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Whitney Houston: A Remarkable Journey Of This American Singer From Gospel Singer to Pop Icon

Explore Whitney Houston's inspiring journey from a gospel singer to a global pop icon, leaving an indelible mark on music history. Discover her rise to stardom, chart-topping hits, and enduring impact on pop culture.

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Whitney Houston’s journey to stardom is a tale of passion and resilience
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Whitney Houston’s journey, from a gospel singer to a pop icon, is an inspirational tale, not just for music fans in the US, but for art lovers across the world. Her trajectory to an iconic status has inspired audiences across the world and contributed to cementing her status as one of pop music’s greatest.

Born into a family of musicians based in Newark, New Jersey, Whitney was immersed into the world of music early on in her life. She sang backup vocals for renowned artists like Chaka Khan and Lou Rawls by the age of 15. Whitney also briefly worked as a model, appearing on the cover of 'Seventeen' magazine in 1981.

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Whitney’s first defining moment came when she signed a record deal with Arista Records at the age of 19 President of Arista Records, Clive Davis, had noticed early on Whitney’s unique talent and vocal abilities. Her self titled album, released in 1985, was a sign of the impact Whitney would have on the music world. Several hit singles, including 'Saving All My Love For You', 'How Will I Know', 'You Give Good Love', and 'The Greatest Love of All', were released from the album, setting her up for seven consecutive US number ones. The album, which sold 25 million copies worldwide, also won Whitney her first Grammy.

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Whitney, her follow-up album, which was released in 1987, included the hits 'Where Do Broken Hearts Go' and 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody,' all chart-toppers. Even though The Bodyguard (1992), her acting debut with Kevin Costner, flopped and garnered Raspberry Awards, the track “I Will Always Love You,” a rendition of the Dolly Parton song, won her accolades and broke several records by topping charts and selling records.

Whitney Houston’s impact on pop culture and fashion was remarkable. Her journey to iconic status led to her becoming a role model for the next generation of artists, who were inspired by her works and charisma. Whitney died in 2012, having become one of the most recognizable artists the world had listened to.

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