Whitney Houston

1963 - 2012

Whitney Houston

Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer and actress. She was certified as the most awarded female artist of all time by Guinness World Records and is one of the best-selling recording artists of all time, with sales of over 200 million records worldwide. Houston released seven studio albums and two soundtrack albums, all of which have been certified diamond, multi-platinum, platinum, or gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Whitney Houston has received more than 19,103,338 page views. Her biography is available in 113 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 35th most popular singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 19M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 69.94

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 113

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.62

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.14

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Whitney Houston ranks 35 out of 3,001Before her are Andrea Bocelli, Mick Jagger, Umm Kulthum, Serge Gainsbourg, Brian Johnson, and Ella Fitzgerald. After her are Nico, Barry White, Nana Mouskouri, Nina Simone, Amanda Lear, and Joe Cocker.

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Among people born in 1963, Whitney Houston ranks 4Before her are Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, and Quentin Tarantino. After her are José Mourinho, Jet Li, Michael Jordan, George Michael, Garry Kasparov, Till Lindemann, Viktor Orbán, and Ronald Koeman. Among people deceased in 2012, Whitney Houston ranks 6Before her are Neil Armstrong, Ray Bradbury, Oscar Niemeyer, Norodom Sihanouk, and Wisława Szymborska. After her are Rita Levi-Montalcini, Yitzhak Shamir, Ahmed Ben Bella, Eric Hobsbawm, Jon Lord, and Theo Angelopoulos.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Whitney Houston ranks 228 out of 12,171Before her are Tony Curtis (1925), P. T. Barnum (1810), David Lynch (1946), Rocky Marciano (1923), Tommy Lee Jones (1946), and Colonel Sanders (1890). After her are Josephine Baker (1906), Leonard Bernstein (1918), Barry White (1944), Samuel P. Huntington (1927), Robert Duvall (1931), and Nina Simone (1933).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Whitney Houston ranks 14Before her are Johnny Cash (1932), Tupac Shakur (1971), James Brown (1933), Patti Smith (1946), Barbra Streisand (1942), and Ella Fitzgerald (1917). After her are Barry White (1944), Nina Simone (1933), Joe Dassin (1938), Aretha Franklin (1942), Marvin Gaye (1939), and Kurt Cobain (1967).