We’ll always love you
Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born on the 9th of August in 1963 in Newark, New Jersey in a gifted family, which inspired and encouraged the development of her natural singing talent.
Close relatives helped and supported Whitney in her aspirations
Whitney's mother is Emily Drinkard. She was born on the 30th of September in 1933. In girlhood she started singing in afamily gospel group, “Drinkard Sisters". Later, Emily performed with the first group of her famous niece Dionne Warwik“Gospelaires". And then she entered the quartet “Sweet Inspirations".
John Houston was a manager of his wife, when Emily was in the show business. When Whitney was born , John remained in the household, to look after her. “He was Mom's support network while she was out on tour." said Whitney, in tribute to her father. “He changed diapers, cooked, did my hair and dressed me, all the while providing Mom with advice and answers."
Whitney's two elder brothers, Michael and Gary, helped her career on the part of the business and music. Michael became her manager on tours, arranging everything from the lighting hire to the catering crew, while Gary joined her as a singer, performing duets and backing vocals with his sister on stage vocalist. Whitney has always been close with her family, they could rely on each other when needed support.
The first experience
The first time Whitney's solo voice was heard in public was, naturally, at the New Hope Baptist Church. At the age of about 11 she sang “Guide Me", and the reaction she received taught her something she would never forget. “I was aware of people staring at me. No one moved. They seemed almost in trance. I just stared at the clock in the center of the church. When I finished, everyone clapped and started crying."
When Whitney was 15 years old, her parents divorced. It was a shock for her though her father and mother have always lived in peace and harmony.
Throwing herself into her extra-curricular work, Whitney found a very promising career in modelling. She appeared in US magazines Cosmopolitan and Young Miss and on the covers of Glamor and Seventeen in 1981. Modeling career led to offers of roles in TV comedy of American family “Silver spoon" and "Gimme A Break", but at the same time, Whitney was in great demand as a singer.
When the president of Arista Records, Clive Davis saw Whitney Houston on stage at first, he noticed the talent of the future star in her eyes, and signed a contract with her almost immediately in 1983. It was the beginning of her singing career.
Her discography counts 18 albums.
- 1985: Whitney Houston
- 1987: I Wanna Dance With Somebody
- 1987: Didn't We Almost Have It All
- 1987: So Emotional
- 1988: Love Will Save The Day
- 1990: I'm Your Baby Tonight
- 1992: OriginalSoundtrackAlbum
- 1992: The Bodyguard
- 1996: ThePreachersWife
- 1998: My Love Is Your Love
- 2000: TheGreatestHits
- 2001: Love, Whitney
- 2002: Just Whitney…
- 2002: One Of Those Days
- 2003: One Wish: The Holiday Album
- 2008: A Song For You
- 2009: I Look to You
The Best Songs
- "I Will Always Love You" (1992).
- "Miracle" (1990)
- "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" (1987)
- "I Have Nothing" (1992)
- “Run to You" (1992)
- “Queen Of the Night" (1992)
- “I Look To You" (2009)
- 6 “GrammyAwards"
- 23 “American Music Awards"
- 2 “Emmy Awards"
- 30 “Billboard Music Awards"
She starred in four films
- The Bodyguard, 1992
- Waiting to Exhale,1995
- The Preacher's Wife, 1996
- Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, 1997
Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown got married on the 18th of July in1992.Their marriage lasted from 1992 to 2007.
On the 4th March, 1993, Houston gave birth to their daughter Bobby Kristina Houston-Brown, her only child, and his fourth.
In the autumn of 2006 Whitney and Bobby Brown divorced.It was a very difficult period in her life.
In February 2012 the whole world was shocked by the news of Whitney Houston's unexpected death.
On the 11 February in 2012, she was found dead in her suite 434 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
She was buried in the cemetery «Fairview» in Westfield.
We are all touched by the tragic fate of Whitney Houston. She will always be in our hearts.
The presentation was made by the 9th form students :Nekrasova JuliaSmirnova AnnaBondareva Christina (the teacher Chernyaeva I.V.)