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10 Fascinating Facts About Whitney Houston That Are Unknown To You!!

Whitney Elizabeth Houston was an African-American actress, singer, model, and producer. Houston was known for her soulful voice and soft nature. Her passion for singing made her one of the best singers around the world. But sadly, this beautiful soul is no more to see the glitz and glory of this huge entertainment industry. She is still remembered by her fans that used to love her singing their favorite songs. She was a diva on stage and her voice used to soothe the souls. There are so many facts about Whitney Houston that are unknown to many people and considering this, we have mentioned a few facts below that will give you a quite idea of this famous celebrity.

  1. Houston was born in Newark, New Jersey on August 9, 1963. “Nippy” was her nickname which was given to her by her father John Houston. This name led to her management company which was named “Nippy Inc”.
  2. She is the youngest child in the family and third among her brothers and sisters.
  3. When she was 4 years-old, her family left Newark and moved to East Orange, New Jersey. History was her favorite subject at school.
  4. The musical journey of Houston started from the churches. She used to perform there and at the age of 11, she performed as a soloist at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark. Her first performance as a solo singer at the church was “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah”.
  5. Whitney used to regularly perform with her mother till she was 15 and tried to get a good deal for herself.
  6. Houston sang Chaka Khan’s hit song “I’m Every Woman” at the age of 15.
  7. In the early 1980’s she started off with fashion modeling and became one of the first African-American models to appear on the cover of Seventeen magazine.
  8. She was discovered by Clive Davis of Arista Records at a nightclub who signed her for a new stardom. At that time she was just 19.
  9. She made her debut on the National TV on “The Merv Griffin Show” with the head of Arista Records, Clive Davis.
  10. In February 2012, Houston was found dead in one of the suites of Beverly Hilton Hotel situated in Beverly Hills, California. Her body was found in the bathtub.

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