Whitney Houston is officially the first Black recording artist to put up three RIAA Diamond-certified albums. Her 1987’s ‘Whitney,’ has been certified 10x Platinum.
Per Report, “The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Legacy Recordings announced Wednesday that Houston’s 1987 sophomore album, ‘Whitney,’ has reached diamond status, which is equivalent to selling 10 million albums.
Her self-titled 1985 debut album and 1992’s ‘The Bodyguard’ soundtrack were already diamond successes, selling 13 million and 18 million units, respectively.”
The album has done so well as on it is five Billboard Top 10 singles. The first four being – ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me),’ ‘Didn’t We Almost Have It All,’ ‘So Emotional’ and ‘Where Do Broken Hearts Go’—going #1 making her the first female recording artist ever with four consecutive Hot 100 No. 1s.
Plus, the straight No. 1s from her debuts, ‘Saving All My Love for You,’ ‘How Will I Know,’ and ‘Greatest Love of All.’ Whitney has had seven consecutive No.1 singles in a row.