Whitney Elizabeth Houston was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time.

Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston

Early Life

Whitney Houston was born on August 9, 1963 in what was then a middle-income neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey.


She was the daughter of Army serviceman and entertainment executive John Russell Houston, Jr.  and gospel singer Emily “Cissy” Houston. Her elder brother Michael is a singer, and her elder half-brother is former basketball player Gary Garland. Her parents were both African American.


Houston is one of pop music’s best-selling music artists of all-time, with an estimated 170–200 million records sold worldwide. She released seven studio albums and two soundtrack albums, all of which have diamond, multi-platinum, platinum, or gold certification. Houston’s 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 women artists who follow in her footsteps.

Throughout the 1980s, Houston was romantically linked to American football star Randall Cunningham and actor Eddie Murphy. She then met R&B singer Bobby Brown at the 1989 Soul Train Music Awards. After a three-year courtship, the two were married on July 18, 1992.On March 4, 1993, Houston gave birth to their daughter Bobbi Kristina, the couple’s only child.

Brown would go on to have several run-ins with the law, including some jail time.On February 9, 2012, Houston visited singers Brandy and Monica, together with Clive Davis, at their rehearsals for Davis’ pre-Grammy Awards party at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills.Two days later, on February 11, Houston was found unconscious in Suite 434 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, submerged in the bathtub.

Beverly Hills paramedics arrived at approximately 3:30 p.m. and found the singer unresponsive and performed CPR. Houston was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. PST. The cause of death was not immediately known. Local police said there were “no obvious signs of criminal intent”. On March 22, 2012, the Los Angeles County coroner’s office reported the cause of Houston’s death was drowning and the “effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use”.

Age, Height & Measurements

Whitney Houston Age 49 Years. Whitney Houston's height 5 feet 8 inches (173 cm), weight 141 lbs (64 kg). Body measurements 34 - 23 - 33 and Zodiac Sign Leo.
Whitney Houston Bio
Famous AsWhitney Houston
ProfessionActress, creator, Model, Singer
Age49 Years
BirthdayAugust 9th, 2017
Birth PlaceNew jersey,USA
Birth SignLeo
Height5 feet 8 inches (173 cm)
Weight141 lbs (64 kg)
Body Measurements34 - 23 - 33
Net Worth$ 20 Million
SalaryNot Available
Birth/Full NameWhitney Elizabeth Houston
Nick NameNippy,The porn Queen of Soul
Birth CountryUnited States
Body BuildHourglass
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorHair Color
Shoe Size9 (US)
Dress Size4 (US)
FatherJohn Russell Houston, Jr. (Army serviceman and Entertainment executive)
MotherEmily “Cissy” (Drinkard) Houston (Gospel Singer)
BrotherGary Garland and Micheal Houston
SisterNot Available
SonNot Known
DaughterBobbi Kristina Brown
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseBobby Brown
Dating/Affairs WithBobby Brown


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