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Emily “Cissy” Houston was born as Emily Drinkard on 30 September 1933, in Newark, New Jersey USA, of Afro-and Native-American and Dutch (father) descent. She is well known as a singer in soul and gospel genres, both a solo and backing vocalist, and is also recognised as the mother of Whitney Houston, who regretfully didn’t follow her mother’s philosophy of life..
How rich is singer Cissy Houston, who has been a backing vocalist voice for legendary names such as American musician and actor Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, Mahalia Jackson and Wishbone? Cissy’s net worth is estimated by sources to be more than $8 million, accumulated during a professional career in the music industry spanning an incredible 60 years.
Cissy Houston Net Worth $8 Million
Cissy Houston is a a solo singer, at present valued as one of the best performers in disco, gospel and soul genres. Since starting her career in 1938, she has captured a lot of fans‘ hearts, and has been rewarded with two Grammy Awards. Cissy started her career with her sister and brothers who were singing in the gospel band Drinkard Four. They appeared at New Hope Baptist Church, and released an album for RCA with the title “A Joyful Noise“. Later Cissy formed the band Sweet Inspirations together with Doris Troy and Dee Dee Warwick. The group worked with plenty of artists, such as Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, The Drifters, Lou Rawls, Dusty Springfield among others.
Cissy Houston’s net worth was also increased with her solo career which began in 1969 as she signed a contract with Commonwealth United Records. Her first album “Presenting Cissy Houston”, incorporating singles “I’ll Be There” and “Be My Baby” was very profitable for the singer. Cissy Houston later worked with Janus Records and Private Stock Records. In 1979 Cissy Houston was the USA representative at the annual World Popular Song Festival. The song “You’re the Fire” won her second place in the “Most Outstanding Performance Award”.
In 1996 and 1998 Houston won her two Grammy Awards for albums “Face to Face“ and “He Leadeth Me“. Houston has also contributed to her net worth as the leader of Youth Inspirational Choir, which contains 200 members and appears at the New Hope Baptist Church. The singer appeared at different clubs in NYC, such as Mikell’s, Seventh Avenue South and others. Cissy Houston appears in the annual gospel music festival McDonald’s Gospelfest. Overall, Cissy has released 10 solo albums, four compilation and four collaboration albums, but has been featured on countless albums with many of the top soul, gospel, R & B and other genre singers over the years.
In her personal life, Cissy Houston has married twice – to Freddie Garland (1955-59) with whom she has a son, and to John Russell Houston (1959-90) with whom she has a son, and daughter Whitney Houston, a famous singer as well who died in 2012. The successful woman has nieces Dionne and Dee Dee Warwick and cousin Leontyne Price who all are worthy of praise as musicians.
To sum up, Cissy Houston has tried herself in different genres of music such as disco, soul, gospel, and R & B and she was successful in each of them. She has delighted music fans of several generations and many of them would pay a lot today to see the performance of the famous singer.
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|Dreams of a Life||2011||Documentary performer: "Midnight Train To Georgia"|
|Daddy's Little Girls||2007||performer: "Family First"|
|Late Show with David Letterman||1998||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|The Preacher's Wife||1996||performer: "The Lord Is My Shepherd"|
|A Time to Kill||1996||"Take My Hand Precious Lord"|
|Hoodlums||1980||performer: "Stand Up", "Bluer Than Blue"|
|The Preacher's Wife||1996||Mrs. Havergal|
|The Vernon Johns Story||1994||TV Movie||Rose|
|Taking My Turn||1984||TV Movie||Helen|
|The Wiz||1978||The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice, uncredited)|
|Angels||1976||arranger: vocals / performer: vocals|
|Whitney Houston: This is My Life||1992||TV Movie producer|
|Whitney Houston & Her Family: Voices of Love||2012||Documentary completed||Herself|
|Killing Me Softly: The Roberta Flack Story||2014||TV Movie||Herself|
|Oprah's Next Chapter||2013||TV Series||Herself|
|Twenty Feet from Stardom||2013||Documentary||Herself|
|The Houstons: On Our Own||2012||TV Series documentary||Herself|
|BET Awards 2012||2012||TV Special||Herself|
|Intimate Portrait||2004||TV Series documentary||Herself|
|Late Show with David Letterman||1998||TV Series||Herself|
|26th NAACP Image Awards||1994||TV Special||Herself|
|The 19th Annual People's Choice Awards||1993||TV Special||Herself|
|Whitney Houston: This is My Life||1992||TV Movie||Herself|
|Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebratation||1988||TV Special documentary||Herself|
|Cissy Houston: Sweet Inspiration||1988||Documentary||Herself|
|The 15th Annual American Music Awards||1988||TV Special||Herself - Performer|
|The Grammy Lifetime Achievment Award Show||1987||TV Movie||Herself|
|Superstars and Their Moms||1987||TV Movie||Herself|
|The 1st Annual Soul Train Music Awards||1987||TV Special||Herself|
|Ebony/Jet Showcase||1986||TV Series||Herself|
|Late Night with David Letterman||1985||TV Series||Herself|
|Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade||1983||TV Special||Herself|
|The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson||1970||TV Series||Herself|
|Entertainment Tonight||2015||TV Series||Herself|
|Dateline NBC||2012||TV Series documentary||Herself|
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|1||Minister of music at New Hope Baptist Church on Sussex Avenue in Newark, New Jersey. [December 2010]|
|2||Mother-in-law of Patricia Houston.|
|3||Grandmother of Bobbi Kristina Brown and Rayah Houston.|
|4||Godmother to her daughter Whitney Houston is Aretha Franklin.|
|5||Was one time a background singer for Elvis Presley.|
|6||Ex-mother-in-law of Bobby Brown.|
|7||Grand-aunt of David Elliott and Damon Elliott.|
|8||Aunt of Dionne Warwick and Dee Dee Warwick.|
|9||Member of the gospel group "The Drinkard Singers". Formed the The Gospelaires, with Dionne Warwick and Dee Dee Warwick. Lead singer of The Sweet Inspirations from 1967-1970. Veteran session singer.|
|10||Mother of Whitney Houston and Gary Houston.|
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