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There are three artists known as Houston. 1) Is an American R&B singer from Los Angeles. 2) is a rock band from the American Midwest. 3) Is a Swedish duo making AOR style rock.

1) Houston Summers, IV (born on October 26, 1983), professionally known as Houston, is an American R&B singer best known for the hit single “I Like That”. Houston grew up in Los Angeles, California and performed on the streets with his friends who rapped, his niche was singing freestyle rap lyrics, since he discovered he had a real knack for it.

Summers comes from a very devout Christian background, and his family was open in their disdain for his choice to do “secular” music. His mother, La Tylano Houston, had forbade him as a child to partake in rap or any other music that wasn’t affiliated with God. He was reportedly dealing with emotional troubles and it came to a head one night in early 2005 while he was on tour in London. Before a show, Summers suffered an emotional breakdown and reportedly tried to commit suicide by jumping from a window, while 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 then proceeded to gouge his left eye out in a fit of rage. Shortly thereafter, Summers was taken off tour, and returned home to his family in Los Angeles. The Summers family, who were not in attendance during the incident, insists the entire situation was just an “accident”, and that management is attempting to slander him. Houston was set to play Orion in the 2006 movie “Tournament of Dreams” but was not accounted for in the credits or casting roster.


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