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Artist Countdown: Whitney Houston Top 40 Hits – 4pm ET @RealWhitney

WHoustonWhitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American recording artist, singer, actress, producer, 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 200 million records worldwide. She released six studio albums, one holiday album and three movie soundtrack albums, all of which have diamond, multi-platinum, platinum or gold certification. Houston’s crossover appeal on the popular music charts, as well as her prominence on MTV, starting with her video for “How Will I Know”, influenced several African American female artists to follow in her footsteps.

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. Houston’s 1985 debut album Whitney Houston became the best-selling debut album by a female act at the time of its release. The album was named Rolling Stone’s best album of 1986, and was ranked at number 254 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. 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.

Houston’s first acting role was as the star of the feature film The Bodyguard (1992). The film’s original soundtrack won the 1994 Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Its lead single “I Will Always Love You”, became the best-selling single by a female artist in music history. With the album, Houston became the first act (solo or group, male or female) to sell more than a million copies of an album within a single week period under Nielsen SoundScan system. The album makes her the top female act in the top 10 list of the best-selling albums of all time, at number four. Houston continued to star in movies and contribute to their soundtracks, including the films Waiting to Exhale (1995) and The Preacher’s Wife (1996). The Preacher’s Wife soundtrack became the best-selling gospel album in history.

On February 11, 2012, Houston was found dead in her guest room at The Beverly Hilton, in Beverly Hills, California. The official coroner’s report showed that she had accidentally drowned in the bathtub, with heart disease and cocaine use listed as contributing factors.] News of her death coincided with the 2012 Grammy Awards and featured prominently in American and international media. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 I Will Always Love You
2 I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)
3 I’m Your Baby Tonight
4 I’m Every Woman
5 My Love Is Your Love
6 Step by Step
7 How Will I Know
8 One Moment in Time
9 When You Believe (with Mariah Carey)
10 Exhale (Shoop Shoop)
11 Greatest Love of All
12 Saving All My Love for You
13 It’s Not Right but It’s Okay
14 Could I Have This Kiss Forever (with Enrique Iglesias)
15 All the Man That I Need
16 Love Will Save the Day
17 So Emotional
18 I Have Nothing
19 Didn’t We Almost Have It All
20 Heartbreak Hotel (with Faith Evans and Kelly Price)
21 I Learned from the Best
22 Whatchulookinat
23 Count on Me (with CeCe Winans)
24 I Look to You
25 Run to You
26 Where Do Broken Hearts Go
27 My Name Is Not Susan
28 I Believe in You and Me
29 Million Dollar Bill
30 Queen of the Night
31 You Give Good Love
32 It Isn’t, It Wasn’t, It Ain’t Never Gonna Be (with Aretha Franklin)
33 If I Told You That (with George Michael)
34 Hold Me (with Teddy Pendergrass)
35 Miracle
36 Try It on My Own
37 Something in Common (with Bobby Brown)
38 Why Does It Hurt So Bad
39 The Star Spangled Banner
40 Celebrate (duet with Jordin Sparks)