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Whitney Houston

A real classic
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Madina Urdobayeva

on 30 September 2012

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Whitney Houston Whitney Houston was born on 9 August 1963 in Newark,
New Jersey.
Her father, John Russell Houston, was a military man and her mother, Cissy Houston, worked as a singer. Biography . . . . Moreover - более того
gospel - проповедь,евангелие
to cite - цитировать
appeal - обжалование
prominence - известность
to chart - наметить
consecutive - последовательный
feature - полнометражный фильм
non-profit - некоммерческими
funds - средства
issues of self-empowerment - вопросы самоусиления
the European leg of the tour - Европейская часть турне
AMAs - American Music Awards
inimitable- неподражаемый Glossary The voice of love Genres:
R&B,
pop,
soul,
dance,
gospel The presentation is made
by Madina Urdobayeva,
the 13 th EPh When Houston was 11 she began to sing in the choir at the New Hope Baptist Church. Moreover, Whitney learned to play the piano there. Then she entered a Catholic girls’ high school in Caldwell. While there she made the acquaintance of Robyn Crawford who became her best friend. At the same time her mother taught her singing. It is also known that Whitney liked music of Roberta Flack, Chaka Khan and Gladys Knight and this had an influence on her future works. Early Career Cissy Houston, her mother, performed in nightclubs and Whitney often appeared on stage with her. When Houston was 14 she sang with the Michael Zager Band. It was the single “Life’s a Party”. Afterwards Zager offered Whitney a recording contract but her mother was against because Houston had to finish school. A year later she began to cooperate with Chaka Khan.
In the early 80s Whitney began to work as a fashion model. She cooperated with different fashion magazines like Cosmopolitan, Glamour and others. At the same time she worked with producers Martin Bisi, Bill Laswell and Michael Beinhorn. In 1983 head of Arista Records Clive Davis made the acquaintance of Houston. He admired her talent and offered a recording contract. Whitney signed it. The first song was “Hold me” and she sang it with Teddy Pendergrass. This project made her famous. Whitney's Signature She was an American recording artist, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, the Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston was one of the world's best-selling music artists, having sold over 170 million albums, singles and videos worldwide. She released six studio albums, one holiday album and three movie soundtrack albums, all of which have diamond, multi-platinum, platinum or gold certification. Houston's crossover appeal on the popular music charts, as well as her prominence on MTV, starting with her video for "How Will I Know", influenced several African American female artists to follow in her footsteps. Houston is the only artist to chart seven consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hits. She is the second artist behind Elton John and the only female artist to have two number-one Billboard 200 Album awards (formerly "Top Pop Album") on the Billboard magazine year-end charts. Houston's 1985 debut album Whitney Houston became the best-selling debut album by a female act at the time of its release. The album was named Rolling Stone's best album of 1986, and was ranked at number 254 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Houston's first acting role was as the star of the feature film The Bodyguard (1992). The film's original soundtrack won the 1994 Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Its lead single "I Will Always Love You", became the best-selling single by a female artist in music history. In 1989, Houston formed The Whitney Houston Foundation For Children, a non-profit organization that has raised funds for the needs of children around the world. The organization cares for homelessness, children with cancer or AIDS, and other issues of self-empowerment. She held the all-time record for the most American Music Awards of any female solo artist and shared the record with Michael Jackson for the most AMAs ever won in a single year with eight wins in 1994 Houston was a supporter of Nelson Mandela and the anti-apartheid movement. During her modeling days, the singer refused to work with any agencies who did business with the then-apartheid South Africa. On June 11, 1988, during the European leg of her tour, Houston joined other musicians to perform a set at Wembley Stadium in London to celebrate a then-imprisoned Nelson Mandela's 70th birthday. Her awards Houston was the most awarded female artist of all time, according to Guinness World Records: Studio Albums: 1985: Whitney Houston
1987: Whitney
1990: I'm Your Baby Tonight
1998: My Love Is Your Love
2002: Just Whitney
2009: I Look to You The best songs: Whitney Houston was one of the most successful pop singers of all time. She was the first person to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with seven consecutive singles. All of her top 10 hits reached No. 1. These are her biggest hits. 1. "I Will Always Love You" - 1992
2. "Greatest Love Of All" - 1986
3. "How Will I Know" - 1985
4. "All the Man That I Need" - 1990
5. "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" 1987
6. "Where Do Broken Hearts Go?" - 1988
7. "Didn't We Almost Have It All?" - 1987
8. "Saving All My Love For You" - 1985
9. "I'm Your Baby Tonight" - 1990
10. "So Emotional" - 1987 Amazing ... great ... inimitable ... she was, is and will be always remain a favorite singer for millions. Voice of the era, so early she has left this world. Several generations of star singers grew up through her songs, but none of them can compare with this stunning woman. Her name has become a household name in the music world, a synonym for perfect vocals. For 35 years she has inspired people with his legendary songs. February 12, 2012 we lost the legend, singer, actress and model Elizabet Whitney Houston. 2 Emmy Awards,
6 Grammy Awards,
30 Billboard Music Awards,
22 American Music Awards,
among a total of 415 career awards as of 2010 Oprah Winfrey, who did an in-depth interview with Houston in 2009, wrote on Twitter "To me Whitney was THE VOICE. We got to hear a part of God every time she sang. Heart is heavy, spirit grateful for the GIFT of her." 2012 Grammy Awards paid tribute to her более того















последовательный
особенность
некоммерческими
средства
вопросы самоусиления
против апартеида
Затем апартеида
Европейская часть турне
АМС
неподражаемый более того
евангелие
цитировать
обжалование
известность
наметить
последовательный
особенность
некоммерческими
средства
вопросы самоусиления
против апартеида
Затем апартеида
Европейская часть турне
АМС
неподражаемый
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