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Cissy Houston

1933 - Today

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Emily "Cissy" Houston (née Drinkard; born September 30, 1933) is an American soul and gospel singer. After a successful career singing backup for such artists as Roy Hamilton, Dionne Warwick, Elvis Presley, and Aretha Franklin, Houston embarked on a solo career, winning two Grammy Awards for her work. Houston is the mother of singer and actress Whitney Houston, the aunt of singers Dionne Warwick and Dee Dee Warwick, and a cousin of opera singer Leontyne Price. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cissy Houston has received more than 4,131,764 page views. Her biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Cissy Houston is the 421st most popular singer (up from 442nd in 2019), the 2,566th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,691st in 2019) and the 134th most popular American Singer.

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  • 55.27

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  • 23

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  • 3.27

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  • 3.26

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Cissy Houston ranks 421 out of 3,528Before her are Maggie Reilly, Taylor Swift, Don McLean, Isabella Colbran, Helena Vondráčková, and Janet Jackson. After her are Freddy Quinn, Tino Rossi, Gal Costa, Dana International, Teddy Scholten, and Andy Williams.

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Among people born in 1933, Cissy Houston ranks 139Before her are Maurice André, Eddie Adams, Will Sampson, Gloria Foster, Otto Barić, and Charlie Wilson. After her are Félicien Kabuga, Dan Flavin, Julie Newmar, Michel Hidalgo, Ludovico Scarfiotti, and Marcos Alonso.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Cissy Houston ranks 2,566 out of 18,182Before her are Rip Torn (1931), Stephen Foster (1826), John Adams (1947), Chuck Palahniuk (1962), Janet Jackson (1966), and Bob Cousy (1928). After her are Robert Hansen (1939), Edward Herrmann (1943), Thomas Eakins (1844), Melissa McCarthy (1970), David Duke (1950), and Alvin Plantinga (1932).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Cissy Houston ranks 134Before her are Chubby Checker (1941), Ariana Grande (1993), Lana Del Rey (1985), Taylor Swift (1989), Don McLean (1945), and Janet Jackson (1966). After her are Andy Williams (1927), Barry Manilow (1943), Ronnie Spector (1943), Carly Simon (1945), Coolio (1963), and Bobby Darin (1936).