August 9, 1963
Whitney Houston is one of pop music's best-selling music artists of all-time, with an estimated 170–200 million records sold worldwide. She is the only artist to chart seven consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 songs.
Whitney made her screen acting debut in the romantic thriller film The Bodyguard (1992). She performed the lead single from the film's original soundtrack, "I Will Always Love You", which received the Grammy Award for Record of the Year and became the best-selling single by a woman in music history. She made another high-profile film appearances and contributed to their soundtracks, including Waiting to Exhale (1995) and The Preacher's Wife (1996).
On February 11, 2012, Houston was found dead in her guest room at the Beverly Hilton, in Beverly Hills, California.