Professional Name: Whitney Houston
Date of Birth: August 9, 1963
Claim to Fame: Whitney’s 1987 album “Whitney” became the first female album to debut at #1 on the Billboard Charts.
Kid(s): daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown(born March 4, 1993)
Interesting Tidbit: She has a school named after her (1997) formerly Franklin School, now the Whitney E. Houston School of Creative and Performing Arts in her hometown of East Orange, New Jersey.
Whitney Houston was born in Newark, New Jersey to gospel singer Cissy Houston and business manager John Houston. When she was younger, Whitney used to tour with her mother, who sang back up for Elvis Presley, along with cousins Dionne Warwick and Dee Dee Warwick and godmother Aretha Franklin. Whitney is reportedly working on a new album tentatively titled “Undefeated”; Undefeated will be Whitney’s seventh album due out in 2009.