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 best-selling recording artists of all time, with sales of over 200 million records worldwide. Houston has influenced many singers in popular music, and is known for her powerful, soulful vocals and vocal improvisation skills. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Whitney Houston has received more than 26,387,882 page views. Her biography is available in 115 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 113 in 2019). Whitney Houston is the 32nd most popular singer (up from 36th in 2019), the 217th most popular biography from United States (up from 228th in 2019) and the 14th 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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  • 26M

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  • 77.91

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  • 115

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  • 8.62

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  • 5.18

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Whitney Houston ranks 32 out of 3,541Before her are Patti Smith, Cesária Évora, Mick Jagger, Umm Kulthum, Nana Mouskouri, and Brian Johnson. After her are Aretha Franklin, Serge Gainsbourg, Barry White, Nico, Andrea Bocelli, and Jacques Brel.

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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 Michael Jordan, Jet Li, Ronald Koeman, José Mourinho, George Michael, Viktor Orbán, Garry Kasparov, and Till Lindemann. 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 Jon Lord, Eric Hobsbawm, Rita Levi-Montalcini, Ahmed Ben Bella, Yitzhak Shamir, and Theo Angelopoulos.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Whitney Houston ranks 217 out of 15,968Before her are Philip K. Dick (1928), Richard Gere (1949), Gary Cooper (1901), Rocky Marciano (1923), Christopher Lloyd (1938), and Herbert Hoover (1874). After her are George Westinghouse (1846), John Jay (1745), Mel Gibson (1956), Aretha Franklin (1942), Brigham Young (1801), and Tony Curtis (1925).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Whitney Houston ranks 14Before her are Joan Baez (1941), Jim Morrison (1943), Tupac Shakur (1971), James Brown (1933), Barbra Streisand (1942), and Patti Smith (1946). After her are Aretha Franklin (1942), Barry White (1944), Nina Simone (1933), Ella Fitzgerald (1917), Eminem (1972), and Stevie Wonder (1950).