Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all-time. Houston is one of pop music's best-selling music artists of all-time, with an estimated 170–200 million records sold worldwide. She released seven studio albums and two soundtrack albums, all of which have diamond, multi-platinum, platinum, or gold certification.
On February 11, 2012, Houston was found dead in her guest room at the Beverly Hilton,
in Beverly Hills, California. The official coroner's report showed that she had accidentally
drowned in the bathtub, with heart disease and cocaine use listed as contributing factors.