We will consistently love Whitney Houston. Furthermore, presently we know how much. As indicated by Sony Music, as of Wednesday (Oct. 28), Houston is authoritatively the first Black recording artist to set up three RIAA Diamond-ensured albums since her second studio exertion, 1987’s Whitney, has been certified 10x Platinum.
The album created five Billboard Top 10 singles, with the initial four – “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me),” “Didn’t We Almost Have It All,” “So Emotional” and “Where Do Broken Hearts Go”- – going No. 1, making her the first female recording artist ever with four successive Hot 100 No. 1s.
When added to the three straight No. 1s from her introduction, Whitney Houston – “Saving All My Love for You,” “How Will I Know,” “Greatest Love of All” – Houston had a phenomenal run of seven No. 1 singles in row.
With Whitney joining the singer’s 1985 self-titled debut and the 1992 soundtrack to The Bodyguard in the Diamond column, the artist turns into the first Black craftsman (male, female, solo or group) to acquire that three-peat assignment.
Whitney has sold in excess of 20 million duplicates around the world, while her introduction has gone 13x Platinum and The Bodyguard soundtrack has been ensured 18x Platinum. Her video for “I Will Always Love You” likewise as of late arrived at its own lofty perch — one billion YouTube views.
Until this point in time, three Black artists have had two Diamond Albums – Michael Jackson, 2Pac and Mariah Carey. Ten more have had one. They are Prince and the Revolution, Boyz II Men, TLC, The Notorious B.I.G., OutKast, Hammer, Lionel Richie, Nelly, Stevie Wonder and Usher.
Houston will be enlisted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during the 35th yearly induction ceremony, which will air on HBO and HBO Max on Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. ET.
The Houston bequest likewise declared that it has cooperated with Clive Davis, Pat Houston, Larry Mestel of Primary Wave Music, Dennis O’ Sullivan and Jeff Kalligheri to create Wanna Dance With Somebody, on the official Houston biopic.
The movie will be coordinated by Stella Meghie (The Photograph) from a content by Anthony McCarten (Bohemian Rhapsody), with projecting and creation scheduled for 2021 and a Thanksgiving 2022 open in theaters.