Photo Coverage: Remembering Whitney Houston

A rep for singer Whitney Houstonannounced yesterday that Houston had died at age 48; the singer died in her room at the Beverly Hilton hotel, where she was staying for Clive Davis' Grammy Awards party. No cause of death has yet been revealed.

BroadwayWorld honors the singer with a photo tribute.

With over 170 million combined album, singles and videos sold worldwide during her career with Arista Records, Whitney Houston had established a benchmark for superstardom.

Houston just recenty filmed the remake of the 1976 film 'Sparkle' playing the role of Jordin Sparks's mother in the film, which will feature the original score from composer Curtis Mayfield. Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil served as writer and director. SPARKLE is currently set to be released in theaters on August 24th by Sony Pictures. The drama is directed by Salim Akil and written by Mara Brock Akil. It stars Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, Derek Luke, Mike Epps, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick and Cee-Lo Green.

Houston's career has consisted of record-setting achievements in music: the only artist to chart seven consecutive #1 Billboard Hot 100 hits ("Saving All My Love For You," "How Will I Know," "Greatest Love Of All," "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)," "Didn't We Almost Have It All," "So Emotional," and "Where Do Broken Hearts Go"); the first female artist to enter the Billboard 200 album chart at #1 (her second album, Whitney, 1987); and the only artist with seven consecutive multi-platinum albums (Whitney Houston, Whitney, I'm Your Baby Tonight, The Bodyguard, Waiting To Exhale, and The Preacher's Wife soundtracks, and My Love Is Your Love).

In 1997, she starred in the made-for-television remake of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella. In addition to co-producing, Houston starred in the movie as the Fairy Godmother along with Brandy, Jason Alexander, Whoopi Goldberg, and Bernadette Peters. An estimated 60 million viewers tuned into the special giving ABC its highest TV ratings in 16 years. The movie received seven Emmy nominations including Outstanding Variety, Musical or Comedy, while winning Outstanding Art Direction in a Variety, Musical or Comedy Special.

In fact, The Bodyguard soundtrack is one of the top 10 biggest-selling albums of all-time (at 17x-platinum in the U.S. alone), and Whitney's career-defining version of Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You" is the biggest-selling U.S. single of all-time (at 4x-platinum).

See the photo tribute to Whitney Houston below.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride/WM Photos Ltd.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Whitney Houston

Photo Coverage: Remembering Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston attending Barbra Streisand's 'One Voice' Concert in Malibu, California. September 1986

Photo Coverage: Remembering Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston n New York City, June 1987

Photo Coverage: Remembering Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston in New York City , June 1987.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston in New York City. April 1988

Photo Coverage: Remembering Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston receives the United Negro College Fund Award in New York City. July 1988.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston receives the United Negro College Fund Award in New York City. July 1988.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston receives the United Negro College Fund Award in New York City. July 1988.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston receives the United Negro College Fund Award in New York City. July 1988.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston receives the United Negro College Fund Award in New York City. July 1988.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston with her mother Cissy Houston receives the United Negro College Fund Award in New York City. July 1988.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston receives the United Negro College Fund Award in New York City. July 1988.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston receives the United Negro College Fund Award in New York City. July 1988.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston in New York City 1988

Photo Coverage: Remembering Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston with her mom Cissy Houston leaving the Parker Neridan Hotel in New York City. 1989

Photo Coverage: Remembering Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston with her mom Cissy Houston leaving the Parker Neridan Hotel in New York City. 1989

Photo Coverage: Remembering Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston & mom Cissy Houston in New York City, June 1987

Photo Coverage: Remembering Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston Dead at 48. New York City Newspaper Headline Coverage on the Queen of Pop.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Whitney Houston

Photo Credit: Walter McBride/WM Photos

 



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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


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