Whitney Houston: “A miracle is possible, if you believe”
Mother Whitney Houston Emily Drinkard and cousin Dion Warwick were singers. Whitney became a soloist of the church choir at the age of eleven. For the first time, Whitney attempted to perform as backing singer for Chucky Khan. For several years, Houston honed her vocal skills and took professional dance lessons. Then there were performances with his mother in a nightclub in New York.
Serious career changes occurred in 1983, when a young singer was noticed by a company spokesperson, Arista Records, and recommended to Clive Davis. She later signed a contract with his company. Already in 1985, the debut album “Whitney Houston” was released. At first he was taken cool. Only a year later, the album topped the Billboard 200 chart and lasted 14 weeks in this position. In addition, “Whitney Houston” received international commercial success, and also became the best-selling debut album among female singers. Singer Whitney Houston And Rolling Stone magazine called it “one of the most exciting new voices in recent years.”
The second album Whitney released in June 1987. 7 singles from this album in the Hot 100 became hits, breaking the previous record (six singles) The Beatles and The Bee Gees. The third album “I’m Your Baby Tonight” was released in November 1990. This album was created with the participation of such famous personalities in the musical world as Luther Vandross, Antonio ‘LA’ Reid, Stevie Wonder and Babyface.
In November 1992, Whitney made his film debut. She starred in the movie “Bodyguard.” The singer recorded 6 songs for the picture. The main track was the country song “I Will Always Love You”, which was written by Dolly Parton. Nobody believed in the deafening success of this single because of the slow start of a cappella. But Whitney insisted, and a stunning success awaited her. The single topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 14 weeks. Moreover, the song was for Houston the most successful career. Until now, this hit remains the most commercially successful among performers. Singer Whitney Houston
In 1997, the famous Classic Whitney concert was held in Washington. Houston performed not only her most famous hits, she also included classical compositions of famous singers such as Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross and Dion Warwick in the program. This concert was broadcast on HBO. At the same time, the film “Cinderella” was shot, where Houston played Fairy and sang two songs – “Impossible” and “There Is Music In You”. “My Love Is Your Love” was Houston’s fourth studio album, which was released in November 1998.
Love … and fists
Whitney’s personal life was not so good. The media discussed the success of the Houston singer and actress, not ignoring her romantic hobbies. Whitney attributed romance with German Jackson, then with Randall Cunningham, and finally it was announced engagement with Eddie Murphy. “My life is perfect,” Whitney shared, “I am recording a new album, I have a lucrative contract with the studio Arista, and we have a wonderful relationship with my fiancé Eddie Murphy.” “You have the same wonderful relationship as your parents had,” her friend once said. – Open your eyes, Whitney, you’re just friends, and love is something completely different. Unless you like the fact that Murphy is rich and famous … “. This random observation made Houston think and after a while she broke off the engagement with Eddie Murphy.
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They were so different: Whitney Houston – quiet, regular, famous; Bobby Brown – a drug addict, a criminal, a rowdy, just a bastard. Of course, the news of the engagement was a surprise to many. At their magnificent solemn wedding in 1992, eight hundred guests were invited. But even then, few people doubted that this marriage would last too long …
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And the problems began almost immediately after the wedding. No miracle happened if someone hoped for it. Bobby Brown treated his wife rather cynically and cruelly – from the very first days of his marriage, he began to raise his hand on Whitney. Several times, neighbors, worried about the noise and shouts from the home of Whitney and Bobby, called the police. Although it was harder and harder to hide bruises, she did not think about divorce. She defended her husband, no matter what happened, she justified him, no matter what he did.
In the first five years after the wedding, not a single new album has been released. Because of the crazy married life, the singer Whitney Houston simply had no strength left for her career! Once she was so afraid of a calm and even relationship, like her parents, and she dreamed of crazy love, and as a result she got quarrels, fights, drunkenness, betrayal, constant showdown of relationships. She constantly deceived herself that there was no hypocrisy or falsehood in their relationship …
But one day, and her cup of patience was overflowing. She is tired of the violent relationship and irrepressible nature of her husband. Houston decided to part with her husband. A year after this decision, Houston released a new solo album! For 8 years she did not indulge fans with her new works. The press noted that Houston is in great shape, full of strength and creative ideas.