At her peak in the 1980s and 1990s, Whitney Houston was the golden girl of the music industry and one of the world’s best-selling artists. Considered by most as the queen of pop music, Whitney also won numerous awards, including multiple Grammys including album and record of the year and her success carried her beyond music to movies like The Bodyguard.
Whitney Houston began her career in 1985 with a self-titled album. This same album went on to sell 25 million copies worldwide. Over her career, she has released seven albums, and three movie soundtracks. She was the winner of six Grammy awards, 22 American Music Awards, 30 Billboard Awards and two Emmy Awards.
Over her career, Whitney Houston sold over 300 million albums world wide. Despite such accomplishments, Whitney battled her addiction with cocaine. And on the down slope of her career, drugs took their toll as it was evident with record sales falling off , while her voice became raspy and hoarse.
Whitney Houston passed away on February 11,2012 in Beverley Hills Hilton at a very young age of 48. She will be missed as a person, yet her music and legacy will live on forever.
In case you’re wondering, I’m a huge fan of Whitney Houston, and always loved her music. Despite so many hits, these three hits always stood out for me:
- I will always love you
- I wana dance with somebody
- It’s not right, but it’s OK
RIP Whitney Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012)
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GMBMFB – Krystal strikes back, or should I say “The Empire Strikes Back” After writing her post on Moneyville, in which she explained her living arrangements in Germany, a few not so friendly comments ensued. In response to some harsh comments, Krystal strikes back with her post called; Why I chose to live in a 215 sq. foot apartment.
Financial Samurai – Sam looks at the upside of being average in the workplace. There are definite upsides to just being average at work, rather than always in the top performing bracket. Some people like to be out of the spotlight and avoid the pressure.
Blonde on a Budget – Blondie writes a post called, the simple life: all taxes included. Imagine going to buy something today, and the price tag you see is exactly what you pay. Taxes included. So, $10 is exactly $10, not more and not less.
She Bloggs – A pretty solid post for all the entrepreneurs out there, who seem to forget that internships are the answer to business growth on a budget. If you can’t afford to pay someone, find an intern to help you out for the time being.
Beating Broke – I quit my job; How I did it, and how you can too is a pretty interesting post about the experience of quitting your job, leading up to it, how to do it and letting go of the barriers of holding you back.
Krant Cents – As tax season approaches, and if you’re a lucky bugger to be getting a return, please be responsible with your return, either invest your tax return or give it to me.
Financial Uproar – Mr. Smith is at it again. On a roll, and yet another rant. Thankfully I’ve been spared this time and it’s not about me, instead he decided to take another crap on Trent from The Simple Dollar with his latest post called 365 Days of Crap. Never the less it was a funny post, I’m thankful that I’ve been spared, yet I can’t stop thinking about FINCON12, and how it will turn out with Mr. Smith (if he shows) and Trent (who was there last year) in the presence of each other. To be continued….
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