Whitney Houston earns her first #1 hit with “Saving All My Love For You”
Talent, good looks and connections in high places—that’s a combination that might spell success for almost any aspiring pop star, and Whitney Houston had all three. Both beautiful and talented, Houston was the daughter of soul singer Cissy Houston and niece of pop star Dionne Warwick, and she parlayed her hereditary gifts and the professional nurturing of her well-connected family into superstardom of a kind rarely matched before or since. A near-unknown prior to the release of her debut album Whitney Houston, she shot to stardom when her first chart-topping hit, “Saving All My Love For You,” hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on this day in 1985.
In the late 1990s, Houston’s personal struggles began to overshadow her professional achievements, amid rumors of substance abuse issues and erractic behavior. On February 11, 2012 – the night before the annual Grammy Award ceremony – the 48-year-old Houston was found unconscious in the her room at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles and was later pronounced dead.
Comment ............. During her marriage to Bobby Brown he introduced her to drugs. When confronted by the press about their drug use because Ms. Houston was high during the interview he replied, "We only use the best drugs so we gonna be OK". However, as we all know it didn't work out that way ..... In 2015 Ms. Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown also died of an overdose. She was 22. In my opinion their death's were preventable and should have never happened. Two lives were wasted because he did nothing to stop it....