Whitney Houston (born on August 9, 1963 in Newark, New Jersey) is a Grammy and Emmy Award winning American R&B/pop singer, actress, former fashion model, record and movie producer. She is known for her soulful coloratura soprano voice, vocal power, range and melismatic skill. Houston is one of pop music’s highest selling artists. She was labeled the "Queen of Songs" by Arsenio Hall, who described her as "the first lady of song". She is also known to millions as "The Voice", a nickname given to her by Oprah Winfrey.