Remembering Whitney Houston nine years later

Today marks the nine-year anniversary of the passing of Whitney Houston.

To commemorate the life of the iconic singer, we here at BUZZ will share nine facts about the I Have Nothing singer who is still widely-recognised as one of the best voices of all-time.

Houston died in a bathtub at a Beverly Hills hotel in February 2012. A coroner’s report released listed the cause of death as accidental drowning, with heart disease and cocaine use listed as contributing factors.

  1. Whitney’s mother was part of a group, Sweet Inspirations, which sang back up for Aretha Franklin.
  2. Houston is the cousin of legendary singer Dionne Warwick.
  3. She modeled for fashion magazines and sang backup for Chaka Khan while still in high school, signing her first recording contract at 19.
  4. Her debut album, Whitney Houston, produced three No. 1 singles in the US.
  5. She married singer Bobby Brown in 1992.
  6. Houston made her film debut in The Bodyguard for which she recorded the soundtrack that includes the iconic I Will Always Love You.
  7. She has had 11 No.1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100.
  8. Whitney posthumously appeared in the film Sparkle in 2012.
  9. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2020.