Whitney Houston August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012 Whitney Houston August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012
After Michel Jackson and wine-house we had a big loss Whitney Houston, she was a super marvellous and amazing singer. she dead but live forever in her voice lover heart. i am personally very sad when i got her sad news. on that moment i feel very annoyed that we lost our asset but suddenly one think came in my mind. Hero's never die. Whitney Houston is a real Queen, but she did't fight with drugs.
Whitney Houston was born in what was then a middle-income neighborhood inNewark, New Jersey, the third and youngest child of Army serviceman and entertainment executive John Russell Houston, Jr. (September 13, 1920 – February 2, 2003), and gospel singerCissy Houston(née Emily Drinkard).She was ofAfrican American,Native AmericanandDutch descent.Her mother, along with cousinsDionne WarwickandDee Dee Warwickand godmotherDarlene Lovewere all notable figures in the gospel, rhythm and blues, pop, and soulgenres.Houston was raised aBaptist, but was also exposed to thePentecostalchurch. After the1967 Newark riots, the family moved to a middle-class area inEast Orange, New Jersey, when she was four.
At the age of 11, Houston began to follow in her mother's footsteps and started performing as a soloist in the junior gospel choir at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, where she also learned to play the piano. Her first solo performance in the church was "Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah".When Houston was a teenager, she attended Mount Saint Dominic Academy, a Catholic girls' high school in Caldwell, New Jersey, where she met her best friend Robyn Crawford, whom she described as the "sister she never had". While Houston was still in school, her mother continued to teach her how to sing. In addition to her mother, Franklin, and Warwick, Houston was also exposed to the music of Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight, and Roberta Flack, most of whom would have an impact on her as a singer and performer.