten that at one point she was one of the most admired and successful singers ever, with perhaps one of the greatest singing voices ever recorded.
If you are wondering what made Whitney Houston one of the most beloved singers of the 80s and 90s, this is a good place to be introduced.
With a new album hopefully coming out in the near future, Whitney may be able to show that this was not the only timeless album she had out of her.
www.amazon.com /Whitney-Houston/dp/B000002VCQ   (1494 words)

 Whitney Houston
Once he decided to make Houston his latest superstar discovery, he fixed her up with top pop producers like Michael Masser, Narada Michael Walden, and Kashif, all of whom contributed hit singles to this debut.
In 1995 Houston sang three tracks on the Babyface-produced soundtrack to her second feature film, Waiting To Exhale including the hit title track.
In 1996, Houston appeared in another feature film, The Preacher's Wife, and sang a few songs for the soundtrack - it was apparently gospel, or close to it.
www.warr.org /houston.html   (635 words)

 Whitney Houston : iSOUND.COM™
Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born in Newark, NJ, on August 9, 1963; her mother was gospel singer Cissy Houston, along with her cousin Dionne Warwick.
Whitney first album entitled Whitney Houston was released in March 1985.
Houston returned with her third album, I'm Your Baby Tonight, in 1990; a more urban-sounding, R&B-oriented record, it immediately spun off two number-one hits in the title track and "All the Man That I Need." Houston recording of "The Star Spangled Banner" (performed at the Super Bowl)was a success also.
www.isound.com /whitney_houston   (515 words)

 Whitney Houston Photos - Whitney Houston News - Whitney Houston Information
Whitney, 43, was seen leaving Beverly Hills restaurant ‘Maestro’ with Ray J, the 25-year-old brother of singer Brandy.
In October 2006, it was revealed that Whitney was living with drug counsellor Warren Boyd, paying him $1300 a day to help keep her clean and sober.
Whitney: (on the release of her 7th album, "Just Whitney") This album for me is about surviving, raising a family, being a wife or girlfriend and all the challenges that go along with those things.
www.tv.com /whitney-houston/person/23304/summary.html   (704 words)

 Whitney Houston's Dianne Sawyer Interview on ABC - Whitney Admits Drug Abuse, Whitney Houston Says She is Not Anorexic ...
Whitney Houston's Dianne Sawyer Interview on ABC - Whitney Admits Drug Abuse, Whitney Houston Says She is Not Anorexic or Bulimic or Suffering from Eating Disorders, Addicted to Sex or Making Love as She Calls it.
Houston also states that she is addicted to "making love" and will stick out her rocky marriage with former New Edition member and solo RandB artist, Bobby Brown because "love is where you find it.
Houston, who was brought up in the church and was a devout Christian says prayer will get her through this because she is on the right path and Jesus loves her.
www.dvercity.com /magazine_whitney.html   (461 words)

 Whitney Houston News - Topix   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Whitney Houston has been awarded custody of her daughter...
Whitney 'Committed to Her Sobriety' Whitney Houston is straight as an arrow, not doing drugs and working hard in the studio.
Melinda receives the "gift" of a Whitney Houston ballad, I Believe in You and Me, from Randy, who makes a point of saying in the fax to Tennessee's governor that he's worked with Whitney in the past.
www.topix.net /who/whitney-houston   (631 words)

 Whitney Houston on MSN Music
Biography: Whitney Houston is inarguably one of the of the biggest female pop stars of all time.
The legend of Whitney Houston began with this self-titled album.
Whitney Houston became an international star with this album.
music.msn.com /artist/?artist=16074009   (175 words)

 Whitney Houston's Bathroom: Messy Crack Mecca - Gawker
Whitney Houston's Bathroom: Messy Crack Mecca - Gawker
As it turns out, the UK Sun isn't the only paper with pictures of Whitney Houston's crack kit -- the spanking-new National Enquirer has them as well, cheerfully provided by Houston's sister-in-law, Tina Brown, herself a former crackhead.
The generous folks at AMI have provided us with some high-res scans; ideally, we'll spend the rest of our day looking for psychological clues in the positioning of the Budweiser relative to the screwdriver and crack rocks.
www.gawker.com /news/drugs/whitney-houstons-bathroom-messy-crack-mecca-163721.php   (386 words)

 Whitney Houston | Music Artist | Videos, News, Photos & Ringtones | MTV
Whitney Houston is inarguably one of the of the biggest female pop stars of all time.
Her accomplishments as a hitmaker are extraordinary; just to scratch the surface, she became the first artist...
By the end of the decade, she'd gone several years without a true blockbuster, yet her status as an icon was hardly diminished.
www.mtv.com /music/artist/houston_whitney/artist.jhtml   (1308 words)

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