Music icon Whitney Houston was born August 9, 1963 in Newark, New Jersey and died February 11, 2012, in Beverly Hills, California at the age of 48. A pop singer, fashion model, and actress, Houston is one of the best selling recording artists of all time.
Over her career, Houston sold more than 50 million records in the United States alone. Her voice, an ideal blend of power, grace and beauty, made classics out of songs like “Saving All My Love For You,” ‘’I Will Always Love You,” ‘’The Greatest Love of All” and “I’m Every Woman.” Her six Grammys were only a fraction of her many awards. Houston had her first No. 1 hit by the time she was 22, followed by a flurry of No. 1 songs and multi-platinum records.
SOURCE: Orange County Register – Miriam Velasquez