Whitney Elizabeth Houston was an American singer and actress.

Nicknamed “The Voice”, she is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with sales of over 200 million records worldwide.

Houston has influenced many singers in popular music and is known for her powerful, soulful vocals and vocal improvisation skills.

She is the only artist to have had seven consecutive number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100, from “Saving All My Love for You” in 1985 to “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” in 1988.

Whitney Houston Parents

Whitney Houston Parents: Meet Cissy Houston, John Russell Houston

Who are Whitney Houston’s mother and father? Where are Whitney Houston’s parents now?

Whitney Houston was born on August 9, 1963, in Newark, New Jersey, the daughter of Cissy Houston And John Russell Houston.

Her father, John was an ex-Army serviceman and Newark city administrator.

Her mother Cissy Houston is an American soul and gospel singer.

Whitney Houston Parents
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After a successful career singing backup for such artists as Roy Hamilton, Dionne Warwick, Elvis Presley, and Aretha Franklin, Houston embarked on a solo career, winning two Grammy Awards for her work.