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Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is an American singer-songwriter, actress, film producer, arranger and former fashion model.
Her crossover success opened doors for many other African American women to find success in pop music and movies.She is frequently referred to as "The Voice", and is known for her "powerful, penetrating pop-gospel voice". Many in the music industry including prolific music producers Babyface and Clive Davis often hail Houston as the greatest singer of all time." In 2004 at the World Music Awards in Las Vegas, USA, Clive Davis when introducing Houston to the crowd called her 'the best singer in the world' to the rapturous applause of the people. Houston has been credited as having a five-octave vocal range.
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