Whitney Houston Similar Artists

Mariah Carey - 100% match to Whitney Houston

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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27 March 1970, Long Island, New York, USA. This pop diva enjoyed an unprecedented string of US chart-toppers that helped establish her as the most successful female solo artist of the 90s. Carey is the third child of an Irish-American mother, a former opera singer turned voice tutor, and a half-Venezuelan father. As a schoolgirl she began singing on R&B sessions in New Y Read more

Toni Braxton - 83% match to Whitney Houston

Genres: Dance Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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7 October 1968, Severn, Maryland, USA. Braxton, with her four sisters, was signed to Arista Records in 1990 as the Braxtons. It was their ‘The Good Life’ single that brought them to the attention of producers L.A. And Babyface, who provided her with solo successes such as ‘Another Sad Love Song’ and ‘You Mean The World To Me’. Though she was wid Read more

Janet Jackson - 69% match to Whitney Houston

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Janet Damita Jo Jackson, 16 May 1966, Gary, Indiana, USA. Jackson was the youngest of the nine children in the family that produced the Jackson Five (including Michael Jackson, Jermaine Jackson and LaToya Jackson). When she was four years old, the family moved to the Los Angeles area; three years later she made her performing debut in Las Vegas with her brothers. At the age Read more

Celine Dion - 61% match to Whitney Houston

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Urban & Rap Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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30 March 1968, Charlemagne, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The youngest of 14 children, Celine Dion was a vastly popular artist at home long before her success in the US and European charts as the ‘new Whitney Houston or Mariah Carey’. Her parents and large family had a singing group and toured playing folk music, the influence of which was soon felt. It was Dion’s Read more

Jennifer Hudson - 61% match to Whitney Houston

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Mary J. Blige - 56% match to Whitney Houston

Genres: Dance Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul Soundtracks Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Mary Jane Blige, 11 January 1971, the Bronx, New York, New York City, USA. Blige was signed to Uptown Records by their head of A&R, Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs. After being promoted by her record company as ‘The original queen of hip-hop and soul’, her 1992 debut album sold over two million copies (many of the best songs being written for her by POV). The hip- Read more

Tina Turner - 56% match to Whitney Houston

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Anna Mae Bullock, 26 November 1939, Brownsville, Tennessee, USA. A singer while in her early teens, this enduring artist was a regular performer in St. Louis’ nightclubs when she was discovered in 1956 by guitarist Ike Turner. She joined his group as a backing singer, but quickly became the co-star and featured vocalist, a relationship sealed two years later with their Read more

Brandy - 54% match to Whitney Houston

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Brandy Norwood, 11 February 1979, McComb, Mississippi, USA. Among the best of the crop of female urban singers to emerge in the mid-90s, Brandy soon established herself as a multi-media star. Her career in entertainment began early - at the age of 15 she was nominated for a Youth In Film Award for her portrayal of schoolgirl Denesha in the ABC television situation comedy The Read more

Cher - 54% match to Whitney Houston

Genres: Dance Folk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Cherilyn Sarkisian La Pierre, 20 May 1946, El Centro, California, USA. Cher began working as a session singer in an attempt to finance an acting career. She recorded with producer Phil Spector as a backing vocalist, having become romantically attached to his studio assistant and PR man Sonny Bono. After releasing two singles under the name Caesar And Cleo, the duo then achie Read more

Destiny's Child - 51% match to Whitney Houston

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This US vocal quartet was formed by Beyoncé Knowles (4 September 1981, Houston, Texas, USA), LeToya Luckett (b. 11 March 1981, Houston, Texas, USA), LaTavia Roberson (b. 1 November 1981, Houston, Texas, USA) and Kelly Rowland (b. Kelendria Trene Rowland, 11 February 1981, Atlanta, Georgia, USA). Knowles and Roberson first began singing together when they were only 10 Read more

Deborah Cox - 50% match to Whitney Houston

Genres: Dance R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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13 July 1974, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. R&B singer Cox was signed by Arista Records’ famed president Clive Davis, previously responsible for discovering names such as Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, Janis Joplin and TLC. Davis’ reputation in the industry meant that he was able to unite Cox with some of American R&B’s finest producers. Her debut alb Read more

Vanessa Williams - 47% match to Whitney Houston

Genres: Christian & Gospel Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Vanessa Lynn Williams, 18 March 1963, Millwood, New Jersey, USA. Williams grew up in a household surrounded by musical influences from Broadway shows, before she attended Syracuse University to major in musical theatre. A mother and actress as well as singer, she has come a long way since becoming embroiled in a minor scandal over her appearance in Penthouse magazine (after Read more

Christina Aguilera - 46% match to Whitney Houston

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Christina Maria Aguilera, 18 December 1980, Staten Island, New York, USA. Aguilera was one of several US teen pop stars to rise to huge popular acclaim in the late 90s. Of Irish and Ecuadorian descent, her mother played violin and piano professionally while her father’s position in the military resulted in the family travelling extensively around the world. Finally sett Read more

Diana Ross - 46% match to Whitney Houston

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Funk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 March 1944, Detroit, Michigan, USA. While still in high school Ross became the fourth and final member of the Primettes, who recorded for Lu-Pine in 1960, signed to Motown Records in 1961 and then changed their name to the Supremes. She was a backing vocalist on the group’s early releases, until Motown boss Berry Gordy insisted that she become their lead singer, a r Read more

Labelle - 45% match to Whitney Houston

Genres: Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This popular soul act evolved from two friends, Patti LaBelle (Patricia Holt, 24 May 1944, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA) and Cindy Birdsong (b. 15 December 1939, Camden, New Jersey, USA), who sang together in a high school group, the Ordettes. In 1962, they teamed up with two girls from another local attraction, the Del Capris - Nona Hendryx (b. 18 August 1945, Trenton, N Read more


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