Houston (singer)

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Houston
Birth name Houston Edward Summers IV
Born (1983-10-26) October 26, 1983 (age 30)
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres R&B
Occupations Singer, Rapper
Years active 2004–present
Labels Capitol Records[1]
Website PeepHouston.com

Houston (born Houston Edward Summers IV, October 26, 1983, Los Angeles, California) is an American R&B singer, best known for the hit single "I Like That."

Early days[edit]

Summers attended the Academy of Music at Hamilton High School in Los Angeles.[2] He would regularly be invited to participate in activities taking place in the school's music academy. His management team recorded a videotape of Summers's performances, which they hoped would help the singer land a recording contract. He was signed to Capitol Records.[2] Houston's school mates, Robert and Harold, stayed up late after school writing music and rapping. Robert and Harold had already signed a contract with Aftermath but were not as successful as Houston.

Attempted suicide and musical comeback[edit]

Before a 2005 London show, Summers suffered an emotional breakdown and reportedly tried to commit suicide by jumping from a window while reportedly under the influence of PCP. When people in his entourage stopped him, he was restrained and locked in a first floor room. While in that room, Summers gouged his left eye out with a plastic fork.[3] After the incident, Summers was arrested by London police and was put in rehab for two weeks. After the rehab, Houston went home to Los Angeles and apologized for the incident. In May 2008 Houston broke his silence over the incident and granted Hoodnews an exclusive interview where he discussed his eye injury and his campaign Stop the Sodomy and Gang Rape in Prison.[4] In the same year two unreleased songs were leaked, entitled 'Faded' and 'So Fine'. In June 2009, Houston did another interview with Hoodnews confirming that he was making a comeback, and looking for new management.[5] Houston is currently working on a feature documentary and a new album.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[6]
US
R&B

[7]
FRA
[8]
SWI
[9]
UK
[10]
It's Already Written 14 8 83 50 101

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[12]
US
R&B

[13]
AUS
[14]
BEL
(FL)

[15]
FRA
[8]
GER
[16]
IRE
[17]
NZ
[18]
SWI
[9]
UK
[19]
"I Like That"
(featuring Chingy, Nate Dogg, and I-20)
2004 11 14 12 26 29 18 39 4 5 11 It's Already Written
"Ain't Nothing Wrong" 70 61 33
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Capitolrecords.com
  2. ^ a b "Biography by David Jeffries". Allmusic.com. Retrieved March 24, 2009. 
  3. ^ Mtv.com
  4. ^ "Video: New Interview With Former R&B Singer Houston « Www.Madnewsuk.Com". Madnewsuk.com. Retrieved 2012-04-11. 
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ "Houston Album & Song Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 25, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Houston Album & Song Chart History: R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 25, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Discographie Houston". lescharts.com (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved June 25, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "Discographie Houston". hitparade.ch (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved June 25, 2012. 
  10. ^ Zywietz, Tobias (February 6, 1997). "Chart Log UK: H & Claire – Hysterix". Zobbel.de. Tobias Zywietz. Retrieved June 25, 2012. 
  11. ^ "American album certifications – Houston – Already Written". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved June 25, 2012.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  12. ^ "Houston Album & Song Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Houston Album & Song Chart History: R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Discography Houston". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Discografie Houston". ultratop.be (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Chartverfolgung / Houston / Single". musicline.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Discography Houston". irish-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Discography Houston". charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Houston". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  20. ^ "American single certifications – Houston – I Like That". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved June 26, 2012.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  21. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2004 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 

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