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The Day the Rock Star Died: Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  Smooth/Arts  |  January 17, 2019

Whitney Houston was one of the best-selling music artists, with 200 million records sold worldwide, and the only artist to chart seven consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 songs. Houston's crossover appeal on the popular music charts, as well as her prominence on MTV, starting with her video for How Will I Know", Whitney Houston influenced several African American women artists who follow in her footsteps. I Will Always Love You received the Grammy Award for Record of the Year and became the best-selling singles by a woman in music history. With a history of drug addiction and tumultuous relationships, Houston was to tragically die in her room at The Beverly Hilton on February 11, 2012, The official coroner's report showed that she had accidentally drowned in the bathtub, with heart disease and cocaine use listed as contributing factors.

Whitney Houston was one of the best-selling music artists, with 200 million records sold worldwide, and the only artist to chart seven consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 songs. Houston's crossover appeal on the popular music charts, as well as her prominence on MTV, starting with her video for How Will I Know", Whitney Houston influenced several African American women artists who follow in her footsteps. I Will Always Love You received the Grammy Award for Record of the Year and became the best-selling singles by a woman in music history. With a history of drug addiction and tumultuous relationships, Houston was to tragically die in her room at The Beverly Hilton on February 11, 2012, The official coroner's report showed that she had accidentally drowned in the bathtub, with heart disease and cocaine use listed as contributing factors.

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