By Mark Bego
The definitive biography of an American tune legend.
Whitney Houston (1963–2012) used to be a big name. Few on this planet of express company succeed in the profession heights that she attained with what appeared such ease. Her megastardom peaked in 1992 with the discharge of the hit motion picture The Bodyguard and the foreign quantity One hit “I Will continually Love You.” The motion picture soundtrack nonetheless stands as one of many bestselling albums of all time. She received six Grammy Awards, Emmy Awards, thirty Billboard track Awards, and twenty-two American tune Awards, and accrued an enormous fortune. Her dying has surprised the leisure global and her fanatics.
Whitney Houston! traces the lifetime of this American icon. here's her adolescence in Newark, New Jersey, growing to be up in a relatives with a robust musical legacy. Her mom, Cissy, sang professionally with such stars as Aretha Franklin. Her cousin was once Dionne Warwick. proportion the enjoyment as Whitney indicators with Arista documents and the mythical Clive Davis and turns into a world superstar. right here megastar biographer Mark Bego bargains a distinct examine her relatives and huge expertise, the secrets and techniques in the back of her years of erratic habit, the reality approximately her tumultuous marriage to undesirable boy Bobby Brown, her mother’s determined try to keep watch over her, her dynamic ultimate movie function in Sparkle (which may be published posthumously), and the occasions that led as much as her tragic demise.
Whitney Houston! will stand as a novel tribute to, and a revealing examine, one of many nice superstars of our time.
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