Short Essay On Whitney Houston Bodyguard

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Whitney Elizabeth Houston was one of the most popular singers, producers, actors and models from the 80’s through the 90’s. She is better known by musical albums: “My Love Is Your Love”, “I’m Your Baby Tonight”, “The Bodyguard” and the lead role in the film “The Bodyguard”. She was born on August 9, 1963, in Newark, New Jersey, to Cissy and John Houston. Her mother also was a singer who’s career affected on Whitney’s future. The Houston’s family had moved to East Orange right after the 1967 the Newark riots. She and her two older brothers were raised in a Christian environment. Cissy motivated her daughter to improve on her musical skills. By the age of 11 Whitney had already been performing as a soloist in the junior gospel choir at the New Hope Baptist…show more content…
At age 14, she became a backup singer in the Michael Zager Band's single "Life's a Party". By the age of 15, Whitney had sang background vocals for Chaka Khan and Lou Rawls. By the early 80’s, Whitney became a fashion model, the first women of color to grace the cover of a magazine. Whitney signed her first recording contract in 1983 with Arista Records, right after she had graduated Mount St. Dominic’s Academy. Whitney’s first album, released in 1985, was named “Whitney Houston”, selling over 13 million copies. The strength of Whitney was not only her vocal performance, but also her acting. Therefore, Whitney decided to explore her career as an actress. In 1992 she screened in the "The Bodyguard" as the leading role. She also wrote the soundtrack “I Will Always Love You”, which became the best-selling song in history, which earned her a Grammy award. According to Forbes Magazine Whitney was the third highest earning female entertainer from 1993-1994. Premiere magazine named her one of its “100 Most Powerful People in Hollywood.” Whitney’s popularity died down in the late 1990’s after that she spent the end of the 2000’s working on a new Album. In 2009 she made a modest comeback with her “I Look To You”

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