35 years since Whitney's debut album

35 years since Whitney's debut album

This Valentine’s Day marks the 35th anniversary of Whitney Houston’s self-titled debut album, released in 1985. A special HD video release of 'Greatest Love of All' launches today in celebration.

Whitney Houston on Gold

Whitney Houston became an instant sensation becoming the first solo female artist to have seven consecutive number-one singles on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Whitney’s classic debut changed her life overnight with her first number-one single “How Will I Know” topping the US Billboard Hot 100 chart just hours after release.

Whitney’s second number-one single “The Greatest Love of All” following a month later.

Whitney Houston’s music has touched young and old and she’s been cited as the most awarded female artist of all time by Guinness World Records.

Whitney died eight-years ago - almost to the day, in fact – it was the 11th of February 2012, but her music lives on and she will forever be known as one of the bestselling music artists with 200 million records sold worldwide.

Did you know?

  • Whitney’s mom Cissy Houston sang backup for Elvis Presley.
  • Whitney’s cousin was the six-time Grammy Award-winning singer Dionne Warwick.
  • Whitney’s godmother was The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.

You could almost say that Whitney had been destined for a career as a singer!


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