Born in Newark New Jersey.
Cousin of singer Dionne Warwick.
Her godmother is Aretha Franklin.
Was a model before she became a singer.
Her album "Whitney Houston" is the biggest selling debut by a female artist.
Only artist to have 7 consecutive number one singles.
Has 11 number one singles in total.
"I Will Always Love You" is the biggest selling single by a female artist.
The album "The Bodyguard" is the biggest selling soundtrack of all time.
Has won six Grammys and 22 American Music Awards.
Had a total of 23 top ten hits on the billboard singles chart.
Turned down such movies as "Die Another Day", Dreamgirls", "Monsters' Ball" and "What's Love Got To Do With It".