Description:Before sadly passing away at the young age of 48 on February 11, 2012, Whitney Houston made a mark on pop music that will be remembered for a long time. Learn about the singer's life and career.
Born in Newark, New Jersey to John Russell Houston Jr. and Cissy Houston, she was the youngest of 3 children. Her early influences included her godmother Aretha Franklin. Whitney started performing at the age of 11 in a gospel choir.
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