Whitney Houston wax figure at Madame Tussauds Washington DC

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Whitney Houston

Sing it out with Whitney

Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born on August 9th, 1963. Born into a musical family, singing was a part of her life from a very early age.

In 1985, she released her debut album, Whitney Houston. It sent her career sky-rocketing. It also scored Houston her first Grammy win. From there, she went on to release a string of successful albums, including a greatest hits compilation in 2000 and her final album, 'I Look to You', in 2009.

Among her many career highlights was her 'Star Spangled Banner' performance at the 1991 Super Bowl, just days after America entered Operation Desert Storm. Houston's performance was seen as a source of national pride for troops and Americans at large.

Houston's passion and remarkable talent ensured that she would create a lasting legacy.

*Will arrive at Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. the week of February 11th.

  • August 9, 1963: Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born
  • 1985: Whitney released her debut album, 'Whitney Houston'
  • 1986: Houston won her first Grammy for 'Saving All My Love for You'
  • 1987: 'I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)', from Houston's 2nd album, peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart
  • January 27, 1991: Houston performed the 'Star Spangled Banner' at Super Bowl XXV
  • 1992: Houston starred in 'The Bodygaurd'
  • 2000: Houston released her greatest hits album
  • 2009: Houston released her sixth studio album, 'I Look to You'

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