Five Fast Facts about Whitney Houston

Five Fast Facts about Whitney Houston

The Houston Symphony has been “Savin’ All [Our] Love” for the hottest, one-night-only concert of summer–a powerful tribute to the iconic Whitney Houston. From iconic love ballads to dance-friendly pop favorites, sensational Broadway vocalist Rashidra Scott channels all the charm and musicality of the most-awarded female artist of all time for this can’t-miss event sure to energize and rejuvenate the soul. While we may not be able to enjoy the majesty of Whitney herself, she lives in our hearts forever. Check out these five fast facts about the legend before buying your ticket.

1. Whitney Houston’s debut, self-titled album has been listed as one of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone. Additionally, she also holds a place in the coveted Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Definitive 200 rankings.

2. There’s no dispute when we say Whitney is the most awarded female artist ever! Throughout her career she won a whopping 415 of them, including 2 Emmys, 6 Grammys, 16 Billboard Music Awards, and 22 American Music Awards.

3. Whitney’s hit cover of “I Will Always Love You” is the number eight best selling song of all time, having sold over 24 million copies. Although this song was actually written by Dolly Parton, it’s become synonymous with Whitney Houston, for good reason. Whitney’s version was inducted into the Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry in 2020, having been deemed as making a significant contribution to American music.

4. Whitney has also charted seven consecutive number one Billboard 100 songs for: “Saving All My Love For You;” “How Will I Know;” “Greatest Love of All;” “I Wanna Dance With Somebody;” “Didn’t We Almost Have It All;” and “Where Do Broken Hearts Go?”

5. In 2020, Whitney Houston was posthumously inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. She is one of only 50 women to have received such an honor. The first was Aretha Franklin, who is also Whitney’s godmother.

Pay homage to one of the greatest artists of a generation when the Houston Symphony performs The Music of Whitney Houston on June 19 at the Hobby Center, showcasing acclaimed Broadway vocalist Rashidra Scott. Featuring the favorites you know and love, this special performance is one-night-only. Tickets to this high energy tribute start at just $34! Special discounted prices for groups also available by calling 713.224.7575.

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