The late Whitney Houston has earned her third diamond-certified album, changing into the primary Black artist to realize the feat.

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Legacy Recordings introduced Wednesday that Houston’s 1987 sophomore album, “Whitney,” has reached diamond standing, which is equal to promoting 10 million albums. Her self-titled 1985 debut album and 1992′s “The Bodyguard” soundtrack have been already diamond successes, promoting 13 million and 18 million items, respectively.

“Whitney” featured 4 songs that topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart: the Grammy-winning “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me),” “Didn’t We Almost Have It All,” “So Emotional” and “Where Do Broken Hearts Go.” The single “Love Will Save the Day” peaked at No. 9 on the chart.

Garth Brooks holds the document for many diamond-certified albums, with 9. Others with three or extra albums which have reached diamond standing embody The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Shania Twain and the Eagles.


The RIAA awards diamond plaques to albums and singles that attain 10 occasions platinum standing. That as soon as was the equal of promoting 10 million songs or albums, however has modified since 2016, when the RIAA started incorporating streaming from YouTube, Spotify and different digital music providers.

Wednesday’s announcement comes every week earlier than Houston, who died in 2012, might be posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 2020 class. The ceremony will air on HBO on Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. ET.



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