"God gave me a voice to sing with, and when you have that, what other gimmick is there?"

  • Born Whitney Elizabeth Houston on Aug. 9, 1963, in Newark, New Jersey. Died Feb. 11, 2012, in Beverly Hills, California.

  • Whitney Houston's self-titled 1985 debut went to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, spawning her first chart-toppers, "Saving All My Love For You," "How Will I Know" and "Greatest Love Of All."

  • Houston performed "Saving All My Love For You" at the 28th GRAMMY Awards in 1986. That same year, she won her first career GRAMMY for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female for the song. She won Album Of The Year for 1993 for the soundtrack for The Bodyguard.

  • Did you know? Houston's Album Of The Year-nominated debut album was the first album by a female to yield three No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hits.

  • "We Will Always Love You: A GRAMMY Salute To Whitney Houston," a one-hour GRAMMY special, aired on CBS on Nov. 16, 2012. The TV special featured performances by Yolanda Adams, Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Usher, and CeCe Winans.

  • Houston established the Whitney Houston Foundation in 1989 to aid sick and homeless children, while working toward teaching children to read, building inner city parks and playgrounds, and the prevention of child abuse.

Whitney Houston

"God gave me a voice to sing with, and when you have that, what other gimmick is there?"

  • Born Whitney Elizabeth Houston on Aug. 9, 1963, in Newark, New Jersey. Died Feb. 11, 2012, in Beverly Hills, California.

  • Whitney Houston's self-titled 1985 debut went to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, spawning her first chart-toppers, "Saving All My Love For You," "How Will I Know" and "Greatest Love Of All."

  • Houston performed "Saving All My Love For You" at the 28th GRAMMY Awards in 1986. That same year, she won her first career GRAMMY for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female for the song. She won Album Of The Year for 1993 for the soundtrack for The Bodyguard.

  • Did you know? Houston's Album Of The Year-nominated debut album was the first album by a female to yield three No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hits.

  • "We Will Always Love You: A GRAMMY Salute To Whitney Houston," a one-hour GRAMMY special, aired on CBS on Nov. 16, 2012. The TV special featured performances by Yolanda Adams, Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Usher, and CeCe Winans.

  • Houston established the Whitney Houston Foundation in 1989 to aid sick and homeless children, while working toward teaching children to read, building inner city parks and playgrounds, and the prevention of child abuse.

GRAMMY Award Results for Whitney Houston

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Wins
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
It's Not Right But It's Okay
Nominations
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
When You Believe (Track)
Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Heartbreak Hotel (Track)
Best R&B Album
My Love Is Your Love (Album)
 
Nominations
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
I Believe In You And Me (Single)
Best R&B Album
The Preacher's Wife - Soundtrack (Album)
 
Nominations
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
Count On Me (Track)
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Exhale (Shoop Shoop) (Track)
Best Song Written Specifically For A Motion Picture Or For Television
Count On Me (From The Motion Picture "Waiting To Exhale") (Single)
 
Wins
Record Of The Year
I Will Always Love You
Album Of The Year
The Bodyguard - Original Soundtrack Album
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female
I Will Always Love You
Nominations
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
I'm Every Woman (Single)
 
Nominations
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
I Belong To You (Single)
 
Nominations
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female
All The Man That I Need (Single)
 
Nominations
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female
I'm Your Baby Tonight (Single)
 
Nominations
Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
It Isn't, It Wasn't, It Ain't Never Gonna Be (Single)
 
Nominations
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female
One Moment In Time (Single)
 
Wins
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female
I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
Nominations
Album Of The Year
Whitney (Album)
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
For The Love Of You (Track)
 
Nominations
Record Of The Year
Greatest Love Of All (Single)
 
Wins
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female
Saving All My Love For You
Nominations
Album Of The Year
Whitney Houston (Album)
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
You Give Good Love (Single)

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