Houston 's debut album, Whitney Houston , was released in February It eventually sold over 13 million copies in the U. Houston cemented her superstar status on her next album, Whitney ; it became the first album by a female artist to debut at number one, and sold over nine million copies in the U.
Houston returned with her third album, I'm Your Baby Tonight , in Nevertheless, Houston remained so popular that she could even take a recording of "The Star Spangled Banner" performed at the Super Bowl into the Top 20 -- though, of course, the Gulf War had something to do with that.
In retrospect, the erratic quality of I'm Your Baby Tonight seemed to signal Houston 's declining interest in making fully fleshed-out albums. Instead, she began to focus on an acting career, which she hadn't pursued since her teenage years; she also married singer Bobby Brown in the summer of Her first feature film, a romance with Kevin Costner called The Bodyguard, was released in late ; it performed well at the box office, helped by an ad campaign that seemingly centered around the climactic key change in Houston 's soundtrack recording of the Dolly Parton -penned "I Will Always Love You.
Meanwhile, the soundtrack eventually sold an astounding 16 million copies, and also won a Grammy for Album of the Year. Once Houston had stopped raking in awards and touring the world, she prepared her next theatrical release, the female ensemble drama Waiting to Exhale. A few months before its release at the end of , it was announced that she and Brown had split up; however, they called off the split just a couple months later, and rumors about their tempestuous relationship filled the tabloids for years to come.
Waiting to Exhale was released toward the end of the year, and the first single from the soundtrack, "Exhale Shoop Shoop ," topped the charts; the album sold over seven million copies. For her next project, Houston decided to return to her gospel roots; the soundtrack to the film The Preacher's Wife, which naturally featured Houston in the title role, was loaded with traditional and contemporary gospel songs, plus guest appearances by Houston 's mother, as well as Shirley Caesar and the Georgia Mass Choir.
Houston also began making headlines for what appeared to be increasing unreliability, canceling several TV and concert appearances due to illness. The album sold even fewer copies than I'm Your Baby Tonight , but it received Houston 's most enthusiastic reviews in quite some time. Unfortunately, Houston was also back in the tabloids in early Speculation about her personal life only grew when she was dropped from the Academy Awards telecast that March, officially because of a sore throat, but reputedly due to poor rehearsals and a generally out-of-it air.
Later in the year, Arista released the two-disc compilation Greatest Hits , which actually featured one disc of hits and one of remixes and included new duets with Enrique Iglesias , George Michael , and Deborah Cox. Two years later, however, her personal issues became even more public through the reality television series Being Bobby Brown.
She eventually divorced her husband and went into intense rehabilitation.
An album of new material was initially set for release by the end of , but delays pushed it -- titled I Look to You , featuring collaborations with Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz , R. Kelly , Akon , and Diane Warren -- back to September It became her first number one album since the Bodyguard soundtrack. She toured the world in , and talked about beginning recording for her next album, but entered outpatient rehab in the summer of for continuing drug and alcohol problems.
That fall, Houston filmed a role in a remake of the musical film Sparkle, starring alongside Jordin Sparks. In early , rumors began to swirl that Simon Cowell was courting Houston for a mentor spot on The X Factor, but before anything came of it, tragedy occurred. You see, you picked it up, how royal she was.
She taught me everything. She always said that if they would make a film about her, only I could play her.
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She taught me that singing Acapella would make my voice stronger and stronger. She taught me Gospel, she taught me for 18 years how to be royal, how to be her daughter, a woman…I am very proud of her. Royalty: Bobbi Kristina Brown says her mom Whitney brought her and Nick up to believe they were royal - adding: 'She always said that if they would make a film about her, only I could play her'.
She's seen here with her parents in New York in Even if she cast you off - she so lovable.
Sadly, it is patently clear just how much Whitney and Bobby were thrilled to be expecting baby Bobbi. I want presents. Lots of presents. Shoes and dresses and diamonds and all that for her. More of the minute wedding video will be aired globally next month in a Daphne Barak special. In her imagination, she was royal and Bobby was her prince. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline.
EXCLUSIVE: Never-before-seen video of Whitney Houston's wedding unearthed as daughter Bobbi Kristina and her new husband pay tribute to their 'Royal Mom' New wedding video shows tragic singer Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown sharing an intimate dance at lavish ceremony Their daughter Bobbi Kristina tells filmmaker Daphne Barak she is still grieving ahead of the second anniversary of Whitney's death Whitney was pregnant at wedding - but didn't find out until honeymoon, daughter reveals Bobbi, 20, married De facto step-brother Nick Gordon, 24, earlier this month - and Nick calls Whitney his 'mom' Bobbi adds: 'Our mom taught us to be royal.
We are different - there is royalty in our veins ' She says: 'Mom always said that if they made a film about her, only I could play her - I'm the only one who could sing her songs like she did' Whitney died on February 11, , after years of battling drug addiction By Sara Nathan Published: GMT, 28 January Updated: GMT, 29 January e-mail 79 View comments.
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