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Whitney Houston Signed Her First Record Deal In April 1983

Clive Davis And Whitney Houston

April 1983 – (38 years ago) – Whitney signed her first record deal with Clive Davis and Arista Records and the rest is history! She would become the label’s best-selling artist and one of the most successful and influential female recording artists in history. Her incredible list of accomplishments includes:

  • Over 200 million albums, singles and videos combined sold worldwide
  • Three RIAA Diamond Certified albums
  • 22 American Music Awards
  • 6 GRAMMYs and 2 GRAMMY Hall of Fame inductions
  • 7 consecutive #1 singles, the most by any artist to date
  • A legendary Super Bowl performance of “The Star Spangled Banner”
  • Multiple Billboard Music Awards, Soul Train Music Awards, World Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards, BRIT Awards, and many more


Photo by Ebet Roberts

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