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  1. Whitney Elizabeth Houston By: Maegan Jordan

  2. Birthday • Whitney Houston was born August 9,1963

  3. Parents • Whitney Houston was born to Cissy and John Russell Houston and grew up in east Orange,New Jersey

  4. Beginning of Career • Whitney’s career started early when she was 15 she started singing back up for Chaka khan and Lou Rawls and Jermaine Jackson. She signed her first contract with Artista Records in 1985.

  5. Timeline • Started back up singing and modeling at he age of 15 • Got discovered at 20by Aristarecords • In 1985 she released her first album titled Whitney Houston • Won here first Grammy For “Saving All My Love for You” in 1985 • Released her second album in 1987 titled Whitney, and won a Grammy for “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” • Started the Whitney Houston organization,which funds projects to help needy children all over the world • 1988 recorded “One Moment in Time” for the Seoul Olympics

  6. Timeline • 1992 Stared in “The Bodyguard” with Kevin Costnerin,which featured her hit song “I Will Always Love You” • Married Bobby Brown in 1992 • 1993 Whitney’s only daughter Bobbi Kristina is born • 1995 Stared in “Waiting To Exhale” • 1996 Stared in “The Preacher’s Wife” with Denzel Washington • 1997 Appears as the fairy godmother in “Cinderella” • 1998 realeased “My Love Is Your Love” featuring "It's Not Right But It's Okay”,won a Grammy for best female R&B vocal

  7. Timeline • 2004 Briefly enters drug rehabilitation clinic. . • 2007 divorces Bobby Brown • 2009 Comeback Album “I Look To You” top of charts, eventually goes platinum. • 2009 In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, declares herself drug free. She would return to rehab in 2011. • February 11,2012 dies at age 48 in Beverly Hills California • August 17,2012 ,Sparkle, whitney’s latest movie is released.

  8. Total Albums Sold

  9. Interesting Facts • Whitney’s favorite house chore was vaccuming • Favorite actor Jessica Lange • Her mother sang backup for Elvis Presley • She tried out for the role of Sandra on The Cosby Show • She recived an award for her smile

  10. Video/Resources • http://top40.about.com/od/h/tp/whitneyhoustontop10songs.htm • http://www.eonline.com/news/life_of_whitney_houston_timeline_aug_9/293573 • http://interestinglists.com/2012/02/15/whitney-houston-interesting-facts-and-trivia/ • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBXGhbpMMrw