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Whitney Houston

1963 - 2012

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Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer and actress. Nicknamed "The Voice", she is one of the bestselling music artists of all time, with over 200 million records sold worldwide. In 2023, Rolling Stone named her the second-greatest singer of all time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Whitney Houston has received more than 34,360,324 page views. Her biography is available in 116 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 115 in 2019). Whitney Houston is the 31st most popular singer (up from 32nd in 2019), the 193rd most popular biography from United States (up from 217th in 2019) and the 13th most popular American Singer.

Whitney Houston is most famous for her chart-topping hits like "I Will Always Love You" and "I Wanna Dance With Somebody." She was also a movie star, appearing in films like The Bodyguard and Waiting to Exhale.

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  • 34M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 71.64

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 116

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.61

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.20

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Whitney Houston ranks 31 out of 3,528Before her are Johnny Cash, Agnetha Fältskog, Serge Gainsbourg, Umm Kulthum, Cesária Évora, and Brian Johnson. After her are Barry White, Nana Mouskouri, James Brown, Jacques Brel, Patti Smith, and Plácido Domingo.

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Among people born in 1963, Whitney Houston ranks 3Before her are Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp. After her are Quentin Tarantino, Michael Jordan, José Mourinho, Jet Li, George Michael, Garry Kasparov, Viktor Orbán, Ronald Koeman, and Sergey Bubka. Among people deceased in 2012, Whitney Houston ranks 6Before her are Neil Armstrong, Oscar Niemeyer, Norodom Sihanouk, Wisława Szymborska, and Ray Bradbury. After her are Ahmed Ben Bella, Eric Hobsbawm, Carroll Shelby, Michael Clarke Duncan, Theo Angelopoulos, and Jon Lord.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Whitney Houston ranks 193 out of 18,182Before her are Tom Selleck (1945), Talcott Parsons (1902), James Madison (1751), Scatman John (1942), Gary Cooper (1901), and John Rawls (1921). After her are John Jay (1745), George Lucas (1944), Alec Baldwin (1958), Samuel P. Huntington (1927), Gene Cernan (1934), and Ben Affleck (1972).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Whitney Houston ranks 13Before her are Frank Sinatra (1915), Joan Baez (1941), Jim Morrison (1943), Barbra Streisand (1942), Tupac Shakur (1971), and Johnny Cash (1932). After her are Barry White (1944), James Brown (1933), Patti Smith (1946), Joe Dassin (1938), Nina Simone (1933), and Billie Holiday (1915).