Whitney Houston: The Iconic Singer's Life and Career

  • Whitney Houston: The Iconic Singer's Life and Career
As the buzz about Houston began, so did the bidding wars: she was offered several record deals, but mom Cissy refused them until her daughter could finish high school. Finally, Arista Records honcho Clive Davis – the man who would eventually shape Whitney’s career – caught a glimpse of Houston and quickly convinced her to sign a worldwide recording contract in 1983. He showed off his new protégé later that year, introducing her on The Merv Griffin Show.
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