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The Divas Tribute singers - Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston Biography

With over 170 million combined album, singles and videos sold worldwide during her career with Arista Records, Whitney Houston was the benchmark for superstardom that will quite simply never be eclipsed in the modern era. She is a singer's singer who has influenced countless other vocalists female and male.

Born into a musical family on August 9, 1963, in Newark, New Jersey, Whitney's success might've been foretold. Her legendary heritage is as familiar as America's greatest icons: the daughter of famed singer Cissy Houston and the cousin of singers Dee Dee Warwick and her sister, superstar Dionne Warwick.

The Guinness Book Of World Records lists Whitney as music's "most awarded female artist of all time," with an amazing tally of 411 awards (as of 2006) a tally that is certainly topped by her two Emmy Awards, six Grammy Awards, 16 Billboard Music Awards, and 23 American Music Awards, as well as MTV VMAs in the U.S. and Europe, NAACP Image Awards, BET Awards, "Soul Train" Music Awards, and so on.

Whitney may be gone, but she will never be forgotten and is unlikely ever to be eclipsed. There is a star in the heavens that burns the brightest and that star is Whitney Houston.

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The Divas Tribute singers - Benita

Whitney Houston Tribute Act - Benita's Biography

Benita is a talented singer/songwriter from Manchester, England, she has been singing since she was a child. Singing has always been something she loved from the tender age of 8 where she has memories of singing in church and school choirs. Benita' true interest in music sparked when she was 16 where she began searching for Producers to record with her.

Benita can be heard performing on various Soul, House, Rock, Electronic and Pop music tracks for many well known artists. Benita's voice is flexible and has blended with many styles of music as can be seen with her personal recordings over the years. Benita' unique powerful vocal style combines Jazz and R&B influences. She has worked as a session singer in various top studios in the UK & Europe as well as working as a live performance vocalist in the UK for several years. Benita has appeared at numerous high profile live events organized by such people as Mix Mag, Ministry of Sound & Miss Moneypenny's and sung in venues all over Europe, the Middle East and the USA.

Her recording experience includes mostly her own material along with some work from other artists. Several of her original tracks were released on well known labels such as Soulfuric, Elan Rouge, Retox and One Foot In The Groove to name but a few. She has also worked with many House Music legends such as the Audio whores, Herd and Fitz, Ian Carey, Brad Holland, Raul Rincon, Steven Stone, Fanatix, Slammin Boys and Seminal Grooves…… the list goes on!

Benita' love of music spans across many genres, and sees her having an appreciation and love for all types of music, but her heart lies in the Soul, Funk and House genres, being heavily influenced as a child by such legends as Whitney, Mariah, Christina, Lisa Millet, Barbara Tucker, Martha Walsh, Jocelyn Brown, Aretha Franklin, Jill scott, Angie Stone, Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, Ann Nesby, Angie Stone, Bob Marley, Gwen McCrae, Candi Staton, Jean Carne, Loleatta Holloway, Patrice Rushen, Jaguar Wright, Phyllis Hyman, Vivian Green, Donna Summer, Lucy Pearl, Drizabone, India Arie, Alicia Keys, Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, Luther Vandross, Ron Matlock, Johnny Bristol, Keni Burke, George Benson, First Choice, Incognito, Brand New Heavies, Finley Quaye, Amp Fiddler, Roy Ayres, Curtis Mayfield, Massive Attack, Nina Simone, James Brown, Otis Reading, Minnie Ripperton, Gladys Knight, Lena Horne, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles, Miles Davis, Nat King Cole, Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Floetry, Sade, Joey Negro, MJ Cole, Hendrix, Kravitz, and the list goes on and on .

As a trend-setting artist, Benita is constantly evolving her style and setting the pace in the European music industry. Music runs through the veins of Benita and will no doubt be the case until the end of time.

Whitney Houston's Set List

I will always love you
I wanna dance with somebody
Saving all my love for you
My love is your love
It's not right but it's ok
One moment in time
How will I know
When you believe
Step by step
I have nothing
So emotional
The greatest love of all
I'm every woman
I'm your baby tonight
Could I have this kiss forever
Didn't we almost have it all
All the man that I need
Where do broken hearts go
I learned from the best
I believe in you and me
I look to you
I did'n't know my own strength
Million dollar bill