My major is choir. I chose this figure because she inspired me, not with her behavior, but with her talents. Whitney Houston was an important figure because she was an amazing talented lady. Her life wasn’t perfect; she went through many personal and family issues. She was going the right direction until things got bad. Whitney was born in Newark, New Jersey on August 9, 1963. People say that it was meant for her to be a singer because people in her family were legendary figures in American gospel and soul music. Whitney started singing at the church, her mother Cissy Houston was the choir minister. The church was named New Hope Baptist Church. At the age of fifteen she started going with her mom and was aiming for a record deal. (http://www.biography.com/people/whitney-houston-9344818) Four years later she was discovered in a nightclub by Artista Records. She was signed immediately; she changed from gospel to pop music. She released her first album called Whitney Houston in 1985 and it immediately became a smash hit. By 1992 she was at the top of the world, until it started to crash a while after she married Bobby Brown. Whitney Houston married Bobby Brown. The marriage had been going happily and loving until things went downhill. After a few years they both battled in painful abuse and abnormal behavior. Even though she had personal problems, she continued on with her wonderful career. During this time, Whitney switched over to acting. Starring in her first movie The Bodyguard. She made a huge hit with that movie, while she did a cover of Dolly Parton’s 1974 “I will always love you.” It broke fourteen weeks at the top of the U.S. charts, also nominated for three Grammy’s. Whitney was shown for her great acting, she also starred in The Preacher’s Wife and Waiting to Exhale. Both movies had big soundtrack hits. In 1998, Whitney’s family issued a full-length album My Love is Your Love, her first in eight...
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