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Whitney Houston Would Have Turned 57 This Year – Remembering the Great Singer's Life & Career

Afouda Fortune
Aug 10, 2020
02:20 P.M.

Undoubtedly one of the most amazing singers that ever lived, Whitney Houston continues to inspire and brighten up the lives of many years after her untimely death.

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Whitney Houston was born on August 9, 1963, and she began her short yet hugely successful career at a very early age.

Late singer Whitney Houston posed with her Favorite Artist Award backstage at the 2009 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 22, 2009 in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images

Late singer Whitney Houston posed with her Favorite Artist Award backstage at the 2009 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 22, 2009 in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images

According to Biography, Houston had started performing alongside her choir-minister mother, Cissy Houston, at age 15, after which she was discovered and signed up by Clive Davis of Arista Records when she was 19.

Bobby Brown recently honored their late daughter Bobbi Kristina whose death in July 2015 left many shocked.

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From there, the legendary pop diva went on to release four multiple-award-winning music albums and also featured in several movie productions.

Houston’s career went downhill after her turbulent marriage to R&B singer Bobby Brown during which she struggled with substance abuse and domestic violence. However, the popular songstress made a comeback after almost a decade of decline, with her 2009 “I Look to You” album.

After her death at age 48 on February 11, 2012 in a Los Angeles hotel after what was described as an accidental drowning, she has continued to enjoy a lot of honor and recognition.

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In 2019, fans were treated to Houston’s cover of Stevie Winwood’s “Higher Love,” following the release of her single, “Memories” in 2016, both drawing from vocal recordings done by the late singer many years earlier. In addition to that, it was announced this year in January that Houston would be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

While it may be said that Houston’s romance with her ex-husband Bobby Brown was ridden with trouble and pain, Showbiz Cheat recently observed that the “I Look to You” singer may have been involved with late pop rapper Tupac Shakur.

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The site further cited Brown’s 2016 memoir, “Every Little Step,” in which he had opened up about his late ex-wife’s unfaithfulness, claiming that Houston was romantically involved with some of the producers and artists she worked with, including the late Shakur.

Meanwhile, Sony’s Tristar Pictures has set the ball rolling for the much-anticipated feature film “ I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” which is expected to celebrate the life and music of the multiple-award-winning songstress, Deadline reports.

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The news outlet recalled that Houston’s mentor, Clive Davis, movie director Stella Marghis, and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Anthony McCarten are already onboard for the Whitney Houston film project along with Houston’s sister Pat who will be producing the movie.

Following their much-coveted success at the auction for the movie, TriStar Pictures pin-pointed Thanksgiving 2022 as a possible release date for the film, with Nicole Brown, Shary Shirazi, and Brittney Morrisey overseeing the project.

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The idea for the movie had come from the Grammy-winning music producer, Davis who revealed that he had approached McCarten because he felt that the full Whitney Houston story had not been told, as reported by People.

The site also noted that a previous biopic on the late singer’s life had been released in 2015, with Yaya Da Costa, an alumna of “America’s Next Top Model” playing the role of Whitney.

Meanwhile, Brown recently honored their late daughter Bobbi Kristina whose death in July 2015 left many shocked as recounted by People. Bobbi had passed on at age 22 as a result of irreversible brain damage after she was found unconscious in her bathtub.

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