Whitney Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American recording artist, actress, producer and model. In 2009, the Guinness World Records cited her as the most-awarded female act of all-time. Houston was one of the world's best-selling music artists, having sold over 170 million albums, singles and videos worldwide. She released seven studio albums and three movie soundtrack albums, all of which have diamond, multi-platinum, platinum or gold certification. Houston is the only artist to chart seven consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hits. She is the second artist behind Elton John and the only female artist to have two number-one Billboard 200 Album awards (formerly "Top Pop Album") on the Billboard magazine year-end charts. Her second studio album Whitney (1987) became the first album by a female artist to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Hmn..... that is a whole lot, she really was great.
As a teenager (at age 14), Whitney sang as a backup singer for various artists and was also one of the most sought after teenage models. She released her first album at the age 22 and her life stepped on an escalator of success and international prominence. During this time, the she appeared at a concert for 's birthday and founded the Whitney Houston Foundation for children.
|In the beginning|
By 1992, Whitney Houston was on top of the world, but her life was about to get very complicated very quickly. That year she married the R&B singer Brown (ouch!), who would go on to have several run-ins with the law, including some jail time. At first the marriage was passionate and loving, but things turned sour as the years progressed as both Brown and Houston battled substance abuse and increasingly erratic behavior. With her marriage came drug abuse, this lead to a change in her attitude which degenerated her career. She lived a life of drug use, lifestyle excesses and bad behaviors, sinking reputation to new lows.
Houston tried to ignore the controversies, went ahead with her music by releasing a new album, Just Whitney… to combat her detractors, but it did not match the success of her earlier works. This made her declining career became more obvious to all.
|Cracked out Whitney|
|Don't do drug!!!!!!|
She divorced her husband in 2007 and took a break from her career, all in a bid to salvage her life and resuscitate her dying career. She made a comeback in 2009 having been out of the rehab and released a new album. Whitney Houston died on February 11, 2012, in Los Angeles. According to a report released by the Los Angeles County coroner's office on March 22, 2012, the official cause of her death was accidental drowning, effects of heart disease and cocaine found in her system were contributing factors. With her passing, the music world has lost one of its most legendary stars.
|Pretty and Clean Whitney.....hmn.....|
As at the time of her death, she was report been broke and lived on hand out from her friends. Some even said all she had left was $29,000 and $8M in assets.
MORALS from her life.
She worked at the back ground for 8years, building and perfecting her career, enjoyed instant success and fame for some more years and even sang for kings, only for her to get married to a wrong husband that almost ended her career. Wrong association!!!!!
|An error she committed!|
The question for you is: Who is your friend?! Remember, their union was beautiful and rosy until a while later. If you have a friend with negative habits, but you feel you cannot be influenced or you feel you do not have to part ways with such a friend; just know in a little while, you would be influenced and it could do damage to your life. It is funny to see that the man that introduced Whitney to drugs is still alive, while she is dead!. That is just life; your friend might survive some negatives, while you get dealt with by these wrong habits.
Yes, Whitney stopped using drugs, but the ones she had in the past had already done damage to her health, which eventually led to her death. You might say, you want to indulge in some wrong habits and after a little while, you will quit and live a clean life. What if these habits do damage that will hunt your bright and beautiful future?! I am sure no one wants his future to be hunted, so why bother to indulge?!
How could someone with Whitney’s profile die broke? Remember, she was into drugs and plenty of alcohol, aside from the side effects on your health; they do a lot of draining to your pocket. Drugs and alcohol as habits take charge of you and simply control your senses. They dictate to you to spend your money on them. There are stories of people who sold their properties including their inheritances, just to buy drugs. Whitney lost a lot of contracts and concerts just because she lost control of her life; she was either going late or missing rehearsals and having uncontrollable erratic behaviors. Definitely, I'm not sure anyone would like to do business with such a person.
In conclusion, watch the company you keep, they can either make you or mare you. As a lot of people would say and I join them to say: don’t do drugs. Be in control of your life, don’t let chemical do that for you.
Remember, your future is bright, beautiful and great.
|R.I.P. Whitney Houston|